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Global Product Manager

Req ID:  3301


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Job Description

The Global Product Manager, GI ET will be the primary global upstream marketing leader and subject matter expert for a critical product category within the GI Endotherapy business unit.  


 He/She is responsible for global marketing product development activities and deliverables throughout the stage gates of projects within their scope of responsibility and lifecycle management with minimal direction. 


This individual will also own financial performance and portfolio strategy for their product category while working with the Director of Global Product Marketing to identify and drive global expansion opportunities across the portfolio in close partnership with the with regional marketing/commercial teams around the world.


He/She will participate in cross-functional product development teams and be responsible for defining user requirements and translating requirements into specifications, marketing claims, and clinical indications for use.  He/She will have close collaboration with global internal R&D, RA/QA, Operations, Finance, Supply Chain and OEM Partners. This individual will also work closely with Global Regional Marketing during requirement building and global strategy planning and oversee commercialization efforts of projects to ensure successful product launches.


Experience in strategy development, early opportunity assessments, VOC, forecasting, market modelling, business case development and a successful track record in market access and new product development is strongly preferred. This requires a good understanding of clinical usage, market trends, competitive forces, disruptive technologies, value proposition and healthcare economic awareness.


The ideal candidate is detail-oriented, self-motivates, demonstrates strong strategic mindset and business insight, along with excellent analytic, facilitation, and communication skills (both oral and written).  The Global Product Manager will report to the Director of Global Product Marketing.

Job Duties

* Serve as global marketing lead for a crucial business segment within global ET BU.  Ensures all business requirements and stage gate deliverables are executed in an effective and timely manner under their scope of responsibility.


* Owner of voice of customer activities.   Develops clear user requirements for future product offerings and collaborate with R&D and OEM Partners to translate user needs into requirements.


* Collaborates with Market Intelligence to design and execute primary and secondary research to define user requirements and drive business portfolio decisions.


* Responsible for informing and leading internal cross-functional teams as well as regional marketing teams on business deliverables/requirements under their scope of responsibility.


* Collaborates with global regional commercial teams to ensure that sellers around the world have clear, consistent, evidence-backed messaging and the tools/programs they need to clearly communicate value proposition to their customers and ensuring successful product launches.


Responsible for strategic planning and driving alignment of plans, budgets, timelines, risk assessment, progress, and risk mitigation proposals as necessary according to business and market dynamics.


* Identifies market expansion opportunities to grow the business segment both in existing and emerging regions/geographies.


* Works closely with the Market Development Team, Market Intelligence, Clinical and HEOR to ensure strong strategic alignment for key projects.


* Develops and manages relationships with HCP’s who will champion Olympus products and act as advisors in new product development activities.


* Develops in depth knowledge and clinical expertise in areas of responsibility. This includes being actively engaged in product trainings, field visits, industry trade shows, trainings, HCP engagements, etc.

Job Requirements


Bachelor’s degree is required.


* Minimum of 3 years experience with medical devices, diagnostics, corporate strategy, portfolio strategy/management, upstream marketing, downstream marketing, project management, analytics, R&D.


* Minimum of 1 year of experience in new product development or successful new product introductions within medical device field.


* Other Considerations; Travel a minimum of 25 % (including international). Occasional evening and weekend work from home required. Other projects and duties as necessary and assigned.



Ability to lead cross-functional teams.


* Experience in designing and executing voice of customer research and user requirement identification.


* Ability to lead early stage development teams including development of business case, financial modelling, reimbursement, value proposition.


* Self-motivated with track record of establishing and executing on goals.


* Strong clinical competency, strategic mindset, business insight and analytical skills.


* Excellent influence, facilitation and problem solving skills.


* Strong interpersonal and organizational skills.


* Excellent verbal and written communication skills and comfortable presenting to different audiences (globally).


* Proven track record of identifying and developing thought leader relationships.

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

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

Nearest Major Market: Worcester

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