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Third Party Governance Advisor

Coles Supermarkets  Hawthorn East 


Requisition ID: 6230 

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.

The Legal team at Coles is committed to understanding the goals and values of the business. Team members within the legal function fast become trusted advisers to the business, offering practical and commercial advice across a broad array of platforms.


About the role

Reporting into the Head of Group Risk, we have an exciting fixed-term opportunity for a Third Party Governance Advisor to join the Legal team at our Store Support Centre in Hawthorn East.


Coles engages a number of external organisations (“Third Parties” or “Suppliers”) to provide goods and services which are not for resale to customers. The responsibilities and requirements of Coles’ team members in managing these third are defined in our Third Party Management framework.


Through your expertise and understanding of the supplier management life cycle, you will work closely with Group Risk, Procurement and Legal teams to support implementation of the Third Party Management framework across the Coles Group.


What you'll be doing:

  • Subject matter expert (SME) coordinating and supporting the implementation of our Third Party Management framework.
  • Deliver change management activities across the organisation, including communications and training, and designing and creating simple tools and documentation. 
  • Work with the Procurement team and other key stakeholders to conduct proactive supplier assessment.
  • Conduct analysis on the implementation of the framework to analyse trends and opportunities for improvement.


Good things you'll need:

  • Knowledge of supplier management frameworks, principles and practices; contract management, enterprise risk management and compliance frameworks.
  • Stakeholder management, strong communication and influencing skills.
  • Proven project management skills and delivery of critical projects.
  • Ability to explain concepts clearly and support with on-going training.
  • Capability in analyse, interpret and report complex information.
  • Tertiary degree in law, risk management, finance, economics, IT, engineering or relevant discipline preferred.


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.