Job postings at Coles Group Australia soar by 138%

In contrast to increasing layoffs across all sectors, job postings at Australia-based retailer Coles Group Ltd (Coles) year-on-year (YoY) increased by 138% from 1,002 in August 2021 to 2,386 in August 2022, according to GlobalData, a leading data, and analytics company.

An analysis of GlobalData’s Job Analytics Database reveals that job postings dropped by 42% from 1,002 jobs in August 2021 to 583 jobs in December 2021. However, job postings rose in Q2 2022 by 17% compared to a 16% decline in Q1 2022.

Sherla Sriprada, Business Fundamentals Analyst at GlobalData, comments: “Coles plans to expand business through various new roles, teams, and stores. A newly created role, ‘Business Manager’, is looking for fresh produce suppliers. Also, the newly created channel services team is hiring for a ‘Technical Business Analyst.’” 

In April 2022, a newly created role, ‘Operational Privacy Manager’, is looking at operationalising the privacy framework across the Coles Group and ensuring first-line defense processes and controls are in place to minimise privacy compliance risk.  Other new roles were ‘Assistant Trade Planning Manager,’ ‘Program Manager – Network Transformation,’ and ‘Trade Support Lead.’

Cole’s e-commerce function is currently undergoing a period of transformation and growth. As a result, the retailer has posted a few roles such as ‘eCommerce Trade & Content Manager’, ‘Product Manager – Payments’, and ‘Associate Product Manager – Click & Collect Network.’

Sriprada concludes: “The retailer is also focusing on roles for the newly created stores. One such example is ‘Commercial Manager – Range Transformation’ role, which looks at developing strategic plans for optimising space allocation across the business, including sales density and macro space blueprints for new store openings.”


  • Quotes provided by Sherla Sriprada, Business Fundamentals Analyst at GlobalData
  • GlobalData’s Job Analytics Database tracks over 29K companies globally, including 6,600+ listed entities, across industries. The dataset has over 51 million jobs in the database and has over 4.1 million active covering 20+ sectors spanning over 200 countries.
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