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Senior R&D Business Development Manager

Req ID:  7028


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 R&D Manager for Business Development is responsible for supporting the business development projects. Along with cross functions, this individual will lead and influence the BD project objectives for the R&D workstream.

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 therapeutic/endoscopic 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.
  • Support continuous improvement with Tool & Process Development
  • Build and maintain a network of resources in all regions, across all businesses and divisions.
  • Functional and Regional Alignment: Coordinate with global and regional R&D 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 involved in BD projects how to effectively participate in due diligence and integration planning and execution.

Job Qualifications


  • Bachelor’s degree in Engineering required.
  • Minimum of 12 years professional experience, minimum of 5 years functional management leading medical device research and development teams (diverse / global business experience strongly preferred) and launching medical devices globally.
  • Travel: Some national and international travel required (up to 25%).
  • Language: English (required), second language preferred (Japanese, Chinese, Spanish, German).



  • Possesses a deep understanding of product development processes and systems.
  • 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 business development teams 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.



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.

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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