Payroll Specialist

Coles Supermarkets  HAWTHORN EAST 


Requisition ID: 25323 

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 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 125,000 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


We’re a diverse bunch and we authentically celebrate this at Coles Group. Our People & Culture team work hard to create an inclusive workplace driven by support and empowerment. Working across our Centres of Excellence, P&C Central and Business Partnering, we focus on bringing out the best in our people, making their lives easier through better experiences, helpful tools, innovative tech and ongoing career opportunities.



What you'll be doing


To start immediately, this is a 12-month Fixed Term Contract which sits within Coles Group Limited, supporting all brands across the Coles Group Portfolio (i.e. Express, Liquor, Coles Services, Distribution Centres, RROA, Chef Fresh and Supermarkets). The Coles Group consists of 125,000 employees spanning across Australia. The primary purpose of this role is to execute and deliver cyclical payroll activities and manage escalated query resolution from the outsourced payroll provider or internal stakeholders.


The primary objective of the Payroll Specialist position is to execute the service delivery of the operational payroll function across Coles, deliver payroll operating processes across brands and deliver a seamless service between internal and external payroll activity related providers. 



Good things you’ll need


We’re after highly skilled payroll professionals with considerable experience.


You’ll also need:

  • proven experience in a payroll operations environment
  • demonstrated experience with payroll and the ability to handle large volume of queries
  • experience with SAP and SuccessFactors highly regarded and preferred
  • intermediate to advanced MS Excel skills
  • experience with Kronos and TMW (team member workbench) would be an added advantage
  • demonstrated understanding of leave accruals/ entitlements, terminations/ redundancies, payroll tax and workcover legislation, superannuation and PAYG
  • demonstrated experience in interpreting complex industrial instruments including Modern Awards and Enterprise Agreements (EAs)
  • experience in identifying and consolidating compliance risks and issues across an organisation
  • prior tactical experience in a complex payroll environment
  • support with BAU activities #LI-PC


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.