Business Analyst - Commercial

Coles Supermarkets  Hawthorn East 


Requisition ID: 19953 

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 Coles Express team has arisen on a permanent basis. As the Business Analyst, you will partner and support the team to drive and deliver key objectives within the Coles Express division with end-to-end visibility. An exciting time for Coles, you will have the opportunity to work in an everchanging business.


What you’ll be doing:  


With over 715 Coles Express locations, you will have the opportunity to work with leaders and teams across various levels.


You’ll also: 

  • Support FBP’s in day to day reporting and understanding commercial performance – sales and profit drivers
  • Ownership of ad hoc category performance reviews
  • Manage commercial income process (straights and rebates)
  • Assessment and recommendation of proposed business cases
  • Cost centre and commercial deck monthly reporting (including risks and ops)
  • Involvement in promotional and trade planning process - evolve reporting tools
  • Simplify and distil complex financial scenarios to non-finance stakeholders
  • Understanding business context and identifying opportunities for improvement
  • Weekly/monthly review of results and challenging stakeholders as appropriate
  • Be a business coach to improve commercial acumen of the Commercial teams


Good things you’ll need 


  • Finance experience in a retail/FMCG environment desirable but not essential
  • Experience interacting with financial and non-financial stakeholders
  • Proven experience in preparing, understanding, and analysing financial information to identify business opportunities / challenges and recommend alternate actions
  • Previous experience in managing priorities and expectations
  • Ability to work collaboratively in a peer team



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.