Meet the Panasonic Australia team

Who We Are

In pursuit of “A Better Life, A Better World”, this is the ideology Panasonic lives by and we invite our employees to do the same.  We pursue a better life and world not just for our company but also for our employees. Panasonic has recently celebrated 100 years of operation, starting as a small business and growing into a household brand.

Photo:Ranjit Sohoni  Senior Product Marketing Manager

Ranjit Sohoni
Senior Product Marketing Manager

I have been with Panasonic Australia for a little over 18 months as a Product Marketing Manager in the Security Systems business division. During this time I have had the opportunity to work with a fantastic team who helped with a smooth transition into the company, as well as helped me progress within my role. I also received great support from the management team, and my aspirations and desire to experience new roles were taken on board during the annual appraisals. With my recent elevation to the position of Senior Product Marketing Manager in the mobile solutions business division, I feel that the company really do help employees in the development of their careers.

Photo:Marcele Zenezi  Supervisor – International Logistics

Marcele Zenezi
Manager – International Logistics

What I enjoy the most about working at Panasonic Australia is the feeling that my work is of value. Panasonic Australia recognises the hard work and commitment of their staff and takes every opportunity to show its appreciation. This recognition motivates me to work to the best of my ability to achieve my goals and those of Panasonic Australia.

Photo:Jason Lee  National Marketing Manager

Jason Lee
Regional Marketing Manager

I was initially employed at Panasonic within the Product Marketing team, a pivotal role that supported a number of marketing, sales, and engineering job functions. Over the years, with the support from senior management, I’ve managed to progress into a more senior position in Marketing Communications.

As a marketing professional I’ve always been particular about the organisations I’ve worked for, ensuring that company values and culture align with my own personal beliefs. Panasonic has been no exception, providing great care for employees and ensuring that training and support is always at hand for those willing to progress their career.

Photo:Charissa Sano  Category & Planning Manager

Charissa Sano
Category & Marketing Communications Manager

The best part of working for Panasonic is the wonderful group of people I get to work with and the enjoyable work environment they create. In my career I am fortunate to have had the opportunity to work for Panasonic both in Japan and for the last 9 years in Australia. During this time Panasonic Australia has provided me with opportunities to grow and challenge myself, and the support and training required to be successful. I started in the Consumer Electronics Group as an Analyst in 2010, became a Product Manager in 2011, Planning Team Manager in 2015 and in 2019 I have taken on an exciting new role of Home Appliance Category & Planning Manager. I am also very grateful to my managers at Panasonic for supporting me as a working Mum, in particular giving me the flexibility I need to support my family while achieving my career goals.

Photo:Cale Whiting  Associate Product Manager

Cale Whiting
Associate Product Manager

Panasonic is a very rewarding place to work. I began my journey with the company in 2014 when I was selected as a marketing graduate upon completion of my university degree. Panasonic have been fantastic at encouraging my personal development. For example, I was able to attend media training sessions with a 3rd party to develop confidence in public speaking and addressing external stakeholders.

My hard work has been acknowledged as I have been promoted once to an Analyst and again to my current role as Associate Product Manager. I take great pride in working for a global, reputable brand that is known for its quality and innovation. An experience that I will never forget is travelling to Japan to see the products I manage being built from scratch. The technology and processes that create such superior products and solutions are truly incredible.