Date posted: 18/10/2021

Job Details

  • Reference No.BI/1218
  • DepartmentCorporate procurement
  • Hours per Week37.5
  • LocationSlough
  • Grade6
  • Reporting toHead of Corporate Procurement
  • Closing Date01/11/2021 12:00 am
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Coding and Tenders Executive – Slough BSC

Bidfood is a leading wholesale food distributor and the preferred supplier for over 60,000 customers across the UK, ranging from pubs to schools, from restaurants to care homes and everything in between. From Lands End to John O’Groats, we’ll supply our customers’ catering needs from our network of 26 depots. We work as a team to 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 specialities. We believe in our food, and we know that our people are so very important in our success.

The coding team play a key role in our ability to secure new business, they are responsible for the coding and matching vital elements of the tender process. The team are based in our head office in Slough and sit within corporate procurement and the wider group commercial department. Corporate procurement is a core central function within Bidfood. We support Bidfood with winning new business, saving our customers and well as sourcing products and completing range analysis , category review on behalf of customers as well as prospective customers

As part of this team you’ll be responsible for matching new potential customers’ current products with those in Bidfood product range and pro-rata products to Bidfood pack sizes. You’ll help us keep a comprehensive list of competitors’ matched ranges and our cost saving tools up to date with prices so that we maintain that competitive edge. It’s not all data entry as you’ll need to be forward thinking and suggest process improvements to enhance efficiencies.

An ability to build strong working relationships with a large variety of people and roles will be fundamental as you’ll be working with lots of internal departments including group commercial, contracts and tenders, supply chain, product management, advice centre, depots, suppliers, national accounts and free trade sales teams. You will represent the coding team in departmental and sales meetings, liaising with other parts of the business when necessary.

Hopefully you’ve got a good memory as you’ll be developing an extensive knowledge of the whole Bidfood product range including where and how products are used and the sectors they fit into.

You will have experience of working with Excel and functions such as v-look-ups and pivot tables. You should also have the ability to prioritise, good customer service skills and be able to communicate across all levels as well as having a real willingness to learn and a passion for food.



Pension, 25 days holiday pa, healthcare cash plan, personal accident scheme, employee discount.


To apply, please forward your application stating reference BI/1218 to Naz Haq, Head of Corporate Procurement at

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