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2023 Coles Graduate Program – Retail and Consumer Products

From day one as a Coles graduate, you’ll feel the connection your work has to our purpose, to ‘sustainably feed all Australians to help them lead healthier, happier lives’, and be accountable for decisions that can make a meaningful difference to communities and our supply chains across Australia.

Our Store Support Centre (SSC), based in Hawthorn East in Melbourne, is the engine room of Coles Group and a dynamic and rewarding place to work. 

Why become a Coles Graduate 

At Coles we understand that when you’re included, trusted and supported by leaders that genuinely care, you can do your best work for the team feeling like you belong.

During the two-year program you’ll be working on real deliverables with clear ownership and accountability as you learn and grow through functional rotations, a tailored development program and a tight-knit support network. You’ll also have the opportunity to work in cross-functional groups to complete an Innovation Project, where the top teams present to our Executive team on a real business challenge.

We will support your passion and graduate journey with experiences and opportunities, with each rotation expanding your knowledge as you continue to discover Coles and yourself. 

Discover our Retail and Consumer Products Function Options: 

In our Agribusiness team, Graduates will develop a deep understanding of the Australian meat supply chain for Coles, working with farmers, processors, and retail packers to deliver exceptional livestock products. Seeing your products from paddock to plate is quite an experience and provides immediate responsibility and opportunities to make a difference to yourself, your Business Unit, and the overall customer experience. Regular projects include sustainability, packaging, supplier briefings, supplier visits, Christmas planning, new product strategy, compliance, and specification writing. All action from the get-go!

Our Buying and Trading team The Buying & Trading function is all about delivering the best market offering for our customers in a fast-paced and dynamic environment. As a Buying & Trading Graduate you will help determine the type, price, and the way a new product is launched across the hundreds of Coles’ retail outlets in Australia. No two days are the same as you will be working across multiple functions, including Marketing, Operations and Supply Chains to develop category plans and bring this to life in-store. 

In the Coles Own Brand team we spend our time eating, designing and developing great products to inspire our customers. We collaborate across the whole business, consulting central teams and subject matter experts, as well as with our suppliers in a ‘winning together’ way. As a Graduate part of the Coles Brand team, you will learn how to develop innovative and world class products working with local and international suppliers and ensuring we meet our Quality and Sustainable commitments. 

If you want to achieve big things and fast track your career, APPLY NOW!

Eligibility Criteria:

  • You’ll be an Australian or New Zealand citizen or hold permanent residency at the time of application
  • For our Store Support Centre Graduate Program, you’ll have completed a bachelor's degree before commencing the program.

 Applications Extended! - New application close date on Sunday 10th April @ 11.59 pm AEST 

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  • Job type:Graduate Jobs
  • Disciplines:

    Accounting, Agriculture, Business and Commerce, Economics,

  • Work rights:

    Australian Permanent Resident, New Zealand

  • Locations:

    Melbourne, Melbourne


    Feb 2023 (approx)

  • Closing Date:10th Apr 2022, 12:59 pm


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