Date posted: 17/07/2017

Job Details

  • Reference No.LW/1438
  • DepartmentSales
  • Hours per Week40
  • LocationChepstow
  • Grade10
  • Reporting toNick Sullivan
  • Closing Date07/08/2017 12:00 am
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Field Sales Manager – Chepstow

About Us

There’s every chance you’ll have eaten our food, so why not share our success and come and work for us? 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, whether our customers want just a teaspoon or a full range of catering supplies, we’ll supply their needs. 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 specialties.

About the Role

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.

The exciting and challenging opportunity to apply for the position of Field Sales Manager to run one of the most successful and profitable sales teams within Bidfood is now available. This position is based at Chepstow Depot.

About you

The successful applicant will be responsible for freetrade sales of circa £20m generated from over 900 trading customers through managing a field sales team of Business Managers.

Using your innovative and commercial skills you will work in conjunction with Depot Management Teams, to execute local strategies and to enhance and stimulate the sales function.

As the leader of a sales team your goal is to meet and exceed targets through the training, motivation, development and control of the Fieldsales team. Your performance will be in line with agreed company KPI’s including sales, margin, items, margin per item and customer retention.

You will have a successful track record of winning new accounts and growing existing business in line with budgeted expectations, alongside experience of managing and motivating sales teams to deliver on targets. You will have knowledge of foodservice market and have excellent communication and presentation skills. You will be analytical with commercial acumen and IT literate.


Pension, 25 days holiday pa, healthcare cash plan, childcare vouchers, personal accident scheme, employee discounts.


If this is you, we look forward to hearing from you.

To apply, please send your CV with a covering letter, including reference LW/1438, to; Nick Sullivan, Head Of Freetrade Sales: New House Farm Industrial Estate, Chepstow, NP16 6UD or email:

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