Section Manager Stock and Inventory - Nights

Job Type Supply Chain and Logistics
Location Milton Keynes - Fenny Lock
Partnership Level 8
Closing Date 31/01/2023
Vacancy Type Permanent
Salary £29,200.00 - £43,800.00
Salary Frequency Annual
Hours of Work 37.5


We want all of our Partners to have a good work-life balance and we support flexible working. This might mean flexible or compressed hours, job sharing or shorter hour contracts, where it is possible to do so. Please discuss this further with the hiring manager during your interview.


Working in Partnership for a happier world – our shared Purpose that guides us in everything we do and inspires 3 important principles; happier people, happier business, happier world. The John Lewis Partnership is a truly unique business, one that seeks to make a positive difference to the lives of everyone.

This is a full time nights vacancy, 37.5 hours a week, 22:00-06:00, 5 nights out of 7 to include weekends.

What you’ll be doing: 

  • Creating and maintaining control frameworks for the site, regularly updating to reflect changes in compliance requirements and processes

  • Delivering and communicating storage capacity within the site through stock control and management

  • Advising and guiding managers within the site to ensure maximum throughput against warehouse capacity

  • Driving the tracking and influencing of stock availability to ensure high levels across the Partnership

  • Effectively planning and managing seasonal and event based sales within the supply chain network

  • Providing site management with clear analysis and transparent data to enable to drive continuous improvement within operational teams

  • Supporting the strategic decisions for inventory control for 3rd Party service providers, to ensure stock loss is kept to a minimum 

  • Providing subject matter expertise to the site management team as required on Supply Chain processes, resolving any shrinkage queries

What you'll need:

  • Previous experience of stock management within a logistics/supply chain environment

  • Managing customer/client relationships

  • Management of a change agenda in a logistics/supply chain environment

What you may bring: 

  • A Level/Degree educated or equivalent

  • Capable of covering other operations to provide support as required.

Partnership Capabilities for this role:

  • Customer & Performance Focus (All) 

  • Empowered Partner (All) 

  • Planning & Delivering Excellence

  • Agility and Resilience

  • Applying Insight and Analytics

  • Communicating & Influencing

Additional Information

The Partnership supports agile and flexible working practices, such as when, where and how we work. We have several different ways to work flexibly, including part-time, flexible or compressed hours, and job sharing. Head office areas also support a blended working approach. You'll have the opportunity to discuss this further with the hiring manager during your interview and, where it is operationally practicable, they'll do all they can to accommodate your needs.

Please consider the following when making your application:

  • The application form consists of a CV upload followed by an online test and application questions. Please ensure you refresh the page each time you complete a task to ensure you complete everything that you need to in time. (If internal, check your Workday notifications)

  • We occasionally close vacancies early in the event we receive a high volume of applications. Therefore, we recommend you apply early

  • Print off the job description now if you require it

  • Ensure you have an up-to-date CV

Duties and Responsibilities

As a Stock and Inventory Section Manager at Fenny Lock NDC, you will be working with the Stock Inventory Department Manager, coordinating Supply Chain compliance with external control frameworks and ensuring any recommendations made as a result of audit findings are captured, communicated, tracked and implemented.

You will ensure that Supply Chain Partners have access to the support tools required to enable them to drive compliance against the relevant control framework in their area of operation. You will proactively identify opportunities to reduce damage and process driven stock loss. You will support Supply Chain teams to put in place strategies to mitigate emerging trends and patterns of stock loss. You will also work to create a culture of continuous improvement on stock loss, improve understanding of causes, and ensure that potential impact on stock loss of new processes are understood and any risks mitigated.

We positively celebrate Diversity & Inclusion in the John Lewis Partnership. Our aim is to become the UK’s most inclusive business - for our Partners and for our customers, reflecting and connecting with the diverse communities that we serve. We want people from all walks of life to feel valued for their individuality, thrive in our business and share a sense of belonging. To find out more about D&I in the John Lewis Partnership visit this site -

Attachment: FL Section Manager, Stock and Inventory PL8 - JO .pdf 


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