Technical Administrator


Job Details


Normanton - Commercial

Contract Type


Working Pattern

Full Time


Competitive Salary and Benefits Package

Closing Date

10/02/2023 17:00

About IPL

The IPL Group of companies are here to support 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. We have thousands of colleagues across our Group companies’ multiple sites in the UK and in our country offices around the world.

The IPL Group is comprised of IPL, Forza and Kober. IPL’s biggest area is fresh produce but we also focus on a number of other areas including beverages, protein and nuts. We procure everything from Australian Chardonnay, to Kenyan flowers; South African citrus fruits, to British strawberries. Forza and Kober focus on their brilliant cooked meats and bacon ranges. Across the entire IPL Group, our buyers work hard to ensure we source the very best products at the very best price.

About the site

Normanton is home to our head office and is also where we pack fresh fruit, salad and vegetables.

Several of our support functions are based here as well as the majority of our Commercial and buying teams. Our pack house is in operation 24 hours a day and 364 days a year, employing over 700 colleagues. We offer a broad range of roles based at site from Production Operatives to Technical Managers, Business Unit Administrators to IT Specialists.

About the role

We are looking for a Technical Administrator to join our team of Technical Specialists here at IPL who play a key part in ensuring we deliver the best quality produce for ASDA and our customers. You’ll be responsible for providing an excellent service and administrative support to the team, maintaining a high level of detail in your work and reporting.

Key responsibilities include:

  • Administrate all relevant reports to assist the Technical Team, ensuring that daily, weekly and monthly reports are supplied to members of the team
  • Maintain category CPMU trackers for use by technical managers
  • Administrate pesticide sampling from IPL sites and Asda depots, managing the process from end to end
  • Keep ASDA’s & IPL’s system for supplier management up to date (specifications, due diligence)
  • Analyse QA intake, customer return and depot rejection data to inform the technical team of trends within their categories and guide their investigation
  • Act of pivot point to collate feedback from Technical Team for customer complaints, store feedback, benchmarking results and any other responses to wider business
  • Manage the Benchmarking process; running the internal benchmarking panel for division, reporting and trending performance
  • Administrate supplier set up on boarding and invoice and PO management to ensure FTMR and swift authorisation of PO’s for UK technical and overseas Country Office Teams
  • This is a Monday - Friday role with the working hours of 8:30am - 5pm.

What are we looking for?

  • You will be able to demonstrate resilience and the ability to plan, organise and prioritise your workload.
  • As an excellent communicator you will have the ability to build and maintain working relationships with stakeholders within different levels of the business.
  • You should be a team player too - but with the ability to work on your own initiative.
  • You should have a proven ability to work under pressure and deliver to tight deadlines through your ability to prioritise competing objectives.
  • High attention to detail
  • Competent on MS Office and have the ability to use various web based applications simultaneously
  • Able to methodically analyse and process data
  • ‘Can do’ attitude and proactive approach to the role
  • Willingness to work flexibly during peak sessions
  • Previous experience of working in a similar administrative role

What's 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 paid annual leave (inclusive of 8 days bank holiday)
  • Bonus Scheme
  • Enhanced Pension Scheme
  • 10% Asda Discount – after 3 month service (terms and conditions apply)
  • Life assurance (4x base salary)
  • Health and wellbeing assistance programme
  • Free Parking
  • Access to Cycle to Work Scheme
  • Health & Wellbeing Programme
  • And much more