We’re going digital in a big way. As one of the UK’s leading digital retailers, Argos now offers more than 60,000 products online and in-store – helping to make our customer’s lives easier each and every day.
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.
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.
The remit of a role of Stock Controller is to provide independent site assurance through the implementation of compliance tests and investigations process into stock and process integrity within Distribution.
This will include:
Assessing the risk and impact of new systems, changed procedures and work practises upon the accuracy of stock recording and its impact upon centralised records and accounts
Conducting specific shrinkage compliance monitoring to ensure interfaces between connecting computerised and manual systems are qualitative and minimise risk.
Supporting site management teams in the identification of cost effective work practices and generation of effective processes and procedures which, if compliant, support a risk management culture.
Interested? Then read on…
Here’s a few more details of what you will be responsible for:
Completing control checks within all areas of the Distribution Centre to verify operational performance and to identify/minimise risk areas of the business.
Monitoring the trends from these checks completed and providing Site management with support, solutions and individual training where required.
Preparing the stock file, conducting and resolving subsequent variance investigations of a Stock count/Uplift. This includes ensuring that the Distribution centre follows the correct criteria, includes validating the count data submitted for verification to the mainframe and providing/liaising with External audit to ensure all their requirements are satisfied.
Liaising with Head Office departments to substantiate and resolve stockholding, documentation and supplier payment issues.
Collating and circulating site level reporting to the General Manager detailing results of audits conducted with appropriate 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.
Knowledge of audit techniques to include: compliance, completeness, substantive, accuracy tests, inventory analysis
Ability to identify risk and gather evidence to test relevant controls
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
Proficient knowledge of systems and working practices of 3rd party partners
High standard of communication oral, written and presentational skills essential.
Ability to work on own initiative and prioritise own workload
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.