Sourcing Manager – International Wine, Coles Liquor (Wine Jobs: Sales & Marketing)

Full Time

  Coles Group

  Melbourne, Victoria

About Us

Connecting with and understanding our customer is an important focus for the Coles Liquor team. Supporting our three liquor brands, this team is made up of many functions from supply chain, to marketing, finance and strategy, allowing us to really deliver with pride. The Liquor team is an exciting and dynamic area of the business and is committed to being Australia’s favourite drinks retailer.

The role

As a Sourcing Manager, you will be key to the delivery of our Exclusive Liquor brand strategy across our three retail banners. You will use your sound knowledge of the Liquor industry and your commercial awareness to source products in line with our exclusive Liquor Brand strategy, and category team requirements.

You will be the wine subject matter expert and bring innovation into the business. You will work cross-functionally across our Category, Supply Chain and Marketing teams to identify new opportunities and ensure that sourced products meet quality standards, benchmarks and customer satisfaction ratings.

This role presents a great opportunity to be a key driver behind our continued Exclusive Liquor Brand growth.   

Your key responsibilities will be to:

  • implement and deliver the private label and exclusive brands strategy
  • source private label and exclusive brand products in line with the strategy and category team requirements
  • work collaboratively with suppliers and stakeholders to identify new opportunities
  • manage pricing strategies and provide recommendations on promotional strategy
  • demonstrate understanding of consumer buying behaviour
  • ensure that sourced products meet quality standards, benchmarks and customer satisfaction ratings

To be successful, you’ll have:

  • sound knowledge of the liquor industry
  • experience in a buying or sourcing role within a retail environment
  • experience within an FMCG wine supplier / retailer
  • sound knowledge of end-to-end supply chain
  • proven commercial success and strong financial acumen
  • highly developed tasting skills and a passion for wine preferred 


Our commitment of making good things happen at Coles starts with our people. It is important for us to celebrate our wins and develop our people. In addition to a competitive salary, the other good things include:

  • Receiving a team member discount and exclusive team member offers;
  • Sampling new products and flavours before they hit the shelves;
  • 12 weeks of paid parental leave for primary care givers and 1 week of paid leave for secondary care givers;
  • Access to an onsite childcare School Holiday Program;
  • Access to a Fitness Centre and Body Therapy Clinic; and
  • Being part of a fun and inclusive culture where you can learn and develop your skills through our excellent ongoing training and development


At Coles, we are all about our people. As a top-30 ASX listed company, we are a dynamic, empowering and collaborative organisation that is focused on ensuring a positive, inclusive work environment for all team members. We believe in energising everyone by having you become part of a more purposeful work life. At Coles, we believe we are better together when team members can perform at their best and will support you in bringing your best self every day. So, how will you make good things happen at Coles? 

At Coles, we know we are at our best when our team is representative of the communities we serve and are proud of our commitment to providing supportive work environments for all team members. We actively encourage applications from all candidates, including the LGBTI community, Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples and people with disabilities.

Application closes: 30th April 2020

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