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Executive Director, PMO

Req ID:  2534

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 PMO Director and his/her staff will be responsible for the Project Management and execution of all New Product Development efforts for OSTA (Olympus Surgical Technologies of America). This individual will be responsible for informing the Executive Committee Project Approval Board and Corporate on all matters related to the projects (timeline risk resources budget etc.) The candidate must be an experienced developer of talent with a track record of recruiting developing and retaining needed capabilities utilizing a combination of in-house external and outsourced resources. The PMO Director will be establishing and maintaining cross functional organizational alignment to ensure a consistent and rational approach to delivering results through prioritization staffing & execution of key development projects.

Job Duties

* Lead a team of 12 Program Managers across 3 R&D locations. Develop and implement consistent methods and tools for project initiation team structure schedule development & tracking financial management risk management project/program reviews escalation processes business case development and cross-functional team leadership.


* Communicate and drive the adoption and alignment of standards policies and procedures across the business. Lead change management efforts to develop a culture of continuous improvement accountability and bias for action to aid in the execution and delivery of projects.


* Define and implement the utilization of useful project performance metrics and indicators for project progress utilizing metrics to provide a data-centric view of PMO performance and to direct on-going improvement efforts that will impact outcomes. Partner with functional leadership (internal and external to OSTA) to ensure appropriate resource planning execution visibility and tracking of projects.


* Drive the effort to evaluate and select a new resource/project planning tool for OSTA. Identify and deploy new technologies methodologies and techniques that can benefit the project management function.


* Develop effective training tools for Project Managers Project Leaders and functional core team members.

Job Requirements


* Bachelor’s degree in Engineering or Technical Field as well as a Master’s Degree (MBA or other Advanced Degree) is required.


* Minimum of 10 years cross functional program / project experience with a demonstrated track record of execution bringing product from concept through market release.


* Minimum of 5 years experience in Medical Device Industry.


* Minimum of 5 years experience managing and developing people is required.


* Project Management Training & Project Management Professional Certification (PMP) required.



* Exceptional oral and written communication skills with varied stakeholders (e.g. business technical executive).


* Team player who thrives on working collaboratively and skilled at influencing without authority.


* Detail oriented; highly organized and thorough.


* Keen sense of time management with competing priorities and master of multi-tasking in a changing business environment.


* Avid problem solver with proven ability to make timely decisions while dealing with ambiguity.


* Expert level experience with MS Project, Outlook, Excel, PowerPoint, Word.

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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