Stock Controller


Job Details


Sittingbourne - Operations

Contract Type


Working Pattern

Full Time



Closing Date

04/06/2020 11:00

About IPL

At IPL our role is to improve the shopping experience of the Asda customer by driving great value, quality and availability of our products to ensure that we are Asda’s lowest cost, and sustainable supply chain partner. Our sustainable sourcing model supports Asda’s mission to help their customers to save money and live better lives.

We are one of the largest privately-owned food processing businesses in the UK and we have thousands of colleagues based across multiple sites.

About the Site

Sittingbourne is the second largest of our operations where we also pack fresh fruit and vegetables.

Our pack house is in operation 24 hours a day, employing over 500 colleagues. We offer a broad range of roles based at site from Quality Assurance to Site Planners, Warehouse Operatives to Shift Operation Managers. We also have a small of number of support roles to facilitate the day to day running of the operation.

About the Role

We have a vacancy for a Stock Controller who will work alongside the Operations Team and will be responsible for overseeing and identifying site stock discrepancies and implement corrective actions to improve.

Shift Pattern: 4 on 4 off – days – 7am to 7pm

Key responsibilities include:

  • Identify stock discrepancies, investigate root causes and implement appropriate corrective actions to improve.

  • To make necessary stock amendments on Pr2.

  • Recording, reporting and investigation of all stock write offs at the site.

  • Physical stock takes of stock holding at the end of financial quarter.

  • End of day write on /write off reporting to be summarised and submitted to Stocks Team Leader.

  • All pallet movements are correctly scanned onto a system.

  • Investigation of any operation issue related to stocks.

  • To report and log any movement, picking errors and Packhouse errors against shift and colleague responsible and forward all evidence of the errors to appropriate Shift Operations Leader / Shift Operations Manager to follow up with colleague.

  • Management of pallets & trays count.

Skills and Experience Required

  • Excellent analytical skills

  • Experience of working to KPI’s

  • Preferably experience of working in the Fresh Produce industry or within the Food Industry

  • Excellent communication skills

  • Reliable and Flexible

  • Attention to detail – numerically and logically

  • Auditing skills

  • Computer Literate with intermediate Excel knowledge as well as Word and Windows

  • Educated to GCSE standard including English and Maths

  • Experience of and ability to work within a multi-functional FMCG environment - desirable

  • Knowledge of PR2 - desirable

What's in it for you?

We are a rapidly growing and exciting business, dedicated to the development of our colleagues and committed to creating a great place to work. In order to grow we need to find people already living our Values – Supportive, Trailblazing, Engaging and Principled.

In return you will become a valued part of our team on a permanent basis and we will offer you a competitive salary and benefits package, inclusive of:

  • 20 days paid annual leave

  • Bonus Scheme

  • Enhanced Pension Scheme

  • 10% Asda Discount (terms and conditions apply)

  • Life assurance (4x base salary)

  • Health and wellbeing assistance programme

  • Free Parking



Your place in our world

Manager - Site Technical Operations
Stock Controller