Pallet Controller

 [[cust_CareersBrand]]   Parkinson 

Requisition ID: 56360 

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.

About the role

Bridging the gap between our suppliers, distribution centres and stores, our Supply Chain team works with thousands of trusted businesses every day. We work hard to make life easier, safer and more sustainable across our network, as well as maintain the availability and quality of our products for our customers.


We’re looking for an exceptional Pallet Controller to join our team at the Parkinson Distribution Centre (DC).


The role


As the Pallet Controller, based at our Parkinson DC, you’ll play a key part in providing process and system advice to the business in relation to equipment control and management. You’ll develop, implement and help maintain standard operating procedures across the distribution centres and brandish ideas on how to effectively communicate these.

Other ways in which you can make an impact include:

  • Adapting and following best practices to optimise performance, sharing insights and opportunities to improve with internal teams and trading partners.
  • Training and supporting staff on the importance of equipment control and on key processes and procedures.
  • Managing Coles pooling assets through pallet control system.
  • Managing the expense of pallets and other External Owned Assets (EOA), including daily, weekly and monthly reporting.
  • Promoting an organisational culture which recognises the value of reusable equipment and equipment control.


Good things you’ll need

We’re looking for an experienced Pallet Controller who has experience working in a fast paced environment

you’ll also need

  • a strong problem-solving ability coupled with the capacity to identify areas for continuous improvement, as well as design and implement solutions through root cause analysis
  • previous equipment control experience and knowledge of cloud-based control systems
  • a high level of comfort building and maintaining effective working relationships with internal team members, trading partners and customers
  • the ability to work autonomously and in a team environment across all levels of the organisation
  • high attention to detail and accuracy
  • strong time management and organisational skills
  • the ability to build relationships and influence key stakeholder groups (internally and externally)
  • a familiarity with working in a fast paced and constantly changing environment

a high level of proficiency with Microsoft products (preferably MS Excel)


Given the state/ territory in which this role is located, and to enable Coles to provide a safe environment for its team members, there may be a requirement for you to receive a COVID-19 vaccination before commencing work for Coles at a Coles site, unless you are medically exempt. Given this, you will be required to disclose your COVID-19 vaccination status as part of your application for employment with Coles. You may be required to provide further evidence of vaccination status as part of your application.

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’ll be stepping into a culture that truly values what you do and celebrates your success.

As part of our focus on achieving a gender balanced workforce, we belong to the WORK180 network as an endorsed employer for women.

But that’s just the tip of the iceberg. You can 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 > 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!