Head Of Ibp And Product Lifecycle Management

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Head of IBP and Product Lifecycle Management
Apply now Job no: 614767
Work type: Permanent
Location: Sydney
Categories: Change Management, Finance, Manufacturing & Logistics, Process Improvement, Asia Pacific, Oceania, People Manager, Data Analytics, Business Analysis/Requirements

Thought leadership; develop best in class planning capability, systems, and outcomes
Engage, coach, optimise and empower
Cochlear is an ASX Listed success story and develops world-leading medical devices that help people hear. As a top 100 medical device company and market-leader in implantable hearing devices, more people choose a Cochlear-branded cochlear implant system than any other.

Reporting to the VP Cochlear Implant Product Portfolio, the IBP leader supports, guides and influences our senior leadership teams through the global Integrated Business Planning process, using their functional, business, relationship and technical knowledge to deliver improved business plans. Critical to your success will be your ability to optimise imbedded practices, processes, and reporting. Driving ownership and ensuring issues are raised / resolved and the planning process itself evolves in line with business needs. In addition, this role assumes full responsibility for the strategic management of the Product Lifecycle management, driving the Product Management Review (PMR) process, Launch Readiness and End of Product Life planning.

Key responsibilities will include
Engage cross functionally with the regions, ensuring alignment of resources and application of best-in-class tools and approach.
Implement necessary metrics, scorecards and KPI's to ensure success tracking for each IBP review step, including process measures and output measures.
Regularly engage with the Review Chairperson and Coordinators, process champions and leaders to ensure compliance with best-in-class process execution, coaching stakeholders around recommended corrective actions, improvement plans and guidance.
Establish and participate in Region Collaborative Networks and Global Collaborative networks to share and learn best practices
Engage key stakeholders to develop a vision for the future state of IBP at Cochlear and develop a plan to achieve this future state
Identify the process, tool, system and skill changes required (gap analysis) to develop a change plan which will support individuals and teams with communications, coaching and training.
Champion and optimise Product Management Review (PMR) within the Integrated Business Planning process to engage Cochlear's internal stakeholders to promote transparency, alignment and understanding of the financial objectives of the Portfolio
Support Global Marketing with 'launch readiness' ensuring Product Managers, functional leads and resource owners have clear visibility of the launch work packages, driving collaboration and agility, escalating constraints and issues to a management forum capable of reconciling solutions to maintain product launch objectives.
About You
Degree in Business or Commerce with qualifications in a relevant discipline such as Supply Chain Management, Finance or Engineering
Proven experience in delivering business outcomes and commercial results
Highly developed business and commercial acumen, able to lead via Influence
Ability to laterally problem solve, think critically in complex situations and thrive in an environment full of ambiguity
Experienced in presenting to senior decision makers and comfortable engaging with senior executive teams
Proven ability to identify, implement and commercialise planning process improvement
Proven ability to drive commercial business outcomes and manage complex, matrixed relationships, promoting collaboration
Proven ability to think and plan strategically over a multi-year horizon, providing thought leadership into long-term business planning
Project and change management, focusing on operational readiness
Advanced knowledge and skills in MS Office in particular highly developed skills in excel and Powerpoint presentations
To register your interest and to be considered for this opportunity, "Apply Today".

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.

Advertised: 17 May 2022 AUS Eastern Standard Time
Anticipated Application Closing: 06 Jun 2022 AUS Eastern Standard Time

With a focus on continuous improvement, this is a strong platform to improve the maturity of our Integrated Business Planning function across Cochlear's global operations. This role acts as the strategic conduit between Supply Chain, Manufacturing, Sales and Marketing.

To be successful in this role, you will facilitate all pre-claim activity for reimbursement orders while providing exceptional service to internal and external customers. You will act with a sense of urgency to address inquiries while demonstrating a high degree of knowledge, integrity, and empathy in all aspects of team performance and operations.

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With a focus on continuous improvement, this is a strong platform to improve the maturity of our Integrated Business Planning function across Cochlear's global operations. This role acts as the strategic conduit between Supply Chain, Manufacturing, Sales and Marketing.

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