Talent Acquisition Lead

 Coles Supermarkets  Melbourne, Sydney, Brisbane 

Requisition ID: 41942 

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.


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

This role is a part of our high performing Retail Leadership Talent Acquisition team who look after recruiting specialist and leadership roles in our retail business 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 managing high volume end to end recruitment (ideally within a multi-site retail business or similar), working strategically with stakeholders, candidate management and sourcing and be a strong and supportive team player.


This role is be best suited to someone who has strong communication skills, a can-do attitude, can work calmly under pressure and possesses a professional work ethic.


This role can either be based in VIC, QLD or NSW for the right candidate.


What you’ll be doing

  • End to end recruitment management, ensuring great candidate care and hiring manager experiences, delivering customer focused recruitment strategies to the business
  • Partnering with a range of business stakeholders, providing insights 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

We’re looking for an experienced recruiter with strong experience in high volume recruitment, exceptional stakeholder management and candidate care.


You’ll also have

  • Experience with end-to-end high-volume recruitment in a retail environment preferred
  • Results driven with a high attention to detail, organised and ability to manage and meet multiple deadlines
  • 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
  • Working within a fast-paced environment with high levels of complexity Experience with SuccessFactors or similar HRIS or related field, along with Job Evaluation accreditation and experience #LI-PC1



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?
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.