Design Development Manager

Coles Supermarkets  Hawthorn East 


Requisition ID: 19012 

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.

About the role

With over 2500 retail locations around the country, our Property team looks after one of the most dynamic portfolios in Australia. Working with teams across the business, we provide a range of services from site acquisition, leasing and renewals, through to development, construction and asset management. We’re growing too, so it’s a great time to jump on board and build your career.


You’ll be surrounded by talented and driven colleagues who’ll support and challenge ideas, to help drive the very best outcomes always.


What you’ll be doing

You’ll work collaboratively with many other functional teams to design, scope and cost projects for new Liquor stores for both leasehold and freehold teams aligned to Store Development operational and design requirements.


Other ways you can make an impact include:

  • reviewing and evaluating development opportunities for new space
  • planning and approval of projects for delivery within corporate plan pipeline
  • gaining approvals in conjunction with other Property Teams
  • conducting due diligence on schemes, including detailed risk assessments and mitigation for all approved plans


Good things you’ll need

  • strong understanding of retail planning, preferably in food and liquor retailing
  • expertise in design solutions, AFL, lease negotiations, DAs, necessary design development requirements and building contracts
  • demonstration of financial acumen and cost management
  • strong negotiation and influencing skills
  • the ability to challenge stakeholders appropriately

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.