Business Analyst - Marketing and Loyalty Finance

 Coles Supermarkets  Hawthorn East 

Requisition ID: 53979 

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


If you’re a Finance devotee who believes in creating value and playing a key strategic enabler role, then keep reading! We’re on the lookout for Business Analysts to come and join us at Coles Group.


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. Because we believe flexible work is a thing we do, not a place we go.



What you'll be doing


As the Business Analyst - Marketing and Loyalty Finance, you'll deliver accurate reporting and forecasting to senior stakeholders across the business. Pro-actively drive process improvement across this space through the change agenda/transformation programme within finance focusing on simplifying our business with improved ways of working.


You'll partner with specific Marketing teams to identify commercial opportunities and work collaboratively with senior stakeholders to ensure people and process controls are upheld; including upskilling business teams on commercial acumen.  And conduct analytical problem solving on strategic issues by providing analytical support to your business partners and the wider finance team identifying opportunities and/or risks to the business. Identify trends and relationships to determine the drivers of business performance.  In addition you'll build clear, concise financial models to analyse complex data sets; and presentation tools to support and enable effective business partnering and business accountability



Good things you'll need


  • CA/CPA qualification and 5+ years’ experience post degree
  • Strong analytical skills involving simplification of complex (and sometimes ambiguous) financial information for financial and non-financial stakeholders. With proven ability to interrogate data and financial systems to extract and manipulate data.
  • Strong focus on controls and attention to detail whilst working at pace. An innate ability and improvement mindset to simplify and automate processes and analysis
  • Demonstrated commercial acumen and innovative thinking, with exposure to delivering successful outcomes in commercial environments.
  • Concrete understanding of accounting principles. Advanced Excel and PowerPoint skills to analyse and summarise high volumes of data and effectively present findings.
  • Knowledge of SAP and TM1 preferred but not essential #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.



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.