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Olympus Corporation of the Americas Global VP R&D - Single-Use Endoscopy in Westborough, Massachusetts


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Job Description

The VP of R&D– Single-Use Endoscopy Development (VP R&D SUE) is responsible for developing a strong technology innovation strategy and NPD pipeline for Olympus Medical’s Single-Use Endoscopy (SUE) business. In addition to the technology strategy, this individual is also accountability for the new product development execution of the Single-Use Endoscopy business portfolio of programs. The VP R&D SUE works across the global Olympus R&D groups, Product Innovation Leaders, BU leadership and Marketing teams to develop a strong NPD portfolio pipeline as well as working with the Global Project Management Organization (gPMO) and SUE Cross-functional teams to ensure new products are meeting all Key Performance Indicators (KPIs) related to Quality, Investment, Cost, Launch Schedules, and Business metrics (QICD-B).

The VP R&D SUE develops and oversees early-stage technology programs and works closely with internal development teams in Japan, USA, EU and Asia to drive product development projects (PDPs) to develop and commercially launch single use endoscopes for different business units. This person also develops external technology partners to explore and expedite commercialization of new technologies in the single use endoscopy field.

Reporting to the SVP and Global Head of Single Use R&D, this individual will play a critical role in helping us achieve our mission as the Endoscopy partner of choice with best-in-class solutions providing the right scope for every patient, procedure and site of care. This will be achieved through strengthening and accelerating our single use offering in the short and mid-term and shaping the next generation portfolio roadmap which will include incorporating connected solutions.

Job Duties

  • Partners with the designated BU commercial leaders to create a strong NPD development pipeline that meets and exceeds the overall Single Use Endoscopy (SUE) business growth goals and objectives.

  • Plans, prepares and conducts the appropriate insight collection and ideation activities. Identifies gaps and unmet needs of the customers and patients. Translates marketplace insights into winning strategies and tactics for the Olympus’ SUE portfolio.

  • Provides technical leadership to ensure design, verification and validation of each product and its components are appropriate for approval and manufacturing. Collaborate closely with all functional areas necessary to aggressively advance products from proof-of-concept through validation and product launch.

  • Accountable for KPI metrics in Quality, Investment, Cost, Delivery and Business (QICD-B) for all SUE programs in the NPD portfolio including Sustaining projects specific to launched SUE products.

  • Provides regular status updates to the SUE and BU Leadership.

  • Serves as a voting member of the SUE Portfolio Advisory Board (SUE-PAB) in US and Japan specific to programs in the SUE portfolio.

  • Coordinates all global development programs including early-stage concept development, new product development and sustaining programs specific to the Single-Use Endoscopy business.

  • Prepares status updates for all SUE programs including early-stage technology and product development programs as part of the Global SUE NPD monthly meeting.

  • Provides leadership and oversight of business development acquisitions related to both technical due diligence and integration plans specific to the SUE field.

  • Completes all other training and job tasks as assigned by management.

Job Requirements


  • 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.


  • Experience developing and commercially launching single-use endoscopes a plus.

  • Fluency in one or more of the following languages a bonus: Japanese, German.

  • Demonstrated communication skills both written and verbal

  • 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.

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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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.

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