Date posted: 09/10/2017

Job Details

  • Reference No.LW/1581
  • DepartmentFieldsales
  • Hours per Week37.5
  • LocationSlough
  • Grade8
  • Reporting toSuzanne Henshaw - Head of Freetrade Sales
  • Closing Date23/10/2017 12:00 am
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Business manager – Slough

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 developing sales opportunities with existing accounts by analysing territory sales data, minimising order losses and identifying and converting prospect accounts. In addition you will identify and develop profitable business with new Bidvest Foodservice customers in order to increase our market share and size of the market within the region.

You must bring a real passion 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. 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.

And lastly you need to be comfortable with a lot of driving; sometimes in excess of 18,000 miles per annum! Occasional overnight stays away from home will also be required.


Pension, 25 days holiday per year (plus public holidays), healthcare cash plan, childcare vouchers, personal accident insurance, employee discounts, free parking.


To apply please complete an application form which can be collected at the depot, or send your CV with a covering letter, including reference LW/1581, to: Name and Job Title: Slough Depot/BM Sales, Suzanne Henshaw, Head of Freetrade Sales. Address: Bidfood, 814 Leigh Road, Slough Industrial Estate, Slough, SL1 4BD – Email:

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