Stock Manager

Competitive + Benefits
14 Jun 2019
15 Jun 2019
Contract Type
Full Time
Distribution is the lifeblood of the company. Argos as a whole depends on ensuring that customers get the goods they want, when they want them. What the customers don't see is the vast, sophisticated supply chain and logistics operation that makes it all possible.

We're ahead of the curve, and investing in digital like never before, from easy, intuitive apps to our new Fast Track collection and delivery service, we're making shopping effortless and enjoyable. And as part of the Sainsbury's Group, we're creating an environment where you can really get ahead in your career too.

The role

Our state of the art, fully automated Barton DC is looking for a Stock Manager. As a Stock Manager you'll provide assurance to the business in regard to the control of stock, stock integrity and procedural compliance within a Distribution Centre.

Interested? Then read on???

Here's a few more details of what you will be responsible for:

Management of a small team of Stock Controllers on rotational shifts AM &PM.
To oversee all integral checks are carried out that cover the stock journey throughout a DC, aligned to risk, impact to the customer and external Auditor requirements.
Evaluation and analysis of data to identify trends and risk areas that impact on stock integrity and the customer. Conducting thorough investigations to drive down to root cause.
Managing large scale operation - Responsibility for the inventory & accuracy across 3 physical/systemic warehouses including good stock, returns and audio.
Lead local projects to reduce damages, stock loss and unnecessary adjustments.
Provide support to the business when embarking on change programs and projects. Assess the risk and impact of new systems, processes and work practices.
Monitor interfaces between connecting computerised and manual systems are qualitative and minimise risk to stock integrity.
Support and guide the Management team on procedural compliance, whilst supporting a shrinkage reduction culture.
Provide comprehensive reporting to key stakeholders detailing risk, impact and recommendations.

So that's what I will be responsible for now onto what I need to have to be successful in this role:

Experience in distribution / Logistics operation, with expertise in an operational role involving stock management.
People Management experience
Experience of the intricacies of shrinkage management, which can impact on customer serviceability
Knowledge of audit techniques to include: compliance, completeness, substantive, accuracy tests, inventory analysis
Analytical and organised approach to problem solving
Computer literate (Word, Excel, Access) and an in-depth knowledge of computerised stock management systems, central Mainframe interfaces and supply chain processes
High standard of communication oral, written and presentational skills essential.
Adaptive thinking plus the ability to succeed within a constantly changing environment is essential.

What you'll get in return:

If being part of a highly successful Distribution Centre team wasn't enough, you'll also receive a host of great benefits. As well as a competitive salary and rewarding bonus scheme you will receive a huge range of learning and development opportunities, 22 days' holiday, a save-as-you-earn scheme, pension and staff discounts at Argos, Sainsbury's and Habitat.

We know that candidates may be put off applying for a job unless they can tick every box. We also know that 'normal' office hours aren't always doable, and while we can't accommodate every flexible working request we are happy to be asked. So if you are excited about working with us and think you can do much of what we are looking for but aren't sure if you are 100% there yet??? why not apply and see how it goes?

Here at Sainsbury's Argos we're a proud equal opportunities employer that values diversity at every level of our business. Inclusion and Diversity are fundamental to our culture and values, fostering an innovative, collaborative and fast paced work environment that means we can build a better future for our colleagues and our customers. Everyone is welcome at Sainsbury's Argos. Want to find out more? Then visit our Diversity & Inclusion page on our Careers site -