Buying Administrator - Wine


Job Details


Asda House - Commercial

Contract Type


Working Pattern

Full Time


Competitive Salary

Closing Date

19/10/2020 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

The majority of our positions are based within our main UK sites but there are also a few roles that require colleagues to operate from Asda’s head office in central Leeds. This supports closer working relationships with the wider business teams.

About the Role

Are you looking to take your first step into a career in Buying or Supply Chain?

Do you have an interest in wine?

Do you have drive and ambition with aspirations to work in a fast paced, commercial business? - If so, this could be the perfect role for you!

As a Buying Assistant in the Beverages team, you will play a key role to support the Commercial team on admin tasks related to delivering the best cost and quality products against the ASDA retail strategy.

Key Responsibilities include:

  • Work closely with the Assistant - Procurement on Product Setup of New Product Development and Vendor administration.

  • Liaise with the Assistant - Procurement and the ASDA customer planning team on descriptions for
    Point of sale, ASDA Magazine, ASDA Marketing assistance & ASDA Press tastings.

  • Build effective working relationships with internal and external customers.

  • Support on Benchmarking process.

  • Support on Award entry and coordination.

  • Project work as required.

Skills and Experience Required:

  • Suitable experience working in an office based/administrative environment.

  • Must be an advocate for delivering outstanding customer service.

  • Retail experience.

  • Exceptional communication skills.

  • Strong IT skills.

  • Good attention to detail.

  • Wine Knowledge/interest in wine (desirable)

Core Office Hours: Monday – Friday. 8.30am – 5.00pm

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 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

Specialist - Buyer - Beverages
Buying Administrator - Wine