Optimisation Manager

 [[cust_CareersBrand]]  Kewdale 

Requisition ID: 43695 

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 Optimisation Manager to join our team.


What you’ll be doing
You will be the driving force behind major change initiatives to optimise performance of the site. You will be the champion for Continuous Improvement for processes in a fast paced DC environment.  

Other ways you can make an impact include:

  • Identify, prioritise and lead change initiatives to optimise the efficient operation of the site, optimising travel distance, carton touches and the removing the opportunity for error.
  • Lead the Inventory, Systems and Continuous Improvement streams within the Distribution Centre.
  • Accountable for the activities associated accurately and safely minimising cost of moving product from Inbound through to Outbound
  • Ensure Systems and Inventory integrity
  • Assist National Teams in landing projects and initiatives within the site


Good things you’ll need

  • a successful track record in overall business unit management with leadership responsibilities in change management, cultural development and continuous improvement
  • experience in working in a fast paced FMCG environment
  • highly developed interpersonal skills with the ability to communicate, influence, present to and manage relationships with various levels of management and teams
  • qualifications in Continuous Improvement/Lean/Six Sigma is essential
  • the ability to manage end to end processes within a warehousing environment from receiving to despatch and all parts of logistics
  • exposure to developing reporting matrixes, as well as an awareness in relation to the cost implications of different resource management decisions


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 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.