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Business Development IT Director

Req ID:  5905



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.

Job Description

The Business Development IT Director is responsible for designing, fostering, and maintaining an effective IT approach to Mergers & Acquisitions (M&A), enabling the delivery of successful due diligences and integrations. In coordination with other IT M&A resources, they may also lead the IT aspects of M&A projects. This includes leading cross-functional due diligence for the IT organization and engaging with both internal and external stakeholders to manage ongoing alignment of current deals and preparation for potential opportunities.


“The job is conducted in line with our Core Values which are: agility, empathy, long-term view, unity and integrity. Olympus is an equal opportunities employer championing a culture of equality, diversity and inclusion embedded throughout the organization and workforce.”

Job Duties

* M&A Organizational Development .


* Accountable for development and maintaining the IT M&A readiness plan agreed to by Business Division/ IT executive leadership that is in line with the overall IT functional strategy and transformation roadmap.


* Drive initial implementation of the agreed IT M&A readiness plan.


* Assess current capabilities, systems, policies, processes, organizational structure, and resources for conducting IT due diligence, integration strategy/planning activities, and integration execution against best practices.


* M&A Transaction Activities ·

  • Coordinate with the M&A Lead on project resource assignments based on deal cadence, scale and other factors.
  • Provide leadership, coordination, development and oversight of project management disciplines, processes, and functions across IT teams for all IT aspects of merger and acquisition transactions.
  • Lead IT due diligence activities together with the M&A core team and compile IT due diligence integration plans.
  • Gather information regarding IT/systems/infrastructure/information security risks for future and ongoing mergers/acquisitions and provide readiness assessment and insights on the valuation and structural impact of the merger/acquisition.
  • Lead the development of IT integration plans that contribute to realizing synergies from the merger/ acquisition.
  • Provide strategic advice to business leadership on potential opportunities. Project Management.
  • Align with internal and external business and IT leadership on all IT aspects and requirements to ensure smooth integration within scope and to budget.
  • Track and provide project status on integration (through reports and presentations), manage the risks, issue, and change resolution process, and work with business and IT leadership to take corrective action as needed.
  • Proactively identify and manage key risks and challenges and their associated mitigation plans related to the transaction. Other responsibilities / duties as assigned.

Job Requirements


*  Bachelor's or a Master's degree in Computer Science, Business Administration, Economics or similar field (or equivalent and related experience preferred).


* Minimum 12 years of experience in IT.


*  Minimum 7 years' experience managing IT aspects of a merger or acquisition lifecycle (from Due Diligence to PMI), ideally in a global Healthcare or Life Science company. 



* Proven experience in negotiating transactions in a complex, multi-site, global business with a divisional structure, ideally within medical services.


* Experience in interacting with and reporting to a variety of audiences, especially senior executives.


* Demonstrable technical communication, strategic thinking.

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 requires all new hires to be “fully vaccinated” against COVID-19, as defined by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), on or before their first day of work. Individuals who have been offered employment who have a disability, medical condition, or sincerely-held religious belief that prevents them from being vaccinated against COVID-19 are required to request and be granted a reasonable accommodation prior to their first day of work.


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 Corporation of the Americas, a wholly owned subsidiary of Olympus Corporation, is headquartered in Center Valley, Pennsylvania, USA, and employs more than 5,500 employees throughout locations in North and South America. 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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