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Talent Acquisition Team Leader



Talent Acquisition Team Leader  Coles Supermarkets  Macquaire Park 


Requisition ID:  13318 

Employment Type:  Full time 


Keep the good things coming


If you’re looking for a fresh start, you’ve come to the right place. We’re a large and iconic portfolio of trusted Australian brands – which means there are always exciting challenges and career opportunities waiting for you.


You might have a new title, but no matter what you do here you’ll be part of delivering our collective purpose: to sustainably feed all Australians so they can lead healthier, happier lives.


We’re a diverse bunch and we authentically celebrate this at Coles Group. Our People & Culture team work hard to create an inclusive workplace driven by support and empowerment. Working across our Centres of Excellence, P&C Central and Business Partnering, we focus on bringing out the best in our people, making their lives easier through better experiences, helpful tools, innovative tech and ongoing career opportunities.


About the role

The role forms part of our high performing Retail Talent Acquisition team that looks after our Retail store recruitment across the Coles Group nationally. We pride ourselves on providing best in class recruitment delivery for the business, as well as consultative and strategic partnering to support talent decisions and approaches. We’re serious about what we do but like to have a lot of fun while we do it.


You’ll have previous experience leading a team, working strategically with internal stakeholders to build a recruitment process, be eager to jump in and help your team during peak period, have a high level of resilience and flexibility.  This role is be best suited to someone has strong communication skills, encourages strategic thinking, innovation and action and enjoys developing others.  You will have a can-do attitude, is able to work calmly under pressure and possesses a professional work ethic.



What you’ll be doing


  • Leading a team of 3 - 6 and up to 10 during peak periods.
  • Ensure your team provides end to end recruitment management, ensuring great candidate care and hiring manager experiences, delivering customer focused recruitment strategies to source, attract and retain the right talent at the right time
  • Partnering with a range of business stakeholders, providing insights, reporting and guidance to support key hiring and talent decisions
  • Proactive sourcing and pipelining, utilising various channels to market, such as LinkedIn recruiter, and engaging the business to drive a consistent flow of talent into Coles
  • Support and / or manage various initiatives and projects across relevant business areas
  • Supporting the wider team where required to ensure we are consistently delivering and delighting our stakeholders



Good things you’ll need


  • Experience leading a team in a retail environment preferred
  • Proven and successful background as a proactive and value add Talent Acquisition professional within an internal or external function
  • Strong experience in partnering and influencing at all levels
  • Extensive knowledge in talent pipelining and proactive sourcing
  • High volume recruitment experience for retail or similar highly regarded
  • Working within a fast-paced environment with high levels of complexity Experience with SuccessFactors or similar HRIS

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.


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.