Job Details

  • Reference No.CH/1652
  • DepartmentField Sales
  • Hours per Week37.5
  • LocationScotland
  • Grade8
  • Reporting toElizabeth Jennett , Head of Freetrade Sales
  • Closing Date12/03/2018 12:00 am
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Business Development Manager – Edinburgh

Bidfood is a leading wholesale food distributor and the preferred supply partner for over 60,000 customers across the UK.

We pride ourselves on our ability to provide anything from a teaspoon to a complete catering solution to customers of all sizes, utilising our national structure and the combined expertise of our employees. We provide every food option from quality ingredients to finished meals, including a number of own brand ranges as well as all the big brands and regional specialties.

In this fast paced role no two days are the same. Our ultimate goal is to keep the customer at the heart of everything we do and to do this you need to be good at building strong relationships with customers by really understanding their needs and looking for solutions to keep them happy.

You will be responsible for managing a portfolio of existing Independent Group Contracts, including analysing sales data, introducing new concepts and product categories and minimising order losses in order to increase our market share,.

You must bring a real passion to succeed with excellent selling skills, and a proven ability to regularly exceed sales targets in your career to date. You will need to be a strong communicator at all levels with a flexible approach that demonstrates your ability to develop relationships with clients of different cultures and with different needs. It is essential that you can demonstrate a a proven track record of managing key accounts within your previous roles..

This will also show us your ability to work just as easily on your own or as part of a mobile team, freely sharing your skills and knowledge. A strong knowledge of excel is also required

And lastly you need to be comfortable with a lot of driving; sometimes in excess of 25,000 miles per annum! Occasional overnight stays away from home will also be required.


Pension, 25 days holiday pa, healthcare cash plan, childcare vouchers, personal accident scheme, employee discounts, company car (job requirement)


To apply, please complete an application form which can be collected at the depot, or send your CV with a covering letter including the reference CH/1652 to:
Debbie Thomsom
Bidfood Scotland, Junction 2 Ind Estate, Claylands Road, Newbridge, Midlothian, EH28 8LF

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