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Global VP Product Development, Urology/GYN

Req ID:  6354


Workplace Flexibility: Field

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Job Description

The Global VP Product Development, Urology/GYN is responsible for developing a strong innovation strategy and NPD technology pipeline for Olympus Medical’s Urology Business Unit as part of the Therapeutics Solutions Division (TSD) R&D organization. The Global VP Product Development, Urology/GYN works across the global Olympus R&D Groups, Product Innovation Leaders, Urology BU Leadership and Marketing teams to develop a strong and disruptive NPD technology portfolio pipeline to improve the Standard of Care in targeted diseases in the Urology field.


The Global VP Product Development, Urology/GYN will possess deep procedural and technical knowledge of products, technology trends, competitive products as well as working closely with the BU Leadership, Business Development, and Upstream Marketing in the Urology field. This individual will serve as the overall Urology Technology Leader and will create/maintain strong relationships with the Health Care Professional (HCP) leaders in the Urology field as well as foster technology advancements between internal and external R&D teams. The Global VP Product Development, Urology/GYN serves as the point of contact for the Urology Business Unit (BU) Leaders and works closely with the BU Leaders to ensure a strong procedural innovation pipeline of technology programs.


The Global VP Product Development, Urology/GYN develops and oversees early-stage technology programs in Urology and works closely with internal development teams such as Olympus Medical’s Advanced Technology Research (ATR) group and Olympus Medical’s Regional Technology Innovation teams in Europe, Japan and US to create disruptive procedural innovations in target diseases. This person develops external technology partners to explore and expedite commercialization of new technologies in the Urology field.


The Global VP Product Development, Urology/GYN role reports to the Global Product Development Head, Therapeutics Solutions Division (TSD) and is a member of the Global TSD R&D Leadership team. This role has full accountability of the Urology technology development roadmap and serves as the overall technology leader in the Urology business. The Global VP Product Development, Urology/GYN will serve as an integral part of inorganic business development acquisition strategies related to the Urology BU and provide additional R&D management oversight to due diligence activities as well as post-acquisition integration into the TSD Olympus Medical R&D division.


The Global VP Product Development, Urology/GYN will provide informal and formal annual feedback to the global Olympus R&D Development Centers (DCs) functional leadership and cross-functional leadership focused on improving global engineering talent development of the NPD organization and to ensure a strong talent pipeline of High-Potential technical leadership.

Job Duties

  • Partners with the TSD Urology BU Leadership to create a strong NPD technology pipeline that meets and exceeds the overall Urology BU multi-year growth objectives.
  • Creates a clear and concise procedural innovation multi-year technology roadmap of NPD programs (both internal and external) that improves the Standard of Care of targeted diseases in the Urology field.
  • Coordinates all global development programs specific to the Urology BU across internal R&D teams such as TSD, ESD and ATR engineering teams including early-stage concept development, new product development as well as external engineering partners.
  • Provides regular status updates to the TSD ExCom Leadership and to the TSD Global Portfolio Advisory Board (gPAB) on Urology programs, as required.
  • Serves as a voting member of the Regional Portfolio Advisory Board (rPAB) in Europe, US and Japan specific to programs in the Urology portfolio.
  • Creates and maintains a Urology procedural training program for engineering teams working on Urology programs as well as facilitates HCP and engineering team technology focus groups.
  • Provides leadership and oversight of business development acquisitions in the Urology BU.
  • Prepares and coordinates status updates for all Urology programs including early-stage technology and product development programs as part of the Global TSD NPD monthly meeting.
  • Provides leadership and oversight of business development acquisitions related to both technical due diligence and integration plans specific to the Urology field.
  • Completes all other training and job tasks as assigned by management.

Job Qualifications



  • Bachelor’s Degree, Masters and/or PhD of Engineering, Physics or related field. MBA a plus.
  • Minimum of ten (10) years of R&D Leadership experience at Director level or above.
  • Large Program Management Experience working with global teams.




  • Fluency in one or more of the following languages a bonus: Japanese, German.
  • Outstanding written and verbal communication skills.
  • Computer Proficiency e.g. Office 365, MS Office Suite (Outlook, PowerPoint, Excel, Word, SharePoint, Teams, etc.), WebEx, Internet, SAP, JDE, Concur.
  • Web based applications such as SharePoint a plus.



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


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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.

Olympus requires all US 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.


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