Commercial Manager - Composite Network

 Coles Supermarkets  Perth 

Requisition ID: 39020 

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


In this role you’ll lead the Distribution Centre (DC) finance and commercial function supporting the DC Manager’s and the operations teams within the composite network across two states (South Australia and Western Australia).


Lead the budgeting process in Distribution Centre’s on behalf of finance including establishing clear KPI's cost reduction initiatives and useful tools an analysis to enable better planning and decision making.



What you’ll be doing


  • To work as a team player, influencing and engaging across the business to provide commercial finance support including ongoing analysis, drive change, provide decision support, planning, and forecasting.
  • Support the supply chain finance team in delivering key programmes of work which drive efficiencies and cost reductions within a safe working environment.
  • Working in partnership with the DCM’s and supply chain project managers across the business to embed central initiatives with commercial decision support, governance, and ensuring operations strategies and initiatives deliver benefit for the network.
  • Identify commercial risks and opportunities across the DC ongoing and work with the business to implement risk mitigation plans and provide insight and visibility into drivers of performance to improve commercial outcomes
  • Ensure that all business plans, budgets, and regular reporting across supply are accurate, delivered on time and meet the needs / drives the performance of the business



Good things you’ll need


  • Experience Supply Chain & Logistics preferred.
  • A relevant Degree or Qualification, CA or CPA equivalent desirable
  • Strong IT skills (Access, Excel, SAP, TM1 – would be ideal)
  • Finance experience in a retail environment desirable but not essential.
  • A strong career history in a Commercial role
  • Varied finance background covering financial control, financial reporting, planning & analysis and business partnering. Experience in influencing to improve the strategic direction and performance of the business.
  • Experience in driving organisational change, influencing key business partners and drive business change
  • Experience analysing data to develop meaningful commercial insights
  • A Full Driver’s license and vehicle #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.