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Director, Human Resources, ESD

Req ID:  8205


Workplace Flexibility: Hybrid

Are you looking for a company that cares about people’s lives and health, including yours? Let’s inspire healthier lives, together.


Olympus, a leading medical technology company, has focused on making people’s lives better for over 100 years.

Our Purpose is to make people’s lives healthier, safer, and more fulfilling.


Our Core Values are reflected in all we do: Integrity – Empathy – Agility – Unity – Long-Term View


We deliver on our purpose and our core values by staying True to Life.

Job Description

The Dir. Human Resources, Endoscopic Solutions Division or ESD works in direct partnership with the Deputy Head of ESD and provides strategic guidance, consultation, and support to meet the needs of the business. As a key member of the ESD Deputy leadership team this position is responsible for providing global strategic Human Resources leadership and direction in the areas of talent management and succession planning, organizational design and development, team and individual performance, workforce planning, employee relations, coaching and policy direction, and compensation planning. This role will partner and collaborate with regional and global human resources teams to accomplish ESD talent and people strategic objectives

Job Duties

  • Designs and implements strategies collaboration with ESD leaders to best address business and talent and people objectives. Builds relationships with senior leadership across functions and regions to understand key business strategies initiative and objectives.
  • Collaborates with leadership to create and provide innovative Human Resources solutions.
  • Interfaces and collaborates with global and regional HR organizations to effectuate ESD talent and people related strategies and initiatives.
  • Culture – Work with ESD senior leadership team to develop and lead efforts relative to culture transformation and change management based on strategic organizational changes.
  • Learning & Development – Identifies training needs and actively supports the career development of employees within ESD. Collaborates with the HR Learning and Development group to develop and deliver training and development programs that are aligned with business objectives.
  • Organizational Design & Development – Lead global ESD efforts around goal and performance management, talent and succession management. Provides consultative guidance in the development of organizational design, culture, high performing teams, and employees building on strengths and competencies of employees.
  • Compensation – Lead compensation planning for ESD and identifies compensation issues and reviews with management and the compensation teams to ensure pay equity and market position.
  • Provides regular HR analytics to ESD leadership to communicate emerging issues and trends and recommends mitigation strategies.
  • Provides leadership and guidance regarding employee and labor relations in collaboration with Legal and local HR business partners in various regions. Responds to sensitive and confidential issues and concerns raised by all levels of employees in a confidential, timely and objective manner. Responsible for Human Resources investigations when necessary.
  • In conjunction with stakeholders within both the business and Human Resources identifies and recommends changes/improvements to policies and processes and aids in developing new policies and practices that will add value to the organization.
  • Collaborates with Human Resources leadership and peers to strive towards consistent Human Resources policies and practices throughout the organization while representing the needs and strategy of ESD.
  • Regularly visits and interfaces with business leaders and employees in various locations when feasible.
  • Manages overall HR ESD Budget to ensure that costs are managed closely.
  • Performs other related duties as assigned.

Job Qualification


  • Bachelor’s degree in HR or Industrial Regions, business or related field or equivalent knowledge and experience desired; Masters’ degree preferred.
  • Minimum of 10 years of progressive combined regional and global HR experience as a strategic HRBP.
  • Experience must include a minimum of 5 years as a people leader at the professional level.
  • Experience should include such areas as: talent acquisition, employee relations, L&D/OD, compensation, and benefits. Thorough knowledge of global/regional employment related laws and regulation trends.
  • High energy and be willing to be agile in working across regions and time zones.
  • Proficiency in MS Outlook, Word, Excel, and Power Point applications is essential.
  • Other Considerations (travel/hours availability, etc.): As mentioned this is a global role and will require attending early and late meetings regularly and in accordance with our global working guidelines. Ability to travel by plane 10-15%.



  • Progressive Human Resources thinker with the ability to bring creative solutions to the table.
  • Strong verbal and written communication skills. Ability to develop a communication and change plan.
  • Strategic HR capabilities and strategic agility.
  • Ability to forge and maintain strategic business relationships and partnerships on a regular basis.
  • Ability and courage to provide feedback and coaching at all levels in the organization.
  • Strong planning and project management skills.
  • Critical thinking to problem solving and consider the impact of proposed solutions of all aspects of the process.
  • Ability to interface with employees at all levels and handle information in a confidential manner.
  • Ability to respond to challenging situations and individuals in a professional courteous manner.

Why join Olympus?

Here, people matter—our health, our happiness, and our lives.

  • Competitive salaries, annual bonus and 401(k)* with company match
  • Comprehensive Medical, Dental, Visions coverage effective on start date
  • 24/7 Employee Assistance Program
  • Free virtual live and on-demand wellness classes
  • Work-life balance supportive culture with hybrid and remote roles
  • 12 Paid Holidays
  • Educational Assistance
  • Parental Leave and Adoption Assistance
  • Volunteering and charitable donation match programs
  • Diversity & Inclusion Programs including Colleague Affinity Networks
  • On-Site Child Daycare, Café, Fitness Center**

*US Only

**Limited locations


We care about your health and financial well-being and offer the resources you need to feel vital, confident and ready for wherever life takes you. Learn more about our benefit offerings at


About us:

Our 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 costs, and enhance the quality of life for patients and their safety.


Headquartered in Tokyo, Japan, Olympus employs more than 31,000 employees worldwide in nearly 40 countries and regions. Olympus Corporation of the Americas, a wholly owned subsidiary of Olympus Corporation, is headquartered in Center Valley, Pennsylvania, USA, and employs more than 5,200 employees throughout locations in North and South America.  For more information, visit


Olympus is dedicated to building a diverse, inclusive and authentic workplace

We recognize diversity in people, views and lifestyle choices and emphasize the importance of inclusion and mutual respect. We strive to continue to foster empathy and unity in the workplace so that our employees can fully contribute and thrive.


Let’s realize your potential, together.

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.


Applicants with Disabilities: As a Federal Contractor, Olympus is committed to ensuring our hiring process is accessible to everyone. If you need an accommodation in order to complete the application or hiring process, please contact Olympus via email at If your disability impairs your ability to email, you may call our HR Compliance Manager at 1-888-Olympus (1-888-659-6787).


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

Nearest Major Market: Worcester

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