Product Owner - Data

 Coles Supermarkets  Hawthorn East 

Requisition ID: 31868 

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.


What you’ll be doing


The Data team within the broader Coles Technology team focuses on building data collection and analytics capabilities to uncover customer, products and operational insights, providing data driven support to our users, and enabling Coles to be a data driven organisation.


We are embarking on engineering, enablement, operations and delivery of key data initiatives, building them using market leading cloud technologies, including; MS Azure, Databricks, Snowflake and Spark.


The cloud transformation journey we are in, focuses on democratising and streamlining sharing of data across team and will enable teams to operate more efficiently, provide better insights, and scale with the exponential growth of data.


You will be required to work closely with cross functional teams to shape and transform ideas and provide input, influence, and communicate innovative options and solutions


Strong stakeholder management and engagement skills are a must have, as well as the ability to work with external stakeholders and other departments.


As part of this role, you will be working across both strategy and execution, as well establishing roadmaps to leverage Coles assets to deliver value that aligns with the business strategies


Key responsibilities will include:


  • Responsible for product planning throughout the data product lifecycle, incl. gathering and prioritizing product features and customer requirements
  • Work closely with a wide variety of internal stakeholders including the engineering teams, operations, and other technology and business stakeholders to build the right data platform that ensures benefits and customer satisfaction goals are met
  • Support the introduction and adoption of Lean-Agile delivery processes in Data Team
  • Partner with senior stakeholders to build their data capabilities
  • Articulate and communicate the product vision, strategy, and roadmap to stakeholders
  • Maintain a clean product backlog with features prioritized by value
  • Facilitating workshops with stakeholders to explore concepts and ideas
  • Responsible to the development team to answer any questions team members have regarding the customer’s needs and the customer’s views of how the team is implementing a product feature.


Good things you’ll need


  • Minimum of 5 years’ experience as a product owner of digital products in an agile environment
  • Demonstrated success defining and launching excellent products
  • Proven ability to influence cross-functional teams without formal authority
  • Experience with roles in the data domain highly desirable
  • Understanding of business intelligence & analytics applications within corporate environments
  • Good understanding of retail domain
  • Proven experience and proficiency in all aspects of Information Management life cycle, data management, analytics, information governance, IM architecture, processes, technologies, and methodologies.
  • Experience in business change methodologies.


We’re looking for a team player with a collaborative mindset and the ability to work with different Business Units, stakeholders and across a variety of projects and teams. You will have an adaptable mindset, positive attitude, and process driven! If this sounds like you, we’re keen to talk to you.





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.