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Director Enterprise Portfolio Management

Apply now Job no: 615207
Work type: Permanent
Location: Sydney
Categories: IT, Oceania, Individual Contributor

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

The Director of Enterprise Portfolio Management will be supporting the portfolio practice in establishing agreed procedures and ensuring that the current and future initiatives are delivered in line with the establish portfolio governance. You will be providing analytics, resource, and financial administration in the delivery of the Cochlear’s Enterprise portfolio.

Based in Sydney – Australia, you will have an opportunity to foster collaborative and mutually supportive relationships with portfolio leaders and senior stakeholders through deep engagement, collaboration and consultation to ensure great portfolio governance across three key portfolio deliverables -  Benefit Realisation, Executive reporting (including audit management) and Resource and Financial management. As the Director, Enterprise Portfolio Management Office, you will have a unique opportunity to set the standard for portfolio, program, and project management within Cochlear.

Your responsibilities will include…

  • Ensuring the successful delivery of Portfolio Initiatives and Operations across all stages Global Delivery Lifecycle
  • Managing the enterprise portfolio inputs to the annual budget process and ensuring all enterprise programs adopt a single approach for financial management
  • Continuously improving performance to ensure high quality outcomes and developing enterprise portfolio performance reports according to business needs
  • Collaborating with Practice Owner and Leadership team to deliver practice strategy and objectives to monitor effectiveness, feedback and significant risks across the organisation.
  • Establishing and maintaining effective feedback loops to positively engage, involve and support the Portfolio and Practice stakeholders

About You:

  • Program/Portfolio Management experience in Agile delivery
  • Experience in championing Agile practices at senior stakeholder level
  • Stakeholder management, negotiation and influencing skills at senior levels
  • Ability to manage risks and dependencies across portfolio.
  • Experience working with complex and multiple stakeholder groups
  • Demonstrated ability to communicate effectively at different levels of the organization and across functional disciplines
  • Ideally, experience working with Agile at scale or in Portfolio Management

Developmental Value of the role:

Be a part of the team to deliver big transformation programs for Cochlear. In this role, you will be collaborating with the Portfolio Practice (Portfolio Managers and Delivery Leads), Product Owners and Regional teams.  You will also be working in conjunction with the Finance and People & Culture departments. The position reports to the VP of Transformation Programs.

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 Daylight Time

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