Senior Project Manager

 [[cust_CareersBrand]]  Hawthorn East 

Requisition ID: 46247 

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.


Senior Project Manager (46247)



What you’ll be doing


The Digital team is focused on reinventing and transforming the retail experience to best suit our customers' needs and making their lives easier. We look ahead to continuously assess how we can apply the latest technologies in innovative ways to constantly improve the retail experience. 


We drive evolutionary architecture, technical innovation and data driven decisions to implement our strategy. We pride ourselves on being a creative and forward-thinking group, focused on building the next generation of digital retailing.  


The Store Customer Platform is accountable for all customer facing technology solutions within Coles Supermarkets and Coles Express.  Primary systems in the Platform's portfolio include the Point of Sale, Assisted Checkout, In Store Scales and Ticketing.


In this role you will be responsible for managing some exciting projects within the Customer Platform team. You will be required to lead and build business cases and manage the delivery of complex technology projects, whilst guiding project managers and project teams through the full project lifecycle


You will be responsible for the delivery of multiple projects, that will vary in size from small to large for Coles Supermarkets, Coles Express and Coles Online, which will involve working closely with our key vendors and operations business partners, whilst managing resources within the team and other IT teams. 

You will have previous experience successfully managing complex projects that involve cross functional technologies and areas, multiple external parties (including vendors) and previous experience working with critical systems and dispersed teams.



Key responsibilities will include:


  • Ability to manage all aspects of a project including, planning, project cost, scope definition, stakeholder engagement, risk and issues, project reporting, team/resource management, and project close out.
  • Partnering with senior stakeholders to ensure expectations are met and managed.
  • Experience working in an Agile environment, and the ability to establish and follow lean processes to ensure high productivity.
  • Experience in delivering both SDLC and Agile projects
  • Previous experience working in a retail environment or within a large complex organisation is a huge bonus
  • Previous Line Management Experience
  • Experience in delivering both SDLC and Agile projects




Good things you’ll need


  • Over 6+ years in project management or senior delivery roles.
  • Successfully delivered complex enterprise integration projects
  • Retail domain experience – preferred
  • Proven Project Management skills managing Scope, Time, Cost, Quality, Communication, Risk, Procurement, Stakeholder Management and Integration
  • Behavioural skills driving successful project management:  senior stakeholder partnership, judgement, accountability, learning agility
  • Formal Project Management accreditation (Desirable)


If this sounds like you, we’re keen to talk to you.






Why Coles?
You’re joining a culture that truly cares about your wellbeing, values what you do and celebrates your success. We’ll invest in you and your career with best practice training, development, and leadership programs. You’ll also receive fantastic team member discounts across our supermarkets and brands.

As part of our focus on achieving a gender balanced workforce, we belong to the WORK180 network as an endorsed employer for women. Our commitment to helping all women thrive in the workplace includes initiatives such as our recently updated parental leave policy, flexible working options and our Employee Assistance Program.

You can 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 > 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.