Expense and Business Improvement Specialist

 Coles Express   Hawthorn East 

Requisition ID: 29139 

Employment Type: Full time 

Good things start here

Hi, we’re Coles Group. We’re on a mission to sustainably feed all Australians to help them live healthier, happier lives.

With over 700 stores across the country, Coles Express is one of Australia’s leading fuel and convenience retailers. Whether it’s filling up the car, grabbing food to go, or topping up essential groceries, we’re here when you need us most. We’re also growing and innovating every day, so it’s an exciting time to get involved.


About the role

A newly created and excited opportunity has arisen for an experienced Expense and Business Improvement Specialist to join the Coles Express team and help drive the overall continuous improvement strategy. 


What you'll be doing

As part of this role, you will manage costs associated to store expenses and develop change strategies to simplify and improve store operations.

You’ll also:

  • Own expense management for all store related consumable including associated systems, contracts, suppliers, budget delivery and continuous improvement
  • Support all areas of continuous improvement including the implementation, simplification, and delivery of simplified solutions identifying new technology to simplify business needs
  • Engage and maintain working relationships with third party service providers, external services and general expense vendors providers 
  • Cross-functionally work with peers across the brand to support the business strategy and budgets, incorporating major business initiatives for expense reduction
  • Project management for simplification and process improvements to improve ways of working for TMs and for customers
  • Conduct deep dive analytics in focus areas identifying opportunities and/or risks to the business
  • Collaborate with counterparts within Coles to ensure consistency among processes and procedures.


Good things you'll need

You will have an analytical mindset and have demonstrated experience in leading process and system improvements in an operational environment.


You’ll also need

  • A record of implementing strategy and delivering results
  • Proven experience in working cross functionally in a fast-paced environment
  • Strong commercial acumen and experience applying this in a competitive retail landscape
  • Ability to analyse and interpret complex data and financial reporting
  • Outstanding analytical skills and ability to see the bigger picture
  • Project management experience with practical knowledge of PM tools and techniques to support delivery #LI-BU

Why Coles?
Join a big team, get big benefits. You can look forward to great discounts across all our supermarkets and brands, and even a chance to taste-test new products. You’re also stepping into a culture that truly values what you do and celebrates your success. But that’s just the tip of the iceberg. Explore all this and more at our Coles Careers website. 

Coles Group is an endorsed employer for all women. See our range of benefits and policies directly at WORK180: Coles Group – Work180 Endorsed Employer

For everyone who shares our passion
We encourage applications from people of all ages, nationalities, abilities and cultures – including Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples, the LGBTQI+ community and people living with disability. We’re happy to adjust our recruitment process to support accessibility needs – so reach out to us at www.careers.colesgroup.com.au > Careers for everyone > Disability employment.

Keen as a bean? Just lettuce know
If you like the sound of us (and our corny food puns), then jump in and submit your application. We’d love to hear from you!