Group Product Owner - Data

 [[cust_CareersBrand]]  Hawthorn East 

Requisition ID: 47341 

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 Strategy and Transformation team forms part of our Centre of Excellence and plays a critical role in providing Subject Matter Expertise and support to our Business Unit teams across the Coles Merchandise business. 


About the role 

The Group Product Owner - Data will help build out and embed the group data strategy and will be responsible for operationalising and leading this newly created Data Governance & Analytics team.  

Key accountabilities include establishing data management and governance foundations, delivering insight generation solutions, collaboration, planning, and uplifting data capabilities for the Coles Merchandise business.  


What you’ll be doing 

As a newly created position and team, you will have an opportunity to build the foundational structure and develop a way of working; bringing structure and governance to the way we manage and govern our product data & analytics.  


You’ll also: 

  • Set the Merchandise Data strategy and vision. Own, shape and operationalise the Merchandise Data strategy roadmap. 

  • Engage with the broad senior stakeholder group to influence product data decisions at an enterprise level. 

  • Act as the delegate for the Product Data Owner, leading the team responsible for Product Data.

  • Act as Business Owner of the Master Data Management (MDM) system, helping operationalise MDM within a data governance & compliance framework.

  • Work with various project teams to ensure project alignment and coordination. 

  • Manage your team in the delivery of capabilities to support the Merchandise business.  

  • Provide direction, team management and oversight of capabilities.


Good things you’ll need 

  • A tertiary qualification in Information Technology, data analytics or associated field is highly regarded.  

  • Demonstrated experience in leading data and analytics teams, or hubs. 

  • Demonstrated experience in working with and influencing senior stakeholders within a complex matrix environment. 


Experience preferred across the following: 

  • Working with retail product data  

  • Creating and setting data strategy and implementing this across multiple functional groups. 

  • Data management and governance, data analytics reporting and visualisation. 

  • Knowledge of data and analytics leading market trends and best practises. 

  • Complex problem-solving skills, with the ability to manage change in an organisation. 


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.