My description of Obex is essentially home away from home for me. The values that come from within the company and from the people whom I work with closely align with my own. They are genuinely supportive and promote personal growth as well as business.
[porto_blockquote]There is no greater sense of achievement for me than having a clinician use your medical device or implant successfully and witness a positive outcome for the patient.[/porto_blockquote]
I’m a Product Manager for the OR business unit, a role I was appointed to following 3 years as a Sales Consultant within the same business unit.
This position allows me to utilise the 10 years sales experience I have gained from being involved with medical devices. I still work within the OR team and my focus is with products within General surgery, Colorectal, Upper GI, Cardiac and Vascular specialties.
The Product Manager role is varied and challenging, the two components that really drive me to excel in what I do. I can be training the field sales team, setting up contracts and agreements with new or current suppliers or working on forecasts or strategies for business growth, for example. I continue to have field time to learn from our customers what is happening in the marketplace and to share with them our product developments.
The combination of determination and resilience keeps my drive and passion alive for the work I do. I also have a desire to help others and love that feeling of ‘making a difference’ to the patient’s life. There is a great sense of achievement in having a clinician chose to use one of our medical products (sometimes for the first time) successfully and witness a positive outcome for the patient.
I have a background in international healthcare experience, and was able to ‘hit the ground running’ in Auckland and being a likeable team player enjoy the unity within the team.
I find everyone at Obex to be engaged and we are all encouraged to achieve our personal and work goals. Recognition is forthcoming and fruitful when staff achieve their own and team success. Ultimately though, there is a feeling at Obex of one team who work very well together.
If you’re a team player who enjoys a good challenge in the workplace, you’ll find a career with Obex is very rewarding.