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Project Manager

Apply now Job no: 612603
Work type: Permanent
Location: Sydney
Categories: Program/Project Management, Asia Pacific, People Manager

About Us

Imagine using your experience to help people around the world to hear again. We can offer a unique opportunity to join Cochlear, an iconic Australian company, leading the world in implantable hearing solutions. Cochlear is the global market leader in implant hearing solutions and is a top 50 company on the ASX. Our mission is to help people hear and be heard.

The Opportunity

This exciting opportunity involves managing the development of Speech Processor and related product development, from concept to launch and beyond. You will help ensure the product meets or exceeds the business and customer needs as defined in the strategic product brief and product concept summary. The role shall also ensure that the product meets a high standard of design and usability. 

You Will Be Accountable For

Project Management and Execution

  • Directs a cross-functional team, including marketing, manufacturing, supply chain, and others to define and deliver products that exceed customer expectations.
  • Creates, executes and revises as appropriate project activities, work estimates, functional and technical specifications, and project schedules/plans and to meet changing needs and requirements of the business and end user.
  • Sets up a team structure that supports the project work plan. Leads a multidiscipline, cross-functional projects team to achieve the projects goals.

Managing Stakeholders and Building Relationships

  • Identifies and manages stakeholders, at all levels and across all divisions of Cochlear as well as key customer, suppliers and partners.
  • Gains a deep understanding for the business and customer needs for the product and knows how to interpret customer conversations into pragmatic solutions that serve both Cochlear, the clinical customer and recipients.
  • Manages day-to-day interactions with proxy-users, customers and business partners (both internal and external).

People Leadership and Process Improvement  

  • Conducts effective performance evaluations and mentors those with less experience through formal channels.
  • Helps team execute career development plans and works with resource managers to develop the team holistically.
  • Seeks and participates in development opportunities above and beyond training required by Cochlear.
  • Suggests areas for improvement in internal processes and drives solutions to improve our processes.

About You


  • Qualifications, background experience, knowledge, organizational knowledge, knowledge of other business activities, skills etc.
  • Experience in managing delivery / implementation teams comprising of technical and functional professionals independently with limited guidance
  • Knowledge of and experience with estimating and scheduling project tasks in multiple and diverse environments and driving teams to aspire to win by delivering high quality products on time and on budget through resolution of issues and project challenges.


  • Able to operate as an Agile Project Manager or Product Owner with an in depth understanding of these and other Agile team roles.
  • Experience in technologies and processes used in the manufacturing of high volume electronic based medical devices such as electronic printed circuit boards assemblies, injection moulding, production test systems manufacturing assembly processes, and deliver of embedded software functionality.
  • Understands basic revenue models, P/L, and cost-to-completion projections and makes decisions accordingly. 

Development Value of this role:

  • Diverse interaction with people across the entire organization and geographically dispersed development teams.
  • Gain an in-depth understanding and be part of the solution of the business drivers for Focus 850.

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™).

If you feel that you have the skills and experience to be successful in this role and take on new challenges to build your career with Cochlear, please start your application by clicking the apply button below.


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