Finance Business Partner, eComm

 Coles Supermarkets  HAWTHORN EAST 

Requisition ID: 26252 

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.


Our Finance team partner with every area of our business and ensure commercial thinking feeds into everything we do. By working across every team, we look at how we’re performing and provide useable insights to support strategic business decisions. With Australian ‘CFO of The Year’ Leah Weckert steering our team, we set up our customers and people for success through good commercial sense.



About the role


A great opportunity has arisen to join the eCommerce team as Finance Business Partner.  As customers’ needs and the retail landscape are changing, our Online business is key to Coles’ future success and in this role, you will work at pace alongside the Commercial and Operations team to support the strategic growth agenda and drive value creation.



What you'll be doing


  • Perform analysis and provide insight to help the business understand performance and drive action to address issues/leverage opportunities
  • Partner with business to ensure delivery of Smarter Selling savings
  • Own Corporate Plan & budget process for eCommerce, focusing on continuous improvement to ensure alignment across stakeholders (e-comm & cross-functional) and strategy
  • Own period performance reporting & forecasting to Group and eComm LT
  • Own relationship with Operations finance to ensure alignment on eComm operating expense P&L lines within overall supermarkets’ costs
  • Take finance lead on investment appraisal for Operations initiatives including business case and approval process, monitoring results and PIRs
  • Partner with the Ocado finance team to ensure integration of processes, establishment of reporting and alignment on future impacts of program to eComm expense lines
  • Define reporting suite for eCommerce Operations, supported by Data & Reporting team, to ensure insightful and action-focused reporting
  • Financial process governance, risk management and control



Good things you'll need


  • Proven experience in preparing, understanding and analysing financial information to identify business opportunities/challenges and recommend course of action
  • Proven ability to challenge & influence key business stakeholders (finance and non-finance) to achieve best for business outcomes
  • Experience of navigating complex problems and problem solving
  • Experience of presenting financial information concisely which focuses on drawing out insight
  • Experience of owning end-to-end planning process
  • Strong interpersonal skills with the ability to influence at all levels of the organisation  
  • Commercial awareness
  • Highly effective communication skills, both verbal and written (email, Word, PowerPoint)
  • Strong Excel and financial modelling skills
  • System literacy; experience of developing dashboards in Power BI or similar desirable #LI-FIN



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.

Coles Group is an endorsed employer for all women. See our range of benefits and policies directly at WORK180: Coles Group – Work180 Endorsed Employer

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.