Business Unit Integration Manager

Coles Supermarkets  Hawthorn East 


Requisition ID: 24599 

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.


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

The Business Unit Integration Manager will partner with our Business Unit teams to deliver readiness for Ocado fulfillment.


What you’ll be doing

This is a Senior opportunity within the Merchandise Strategy & Transformation team, that will see you influencing at a Senior Leadership level and navigating numerous internal stakeholders. This position will suit an aspiring Senior Category Manager, or an experienced Commercial Leader with retail/FMCG experience.


You’ll also:

  • Drive strategy, working with the Business Units to deliver our range extension and readiness for Ocado.
  • Interact and influence cross-functionally.
  • Drive and deliver change management programs across the aligned Business Unit.
  • Support the identification, resourcing plan and roadmap to deliver destination categories – partnering with consultants and Senior Leaders.
  • Review supplier capability and competitor gaps.
  • Be responsible for keeping the project team and Business Unit and Centres of Excellence leadership team updated on progress, with early escalation of challenges/risks.


Good things you’ll need

  • Demonstrated experience in Category Management, Supply Chain or Operations.
  • Demonstrated experience of complex problem solving and managing change in an organisation.
  • The ability to influence across multiple stakeholders and functions.
  • Commercial experience managing KPIs and delivering positive financial outcomes.
  • An analytical mindset, with the ability to navigate and interpret data to support decision making and strategic delivery.
  • Strong communication skills, both written and verbal.
  • Highly capable in Power point, excel, with the ability to translate data for presentation.


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.