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Director R&D Business Development

Req ID:  2544

Working Location: MASSACHUSETTS, WESTBOROUGH; Nationwide 

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 Director R&D Business Development is responsible for strategic and tactical functional support for business development projects. This important role will be a key partner to the global BD team, ensuring that the Global and Regional R&D functional perspective is embedded in diligence and Integration efforts. 

Job Duties

* Take responsibility for all R&D aspects of each business development project by a) conducting or overseeing due diligence and integration activities, b) building a functional plan for each project to ensure that functional risks are identified, and actions are planned, and c) securing necessary approvals from R&D/regional leadership for due diligence reports and integration strategy/plans. 


* Evaluate potential acquisition target assets (companies, product lines and/or technologies) and represent R&D during due diligence activities and integration planning. Present finding and propose recommendations on the strategic fit and next steps to the Executive Team and the Acquisition Decision Committee.


* Represent Research and Development as the global liaison between R&D and the Business Development (BD) team.


* Possess strong understanding of Therapeautic/procedural space(s) in order to support business development efforts and growth strategy of Olympus.


* Resource planning and intra-R&D coordination: Maintain an up-to-date view of all projects in the business development pipeline. Plan for functional support by estimating timing and resource requirements per project while collaborating with regional R&D Teams. Communicate and coordinate needs within the function to identify and obtain adequate support at global and regional levels.


* Tool & Process Development and Continuous Improvement:  Create the tools and standard operating processes necessary to support R&D efforts throughout the full business development cycle (pre deal through integration), including ownership of assigned deliverables.


* Build and maintain a network of resources in all regions, across all businesses and divisions.


* Functional and Regional Alignment: Coordinate with global and regional [function] teams to ensure efforts are aligned, obtain approvals, and assign resources.


* Training & coaching: Develop personal expertise and train R&D personnel on BD tools & processes. Coach colleagues on how to effectively participate in due diligence and integration planning and execution.

Job Requirements


* Bachelor’s of Science Degree in Engineering required, a Master’s of Science Degree preferred.


* Minimum of 10 years experience in the field of medical device development and commercialization is required.


* Minimum of 5 years leading teams and projects.



* Demonstrated ability to work cross-functionally.


* Demonstrated ability to lead programs/projects.  Has sense of passion, drive and perseverance to accomplish goals.  Excellent team player.


* Prior working experience in leading R&D business development teams from pre deal through integration.


* Excellent leadership and interpersonal skills, including the ability to work across cultures and personality types.


* High business acumen and ability to learn quickly and adapt to new circumstances.


* Excellent communication skills, both verbal and written. Ability to quickly distil complex information into actions/recommendations.


* Excellent ability to read and influence senior decision makers bridging organizational complexities.


* Strong project management skills, including planning, budgeting, and resource management.


* Excellent understanding of the typical functional roles and responsibilities within a Global R&D organization.


* Demonstrated experience in leading cross functional development programs from concept to commercialization.


* Practical understanding of global regulatory/quality standards and requirements.

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

Job Segment: Business Development, Manager, Medical Device Sales, Medical Sales, Sales, Management

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