Strategy Business Partner

 Coles Supermarkets  HAWTHORN EAST 

Requisition ID: 26685 

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.


About the role


At Coles, we’re focused on becoming the best food retailer in Australia, and we’re always on the lookout for people who share our passion. This is a rare opportunity to join the Coles Group Strategy team and help us tackle the most difficult problems at the core of our business. As part of one of the most exciting in-house strategy teams in Australia, you’ll work on a wide range of projects which produce real outcomes and bring significant value to our customers and our business.


We’re a vibrant and diverse team of problem solvers with commercial savviness and passion for retail. We’re deeply invested in each other’s development and collaborating effectively with the business. We also place strong emphasis on work life balance with flexible working options for both men and women.



What you’ll be doing


Your work will focus on:

  • Providing fact-based insight to assist in the development and delivery of business strategies
  • Conducting analytical problem solving on strategic issues
  • Working collaboratively with senior stakeholders in the business as thought partners and drivers of execution on strategic initiatives



Good things you’ll need


We have a busy schedule so you’ll need to be a self-motivated professional, capable of strategic thought leadership and initiative delivery. Ideally, you will be from a top-tier firm in strategy consulting, private equity/ investment banking or from an in-house strategy function of a large consumer products or retail organisation.


You should have:

  • A Bachelor of Commerce, Finance, Engineering, or equivalent / higher qualification
  • Around two to six years of work experience post-degree
  • Proven experience in complex analytical problem solving
  • A high level of proficiency using appropriate analytical tools especially excel
  • Previous experience in managing work-streams within projects
  • Experience in writing or contributing to board-level presentations and reports
  • Experience in presenting to senior stakeholders
  • Previous experience in working with cross-functional business units
  • The ability to work in a high-performance team environment


At Coles, one of Australia’s largest employers, there are many directions your career can take - the Group Strategy team is a great springboard to growing your capabilities and networks to pave your future path.


You’ll be joining an organisation that delivers the essentials of life to Australian families through 17 million transactions every week. We’re a significant and generous part of the communities we serve, and we take the welfare of the farmers, suppliers, and environments that produce our products seriously #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.