ADC Operations Manager

Coles Group

Location: Sunnybank Hills

Job Type: Full time


From small everyday moments to larger-scale changes unique to a business like ours, you’ll really see the difference your work makes every day. Joining Coles Automated Distribution Centre means you’ll belong in a team of diverse personalities, cultures, backgrounds and beliefs, just like the local communities we serve. Each day brings a variety of valuable first-hand experiences and with the formal training we give you, you’ll gain skills that set you up for an ongoing career at Coles Group and beyond.

About the team

At Coles, our Distribution Centres play a key role moving products through our Supply Chain, to provide extraordinary in store shopping experiences for our customers.
We're looking for an Operations Manager to join our brand-new automated distribution centre.

This is an incredible opportunity to be involved in the commissioning of our first automated distribution centre which will use world-class technology to modernise our Supply Chain. Epic in scale and design, our new facility represents the future of logistics.Located in Redbank Queensland, our new facility will deliver outstanding service level fulfilment to our stores. Critical to the site's success, are our people who'll enable seamless operational delivery. As Operations Manager you will have the unique opportunity of building and implementing the long-term strategy of the ADC. You will drive a culture of safety whilst adopting a culture in-line with Coles key values.

About the role

  • Ensure exceptional delivery of the day-to-day operations, driving optimal performance
  • Manage significant change as the site develops through go-live and into its first phase of operation
  • Liaise closely with key stakeholders, example: (Witron, The Contractor, Coles) and ensure 'ways of working' are adhered too.
  • Provide operational leadership, direction and support to achieve optimal performance.
  • Ensure continual review, improvement and maintenance of operational activities to drive efficiency, service, safety, engagement and value with DC operations.
  • Enable continuous workflow, taking immediate corrective action as required, trouble shooting and undertaking root cause analysis as required.
  • Ensure work carried out adheres to Coles Quality, Compliance, Safety, Reliability and Cost requirements.
  • Drive engagement across the team, facilitating the sharing of ideas in a way that supports achievement of KPIs and continuous improvement.
  • Sponsor and lead change initiatives within the DC, including partnering with support functions throughout Supply Chain and other business units.

About you and your skills

We are seeking a goal orientated leader with demonstrated commercial business acumen and delivery in operational excellence across Supply/Manufacturing/Automation/Retail. You are someone that energises and enables the team to deliver with pride through your leadership. You'll be invested in creating a great team and workplace culture that fosters growth and development for you and your team.You will also

  • Possess strong knowledge of lean, six sigma processing principles.
  • Tertiary qualifications in Logistics or are relevant field would be highly regarded.
  • Be an experienced leader with proven high level people management skills for large teams of 100+.
  • Boast extensive experience with performance metrics, process improvement and people leadership.
  • Possess strong operational experience in Manufacturing, Warehousing, Automation and/or Retail.
  • Experience of working in a unionised site would be advantageous

Take your next step into something bigger, apply now

With us it’s not about the discounts (although you do get those), it’s about joining a team where your wellbeing and professional development is our investment and celebrating your contributions is the norm. And because everyone leads unique lives, we offer flexible work, additional leave and parental leave entitlements.​ ​

We’re continuing to build a gender equitable team, and a culture that’s just as diverse, inclusive and welcoming as the communities we serve. We encourage applications from people of all ages, cultures (including our First Nations Peoples), abilities, sexual orientation and gender identities.​ ​

We’re happy to adjust our recruitment process to support candidates with disability. Find out more in the ‘Our Recruitment Process’ section of our careers site.

Safer together

We’re committed to providing a safe environment for our team members and our customers, so you’ll need to be vaccinated against COVID-19 before joining the team, unless you’re medically exempt. You’ll also need to disclose and evidence your COVID-19 vaccination status as part of your application. Thanks for understanding.

Part of creating a safe working environment, our Automated Distribution Centre operates under a Drug & Alcohol Policy on site. Team members are subject to possible random testing and applicants to this role can expect to undergo tests as part of the recruitment process, in addition to a full physical.

Job ID: 75520

Employment Type: Full time


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