Commercial Assistant

Location: Doncaster

Business: Nortech Ltd/SPF UK Ltd

Salary: Competitive Salary and Benefits

Business: Originally founded as Prosper De Mulder Limited in 1926; SARIA’s UK operations have a market-leading presence in a wide range of sectors associated with the food chain. The Group’s companies manufacture quality products for use in human and animal foodstuffs, agriculture, aquaculture, and industrial applications. The Company has a UK annual turnover approaching £280 million and employs around 1,000 people at 23 sites across the country.

The Position

Applications are invited to apply for the position of Commercial Assistant based at our Doncaster site. The role will involve working within both Nortech Ltd and SPF UK Ltd, which are part of the SARIA Group. This is a part time, permanent position, working 24 hours per week over 3 days (Wednesday/Thursday/Friday). In order to cover periods of holiday in SPF UK Ltd, you would be required to work to 40 hours per week over 5 days (10 weeks per year).

As a Commercial Assistant your duties and responsibilities will vary based on the Company’s requirements but will include:

Duties within Nortech Ltd:

  • Processing sales orders and daily invoicing for customers, and processing purchase orders/invoices for vendors.
  • Arranging transport – with internal transport and 3rd party hauliers.
  • Planning Weighbridge tickets for all outbound loads.
  • Exporting and completing health certificates.
  • Responding to customers enquires via emails and telephone with providing excellent customer service.
  • Communicating daily with the warehouse/production team regarding inventory and planning.
  • To provide general administration support including filing, scanning and daily paperwork where required.

Duties within SPF UK Ltd:

  • Create sales orders and confirming sales order with customers.
  • Arrange transport for deliveries.
  • Prepare documents for delivery – (CoAs, Pick Lists, Delivery/ABP Notes, Create Nav weighbridge tickets).
  • Prepare & organise export deliveries (including liaising with Vet, Export Agents, Customer, Import Agents, Chamber of Commerce etc).
  • Invoicing and raise purchase orders for Transport & costs associated with Exports.
  • Create frequent reports (particularly for month end).
  • Appropriate filing of above records.


  • Have good IT Skills and be confident in Microsoft Office (Word, Excel and Outlook)
  • Have excellent administrative and communication skills (written and verbal)
  • Excellent attention to detail.
  • Ability to work well under pressure and meet deadlines.
  • Have excellent customer service standards.
  • Experience of working in a commercial/sales/export environment.
  • The ability to work well with others.
  • Be able to prioritise workload and work in a busy environment.

For a full job description, please click here.

Salary:  Competitive Salary and Benefits package

Please apply in writing with your CV and Cover Letter to the HR Department, Ings Road, Doncaster, DN5 9TL or email

* Please note that only shortlisted applicants will be contacted due to the high volume of CV’s being received.

Closing Date – 7th May 2021

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