Supply Planner - Upstream

 [[cust_CareersBrand]]  Hawthorn East 

Requisition ID: 51880 

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.


Bridging the gap between our suppliers, distribution centres and stores, our Supply Chain team works with thousands of trusted businesses every day. We work hard to make life easier, safer, and more sustainable across our network; as well as maintain the availability and quality of our products for our customers.


About the role


Our Supply Chain Planning Team works closely with all elements of the supply chain to ensure supply is planned to meet demand within the Coles network. We are currently recruiting for a Supply Chain Planner to join this crucial part of our business and plan our vertically integrated meat supply chain.


What you’ll be doing


As an experienced Supply Planner with knowledge of fresh food/meat supply chain, you will manage the planning and execution of supply to the agreed business processes and performance targets.


You’ll also:

  • Manage and control the upstream supply planning process (Primary Processing and Further Processing).
  • Prepare, manage and coordinate supply plans (Upstream) to optimise for availability, freshness and profit.
  • Manage and control the Opportunity Planning Process.
  • Ensure the effective supply, (Planning and Execution), of facilities, (Primary Processing and Further Processing), to deliver optimal availability of freshness and cost to our customers. 
  • Improve and optimise the Meat supply chain processes. 


Good things you’ll need

  • A relevant Tertiary qualification.
  • Extensive supply planning experience within a dynamic, fast paced environment.
  • Experience working with Fresh food products, experience working with Meat highly advantageous.
  • Strong analytical skills, with the ability to make quick, fact-based decisions.
  • The ability to communicate and influence at a senior level.
  • An outcome focused mindset with a passion to continuously.


Given the state/ territory of the position you are applying for, and to enable Coles to provide a safe environment for its team members, there may be a requirement for you to receive a COVID-19 vaccination before commencing work for Coles, unless you are medically exempt.

Given this, you will be required to disclose your COVID-19 vaccination status as part of your application for employment with Coles. You may be required to provide further evidence of vaccination status as part of your application.

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.