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Manager- Design and Innovation
  • Full time, maximum term contract until 30 June 2021
  • Sydney or Melbourne

Our mission


Independent, evidence-based and not-for-profit, we help people make the best decisions about medicines and other medical choices to achieve better health and economic outcomes.


We provide consumers and health professionals with practical tools and information about medicines, health conditions and medical tests. Our vision is to be an innovative change leader, trusted for our objective, collaborative and evidence-based approach to medicines and other medical choices.


Who we’re looking for


We believe it's important to be excellent at what we do and to recognise the skills and experience we all bring. Together we create an energy that values these different skill sets. Our people are passionate about our mission and are invested in our values, so you should be too. We believe that cultural fit is essential to success. These are our values, and they influence how we work together and how we reward our people:


  • Courage - we have the courage to think and do things differently for a better future.
  • Customer centricity - we meet the needs of our customers by listening, responding to feedback and adding value.
  • Collaboration - we seek connections, share learnings and help each other succeed.
  • Integrity - we are ethical, honest, transparent and open-minded.
  • Accountability - we do what we say we will do.


What you’ll be doing


This dynamic role will act as the innovator and enabler as well as the creative spirit that develops and curates various ideas, handles innovation projects and strategic orientation of preferred interventions. Furthermore, it will lead the design of programs and services in accord with relevant evidence, under appropriate clinical governance, and meeting the requirements of customers and NPS MedicineWise. The successful candidate will provide leadership in intervention science and behavior change design principles, as well as work collaboratively and effectively with managers and across the organisation in developing the organisation’s intervention suits to meet evolving customer and end user needs.


What you will need


  • Excellent leadership, people management skills and the ability to develop staff capability
  • Sound knowledge and understanding of business processes and strategic planning
  • High level relationship management skills including the ability to manage the needs of multiple stakeholders
  • Exceptional verbal and written communication skills
  • Proven ability to critically analyse problems and situations and recommend solutions
  • High level negotiation and influencing skills
  • Post graduate qualifications in a health discipline or equivalent experience.
  • Demonstrated understanding of implementation science, behaviour change methodologies, evidence-based medicines and therapeutics.
  • Demonstrated understanding of quality use of medicines and other medical choices and the stakeholders involved.
  • Demonstrated understanding of innovation management.
  • Experience working at a senior level managing and designing and/or implementing large health programs.
  • A track record as a coach, mentor and facilitator of cross-functional teams.
  • Motivation to support major organisational change and ongoing improvement and innovation.


What we offer


  • Salary packaging
  • WorkLife Balance days (available after an initial qualifying period)
  • Extra leave during Christmas and New Year
  • Flexible working arrangements
  • Discounted health insurance
  • Annual flu vaccinations
  • Workplace banking program
  • Employee assistance program


Help make Australia more medicinewise.


For a full position description which outlines the specific role requirements, please visit:


We are committed to achieving a diverse workforce and we strongly encourage applications from Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people for all our positions.


Contact: Gloria Antonio on (02) 8217 8604 for more information.


No agencies please.


You must be eligible to work in Australia. If you are successful for this role, you will be required to conduct pre-employment checks, including a Criminal History Check.

Job Ref: KC000067
Submitted: 22-04-2021

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