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Senior Program Manager

Req ID:  6314


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 Senior Program Manager will be responsible for managing large-scale, highly complex, multi-faceted new product development programs, strategic initiatives or integrations involving internal and external development partners. All projects and programs will involve leading multi-functional & global core teams with both internal and external team members. Responsibilities include the planning of all program subsystem and project deliverables, synchronization and prioritization of Core Team activities. Scope includes driving the team in the development of a business case, management of the overall program schedule, resource requirements, risk assessment and project investment analysis and budget. The Sr. Program Manager is responsible for directly and indirectly driving program execution and all development efforts (internal and external) while ensuring that all program deliverables and efforts are connected and meet internal and external customer requirements and follow OSTA’s (Olympus Surgical Technologies of America) Product Development Process (PDP), including progress reporting and reviews by senior leadership.

Job Duties

* Plans and executes highly complex large scale internal and external development efforts.


* Lead the team in the early stage business case development and planning efforts of a project.


* Participate & facilitate as needed the early stage process of gathering customer input and outlining the user requirements for the project.


* Build team ownership and commitment to project and business plans and define project milestones, deliverables and associated resource requirements.


* Proactively identify and assess areas of risk, escalate issues in a timely manner and proactively propose solutions.


* Provide regular project updates (written and verbal) to appropriate management board; depending on type of project.


* Ensures team accountability and milestone achievements.


* Implement and manage project changes and interventions to achieve timely project outputs.


* Provides direction and guidance as well as coaching and mentoring as needed to all Core Team and Extended team members as well as partners.


* Effectively manages performance issues and conflicts.


* Provides input to functional directors/managers on team member performance.


* Project planning and management responsibilities for all assigned projects. Includes development of a project charter, objectives, project plan and schedule.


* Develops and manages budgets for the project including resource loading, external expenses and capital requirements.


* Continuous prioritization of team member activities and follow up on actions.


* Develop a team culture of continuous improvement and teamwork that strives to improve in quality, safety, delivery and cost.


* Gains cooperation and commitment from people through influence, not authority.


* Actively seeks collaboration and builds relationships with internal customers and external partners to improve overall outcomes.

Job Requirements



* BS Degree in Engineering or Business Field required, and MBA preferred.


* Minimum of 5 years of experience in the medical device field.


* Minimum of 6 years of successful demonstrated experience in managing large technically complex new product development projects.


* Position requires up to 20% domestic & 5% International travel




* Self-motivated with a strong sense of urgency with a drive for results.


* Highly effective at dealing with change and ambiguity as business needs shift, responding well under pressure and demonstrating flexibility while ensuring compliance.


* Excellent influence, facilitation and problem-solving skills.


* Excellent written and verbal communication skills.


* Expert level Microsoft Project, Microsoft Excel, Power Point.


* PMP certification preferred.


* Group facilitation, mediation, and conflict resolution skills.


* Excellent verbal and written communication skills and comfortable presenting to different audiences including experience presenting to Executive Management Teams.



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.

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.


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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