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Associate Talent Development Program Manager

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Work type: Permanent
Location: Centennial, Colorado, Denver, Colorado, Lone Tree, Colorado
Categories: Human Resources, North America, Individual Contributor

Associate Talent Development Program Manager

Change people’s lives and love what you do!  Cochlear is the most recognized brand in hearing health care. 

About the role

In order to help Cochlear improve organizational effectiveness, we are recruiting for an Associate Talent Development Program Manager in our Americas head office with a preference for office based in Lone Tree, CO.

In alignment with our organizational principle of providing a safe work environment, employees of Cochlear are required to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19. The only allowable exceptions include qualifying medical and religious accommodation. Proof of your COVID-19 vaccination will be required prior to your start date.

To be successful in this role you’ll be able to manage and maintain the various onboarding curriculums for the various sales roles in the organization. You’ll work collaboratively with people & culture, sales, clinical, and marketing to effectively support the onboarding and continued development of our sales organization. This associate program manager role is responsible for ensuring our new sales employees receive the necessary train to perform successfully in their roles.

Key Responsibilities

  • Maintain and coordinate sales onboarding training programs, including some facilitation
  • Collaborate with necessary business units to ensure timely delivery of training programs
  • Identify and prioritize gaps in training and work with applicable departments to quickly close them
  • Provide feedback on new hire/trainee development and progress throughout the program
  • Deliver assessments and collate feedback to share with sales leadership
  • Implement iterative changes to course design and development based upon needs of the business and learners

In this role you'll have the opportunity to make a significant contribution to Cochlear's successful history of innovation and deliver on our mission by applying your knowledge of program management and adult learning practices.

Key Requirements

To add value to Cochlear in this role you'll be able to meet and demonstrate the following knowledge, skills and abilities in your application and at interview:

  • Bachelor’s Degree or equivalent experience
  • 3-5 years’ experience in facilitation, process improvement, project management, or content management.
  • 1-2 years’ experience in program management
  • Experience or knowledge in adult learning theory
  • Ability to work in a leadership role without direct reporting responsibilities; ability to lead by influence.
  • Ability to coach, mentor, and train personnel.
  • Ability to prepare and execute presentations to others.


  • 10%

Physical & Mental Demands

The physical and mental demands described below are representative of those that must be met to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.



While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to be in a stationary (seated/standing) position; utilizes business technology for work product delivery, communicate orally and in writing with others internal or external to the organization, utilize problem solving/critical thinking skills to discern and convey information.  Must occasionally transport/move up to 15 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by this job include ability to adjust focus.


While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to utilize comprehension, critical thinking, communication, problem solving, organization reasoning, relating to others and discernment of items such as product specifications, procedures and processes to internal customers.  Influence, organization/classification of information and planning are also required. 

Work Environment

The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job.


The work environment for this role is an office environment.


Regular Business Hours with occasional off hours global meetings and extended hours when supporting annual sales meeting or other major initiatives

In addition to the opportunity to develop your knowledge and grow professionally, we offer competitive wages and benefits:

Target Salary Range $71,500 - $80,000 as well as a bonus of 4% of base salary

Medical, Dental, Vision, Life, AD&D, STD and LTD and Pet Insurance, 401K Matching, PTO (Vacation, Holidays, Floating Holidays, Sick and Volunteer Time Off), Tuition Reimbursement, Onsite Cafeteria and Gym, Transportation Supplementation, Maternity and Paternity Leave, Wellness Programs.

More about Cochlear

Human needs have always been our inspiration, ever since Professor Graeme Clark set out to create the first multi-channel cochlear implant because he saw his father struggle with hearing loss. We always start with people in mind – thinking about their needs.

For this reason, our products, services and support will continue to evolve and improve. We are by our customers’ side through the entire hearing journey, so they can experience a life full of hearing. 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 and working in an organization where they can be part of bringing the mission to life each day.

Visit our careers site at to learn more about current openings! Apply now by completing your application form online. Applicants must meet the job specific application criteria to be considered.

Cochlear Americas is an Equal Opportunity, Affirmative Action Employer and provides equal employment opportunity (EEO) to all persons regardless of age, color, national origin, citizenship status, physical or mental disability, race, religion, creed, gender, sex, sexual orientation, marital status, veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by federal, state or local lawIn addition, Cochlear will provide reasonable accommodations for qualified individuals with disabilities.  If you require accommodation with completing the online application, please contact us via web or phone at 303-264-2549.

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