Head of HR Systems, Data & Insights

Date: 27 Jun 2024

Location: Macquarie Park, NSW, AUSTRALIA

Company: Metcash

Metcash | Australia’s leading wholesale distribution and marketing company


Joining the Metcash Family 

At Metcash, you’re part of something bigger. You have all the perks of a small business heart, without missing out on the big business support. 
Being part of something bigger means you’re part of a strong purpose, where the work you do makes a big difference to independent business and local communities. It opens a sea of opportunities to develop yourself, grow your career, thrive your way and make your mark. And you’ll be part of our high performing team, where you reap the rewards of our collective success now and into the future. 


About the Opportunity 

We have an exciting opportunity to join Metcash in our brand-new role as Head of HR Systems, Data & Insights. This critical leadership role which has been created to drive, develop and lead our data & insights capabilities for our People & Culture team. 
Leading a small team, this role will combine technical expertise with strategic thinking, leadership and business partnering to drive data informed decisions and system enhancements across Metcash. 


In this Role 

•    HRIS (SuccessFactors) management & development – create & implement strategy, manage key vendors (SAP, Rizing).
•    Drive proactive system enhancements and data quality 
•    Develop robust stakeholder relationships with P&C leaders & specialists, IT, Payroll, Compliance and other business functions
•    Dashboards & reporting – implement self-service models to provide value-add information 
•    Develop data insights and predictive modelling to support decision making and initiatives 
•    People Management – lead small team of 3 specialists, driving performance and career development 


You’re Likely a Match If 


  • Previous success leading a data & insights team, managing large scale HR system enhancements, reports and dashboards
  • Storyteller – being able to translate complex data & insights clearly for stakeholders (data visualisation skills are crucial )
  • Proven experience in deriving people insights that have transformed a business strategy
  • Strategic thinker - ensuring alignment with our wider P&C priorities across all tasks
  • Exceptional organisational skills; ability to prioritise and meet multiple deadlines 
  • Exceptional communications skills, verbal, written and visual  
  • Ability to develop robust stakeholder relationships and operate as a key collaborator across business functions 
  • Technical expertise; SAP / SuccessFactors, Microsoft D365 and other HR systems 
  • Expertise with reporting tools such as Tableau, Power BI or similar software


Experience within a fast-paced People & Culture / HR team in desirable. Industry experience across FMCG or retail is also advantageous. 


Life at Metcash 

🌈 Experience a supportive and flexible work environment. We are a FlexReady accredited workplace!
🌟 Enjoy a 5th week of annual leave every year after your first year.
🌿 Benefit from 2 well-being days and 1 volunteer day annually.
🌐 An abundance of learning, development, and career growth opportunities.
💼 12 weeks of gender-neutral paid parental leave for primary carers.
🏆 Proudly awarded the “Bronze Employer for LGBTQ Inclusion”.
🌍 Recognized as the 74th in the "Equileap Top 100" globally for initiatives on gender equity.
⚖️A neutral gender pay gap of under 5% as published by WGEA 2022- 2023
🥇 Gold accreditation by Mental Health Australia.
💸 Incredible value discounts and perks through our team member app, “Our Local”. 


About Us 

Metcash is Australia’s leading wholesale distribution company, with revenue 1 exceeding $18 billion in FY23. We’re also an ASX top 100 listed company.


We believe that it is absolutely vital to Australia that there is a sustainable, independent, family-owned business sector. Independent retailers support their local communities. We help them to be the ‘Best Store in Their Town’ by providing merchandising, operational and marketing support across our food, liquor and hardware pillars.
We're dedicated to fostering diversity and inclusion in our workplace and are proud to be an equal opportunity employer. Joining our team means becoming part of something bigger, a company that actively promotes diversity, champions charitable causes, and supports environmental efforts. We welcome applications from individuals of all backgrounds, including First Nations. If you have any specific support or access needs, please don't hesitate to inform us when you apply. Rest assured; your personal information will be handled with the utmost confidentiality in accordance with applicable privacy laws.
Join us and become part of something bigger!