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Academy Sports + Outdoors Store Inventory Control Team Lead - Full Time in Rock Hill, South Carolina

Come work at a place where we take pride in creating a workplace environment that values hard work, commitment, and growth.

At Academy Sports + Outdoors, our Mission is to make it easier for everyone to enjoy more sports and outdoors. An important component to that mission is having the right products available to our shoppers at all times. The Inventory Control Team Lead supports our store’s in-stock standards through supervising the compliance and operational processes of the inventory control team. Through this important work, the Inventory Control Team Member impacts customer service, profitability, and Academy’s Mission.

Job Description:

Education: High school diploma or general education degree (GED) required.

Work Experiences:

  • At least two (2) years of relevant work experience required, such as managing large format store inventory

  • In-direct support of people and processes to drive operational excellence and expected sales targets.

Other Requirements:

  • Must meet federal and state requirements for selling and processing firearms transactions.

  • Must meet requirements to qualify to obtain/maintain FOID card (Illinois only).


  • Excellent customer service orientation.

  • Effective problem solving and communication with customers and team members.

  • Read, interpret and follow documents such as safety rules, operating and maintenance instructions, plan-o-grams and procedure manuals.

  • Prepare routine reports and correspondence.

  • Apply common sense understanding to carry out instructions furnished in written, oral or diagram form.

  • Working knowledge of inventory software, order processing systems, and Microsoft Office products such as Word and Excel.


  • Acts as Lead by providing guidance to inventory control team members who drive safety, security and inventory control processes.

  • Maintains a focus on providing exceptional customer service to all customers.

  • Ensures company policy and safety procedures are followed and audits store processes accordingly.

  • Partners with store merchandising teams and oversees the securing of inventory in areas of the store with highest shrink rates.

  • Provides direction on cycle counts on items with high rate of shrink or low sell through rate.

  • Performs audits as necessary on processes regarding firearm sales.

  • Audits and reviews firearms inventory on a monthly basis.

  • Performs inventory adjustments and audits store on-hand inventory counts.

  • Process firearm sales in compliance with federal and state law, including properly completing ATF Form 4473 and conducting background checks.

  • Required to complete Firearms Sales Certification Training.

  • Required to learn and follow company policies, procedures and safety rules.

  • Adhere to company work hours, policies, procedures and rules governing professional staff behavior.

  • Duties may change and team members may be required to perform other duties or roles as assigned.

Physical Requirements & Attendance

  • Ability to work a flexible schedule including nights, weekend and holidays as needed.

  • Regularly required to talk or hear.

  • Frequently required to stand, walk, use hands to finger, handle or feel; reach with hands and arms and stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl.

  • Occasionally required to sit, climb or balance.

  • Must constantly lift and/or move up to 30 pounds, frequently lift and/or move up to 60 pounds and occasionally lift up to 100 pounds with another team member.

Full time

Academy is an Equal Opportunity Employer and does not discriminate with regard to employment opportunities or practices on the basis of race, religion, national origin, sex, age, disability, gender identity, sexual orientation or any other category protected by law.​

Academy® Sports + Outdoors is one of the nation’s largest sporting goods and outdoor retailers. It’s no surprise that we not only know how to create experiences for our customers, but for our team members as well. Understanding our people and the things that matter to them the most has been at the core of the Academy® culture for over 70 years. With over 22,000+ team members, we take pride in creating a workplace environment that values hard work, commitment, and growth.