Commercial Administrator - FTC


Job Details


Westry - Commercial

Contract Type

Fixed Term

Working Pattern

Full Time


Competitive Salary and Package

Closing Date

08/06/2022 22:45

About IPL

At IPL our role is to improve the shopping experience of the Asda customer by driving great value, quality and availability of our products to ensure that we are Asda’s lowest cost, and sustainable supply chain partner. Our sustainable sourcing model supports Asda’s mission to help their customers to save money and live better lives.

We are one of the largest privately-owned food processing businesses in the UK and we have thousands of colleagues based across multiple sites.

About the site

Westry is our Cambridgeshire based potato and onion packing facility.

There are a number of support roles on site with the majority of colleagues working within our operation.

About the role

We are currently seeking a Commercial Assistant to join the Commercial Team at our Potatoes & Onions Pack house. Reporting into the Buying Manager, you will support with a number of administrative tasks whilst ensuring all paperwork is accurate and submitted in a timely manner.

As a Commercial Assistant, you will maintain a good working relationship with a variety of different teams across the business from multiple functions including Commercial, Finance and Operations.

You will process Sales Orders and allocate stock to them whilst Managing Passport/Load declarations.

With great attention to detail, as a Commercial Assistant you will ensure all relevant accounting reports including category invoices, check reports and daily claims are recorded and up to date on a daily/weekly basis.

Maintaining container arrival spreadsheets / volume spreadsheet to ensure the release of containers from Port and maintaining lorry board with haulage details and ETA’s. You will oversee booking all haulage by road and rail from port to depots (where applicable).

Please note this is a Fixed Term Contract until 28/2/2023. Hours 8.30am – 4.30pm. 

Skills and experience required

With excellent communication and administrative skills, you should have experience of working within a fast-paced high volume environment, ideally within a customer focused function.


Along with a strong customer mind-set, the ideal candidate will have outstanding attention to detail skills with the ability to prioritise tasks and work at pace.  You should possess strong IT skills, including Excel and have excellent communication skills both verbally and in writing. 

Whats in it for you

We are a rapidly growing and exciting business, dedicated to the development of our colleagues and committed to creating a great place to work. In order to grow we need to find people already living our Values – Supportive, Trailblazing, Engaging and Principled.


In return we will offer you development, a competitive salary and benefits package, inclusive of:

  • 33 days’ annual leave (including bank holidays)
  • Colleague Annual Bonus Scheme
  • Enhanced Pension Scheme
  • 10% Asda Discount (terms and conditions apply)
  • Life assurance (4x base salary)
  • Health and wellbeing assistance programme
  • Access to Free Parking