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Associate Program Manager NPD

Req ID:  3439


Are you looking for a company that cares about people’s lives and health, including yours? At Olympus, we help make people’s lives healthier, safer and more fulfilling, every day. 
Let’s inspire healthier lives, together.

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The Associate Program Manager will be responsible for independently managing multiple post launch new product development projects as well as small-scale, low complexity new product development efforts.  The candidate will be working with cross-functional core teams for these different efforts.  Responsibilities include the planning of project activities, prioritization and follow up of tasks and the development of project schedules.


The candidate is responsible for directly and indirectly driving project execution and development efforts while ensuring that deliverables meet internal and external customer requirements and follow OSTA’s (Olympus Surgical Technologies of America) Product Development Process (PDP), including progress reporting and reviews by senior leadership.


Job Duties

* Plan and execute small scale/ low complexity development efforts.


* Lead parts of larger, more complex Programs.


* With guidance, lead the Core Team in the development of a project charter, objectives, project plan and schedule for assigned project.


* With guidance, develop and manage budgets for the project including resource loading, external expenses, and capital requirements.


* Create agendas for team meetings and publish minutes/actions.


* Conduct routine cross functional team meetings to ensure accountability and milestone achievements.


* Follow up on project related actions and deliverables, escalating issues proactively as they arise.


* Collect dashboard Key Performance Indicators from all key functions for Post Launch projects and identify and assess areas of risk.


* Provide dashboard executive summaries and project highlights for post launch projects.


* Provides quarterly project updates (written and verbal), to the Project Approval Board, on all Post Launch Projects.


* Creation of presentations – both scheduled and ad-hoc as business needs arise.


* Actively seek collaboration and build relationships with internal customers to improve overall outcomes and timely project completion.


Job Requirements


Bachelor's Degree in Engineering or Technical Field required.


* Minimum of 2 years of experience in the medical device field, preferably in a R&D role or an Engineering role, interfacing with New Product Development.


* Experience with applicable FDA guidance’s, ISO 13485 regulations and applicable industry standards.


* Position may require up to 10% domestic travel.



Demonstrated planning and organizational skills with interest in gaining expertise on project management principles, practices, techniques, and tools.


* Must be able to work independently and be self-motivated with a strong sense of urgency (recognition) to drive bias for action (need to take action).


* Ability to work in an environment with competing priorities.


* Strong communication skills with the ability to present to small and large teams.


* Proficient in Excel, Microsoft Project, Power Point, Visio, and Word.


* Exposure to Project Management and/or project management training.

We realize work isn’t just a job to you.

It’s a big part of your life, but not the only part. That’s why we offer competitive salaries, a robust 401(k) program, annual bonus program and comprehensive medical benefits, as well as tuition reimbursement, flexible schedules, parental and adoption leave, on-site services and Colleague Affinity Networks — so you can be ready for where life can take you.

Olympus is passionate about the solutions it creates for the medical, life sciences, and industrial equipment industries, as well as cameras and audio products. For more than 100 years, Olympus has focused on making people’s lives healthier, safer and more fulfilling by helping detect, prevent, and treat disease, furthering scientific research, ensuring public safety, and capturing images of the world.

Olympus’ Medical business uses innovative capabilities in medical technology, therapeutic intervention, and precision manufacturing to help healthcare professionals deliver diagnostic, therapeutic, and minimally invasive procedures to improve clinical outcomes, reduce overall costs, and enhance the quality of life for patients. Olympus’ Medical portfolio includes endoscopes, laparoscopes, and video imaging systems, as well as surgical energy devices, system integration solutions, medical services, and a wide range of endotherapy instruments for endoscopic and therapeutic applications. For more information, visit

Olympus…True To You. True To Society. True To LIFE.


It is the policy of Olympus to extend equal employment and advancement opportunity to all applicants and employees without regard to race, color, national origin (including language use restrictions), citizenship status, religious creed (including dress and grooming practices), age, sex (including pregnancy, childbirth, breastfeeding, medical conditions related to pregnancy, childbirth and/or breastfeeding), gender, gender identity and expression, sexual orientation, marital status, disability (physical or mental) and/or a medical condition, genetic information, ancestry, veteran status or service in the uniformed services, and any other characteristic protected by applicable federal, state or local law.

Posting Notes: || United States (US) || Massachusetts (US-MA) || Westborough || 

Nearest Major Market: Worcester

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