Olympus America Inc. Associate Project Manager, NPD in Southborough, Massachusetts

Job Description

Southborough, MA - The Associate Project Manager will be responsible for independently managing multiple post launch new product development projects as well as small-scale, low complexity new product development efforts. The incumbent will be working with cross-functional core teams for these different efforts. He/She will be responsible for the planning of project activities, prioritization and follow up of tasks and the development of project schedules. The incumbent is responsible for directly and indirectly driving project execution and development efforts while ensuring that deliverables 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. EOE M/F/D/V

Job Duties:

  • Collect dashboard Key Performance Indicators from all key functions for Post Launch projects and identify and assess areas of risk.

  • Provide dashboard executive summaries and project highlights for post launch projects.

  • Provide quarterly project updates (written and verbal) to the Project Approval Board on all Post Launch Projects.

  • Create presentations – both scheduled and ad hoc as business needs arise.

  • Plan and execute small scale/low complexity development efforts.

  • Create agendas for team meetings and publish minutes/actions.

  • Conduct routine cross functional team meetings to ensure accountability and milestone achievements.

  • With guidance lead the Core Team in the development of a project charter, objectives, project plan and schedule for assigned project.

  • Follow up on project related actions and deliverables, escalating issues proactively as they arise.

  • With guidance develop and manage budgets for the project including resource loading, external expenses and capital requirements.

  • Actively seek collaboration and build relationships with internal customers to improve overall outcomes and timely project completion.

  • Perform all other essential duties as assigned.

Job Requirements:


  • Bachelor's Degree in Engineering or Technical Field is required.

  • MInimum of 2 years of experience in the medical device field preferably in a R&D role or an Engineering role interfacing with New Product Development is required.

  • Experience with applicable FDA guidance’s, ISO 13485 regulations and applicable industry standards is preferred.

  • Demonstrated planning and organizational skills with interest in gaining expertise on project management principles, practices, techniques and tools.

  • Must be able to work independently and be self-motivated with a strong sense of urgency.

  • Ability to work in an environment with competing priorities is necessary.

  • Strong communication skills with the ability to present to small and large teams are essential.

  • Must be proficient in Excel, Microsoft Project, Power Point, Visio, and Word.

  • Must be able to travel, up to 10% domestically.

Auto req ID 2378BR

Posting Title Associate Project Manager, NPD

Company URL Olympus Surgical Technology America at http://www.olympus-osta.com/

About Us Olympus Surgical Technology America is a dynamic medical device company whose vision is to anticipate the needs of surgeons through powerful see and treat procedure solutions that are safe, simple, cost efficient and produce the highest quality patient outcomes. Olympus Surgical Technology America is focused on Minimally Invasive procedures in Urology, Gynecology, General Surgery and ENT. Olympus Surgical Technology America believes its people are its greatest asset. We offer an environment that challenges everyone to grow, contribute, excel and share successes. Olympus Surgical Technology America is committed to creating a world class company with world class people. Olympus Surgical Technology America

Posting Locations Massachusetts, Southborough

Olympus is an Equal Opportunity Employer, and our policies prohibit unlawful discrimination based on an employee's or applicant's race, color, sex, age, physical or mental disability, national origin, religion, sexual orientation, gender identity and/or expression, marital status, genetic information, ancestry, military or veteran status, or any other federal, state or local protected classification.