Date posted: 06/11/2017

Job Details

  • Reference No.SC/1499
  • DepartmentSpecialist Independent Businesses and Acquisitions
  • Hours per Week40
  • LocationSpecialist Businesses, Flexible Location
  • GradeTo be advised
  • Reporting toBob Rogers, Managing Director – Specialist Businesses
  • Closing Date20/11/2017 12:00 am
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Director of Caterfood Buying Group – Flexible location

Are you looking for the next challenge? Do you have what it takes to be a Director of one our key business growth areas in Specialist Independent Businesses and Acquisitions?

We’re looking to appoint a new role as Director of Caterfood Buying Group, based in the UK.
This is a strategic role and will shape the delivery of providing dedicated local foodservice as part of the wider Bidfood family. It will require a high level of involvement in current & future acquisitions.

Our Specialist Independent Businesses and Acquisitions that will be part of the remit of this role include; Urban Foodservice in Kent, Cimandis; the largest foodservice provider in the Channel Islands with depots in Jersey, Guernsey and Alderney, Caterfood; in Paignton, South Devon covering Devon and Cornwall and South Lincs; in Lincolnshire covering the surrounding areas, including; Norfolk, Cambridgeshire, Rutland, Northamptonshire and most parts of Leicestershire, Nottinghamshire and Bedfordshire.

You’ll be accountable for maximising sales, growth and profit targets, as well as optimising efficiencies to drive the commercial delivery of business objectives & targets.

We pride ourselves in providing Service Excellence for our customers, so we’re looking for a charismatic, entrepreneurial, pragmatic and forward thinking leader that will champion exceptional service to customers all the while providing inspirational and motivational leadership across this business model.

Your key accountabilities will be:

  • Delivering successful and sustained revenue and profit objectives
  • Creating strategic plans for Sales and Growth opportunities
  • Leading Customer and Brand development
  • Leading and motivating the senior depot management teams in a positive, motivational and structured way
  • Improving standards across the businesses on health and safety, site safety, food safety, environmental, internal and external audits, and security
  • On-boarding new Acquisitions and delivering against the implementation plan
  • Working with the Bidfood UK leadership team and Director of Finance & Strategic Development to develop our Acquisitions pipeline

You will have:

  • Senior leadership experience in a similar scale, complex distribution environment, ideally with Acquisitions experience
  • Financial and analytical skills including experience of profit and loss accountability, managing budgets and costs
  • Evidence of strategic management and execution of business plans
  • Evidence of strong communication and negotiation skills and a collaborative/team approach
  • Evidence of delivering exceptional service to customers with strong customer facing, relationship management skills
  • Evidence of managing and driving change, in situations constantly requiring adaptation
  • Evidence of developing new solutions through interpretative, evaluative, creative and innovative thinking
  • Ability to deal with ambiguity, work within a cross functional team, matrix management
  • Solid judgement and influencing skills to provide impetus to get things delivered

Please note: You will be expected to travel as required by the role, which will include overnight stays.


Pension, 33 days holiday pa, private heath care, childcare vouchers, employee discount, company car (job requirement)


To apply, please forward your CV and a covering letter quoting reference SC/1499 to Tara Featherstone, Head of HR Operations, Bidfood HR Shared Services, Newhouse Farm Road Industrial Estate, Chepstow NP16 6UD or email to:

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