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Olympus Corporation of the Americas New Product Design Introduction Associate in Southborough, Massachusetts


Are you looking for a company that cares about people’s lives and health, including yours? At Olympus, we help make people’s lives healthier, safer and more fulfilling, every day.

Let’s inspire healthier lives, together.

Job Description

This position is a member of the External Products Design Solutions (EPDS) team that will be responsible for ensuring the coordination of all procurement activities and discussions related to a New Product Introduction projects (NPI) including Distribution Agreements and provide a communication focal point between the project team and associated suppliers. The NPDI Associate will be responsible for a smooth handoff to the appropriate Finished Good buyers as product launch approaches ensuring system accuracy of all key purchasing parameters. The NPI Associate will work in a matrix organization reporting directly to the EPDS Manager.

Job Duties

  • Perform as an extended team core member of the NPI project team throughout the project life cycle

  • Serve as a primary focal point and liaison between suppliers and project teams.

  • Ensure a clear understanding and communication of requirements between suppliers and project teams.

  • Directly responsible for ensuring the timely availability of goods and services throughout the project life cycle (e.g. prototypes engineering builds validations launch etc.).

*Initiate required follow up and provide updates to the appropriate team members.

  • Ensure total compliance to OSTA Purchasing Policy and OSTA Quality Management System.

  • Provide accurate data to Project teams for smart and efficient decision-making.

  • Directly supports EPDS Manager in conducting RFX’s placement of purchase orders for goods and services and maintain proper documentation for status updates during project status reviews.

  • Ensure a smooth hand off to the material buyers at product launch.

  • Directly responsible for creating and placing purchase orders related to project expenses.

  • Support the resolution of purchased price variances Accounts Payable discrepancies receiving discrepancies resulting in NCR and SCAR for goods and services related to NPI projects and sustaining Supplier Management activities on a timely basis.

  • Cultivate good relationships with suppliers in an effort to get the best value possible for OSTA.

  • Contribute to total cost of ownership (TCO) reduction efforts and promotes communication across functions to identify and drive common policies and best practices to achieve cost reductions.

  • Ensures compliance with FDA GMP ISO and Corporate Quality System regulations.

  • Adheres to established company policies and procedures.

  • Perform other duties as assigned.

Job Requirements


  • Associate degree is required.

  • Minimum 2 years of Procurement experience in the Medical Device Industry required.

  • Strong problem solving skills and analytic skills required.


  • Bachelors preferred preferably in business, engineering, purchasing or supply chain.

  • Experience in NPI environment is highly desired.

  • CPM APICS is preferred. Oracle experience is desirable.

  • Proficient in Microsoft Office (Excel Word PowerPoint).

  • Ability to communicate effectively at all levels both verbally and in writing.

  • Must have strong attention to detail.

  • Excellent customer service skills.

  • Must have strong negotiation skills

  • Must be able to collaborate and work well within cross-functional teams.

  • Ability to interact and work with a wide variety of people and departments.

  • Must be able to communicate effectively at all levels in the organization.

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 at .

Olympus…True To You. True To Society. True To LIFE.

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) || Southborough ||