Finance Manager - DC Automation

Coles Supermarkets  Hawthorn East 


Requisition ID: 17444 

Employment Type: Full time 


Good things start here


This could be the very first step towards an exciting new career with us – a fresh beginning. At Coles Group, these are moments we live for.


Starting good things is what drives our purpose: to sustainably feed all Australians so they can lead healthier, happier lives. With a team of 120,000 people and an iconic portfolio of Australia’s most trusted brands, we’re perfectly positioned to turn a promising start into a whole lot more.



Our Finance team partner with every area of our business and ensure commercial thinking feeds into everything we do. By working across every team, we look at how we’re performing and provide useable insights to support strategic business decisions. With Australian ‘CFO of The Year’ Leah Weckert steering our team, we set up our customers and people for success through good commercial sense. 



About the role 


A fantastic opportunity to join our broader Coles Finance team has arisen on a permanent basis to work closely with various stakeholders and General Management. The Finance Manager will partner with Senior Leadership teams and industry experts and to support the investment, construction, implementation and integration of two Automated Distribution Centres to continue Coles’ journey into the future. You will lead the development of better ways of working through various process improvements as well as providing clear insight on various key initiatives.



What you’ll be doing


You will provide key financial and commercial support to Chiefs of Function, Project Teams and Operations Senior Leadership Teams and be part of key decision making.


You’ll also: 

  • Autonomously lead financial control, governance and integration for strategic programs for the area of the business this role supports.
  • Lead the strategy refresh, updates and planning processes, including supporting with preparation of board papers.
  • Actively monitor results against targets, assessing risks, opportunities, provide recommendations and challenge financial decision making.
  • Play a leadership role in establishing new reporting and ways of working within finance & operations to compliment the Coles journey into the future
  • Manage budgets and forecasts, including responsibility of month-end close process, review of project expenditure and reporting for DC Automation.
  • Complete financial assessment and appraisal of initiatives and related investments
  • Lead and mentor both direct reports and the broader commercial & project team



Good things you’ll need 


We’re after a savvy senior Finance Manager that has worked and thrives in a complex fast paced environment, while looking for ways to improve.  

You’ll also need: 

  • Finance experience in a retail environment is desirable but not essential with the right combination of experience
  • Finance experience partnering large projects desirable but not essential
  • Ability to influence and challenge senior stakeholders to create sound commercial and financial outcomes
  • Proven experience in delivering financial control information to identify business opportunities/challenges, recommend alternate actions, and oversee implementation
  • Proven ability to drive organisational change
  • Experience in developing and managing high performance finance teams
  • CA/CPA qualified #LI-FIN


Why Coles?
We’re committed to making this a great place to work, from day one. From flexible working arrangements to discounts across all our internal brands (including 5% off at Coles supermarkets!), there are plenty of reasons to love working here. Explore all this and more at our Coles Careers website.


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.


We’d love to meet you
If you have the skills, experience and motivation to succeed in this role, please take the next step and submit your application.