Associate Manager, Learning & Development at Cochlear

Posted in Other 14 days ago.

Location: Lone Tree, Colorado

Job Description:

Change people's lives and love what you do! Cochlear is the most recognized brand in hearing health care.

Associate Manager, Learning & Development

Position Spotlight:

  • Deadline to apply by February 23rd, 2024

  • This role provides development for employees who directly interface with the customer every day. Help employees develop a sense of awareness and empathy for the customers' needs ensuring the ability to listen and act with the customer in mind

  • Build trust, strengthen relationships and communicate openly. Collaborate with business partners to make effective decisions for onboarding programs

  • Engage with a variety of different business units to support leaning in new and different ways

Change people's lives and love what you do! Cochlear is the most recognized brand in hearing health care.

About the role

Cochlear is helping people hear, and be heard, all over the world. Come be a part of our amazing mission! If you are passionate about the learning space, love developing others, and enjoy collaborating through change, this is a fantastic opportunity to join the Learning & Development team at the global leader in implantable hearing devices! In this role, you will be based in our Americas head office in Lone Tree, CO. Although this role is hybrid, requiring you to be in the office 2 days per week minimum, with 3 days per week working from home, the facilitation schedule of this team will dictate in office requirements each week.

Your success in this role is measured by your ability to demonstrate leadership, build relationships, and inspire others to follow through coaching and developing others. Work collaboratively with internal stakeholders including Quality Assurance, Information & Implementation, Customer Experience, and Insurance Services to coach and develop others with a dedicated focus on the evolution of Cochlear's onboarding experiences.

Key Responsibilities

  • Responsible for the operational excellence of the Learning & Development Specialist's in their execution of the new hire onboarding experience

  • Using learning industry best practices, inspires the incorporation of various learning approaches into the onboarding experience including simulations, case studies videos, exercises and or handouts/job aids, etc. This includes working with the Learning & Development team to upgrade and sustain curricula across various business units and expand to meet the onboarding needs of areas of the business not yet supported
    Key Requirements

  • Supports improvements to existing learning methods and techniques in evaluating materials and methods of delivery of onboarding programs. This includes working with team members to establish and maintain a curriculum review process with business partners for department-specific program content

  • Day-to-day management and supervision of the Learning & Development Specialists who are responsible for executing new hire onboarding that meets the service standards of the Customer Service teams

Key Requirements

To add value to Cochlear in this role you'll be able to meet and demonstrate the following knowledge, skills and abilities in your application and at interview:

  • Bachelor's Degree or equivalent experience

  • Combination of 4+ years' learning design, facilitation, or people management experience. Comprehensive knowledge of adult learning theory is require

  • Ability to demonstrate leadership, build relationships and inspire others to follow through coaching and developing others

  • Ability to work flexible hours to ensure delivery of training to employees working varied shifts

  • Must be highly organized and detail oriented. Demonstrates time management skills. Has the ability to prioritize current workload and projects and provides periodic updates to management on status varied shifts

Work Environment

The work environment is an office environment with hybrid opportuntities driven by scheduling needs, and represents those an individual may encounter while performing the essential functions of this job.

Total Rewards

In addition to the opportunity to develop your knowledge and grow professionally, we offer competitive wages and benefits.

  • Pay Range in the United States: $86,000 - $94,000 based upon experience, as well as an annual bonus opportunity of 7.5% of base salary. Exact compensation may vary based on skills, experience, and location.

  • Benefit package includes medical, dental, vision, life and disability insurance as well as 401(K) matching with immediate vesting, Paid Time Off, tuition reimbursement, maternity and paternity leave, Employee Stock Purchase Plan and pet insurance.


In alignment with our organizational principle of providing a safe work environment, employees of Cochlear are required to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19. The only allowable exceptions include qualifying medical and religious accommodation. Proof of your COVID-19 vaccination will be required prior to your start date.

Who are we?

Human needs have always been our inspiration, ever since Professor Graeme Clark set out to create the first multi-channel cochlear implant because he saw his father struggle with hearing loss. We always start with people in mind - thinking about their needs. For this reason, our products, services and support will continue to evolve and improve. We are by our customers' side through the entire hearing journey, so they can experience a life full of hearing. 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 and working in an organization where they can be part of bringing the mission to life each day.

Physical & Mental Demands

The physical and mental demands described below are representative of those that must be met to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. While performing the duties of this job, the individual is regularly required to be in a stationary (seated/standing) position; utilize business technology for work product delivery, communicate orally and in writing with others internal or external to the organization, utilize problem solving/critical thinking skills to discern and convey information. May be asked to occasionally transport/move up to 30 pounds, depending on the position. Specific vision abilities required by this job include ability to adjust focus. The individual is regularly required to utilize comprehension, critical thinking, communication, problem solving, organization reasoning, relating to others and discernment of items such as product specifications, procedures and processes to customers (whether internal or external). Influence, organization/classification of information and planning are also required

Apply now by completing your application form online. Applicants must meet the job specific application criteria to be considered. Visit our careers site at to learn more.

Cochlear Americas is an Equal Opportunity, Affirmative Action Employer and provides equal employment opportunity (EEO) to all persons regardless of age, color, national origin, citizenship status, physical or mental disability, race, religion, creed, gender, sex, sexual orientation, marital status, veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by federal, state or local law. In addition, Cochlear will provide reasonable accommodations for qualified individuals with disabilities. If you require accommodation with completing the online application, please contact us via web or phone at 303-264-2549.
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