Store Audit Team Lead


Job Title
Store Audit Team Lead

Company Profile
Alfa Beta Vassilopoulos Group is one of the largest retail chains with 298 Super Markets, 15 Cash & Carry, 184 franchise stores and more than 14 000 employees.
Alfa Beta is a member of Ahold Delhaize Group that operates a network of 21 companies in 3 continents
(11 countries), 375 000 employees and is trusted by more than 50 million customers on a weekly basis.


Job Objective
The Store Audit Team Lead is responsible for leading operational assessments and root cause analysis on store and logistics processes of Alfa Beta. He/she will play a leading role in verifying the compliance of the standard operating procedures applicable at store and DC level as well as how risks are being mitigated by Management.
The Store Audit Team Lead works closely together with all levels of management within Operations and Finance Business Control, ensuring that the store audit results are adequately reported, discussed and remediated.
The Store audit Team Lead is part of the European Risk & Control / Store Audit team lead by the EU Director Risk & Control.


Position Requirements

  • Design, execute and drive operational audits
    • Plans, leads and directs store and warehouse operational audits on key store performance indicators
    • Control design, evaluation and assurance testing for store and Distribution Center (DC)
    • Communicates with store managers, district managers and Operations management to share findings and recommendations, Finance Business Control is also made aware of the outcome of the audits
    • Participates in and reports on the observation of the store and DC inventory counts
    • Oversees that the standard operating procedures (SOP) that are devised by the different headquarters are implemented in time, in full, in all stores and DC’s
    • Coaches and trains the team members on store audits and process audits
    • Independently drive and leads process audits to ensure an independent root cause analysis
  • Provides insights and recommendation to improve the business at store and DC level
    • Learns about local standard Operating procedures and local / country processes, procedures and regulations
    • Provides counsel, review and analysis of industry, business and audit related “better practices” and expands the use of internationally accepted internal audit practices
    • Helps promote cross OpCo standard practices within retail and distribution operations in order to support group strategic drivers
    • Assists Operations management with the development of improved control procedures
    • Follow up on open issues and repetitive findings in order to reduce operational risks
  • Reporting and Communication
    • Provides regular (monthly and quarterly) reporting to Alfa Beta Management and communication with the AB GRC committee on status and outcome of their activities.
    • Discusses store audit and DC audit findings with Operations, Finance and audit professionals (internal and external)
    • Brings value to the business by getting to root causes of issues and quantifying their business impact whenever possible
    • Provide insights for the European reporting on Risk & Control and Store Audit activities on quarterly basis
  • People Management
    • Team player for the store audit team in the local brand
    • Coach, guide and develop associates while focusing on Ahold Delhaize promises and values
    • Execute performance reviews for the team in collaboration with regional Lead Store Audit


Candidate Profile

  • Bachelor’s degree in finance, Accounting, and/or Economics (or any relative field)
  • 6 to 8 years of experience in stores/DC operations / Quality / Retail business management in a leading role
  • Managing and coaching a team
  • Professional certification in internal auditing (e.g., ACCA, CPA) is a plus
  • Fluency in English language, both written & spoken is required
  • Excellent knowledge of MS Office (excel, word, power point, outlook)
  • Highly effective in time management, planning and organizational skills
  • Impacting and influencing multiple stakeholders (internal and external)
  • Strong analytical skills and able to interpret store data
  • Effective project management and very good communication (written and oral) and presentation skills
  • Team player with strong interpersonal and problem-solving skills with the ability to deal effectively with conflict and influence change
  • Flexible, autonomous, and internationally adaptable

The company offers a competitive remuneration package and excellent career prospects


Contact Details
On line at quoting reference: (ref: SATL_2021)


Address: 81, Spaton Ave.
Zip code: 153 44
City: Gerakas – Attiki

All applications will be treated as confidential

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