Administration Assistant

  • Job Reference: 00045653-1
  • Date Posted: 12 May 2022
  • Recruiter: CV-Library
  • Location: Harlow, Essex
  • Salary: £20,000 to £23,000
  • Sector: Transport & Logistics
  • Job Type: Permanent

Job Description

Asian Harvest Foods is a leading supplier of Oriental food, beverage and catering supplies to restaurants and takeaways throughout the UK. We operate nationally with strategically placed sites located in Glasgow, Harlow and Newcastle.
We value excellent service and product safety above all else and we pride ourselves on our product range, innovation, best value and dedication to our customers.
Our product range covers ambient, chilled and frozen products and in 2020 we launched a home delivery service; bringing our food industry knowledge and professionalism to households across the UK.
We are fully committed to providing a high standard of food quality, safety and service to our customers. Further investment has also enabled us to upgrade our IT infrastructure and improvements such as this allow us to be at the forefront of food supply in the UK; both now and as we look ahead to future expansion.
Health & Safety remains a fundamental priority for us and we are committed to maintaining a safe working environment for all team members; particularly as a result of Coronavirus. Strict adherence to preventative measures such as enhanced cleaning procedures, provision of personal protective equipment (PPE), social distancing and hygiene protocols at each of our sites; not only protects the safety and wellbeing of our people, but also their families and wider communities in which we serve.
What's on Offer?
Rate of Pay:
£20,000 - £23,000 per annum (dependent on experience)
Contract Type:
Permanent Contract - immediate start
40 hours per week
Other Benefits:
Company uniform provided, 28 days holiday entitlement, NEST Pension Scheme, training, continuous investment in your professional development, employee discount and free car parking on-site.
About You
We are currently looking for an experienced, proactive and agile Administration Assistant to join us at our Depot based in Harlow, Essex. This is an exciting time to join the Company during a significant period of change. Our Administration team play a crucial part in our overall operations, as they are integral to providing an excellent standard of customer service at all times, as well as supporting the smooth delivery of products to our customers across Scotch Frost Group (SFG).
You will have a strong work ethic, keen attention to detail, with excellent communication / problem-solving skills and the ability to work in a fast-paced environment. You will be a natural team player and possess a true commitment to customer service; you are confident when dealing with difficult situations and you have the needs of our customers (both internal and external) at the forefront of your mind at all times.
Typical Duties / Tasks
To effectively and proactively assist in the dispatch & tracking of products to our customers, dealing with enquiries and providing general administration support to Harlow Depot.
* Arranging availability of paperwork for the timely dispatch of all outbound stock
* Processing and recording information in relation to both the dispatch and admin department
* Liaising with outside Agencies, Suppliers, Customers and Depots within the Group
* Answering the telephone and dealing with enquiries from both customers and team members
* Booking goods-in
* Supporting Payroll and Credit Control processes as required
* Ability to adapt to change and prioritize workload depending on operational requirements
* Processing transactions via various payment methods, as well as handling cash
* Ad hoc tasks as and when required.
What You’ll Need
* At least 2 Years’ experience working within an Administration role
* Accuracy and attention to detail
* Experience of administering Company Payroll
* Previous experience of working in a warehouse and / or transport environment
* PC literate with strong skills in Microsoft Word and Excel
* Previous experience of using Navision software
* A proactive approach, with the ability to react to changing demands and adaptable workloads
* Proven ability to develop and maintain positive working relationships at all levels.
Apply with a current CV that demonstrates your success in an Administration role and we’ll aim to get back to you as soon as possible!
Asian Harvest (and associated divisions) will not accept any unsolicited CVs from recruiters or Employment Agencies in response to this role