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Director IT Portfolio Management

Apply now Job no: 615033
Work type: Permanent
Location: Sydney
Categories: IT, Oceania, 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. Our mission is to help more people to hear.

The Opportunity

Cochlear has the opportunity for a Director IT Portfolio Management to join us on a permanent basis at our Sydney office. This Project Portfolio Management leadership role will be involved incorporating project prioritisation, scheduling, allocation and delivery by IT project managers for computer networks .

The Director IT Portfolio Management will provide coaching and mentoring to Information Technology Project Managers. This leadership role plays an integral role in delivering benefits to Cochlear in alignment with the strategy of Information Technology.

Your responsibilities will include…

  • Ensure Portfolio practice members are engaged and participating through regular events and expertise teams.
  • Contribute to the operating of the Portfolio team and the establishment of computer network practices and standards.
  • Ensure that there are clear specialist skills in supporting and troubleshooting network problems and emergencies
  • Coach and mentor project managers and delivery leads in order to ensure the delivery lifecycle and methods are understood and aligned to Portfolio practice guidelines.
  • Define and Implement IT project governance and compliance processes and tools to manage the IT project pipeline for.
  • Ensure strong collaboration with business strategy areas with regards to project reporting and resource planning.
  • Provide guidance in evaluating and monitoring network infrastructure to ensure networks operate at high performance.
  • Allocate computer network projects to IT project managers in alignment with business priorities.
  • Provide overall leadership and direction for specific project initiatives undertaken by the Information Technology area ensuring project objectives are aligned and comply with organisational goals, strategy and project objectives.
  • Allocate resources to troubleshooting network problems.
  • Allocate network programming resources to support of specific business needs and requirements.

About You:


  • Experience in the management and implementation of IT Projects including stakeholder and change management aspects.
  • Experience integrating Information Technology solutions and business process improvement.
  • Experience in utilising Project life cycles and Project Management methodologies
  • Ability to lead and motivate project teams and to achieve project deliverables on time and within budget.
  • Demonstrated ability to communicate effectively at different levels of the organization and across functional disciplines.
  • Skilled in the use of Microsoft Project.


  • Qualification and/or knowledge in Project Management such as PMP, Prince II.
  • Experience in managing project delivery in the Oracle e-Business space.

Developmental Value of the role:

By working collaboratively with a global organisation and operations teams based in the United States, Europe and the Asia Pacific region the Director IT Portfolio Management will apply their skills to develop Project Management maturity. This role offers exposure to the largest footprint of Oracle e-Business Suite ERP solution in Australia.

You will play an instrumental part in driving the Information Technology strategy in order to deliver Cochlear’s current and future business objectives helping us to achieve our mission of helping people around the world to hear.

Cochlear Summary

Cochlear’s mission is to help more people to hear. 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.


At Cochlear we value and welcome the unique contributions, perspectives, experiences and backgrounds of our employees and aim to build a culture that celebrates and leverages these differences, creating a sense of belonging and enabling our people to realise their full potential. We offer flexible working arrangements, and we understand flexibility is not the same for everyone. We're open to a conversation about what flexibility means for you.

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Anticipated Application Closing: AUS Eastern Standard Time

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