Job Details

  • Reference No.LMF/1572
  • DepartmentManagement
  • Hours per Week40
  • LocationWholesale/Bicester depot
  • Grade14
  • Reporting toNorman Wemyss, Chief Operating Officer
  • Closing Date22/01/2018 12:00 am
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General Manager – Bicester

Are you looking for the next challenge? Do you have what it takes to be a General Manager at one of our key UK sites?

We’re looking to appoint a General Manager based out of our Bicester depot in Oxfordshire. As GM, you will take the lead and have primary accountability for maximising sales and profit targets, as well as optimising costs, processes and efficiencies to enable the delivery of the depot’s business targets. Bicester is a very high percentile education mix depot but significantly building freetrade market share and as a result it is highly profitable and extremely important to the overall Bidfood wholesale estate. Bicester site is one of our latest new sites that have been purpose built for our requirements to best service our customers and be a great place to work for our valued 250 + employees.

This role will give you the opportunity to manage all aspects of the depot in line with the agreed business plan.
At Bidfood UK, we pride ourselves in providing Service Excellence for our customers, so we need a GM that will champion the Bidfood brand, vision and values to help us deliver this – all the while providing an inspirational and motivational leadership for the depot, and within the wider GM senior leadership team.

Your key accountabilities as GM will be:

  • Delivering successful revenue, costs and profit targets for Bicester
  • Managing the Sales effort, including Field and Telesales teams
  • Leading and motivating the senior depot team in a positive, motivational and structured way
  • Drive the depot culture and people plan in line with the corporate vision, mission and values
  • Drive the corporate sustainability ethos
  • Optimise all key transport management KPIs relating to delivery, legal requirements, audits and accident prevention
  • Manage all aspects of purchasing, stock management, and control to achieve agreed targets
  • Manage and deliver on all health and safety, site safety, food safety, environmental and security objectives and seek to make continual improvements to core standards, processes and practices
  • Manage effective Trade Union relationships at local and national level

We’re looking for an experienced senior manager, with strong leadership skills to continue the fantastic contribution Bicester makes to our Bidfood team.

You will have:

  • Operational Management experience in a similar scale distribution environment, delivering products to wholesale customers
  • Transport experience
  • Experience of profit and loss accountability
  • Experience of operating at a senior level within a complex, medium to large company
  • Evidence of driving change management
  • Experience in managing budgets and costs
  • Experience in continuous improvement
  • Experience in delivering exceptional service to benefit our customers
  • Experience of working within a trade union environment

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


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


To apply, please send your CV with a covering letter, including the reference LMF/1572 to: Lisa Heath, Head of HR Operations:- or

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