Senior Category Manager

Coles Group

Location: Melbourne

Job Type: Full time


Coles Group

We’ve been trusted to serve Aussie communities since 1914 and grown to become a top 30-listed on the ASX with 120,000 team members and a portfolio of iconic brands. At Coles Group, you’ll not only get to make a difference to millions of Aussie lives—you’ll also get to see your impact.

About the team

Commercial is a large but close-knit group. We bring diversity of thought, backgrounds and experience to every Business Unit at Coles Supermarkets, Liquor and Express. We pride ourselves on the partnerships that we build, new ideas we develop and how passionately we work on convenient, healthy solutions for our customers.

About the role

We are currently looking for experienced Senior Category Managers to join our commercial team here at Coles. Joining a leading Australian Retailer, you will have genuine impact in the work you will do. As senior member within our varied category teams you will bring together varied stakeholders across the business such as operations, supply chain and marketing to deliver the customer plan.

You’ll be responsible for managing complex, fast paced categories and accountable for growing profitable category sales by satisfying our customer’s needs, growing market share in-line with strategic goals.

You'll also be responsible to:

  • Lead, coach, mentor and develop a small team of direct reports
  • Deliver on sales, profit, and market share. This includes the management and collaborative partnership with varied senior stakeholders across different departments
  • Build strong supplier partnerships to deliver innovation, availability, and value to our customers
  • Execution of the category's pricing, promotion, range selection, layout development and product development

About you and your skills

Our Senior Category Managers are enabled to be super creative with the ability to build varied strategies. Bringing thought leadership into this role and leveraging your proven Senior Category Experience will set you up for success in your next role with Coles!

You'll also need:

  • A thorough understanding of managing large categories and delivering a clear customer focused plan
  • Experience managing complex supplier relationships
  • Proven leadership experience to effectively manage a team and champion team objectives
  • Outstanding ability to influence, negotiate, and developed stakeholder management skills
  • A dynamic style, to operate in a fast paced, customer-driven retail environment
  • Strong financial acumen within a highly commercial environment

Please note that applications will close on the 8th March.

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 invested in and celebrating your contributions is the norm. And because everyone leads unique lives, we offer flexible work including work from home, 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 Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander 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. As part of that commitment, you will need to be vaccinated against COVID-19 before joining the team at Coles, unless you’re medically exempt. You’ll also need to disclose your COVID-19 vaccination status as part of your application (and possibly provide further evidence of your vaccination status). Thanks for applying, and for your understanding.

Job ID: 79407

Employment Type: Full time

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