Commercial Trading Advisor


Job Details


Asda House - Commercial

Contract Type


Working Pattern

Full Time


Competitive Salary and Package

Closing Date

06/02/2023 23:45

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

This role is based in Asda’s head office in central Leeds. This supports IPL to have closer working relationships with the wider business teams at Asda.

About the Role

We have a great opportunity for someone who wants to start their career in the Commercial sector by joining us as an Advisor – Trading (Trading Assistant) within our IPL Produce Retail Team based at Asda House – Leeds.

This role is based in Asda’s head office in central Leeds so that IPL has a closer working relationships with the wider business teams at Asda.

By supporting the Retail Teams across the Produce Business (Edible and House Plants and Flowers) you will manage accurate administration and communication to all relevant parties, which will assist the team in making informed decisions.

This will involve performing administrative processes/recording requirements/accurate filing for price confirmations to satisfy GSCOP (Groceries Supply Code of Practice) processes. Working with the pricing team too you will maintain pricing intelligence and support the trading team by running daily sales/profit/in-stock reports and retail link data. You will also ensure too that all range changes and promotions land in store accurately and within agreed timeframes.

You will be communicating with a variety of teams including suppliers, and other elements of the supply chain to enable them to deliver effectively; head office and stores via bulletins and multiple communication channels; stores surrounding pricing/Linksave errors. You will also answer and resolve store, depot and supplier queries within a 24 hour service level agreement.

As part of the role you will understand relevant market analysis so you can help identify and remedy missed opportunities and understand the sourcing strategy working alongside the Buyer so that we can exceed the expectations for our customers. You will develop product knowledge and buying experience through close liaison with the Buyers and supplier visits and meetings.

This is a Monday - Friday role with the core hours of 8:30am - 5pm.

Hybrid working is also avaliable.

What we expect

You should have the ability to demonstrate strong commercial acumen with a customer focus mind-set, along with excellent verbal and written communication skills.

With the ability to methodically analyse information and work in a fast paced environment on your own initiative, you should have excellent problem solving skills along with strong IT skills, particularly in Microsoft Excel.

Ability to demonstrate a high attention to detail along with prioritisation skills is important for this role, along with a ‘can do’ attitude and a proactive approach to the role and a willingness to work flexibly during peak seasons. Previous experience in a similar role or industry is desirable but not essential.

What we offer

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



Your place in our world

Manager - Produce Retail
Commercial Trading Advisor