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PLM Configuration Specialist

Apply now Job no: 615480
Work type: Permanent
Location: Sydney
Categories: OD/L&D, 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

Cochlear is looking for a full-time PLM Configuration Specialist to manage and ensure that the applicability of each product and manufacturing site is defined and maintained throughout the product lifecycle.

This role is based in Macquarie (Sydney) and is an excellent opportunity to further develop and specialise your knowledge of configuration management in a high technology, rapidly expanding medical device company.

Your responsibilities will include…

  • Develop procedures for creating and maintaining the product data record applicability for each product and manufacturing site.
  • Provide training on the process to the users of the PLM System.
  • Using your expert level knowledge in configuration management processes and work with all departments and regional representatives to support the ongoing use of the PLM system and the update of product configurations.
  • Create and manage the system level product structures and compatibility references in the PLM system.
  • Support and work with the various manufacturing sites to ensure that the As Manufactured configuration is accurate and aligned with the Enterprise Resource Management (ERP) system.
  • Provide expertise and support for all quality and regulatory audits on the PLM system and provide any configuration status accounting information requested.
  • Contribute to the development of the PLM system and all the configuration management processes to ensure the compliance of the system is maintained. 


About You


  • Strong facilitation and presentation skills, and attention to detail.
  • Strong communication skills to write clear and concise documents and emails.
  • Experience working with product development configuration.
  • Expertise in configuration baseline management, product applicability and change management.
  • Expert level knowledge on the configuration management functions, principles, standards, and requirements.
  • Computer literacy (e.g., Microsoft Applications)







  • Demonstrated ability to communicate effectively at different levels of the organisation and across functional disciplines
  • Experience with the Windchill PLM tool
  • University Degree


Developmental Value of the role:

This is a high visibility role as you will work with many system users across diverse functions such as Engineering, Manufacturing, Repair, Logistics, Procurement, Clinical and Marketing. You will develop experience in a specialised discipline that is required by all product development companies, and gain recognition for establishing standards and implementing practices.


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 more people to hear. 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.


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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