ADC Shift Manager - Redbank Automated Distribution Centre

From small everyday moments to larger-scale changes unique to a business like ours, as Retail Leader, you’ll really see the difference your work makes every day. Whether you’re in a distribution centre, a bakery, in-store or on the road, you’re an important part of an Aussie icon at the heart of the nation.


About the role

At Coles, our Distribution Centres play a key role moving products through our Supply Chain, to provide extraordinary in store shopping experiences for our customers.


We’re looking for a Shift Manager to join our brand-new automated distribution centre!


This is an incredible opportunity to be involved in the commissioning of our first automated distribution centre which will use world-class technology to modernise our Supply Chain. Epic in scale and design, our new facility represents the future of logistics.


Located in Redbank Queensland, our new facility  will deliver outstanding service level fulfilment to our stores. Critical to the site’s success, are our people who’ll enable seamless operational delivery. As Shift Manager, your passion to lead teams and build a culture of innovation and operational excellence will be highly valued and your ability to energise and empower others will be essential. Importantly, you will lead by example, always keeping Safety and Compliance front of mind in your leadership.


What you'll be doing


  • Manage day to day operations in the facility, providing operational leadership, direction and support to achieve optimal performance
  • Ensure continual review, improvement and maintenance of operational activities to drive efficiency, service, safety, engagement and value within DC operations.
  • Enable the continuous flow of stock, taking immediate corrective action as required, trouble shooting and undertaking root cause analysis as required.
  • Ensure work carried out adheres to Coles Quality, Compliance, Safety, Reliability and Cost requirements.
  • Drive engagement across the team, facilitating the sharing of ideas in a way that supports achievement of KPIs and continuous improvement.
  • Manage internal and external stakeholder relationships.
  • Sponsor and lead change initiatives within the DC, including partnering with support functions throughout Supply Chain and other business units.

About you and your skills:


We are seeking a goal orientated leader with demonstrated commercial business acumen and delivery in operational excellence across Supply/Manufacturing. You are someone that energises and enables the team to deliver with pride through your leadership. You'll be invested in creating a great team and workplace culture that fosters growth and development for you and your team.


You will also:


  • Possess strong knowledge of lean, six sigma processing principles.
  • Be an experienced leader with proven high level people management skills for large teams of 100+.
  • Boast extensive experience with performance metrics, process improvement and people leadership.
  • Possess strong operational experience in Manufacturing, Warehousing, Automation and/or Retail.

Even if you don’t fulfil all the requirements listed above, we’d still love to see your application.


Take your next step into something bigger, apply now


With us it’s not about the discounts (although you do get those), it’s about joining a team where your wellbeing and professional development is our investment and celebrating your contributions is the norm. And because everyone leads unique lives, we offer flexible work, additional leave and parental leave entitlements.


We’re continuing to build a gender equitable team, and a culture that’s just as diverse, inclusive and welcoming as the communities we serve. We encourage applications from people of all ages, cultures (including Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Peoples), abilities, sexual orientation and gender identities.


We’re happy to adjust our recruitment process to support candidates with disability. Find out more in the ‘Our Recruitment Process’ section of our careers site.


Safer together​


We’re committed to providing a safe environment for our team members and our customers, so you’ll need to be vaccinated against COVID-19 before joining the team, unless you’re medically exempt. You’ll also need to disclose and evidence your COVID-19 vaccination status as part of your application. Thanks for understanding.


Job ID: 56800 

Employment Type: Full time