DC Operations Manager

 Distribution Centres  Kewdale 

Requisition ID: 29485 

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

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.


We’re looking for an exceptional DC Operations Manager to join our team.


What you’ll be doing
You’ll demonstrate and champion our Coles principles within the Operations team to drive a positive, proactive and motivated team culture while enhancing effective communication with all team members. You’ll liaise and establish relationships with our supermarkets, suppliers and Heads of departments, as well as having full end to end accountability with a team of over 600 people.


Other ways you can make an impact:


  • lead a Safety Culture focussed on continual improvement and implementation of changes to raise operational standards and performance by ensuring Shift Managers and Team Managers are achieving high standards of performance in areas of safety
  • ensuring all day-to-day operational tasks are achieved to consistently high standards, while providing service and delivering financial performance targets that are compliant with all Coles Logistics Policies and Procedures
  • responsible for the team meeting daily/weekly and monthly objectives and setting short to medium term opportunities for improvement
  • managing performance and providing direction to team members across all areas of their roles, through coaching conversations or through formalised discussion processes


Good things you’ll need

  • tertiary or equivalent management / logistics qualifications are preferred, but not essential
  • experience of managing a large team (at least 300+) and full end-to-end processes within a warehousing environment - from receiving to despatch and all parts of logistics
  • demonstrated experience in logistics management at a senior level in a fast-paced, unionised environment
  • a strong track record of operations management
  • highly developed interpersonal skills with the ability to communicate, influence, present and manage relationships with various levels of stakeholders
  • to be results driven with proven capability in a changing environment
  • strong commercial, project and stakeholder management skills combined with an awareness of the cost implications of different resource management decisions
  • a level of experience working with warehouse management systems (WMS)

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.