Next PLC

Operations Auditor

Next PLC
Field Based
Competitive salary + benefits
03 Sep 2021
27 Sep 2021
Approved employers
Approved employer
Contract type
Full time
Experience level
Qualified accountant

Brilliant opportunity for an operational Auditor who will audit our Regional Service Centres in the North

At Next, not only are we one of the UK’s largest fashion retailers, but we’re also one of the largest listed companies. Selling our own NEXT brand as well as hundreds of world-famous brands, in the UK and worldwide. What’s more, we’re growing. Fast. And it’s the kind of growth and investment that is exciting for everyone in our business.

Specifically you can join our Logistics Finance team. Based out of warehouses in South Elmsall, we support our warehouse and distribution teams with all the data and information they could ever want. To help them plan the despatch and distribution of 14,000, 40-foot containers worth of stock per year to our 500 retail stores – and over 8 million online customers.

It’s safe to say our logistics operation is, well, huge. With over 7 million square feet of warehouse floor space. So, managing these operations in an efficient, cost effective way is about as important as it gets. Making sure our customers have a seamless experience starts here. While we’re finance teams, we work closely with operations at all times. Making this about as hands on as can be.

About the role

As the portfolio of Brand partners continues to grow and the Regional Service Centre’s (RSC) within the Logistics team continue to support both our Online and Retail operations, we have a requirement for an operational Auditor to focus on this growing business area. We are looking for someone who has a proven ability to build and develop strong working relationships with operational teams, whilst also being able to maintain a professional level of impartiality. You will be able to demonstrate planning and decision making skills to help ensure that internal controls and compliance are followed, whilst also offering solutions and support to mitigate risks.

As this role is a regional Auditor, the role will be 75% field based and 25% office based therefore we are looking for individuals that are happy to travel regularly (a company car will be included in the package). The RSC’s are in:

  • Redhouse (Pontefract)
  • Warrington
  • Bristol
  • Motherwell
  • Hemel
  • Ockenden
  • Ireland
    To conduct accurate and timely audits for all business areas, ensuring that key areas of risk and non-compliance are highlighted.Work in conjunction with the RSC management team to produce action plans that focus on and monitor identified areas of risk.Continually monitor and develop audit content and scope to ensure operational relevance.To undertake ad hoc project work based on business priorities and audit results, providing relevant feedback and analysis to the RSC management team.Support the development of the RSC operation through systems and operation testing and assessment.Identify risk and opportunities to improve stock file integrity and to minimise stock loss risks.You must be able to communicate audit findings to RSC management, building strong and supportive working relationships with all relevant stakeholders.


About you

    RSC and/or Warehouse experienceIT literate with proficiency in excel and experience of Google applicationsExcellent communication skills both written and verbalAbility to analyse and interpret large volumes of dataGood problem solving skills with the ability to use initiativeAble to prioritise workloads to ensure key tasks are achieved to the highest standardsAbility to work flexibly and to adapt to changing requirementsManual handling will be involvedCurrent driving licence, as travel between RSC’s will be essential


  • Bonus Scheme
  • Pension Scheme
  • ShareSave Scheme
  • Life Assurance
  • Staff Discount
  • On-site Nursery

You know Next, but did you know we’re a FTSE-100 retail company employing over 43,000 people across the UK and Ireland. We’re the UK’s 2nd largest fashion retailer and for Kidswear we’re the market leader. At the last count we have over 540 stores, plus the Next Online and it’s now possible to buy on-line from over 70 countries around the world! So we’ve gone global!

Closing date: 24th Sep 2021

For further information, and to apply, please visit our website via the “Apply” button below.

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