International Supply Planner

 Coles Supermarkets  Hawthorn East 

Requisition ID: 30179 

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.


About the role

The engine room of our business, our Central Operations team keeps us moving and delivering our services to all Australians. We empower and support our retail teams across the country, helping them deliver great experiences for our customers every single day.


We’re looking for an exceptional supply planning professional to join our team on a 12-month contract opportunity.


What you’ll be doing

You’ll provide long term planning to support international purchasing, as well as our replenishment approach to planned and unplanned events.


Other ways you can make an impact include:


  • managing day to day supply in line with current business expectations for working capital, availability, stock cover and waste
  • influencing suppliers to adapt production and container loading operations to ensure end to end cost reductions and efficiencies are maximised
  • providing insights to Merchandise that cover sourcing trends/alternatives, free trade opportunities, costing tools and legislative requirements
  • proactively seeking and identifying opportunities to improve the end-to-end international supply chain and managing the implementation of initiatives
  • developing and managing effective stakeholder relationships with key customers


Good things you’ll need

  • proven experience in an international supply chain or logistics role, with exposure to planning or inventory management preferred
  • knowledge of retail industry and FMCG, combined with analytical and modelling skills
  • an understanding of customer needs and shopping habits with knowledge of stock management principles
  • comfort with statistics, forecasting and replenishment methods
  • strong interpersonal skills with the ability to develop relationships across all levels and functions, as well as external suppliers
  • a track record of complying with tight deadlines and producing quality outcomes
  • exceptional oral and written communication skills

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.