Business Category Coordinator

 Coles Supermarkets  Hawthorn East 

Requisition ID: 32943 

Employment Type: Fixed Term 

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.


To understand our merchandise business, we need to understand our customers. That’s why you’ll find us working across all business units at Coles Supermarkets, Liquor and Express. Supermarkets is one of the largest teams at Coles, but we’re a close-knit group that come from all over the world. We’re passionate about working at the forefront of merchandising and making sure our customers have quality products at the right price.


About the role


Reporting to the Senior Category Manager and supporting the broader Merchandise team, your time will be spent managing all administration duties for your portfolio and supporting the category in promotional planning, sales forecasting, event planning, range reviews, supplier relationships  and queries from customers and stores.


This is a full time, 12 Month Fixed Term opportunity.


What you’ll be doing


  • Managing the end to end promotional planning including forecasting, execution and tracking performance.
  • Support in range reviews with analysis, layout updates and manage new range implementation.
  • Support the Category Manager with reporting.
  • Manage the end to end planning of seasonal events including off location shippers.
  • Support in key category projects and marketing requests for promotional activity.
  • Support the team with Production and Operation admin tasks including stock management, approving orders.
  • Support the team with communications to stores and helpdesks.


Good things you’ll need


This position will suit an experienced Category or Buyers Administrator.


  • A strong customer service and administration background.
  • A commercial mindset and ability to think laterally.
  • A proactive nature which drives you to go above and beyond to get the job done.
  • High attention to detail in everything that you do.
  • The ability to support the team in the smooth administration of the categorie's.
  • Strong stakeholder management skills.
  • An analytical mindset and be efficient in working with reports.

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.