Senior Fin Mgr Comm Planning & Insights

 Coles Supermarkets  HAWTHORN EAST 

Requisition ID: 35310 

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


Today, the opportunities for growth across Coles’ Finance team offer more potential than ever.  Our Senior Finance Managers play a key role in that progress by identifying and capitalising on opportunities to drive value for all Coles customers.  They strategise, forecast, audit, analyse, budget, research and lead important decisions to deliver far more than just the numbers.


This is a highly visible team that helps drive business decision making and is uniquely positioned to understand what is happening in all parts of the supermarkets business



What you'll be doing


You will report to the Head of Finance Commercial & Express and will include collaboration with Finance Managers and Finance Business Partners within Commercial / Merchandise, as well as other planning leads in other functions ensuring alignment and transparency across the planning achievements.


  • Key focus area for the role includes managing the corporate plan and annual budget process for Commercial / Merchandise function
  • Responsible for commercial insights and trade outlook for supermarket trading performance.
  • Preparation of key weekly trading materials, including presentations and supporting analysis.
  • Accountable for periodic and quarterly business reviews for the Commercial function.
  • Proactively provide commercial decision support & governance
  • Become a key part of aligned team/function thereby providing a key link between finance and the business to ensure accurate planning, forecasting and reporting



Good things you'll need 


  • Varied finance background preferable, covering FP&A and commercial decision support
  • Finance experience in a retail or FMCG environment desirable
  • Ideally CPA or similar business qualification
  • Commercial awareness and business focus
  • Strong interpersonal skills with the ability to challenge and influence to reach ‘win/win’ solutions
  • Proven ability to establish relationships across the business
  • Experience in developing and managing high performance finance teams
  • Experience in building and improving end to end planning processes
  • Experience in managing competing priorities and expectations
  • Ability to be able to review business processes to understand impacts on financial outcomes and make recommendations for improvement
  • Self-starter who displays creativity, decisiveness, flexibility and open mindedness to alternative views #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.