Stock Controller

Salary: £27,000 per annum
Job ref: 086616
Published: about 1 month ago

Leyland SDM specialises in paint, tools, plumbing, electrical, woodwork & DIY materials from our 33 high street stores across London, supported by our central support team and distribution centre in Wembley. We are currently on an exciting journey and have some very ambitious growth plans. 


Stock Controller

Head Office - Wembley 


Let’s paint the picture for you! 

We are looking for a Stock Controller to manage our inventory, and purchase merchandise based on our company’s needs. As the Stock Controller you’ll be tracking shipments, overseeing inventory audits, and maintaining reports of purchases and pricing. 

To be successful in this role, you should be familiar with supply chain procedures, and have strong communication skills in order to interact with vendors, clients, and internal teams. 

Ultimately, you will increase profitability and effectiveness by maintaining optimal stock levels of quality products at all times. 


Stock Controller - What will you be doing?  

  • Continually reviewing the top 250 products supplied from the warehouse, and direct to store, providing feedback on demand and availability from our suppliers. 
  • Monitoring product availability and ensuring temporarily unavailable products are communicated to stores, and if unavailable for over 6 weeks; a replacement product is brought in. 
  • Forecast supply and demand to prevent overstocking and running out-of-stock (OOS) 
  • Enter purchase details (vendors’ information, invoices, and pricing) into internal databases 
  • Placing and receiving orders to replenish stocks as needed 
  • Track shipments, and address any delays 
  • Oversee storage of products, particularly of fragile items 
  • Evaluate suppliers’ offers and negotiate profitable deals 
  • Coordinate regular inventory audits 
  • Liaise with warehouse colleagues and other internal teams to test products’ quality (status upon delivery and storage conditions) 
  • Keep updated inventory records (including daily shipments) 
  • Ensure purchases do not exceed budget 


Stock Controller - What Skills and Experience will you need to have?  


  • Proven work experience as a Stock Controller, Inventory Manager or similar role 
  • Good understanding of supply chain procedures 
  • Working knowledge of inventory management software 
  • Active participation in inventory audits 
  • Excellent organization skills 
  • Strong communication and negotiation abilities 


  • Experience of retail management 
  • Knowledge of the DIY sector 
  • Experience in ERP systems preferably Microsoft Dynamics AX 

How will we reward you? 


On top of an attractive salary we have an excellent benefits package on offer: 

  • Annual bonus opportunity 
  • 30 days holiday a year (includes public holidays) 
  • Up to 20% discount in Leyland SDM, plus discount across other Grafton Group brands 
  • Pension with competitive contributions 
  • Health Cashplan – claim money back on everyday healthcare needs and treatments (Dental, physio, prescriptions to name a few) 
  • Share saving scheme into our parent company, the Grafton Group 
  • Company sick pay 
  • Life assurance 
  • Cycle2work scheme 
  • 100’s of retail discounts available through our flexible benefits portal 

Apply now!