General Insurance Business Partner

 Coles Supermarkets  HAWTHORN EAST 

Requisition ID: 32927 

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.


At Coles Group Insurance, we protect our people, customers and business. From property and cyber, to public liability and workers compensation, we work across the company to understand our risks, provide exceptional coverage, deliver strategic advice, and bring our business goals and values to life. 


About the role

The Group Insurance team is a significant part of the Coles finance, incorporating fund management, workers compensation, litigation and Corporate insurance placement and management.  The team works across all brands of the business providing insurance guidance and advice. 

An exciting new opportunity exists for a General Insurance Business Partner to join Coles Group Insurance.


Reporting to the General Insurance Manager, you will be provide insurance-based risk management services, advice and guidance to all Coles brands.  


What you’ll be doing

On a day-to-day basis this role will see you partner with the business to understand insurance risk financing requirements and ensure effective coverage, including the provision of timely, accurate and useful insurance insights. You will support the design and implementation of all aspects of the Group’s external insurance program, particularly the engagement with external stakeholders, and leading the renewal price validation and testing.


You’ll also:

  • Advise the business on insurance and indemnity requirements within contracts
  • Provide guidance and technical support to Brands
  • Assist the General Insurance Manager to plan and deliver Business Unit workshops as required
  • Manage and lead the Risk Engineering program
  • Lead the claims management to understand the claims data and presenting it in a format for insurers to understand – ultimately assisting with the placement of policies
  • Monitor and review regulatory, legislative, legal precedent and industry developments and understand their impact on the group’s risk insurance program
  • Assist and support the General Insurance Manager on major Projects within the business


Good things you’ll need

A strong result driven professional with a demonstrated experience in an insurance role within a similar industry. You’ll have strong knowledge of insurance and / or risk management concepts including pricing and underwriting aspects and program design.


You’ll also need

  • Understanding of key regulatory and statutory insurance obligations
  • An understanding of risk financial concepts and risk management principals relating to insurance
  • Strong working knowledge of project management principals
  • Advanced level experience with MS Office
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills and the ability to engage senior stakeholders
  • Tertiary qualifications in commerce, business, risk management or insurance will be highly desirable #LI-BU

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.