Distribution and Warehouse

Distribution is about getting the right stock, to the right place, at the right time. In a company the size of ours it’s no mean feat, but join our distribution operation and you’ll be helping to put the smiles on our customers’ faces all over the country.

John Lewis Distribution is separated into two main environments. These are our National Distribution Centres (NDCs) which are large operations that distribute to our whole business. Stock is received into the business from suppliers, held and then distributed either directly to our shops or to our smaller, Customer Delivery Hubs.

Our Customer Delivery Hubs (CDHs) are smaller operations that distribute locally to shops or directly into our customers’ homes. Stock is received from the NDCs which is then passed on locally.

The backbone to our distribution network is our warehouses. We have seven warehouses across the country, including our state-of-the-art semi-automated warehouse at the Magna Park Campus near Milton Keynes. This has recently expanded and now occupies over 1 million square feet. Here we deliver household, fashion and electronic goods to our customers, as well as our stores, sending out smaller items from our vast array of brands.

 

Distribution and Warehouse Jobs

We’re looking for individuals who want to become part of a world-class team of Partners. The roles include full and part time hours, working across 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. There can be flexibility around working hours and pay will depend on performance and experience. Discover more about our wide range of distribution centre jobs below.

  • Andy, Operations Manager
  • Darren, Inbound Section Manager

Warehouse Assistant Jobs

Help to promote, develop and deliver outstanding customer service as a crucial member of our warehouse team. Not only will you support all of our channels, you’ll become a brand ambassador for the Partnership and get involved in all of the key duties. These include receiving and storing products, picking individual branch orders, loading goods onto trailers and making sure the right products go to the right stores.

Within this role, you will:

  • Handle stock going into and out of the warehouse
  • Unload vehicles and manage branch orders
  • Maintain high levels of housekeeping standards

Will I suit this role?

If you’re a passionate individual who enjoys working as part of a team, and can also handle goods with efficiency and accuracy, then you’ll be right at home. You should be motivated to drive your own self-development using all available resources to achieve success.

Warehouse Manager jobs

In addition to part-time warehouse roles and Warehouse Supervisor jobs, we offer exciting management opportunities. If you enjoy taking responsibility for business success, building relationships powered by the Partnership’s principles and creating real influence over working lives, then a management role within our warehouse team could be the perfect career path for you. Discover more about how you could join us below.

Warehouse Section Manager Jobs

Could you lead and motivate your team to get stock to where it needs to be while maintaining an efficient operations process? You’ll not only develop key relationships with Partners, but you’ll also empower our people to take ownership for their own operational success and personal development.

Within this role, you will:

  • Plan operational resource for daily and weekly requirements
  • Maintain communication between stakeholders
  • Ensure all Partnership channels remain effective

Will I suit this role?

If you can combine self-motivation and hard work with inspiring and motivating others to maximise their potential through effective coaching and feedback, then you’d be a great fit for this role. You should not only encourage a culture of safe working practice, but you’ll fully embrace the Partnership’s unique working culture.

Warehouse Operative Jobs

As a Warehouse Operations Manager, you’ll provide the strong leadership needed across the warehouse operations department. You’ll be given full responsibility and accountability for managing our warehouse operation and lead Partners, managers and temporary labour.

Within this role, you will:

  • Support the current and future warehousing strategy across the business
  • Deliver exceptional customer service while remaining cost-effective
  • Manage warehouse space to receive and distribute cases to branches and other customers

Will I suit this role?

You’ll be a great fit for us if you’re results orientated, cost and deadline driven, while also a confident communicator both in a team and one-to-one environment. Not only should you possess strong organisational and planning skills, but you’ll also be capable of leading a team and developing others’ skills and capabilities.

Stock Controller Jobs

Our positions within stock management are varied – we have a range of inventory management jobs and inventory control jobs at the Partnership. As a Stock Partner within this department, you should have a strong grasp on all stock related activities and ensure these are carried out efficiently and accurately.

Within this role, you will:

  • Conduct stock management activities such as stocktaking and stock investigation
  • Support all operational areas, providing guidance on accuracy issues
  • Liaise with other Partners such as Section Managers and the Distribution Planning team

Will I suit this role?

This role requires a high level of attention to detail and accuracy. This would best suit someone who has energy, enthusiasm, inquisitiveness, tenacity and can come up with simple solutions to complex issues. As you’ll be analysing and questioning data streams, you should enjoy analytical work and figures.

What training and development will I receive at the Partnership?

We’re committed to providing first-class training and career progression opportunities to all of our Partners. Find out more about how we’ll support you. In addition, we offer a number of industry-leading benefits such as an annual bonus, discounts in our stores and subsidised facilities.

Latest John Lewis opportunities

John Lewis

Customer Delivery Driver Installer Trainee, Trumpington

 Cambridge

 East England

£10.40 to £13.52 per hour.

Closing Date: 31/5/2019

John Lewis

Customer Delivery Driver Installer Trainee, Trumpington

 Cambridge

 East England

£10.40 to £13.52 per hour

Closing Date: 31/5/2019

John Lewis

Apprentice (LGV) Driver, John Lewis Primary Transport - Magna Park

 Milton Keynes

 Central England

£8.51 (Please note - Internal candidates will remain on their current pay rate minus any shift premiums)

Closing Date: 3/6/2019