Value Business Partner

 Coles Supermarkets  Hawthorn East 

Requisition ID: 56183 

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.


The Merchandise team at Coles plays a critical role and pride themselves on building sustainable long term supplier relationships, developing new range offers and ideas, and working on convenient, healthy solutions.

You’ll find us working across all business units at Coles Supermarkets, Liquor and Express. Supermarkets is one of the largest teams at Coles, but we’re a close-knit group that come from all over the world. We’re passionate about working at the forefront of merchandising and making sure our customers have quality products at the right price.


About the role


As a Value Business Partner, you will be a part of the broader Merchandise Strategy and Transformation team. This position will see you working closely with the Senior Value Manager to ensure all business strategy analysis, reporting and documentation needs are addressed in a timely and accurate manner.


What you'll be doing


This position will be responsible for collaboratively working with cross functional teams to deliver compelling value plans for our customers. 


You'll also:

  • Assist in Value planning process by maintaining an accurate value planning tracker, ensuring all key initiatives are clearly reflected and communicated. 
  • Review and provide insights to the Business Unit teams, to improve EDLP and COL contribution and performance through regular reporting and programmatic initiatives. 
  • Deliver Value Reset category initiatives to embed and drive the overarching value strategy.
  • Responsible for reporting and insights which detail the ROI from promotions and event plans.


Good things you’ll need


  • A Bachelor's Degree in Business, or similar.
  • Several years’ experience within a similar or category management role, with a strong record of influencing and stakeholder management. 
  • Experience within an FMCG, or fast paced retail environment. 
  • Strong critical thinking, with the ability to leverage data analysis and interpretation to draw out salient insights.  
  • A strong attention to detail, with excellent written and verbal communication skills. 
  • Ability to deal with unplanned challenges, work through obstacles and make sound decisions.
  • Project management experience will be advantageous.
  • The confidence to represent the proceedings/findings in a power-point to senior leadership.
  • A collaborative working style, with outstanding stakeholder management skills. 



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.