Established in 1981 with a single store in the Northwest of England, the JD Group is a leading omni-channel retailer of Sports Fashion, Outdoors and Gyms with over 60,000 colleagues and over 3,400 stores across several retail fascias in over 30 markets around the world.

JD Sports Fashion Plc was listed on the London Stock Exchange in 1996 and has been a FTSE100 publicly quoted company since 2019 and continues to grow in the UK and internationally.

We want to be the leading global omnichannel retailer in the sports and outdoor industry. To be a part of this successful company and help us to achieve this you will have the desire to ingrain our strategic goals of being a people-led, innovative and customer-focused organisation which provides operational excellence whilst identifying new areas of growth as part of our day to day objectives.

Role Overview

Reporting to the Group Stock Control manager you will be responsible for ensuring that all stock movements and cycle counts are correctly recorded across all sites as above. Utilise a number of different computerised stock systems and reports to achieve the objective of an accurate and correct Distribution hub stock position. To implement and ensure adherence to all company procedures.

Key Duties/Responsibilities:

  • Responsible for the day-to-day control of SLA workflow and organisation of the 3PL team to achieve the targets and objectives set effectively to a high standard
  • Continuously review and improve process’ to gain maximum efficiently
  • Provide support and training for team members to enable them to achieve the required standards of performance and behaviours 
  • To oversee all aspects of the 3PL sites to include:-
    • Retail returns
    • Multichannel returns
    • Supplier returns
    • Clearance stocks
    • Cycle count
    • Carton audit
    • Fascia discrepancy
    • Inbound deliveries
    • None Sents
    • Stock Removals
    • General enquires
    • Monitor levels of adjustments within the DC and analyse the information to identify and report on your findings
    • Ensure the distribution centre is fully cycle counted each QTR and analyse discrepancies reported
    • Monitor audit trail of cartons beings dispatched from the DC 
    • Trace discrepancies reported by stores
    • Investigate discrepancies reported on ‘Fast track’ IBTs
    • Reporting of any quality or product issues to the relevant department
    • Perform audits on trader sale stock
    • Maintain relationships with traders to ensure they stay in line with JD Groups social corporate responsibilities
    • Supervise the collection of end of line/exit route stock
    • Ensure all retail returns are collected on schedule 
    • Monitor and oversee stock destined for destruction 
    • Complete weekly tests on security equipment (CCTV recordings)
    • Monitor and enforce security policies/procedures and ensure search outs are in line with the company policy 
    • Weekly/quarterly meetings to be attended with the group stock manager 
    • Conduct ADHOC checks on all trader pallets to ensure consistently and accuracy 
    • Conduct regular visits to all outdoor sites and raise/review and issues and concerns 
    • Report on recoveries for the business and achieve target set 
  • Skills, Knowledge & Experience:
    • Management experience essential within a similar environment
    • Previous Stock Control experience would be preferred but not essential
    • Strong interpersonal and leadership skills
    • Ability to problem solve
    • Strong verbal and written communication skills
    • Be able to demonstrate a high level of literacy and numeracy to produce documentation and maintain a variety of accurate records
    • Ability to prioritise work efficiently, to set and achieve measurable targets and work within budgets
    • Self-motivated with the ability to work on your own initiative
    • Computer literate – be able to utilise a range of Microsoft office programs
    • Be able to communicate and operate with all levels of staff

We know our employees work tirelessly to make JD Sports the success it is today and in turn, we offer them some amazing benefits:

  • Free parking
  • Incremental Holiday Allowance
  • Staff Discount On JD Group and other brands within the organisation
  • Pension Scheme
  • Personal development opportunities to learn and develop at work.

Due to the high volumes of applications our opportunities attract, it takes time to review them all. If you don't hear back within two weeks of you applying, please consider your application to have been unsuccessful on this occasion

Applications that meet the skills criteria will be contacted for a 1st stage meeting with the talent team. Shortlisted candidates will then be invited to interview with the hiring manager.

Thank you again for your time.



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