First listed on: 26 June 2024

Director - Data, Analytics and AI Practice


Cochlear is the global market leader in implant hearing solutions. Cochlear's mission is to help people hear and be heard. Around the world, more people chose a Cochlear-branded hearing implant system than any other. A Cochlear Implant is an electronic device that is surgically implanted under the skin near the ear that restores hearing to those who suffer from severe hearing loss. It’s an incredible piece of engineering and the only product in the world that restores a sense through technology. 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 Director - Data, Analytics and AI Practice will be responsible for the enablement and upliftment of Data, Analytics, Reporting, AI and Business Intelligence skills and standards across the organization through the design, delivery and operation of one or many Advanced Data and Analytics Practice / Centre of Excellence entities.

This role will scale data, analytics and AI functions globally and create pathways for the uplift of data and AI literacy creating the skilled workforce required to enable Cochlear to meet its business strategies and OKRs.

This role will require a strong demonstrated history of practice and business management across the Data and Analytics domains delivering processes and projects that enable data skills and culture transformation at scale. The ability to transform culture at an operational and leadership level is required for success, building and maintaining strong trusted relationships and removing blockers across the organization when it comes to achieving results with data and analytics.

Key Responsibilities include:

- Practice Management

  • Establish and manage a Data, Analytics, and AI Practice structure that promotes growth and standardization across Cochlear.
  • Develop a central capability with federated Centres of Excellence to scale skills and standards.

- Data Literacy and Skills Uplift

  • Enhance Data, Analytics, and AI Literacy across all Cochlear functions.
  • Promote safety through Data Governance and AI Ethics with comprehensive training and education.

- Data Strategy Execution

  • Align business and data/AI strategies across all regions and functions.
  • Collaborate with business units to explore and align on data opportunities.

- Data and AI Enablement

  • Co-create Data and AI use-cases to capture and execute emerging value opportunities.

Minimum Requirements

  • 10+ years in Data and Analytics or Technology functions.
  • Strong experience in change management and technical leadership.
  • Exceptional stakeholder management and vision alignment skills.
  • Experience forming large, multi-disciplinary teams across geographies and functions.
  • In-depth knowledge of industry trends in Data, Analytics, and AI.
  • Experience in people management


  • Experience running Data, Analytics, or AI Centres of Excellence.
  • Large scale vendor and commercial management experience.
  • Experience in Data Governance and/or Data Legislation or Policy.

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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.

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.


How we recognise your contribution

We want Cochlear to be a place where our people truly enjoy coming to work. Through our internal programs and employee benefits, we aim to create an environment where our people will feel value and supported. Whether your focus is on continuous learning, professional development or simply finding an environment which enables you to thrive whilst balancing family or personal life commitments, then we have several programs in place to support you.

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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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