Supply Planner

 Coles Supermarkets  Hawthorn East 

Requisition ID: 31488 

Employment Type: Fixed Term 

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

Reporting into the Supply Chain Manager, your key focus will be to work with a group of high-profile suppliers to ensure strong in-store availability within this fast-paced category! This role is also charged with driving end to end optimisation of supply chain for the category by identifying and delivering efficiencies and cost reduction. As a Supply Planner, you will have the opportunity to develop innovative solutions to solve supply network operational issues across distribution and transport.


This is a 12 Month Fixed Term opportunity. 


What you’ll be doing

As a Supply Planner, you will collaborate with a large range of suppliers and colleagues within the Merchandise Business Units to deliver strong in-store availability. You will manage the performance of the portfolio whilst working proactively on growth opportunities. 


You’ll also:

  • Partner with internal logistics teams to deliver supply performance KPIs and prepare contingency plans in the event of unknown supply delays.
  • Manage and be accountable for a growing business function with significant spend, delivering aggressive targeted reductions year on year.
  • Influence and work cross functionally with distribution centres, transport providers and supply chain operations to help improve service levels.
  • Proactively seek and identify opportunities to improve the end-to-end supply chain and manage the implementation of initiatives.


Good things you’ll need

  • Demonstrated experience in a Supply Planning role, with planning and analytical skills.
  • A demonstrated understanding of Supply Chain finance.
  • Proven ability to manage multiple projects, where process optimisation and cost reduction has been a focus.
  • Advanced problem-solving capability, with the ability to question process and come up with ideas to mitigate supply risks.
  • Experience in managing supply chain network models and system levers to achieve supply metrics.
  • An innate set of skills in negotiation, procurement and contract management, including setting up new supply agreements.
  • A high proficiency for communication, catering for a variety of stakeholder levels including overseas vendors and internal stakeholders.



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.