Transport Operations Manager QLD

 Distribution Centres  Parkinson 

Requisition ID: 32417 

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 the 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.


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 Transport Operations Manager to join our team.


What you’ll be doing
You’ll take responsibility for aligning all intrastate transport activities, including the integration of primary and secondary tasks, across our expanded State Transport Network.

Other ways you can make an impact include:


  • standardise and implement common processes and procedures between our transport network, DCs, 3PL Operations teams, stores and suppliers
  • participating in effective contractor management to achieve best value and ensuring all contractual obligations are delivered
  • aiming to reduce transport costs, optimising inbound and outbound freight networks
  • improving planning approach, systems and availability for our stores
  • setting budgets, contract pricing and operational service agreement
  • ensuring store customer service needs are met and targets achieved


Good things you’ll need

  • proven ability to negotiate, coordinate and influence outcomes outside of normal reporting structures – inclusive of third parties with parallel or differing interests
  • a strong track record of operations management within a complex transport or supply chain environment
  • experience with project implementation and operation of supply chain systems
  • the ability to understand and interpret contracts (particularly in complex multiple partnerships)
  • commercial experience in assisting / setting an annual budget
  • analytical, financial and business acumen with the ability to deliver measurable business improvements
  • highly developed interpersonal skills with the ability to communicate, influence and manage relationships with various levels of stakeholders


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.

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.

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.