Commercial Administrator

 Coles Supermarkets  Hawthorn East 

Requisition ID: 51013 

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.


The Merchandise team at Coles plays a critical role and pride themselves on building sustainable long term supplier relationships, developing new range offers and ideas, and working on convenient, healthy solutions.

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 through to the Process Lead Analyst you will support the administration and communications relating to supplier price increases, in order to support Coles in meeting its compliance obligations. You will communicate with the merchandise team and suppliers.


What you'll be doing

This position will see you managing a variety of administrative tasks, supporting allocated Business Category Manager groups. You will require solid interpersonal and communication skills to work cross-functionally and effectively with key stakeholders. 


You'll also:

  • Manage supplier communication and support submission of information.
  • Provide status reports covering each CPU to the Business Unit/Business Category Manager Groups.
  • Assist with workflow and embed process, flagging any pending compliance risks.
  • Capture key data and liaise with stakeholders to provide effective outcomes. 


Good things you'll need

This position will suit a detail-oriented person, who has prior experience in and enjoys administrative tasks.


You'll also need:

  • 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. 
  • Strong stakeholder management skills.
  • An analytical mindset and efficiency in working with reports.


Given the state/ territory of the position you are applying for, 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, 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.

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.