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Business Analyst Operations Planning

Coles Supermarkets  Hawthorn East 


Requisition ID: 5539 

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


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.


What you’ll be doing


This is an exciting role supporting our Operations Planning processes including budget and multi-year strategic planning and acting as a key liaison point between the Operations Finance and Group Finance teams. You will support decision making by providing accurate insights delivered on time, work as a team player, influence and engage across the business and within the team to drive continuous improvements across planning systems and processes. In addition, you will own the Operations capital forecasting process, including setting budgets, ongoing monitoring of performance vs budget, and forecasting.


Good things you’ll need


We’re after highly skilled professionals with considerable experience.


You’ll also need:

  • a CPA/CA qualification with PQE
  • TM1 experience preferable but not essential
  • excellent accounting and financial knowledge with the ability to simplify a complex financial story and communicate effectively to operators
  • demonstrated commercial acumen, with exposure to delivering successful outcomes in commercial environments
  • proven ability to interrogate data and financial systems to extract and manipulate data, and upload budgets and forecasts
  • efficient, advanced Excel skills to analyse and summarise high volumes of data. Proficient user of pivot tables, VLOOKUP’s, macros
  • excellent interpersonal and oral communication skills, with proven ability to:
    • educate financial and non-financial stakeholders on the key drivers of performance; and
    • interpret, challenge and clarify ad-hoc requests by determining the key questions that need to be answered and appropriate format and priority of response.


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.