Women's apparel and footwear retailer The J Jill Group Inc has hired Kathie Lynch as vice president of fulfilment operations, taking over the responsibilities currently held by Steve Lord who is retiring later this year.   Prior to joining J Jill, Kathie worked for 15 years at Cheshire Direct, a division of Federated Department Stores that supports catalogue operations for Bloomingdale's by Mail and Macys.com. She served as vice president, fulfillment operations, where she was responsible for all operations in the distribution centre and managed a major warehouse expansion in the mid 1990s.