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Senior Change Manager

Apply now Job no: 609779
Work type: Fixed Term Contract
Location: Sydney
Categories: Change Management, IT, Oceania, Individual Contributor

Change people’s lives and love what you do!  Cochlear develops world-leading medical devices that help people hear. Today, Cochlear is a Top 50 ASX-listed company with annual global revenues exceeding AUD$1 billion. Our employees tell us that the number one reason they enjoy working for Cochlear is the opportunity to make a difference to people’s lives.

This is a fantastic opportunity for a Senior Change Manager to work in our IT department at Global HQ in Sydney, Australia within a fixed term contract. You will be reporting into the IT Change Practice and will be tasked to work collaboratively with project teams to assist in the implementation of the Digital Refresh Program of work. You will have the opportunity to liaison with business users to assist in their transition to new systems as well as identifying anticipated points of resistance.

In this role there is a high dependency on people (in geographically dispersed locations) knowing about and utilise and adopt new systems and processes.

In the current phase of Digital Refresh (PH2) there are 3 key streams, 1) Implementation of Content Management system, 2) implementation of Digital Asset management system and 3) rolling out the website with appropriate content to the Focus 850 countries.
All these streams require extensive stakeholder engagement, education and enable the adoption of systems and processes to ensure Cochlear reaps the benefits of the investment on our improved digital platform.

Key Responsibilities

The Senior Change Manager role provides responsibility for managing organisational change in the context of project execution where you will work as part of a project team to formulate and deliver organisational change initiatives to create value and positive outcomes for Cochlear.

In this role you will be responsible for:                        

  • Developing and implementing communication and engagement plans to disseminate

    information about the change impact

  • Analysing the progress of the training activity (planning, development and delivery) to identify any corrective action or risks.
  • Work with the Program Manager, Project Managers and Project Owners/Sponsors to address any issues in the implementation and adoption of the new systems and processes
  • Collaborating with Program & Project Managers to ensure appropriate communication with staff affected by change to maintain morale and support for change
  • Establishing how the different groups will be impacted and developing a strategy to smooth their transition to new systems as well as identifying anticipated points of resistance and developing specific plans to mitigate or address these concerns

Why is this role right for you?

  • Degree qualified in an organisational change related study, with relevant project-related


  • Strong enterprise applications background, with an ability to grasp the big picture
  • Ability to influence while managing strong stakeholder relations in geographically dispersed locations (Europe, Asia Pacific and USA)
  • Working knowledge of best practice change and communications approaches and

    demonstrated success of the implementation of these

  • Ideally, have postgraduate studies and experience working in a medical devices or health care regulated environment

This is your chance to be part of a premier organization with a great culture, working in a dynamic, growing and rapidly evolving environment to deliver outstanding results that benefit our customers every day. Be part of something purposeful and APPLY now by clicking on the link below and see your career grow!

Cochlear Summary

Cochlear’s mission is to help people hear and be heard. Around the world, more people chose a Cochlear-branded hearing implant system than any other. Our employees tell us that the number one reason they enjoy working for Cochlear is the opportunity to make a difference to people’s lives. Learn and grow with us as we tackle the most complex challenges in helping people to Hear Now. And Always. Cochlear is the global market leader in implantable hearing solutions including cochlear implant systems (CI) and bone anchored hearing aids (Baha™).

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