Commercial Manager NSW

Requisition ID: 52774 

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.


Work in one of the largest and smartest finance functions among ASX-listed companies, with a positive culture, high quality leaders and the opportunity to make an impact on highly commercial, highly visible programs of work that inform and enable business strategy. We care for our people with a focus on wellbeing, fairness and equity, and you’re trusted to work in a way that works best for you.



About the role


As the Commercial Manager - NSW you’ll report to the Head of Finance – Supply Chain.  This role will lead the Distribution Centre (DC) finance and Commercial Finance function supporting the Distribution Centre Managers (DCM’s) and the Operations teams across NSW.  The role will work across 3 Distribution Centres located in Eastern Creek & Smeaton Grange.




What you’ll be doing


  • Lead the budgeting process in the DC’s on behalf of finance including establishing clear KPI’s, cost reduction initiatives and useful tools an analysis to enable better planning and decision making.
  • Coach and mentor analyst to support the commercial network
  • Influence and engage across the business to provide commercial finance support including analysis change decision making planning and forecasting
  • Working in partnership with the DCM’s and Supply Chain Project manage is across the business to embed central initiatives with commercial decision support governance and ensuring operations strategies and initiatives deliver benefits for the network
  • Identify commercial risk and opportunities across the DC ongoing and work with the business to implement risk mitigation plans and provide insight and visibility into drivers of performance to improve commercial outcomes
  • Work closely with the broader finance community to lead the development of common best practice processes and standardised ways of working
  • Ensure that all business plans, budgets and regular reporting across supply are accurate, delivered on time




Good things you’ll need


  • Experience in Supply Chain, Manufacturing or Logistics preferred
  • A relevant Degree or Qualification as CA or CPA
  • Finance experience in a FMCG or Retail environment desirable
  • A strong working history in a Commercial role
  • Varied finance background covering financial control, financial reporting, planning and analysis and business partnering
  • Experience influencing to improve the strategic direction and performance of the business
  • Able to drive change, partner with key stakeholders and able to challenge decisions #LI-FIN




Why Coles?
You’re joining a culture that truly cares about your wellbeing, values what you do and celebrates your success. We’ll invest in you and your career with best practice training, development, and leadership programs. You’ll also receive fantastic team member discounts across our supermarkets and brands.

As part of our focus on achieving a gender balanced workforce, we belong to the WORK180 network as an endorsed employer for women. Our commitment to helping all women thrive in the workplace includes initiatives such as our recently updated parental leave policy, flexible working options and our Employee Assistance Program.

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.

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.