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Product Manager – Implants, APAC

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Work type: Permanent
Location: Sydney
Categories: Oceania, Individual Contributor

Cochlear’s mission is to help people hear and be heard. As the global leader in implantable hearing solutions, Cochlear is dedicated to helping people with moderate to profound hearing loss experience a life full of hearing. We aim to give people the best lifelong hearing experience and access to innovative future technologies.

We collaborate with the industry’s best clinical, research and support networks. That’s why more people choose Cochlear than any other hearing implant company. Learn and grow with us as we tackle the most complex challenges in helping more people to hear and experience life’s opportunities.

Cochlear Asia-Pacific, the fastest growing division of Cochlear Ltd, has a direct market presence in Japan, Korea, China, India, SE Asia and Australia & New Zealand. Cochlear conducts most of its leading research, development and manufacturing of cochlear implants in the Asia Pacific region with state-of-the-art manufacturing facilities in Australia and repair facilities in Malaysia.

The Opportunity
As a Product Manager – Implants you will make a significant contribution to Cochlear Implant (CI) marketing product plans by managing the product lifecycle from launch to retirement through collaboration with multiple stakeholders, including APAC local markets, global marketing teams, regulatory, supply chain, clinical and professional engagement.

Key responsibilities include a robust understanding of key insights driving brand and product choice with professional customers across key markets in the APAC region, and development of a regional implants plan to deliver market share opportunities for growth. This portfolio will require multiple product launches across markets in the APAC region including Australia & New Zealand (ANZ), Japan, Korea, India, China and Asia Growth Markets.

The Product Manager – Implants, works in collaboration with Global Marketing providing valuable insights and input to represent APAC and influence global product development and strategy. This role will be required to lead and partner with cross-functional teams, build strong relationships and manage product launches from strategy through to execution.

Your responsibilities will include…

  • Commercialisation of New Products, launch new technology to markets in Asia Pacific through strategic identification of key target markets, market opportunity and commercial objectives. Develop regional launch plans comprising of product positioning, value proposition, commercial goals and launch activation plans across multiple channels in close collaboration with global and local marketing stakeholders. Partner with local country Marketing/Product Managers, with a focus on lead markets of China, India, Japan, Korea and Australia & New Zealand (ANZ), to develop launch execution plans to drive growth or gain market share
  • Product Management and Product Marketing, manage the product lifecycle for the implants portfolio by taking a lead role in collaborating with cross-functional teams for demand forecasting, product announcements and/or communications, product end-of-sale timelines and product configurations. Become a product champion with internal and external audiences, including candidates, recipients and professional partners, with a strong focus on CI surgeons
  • Team Role – Cochlear Portfolio, collaborate with team members to share synergies across the Cochlear portfolio and to ensure continuity of marketing activities and support local marketing teams in implementing marketing plans for the portfolio

About You
As we grow our operations, we are looking for people who share our passion for delivering quality hearing solutions to our customers. As a regulated company, Cochlear has a responsibility to hire people with the right skills and qualifications to do the work. To add value to Cochlear in this role, you'll be able to demonstrate the following skills and experience:


  • Graduate qualifications in marketing, business, engineering or science
  • Product management/marketing experience in implantable devices
  • Medical devices/healthcare industry experience
  • Demonstrated experience in leading cross-functional project teams
  • Excellent verbal, interpersonal and relationship-building skills
  • Achievement oriented, outstanding follow-through, self-starting attitude
  • Time management and project management skills to deliver results

MBA or equivalent and Regional experience, either in Asia Pacific or a multi-country role is highly beneficial

Developmental Value of the role
This is a rare and exciting Asia-Pacific opportunity that offers a unique breadth of experiences working across a diverse and challenging set of markets with the ability to directly influence business strategy and effectiveness, further developing commercial experience across one of the fastest growing and diverse regions in the world.

Make a real difference to people’s lives by improving the awareness of and access to the world’s best cochlear implant technology

Why choose us?
For 40 years, Cochlear has been creating reliable products that continue to keep people connected to the world and to each other. We help people of all ages to hear in more than 180 countries around the world. Our technology connects people to life's possibilities and to the people who matter most. We have over 4000 employees globally dedicated to improving people's lives. To date, we have Invested over $2bil to date in research and development.

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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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