Date posted: 16/04/2018

Job Details

  • Reference No.CH/1719
  • DepartmentNational Accounts
  • Hours per Week37.5
  • LocationHomebased
  • Grade10
  • Reporting toBusiness Development Controller, Hotels & Restaurants
  • Closing Date30/04/2018 12:00 am
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National Account Manager non food and Catering Equipment – Homebased

Bidfood is a leading wholesale food distributor and the preferred supplier for over 60,000 customers across the UK, ranging from pubs to schools, restaurants to care homes and everything in between.

In this fast paced company no two days are the same. Our ultimate goal is to keep our customers at the heart of everything we do and to do this you need to be exemplary at building strong relationships with customers by really understanding their needs and looking for solutions to keep them delighted.

The National Account business is sectorised, allowing for specialism in specific market areas and work across all trading divisions within Bidfood. A new vacancy has arisen in the hotels and restaurants sector, giving you the opportunity to join a hugely successful team.

Reporting to, and supported by the Business Development Controller for the hotels and restaurants sector, the successful applicant will manage a portfolio of non-food and catering equipment customers.

To be successful in this role, you will need the following skills and attributes:

  • Proven account manager with excellent track record of client management, ideally with demonstrable working knowledge of the hotels and restaurants marketplace
  • Proficient in the use of Microsoft Excel, Word, Power Point, Outlook
  • Excellent commercial acumen and verbal, written and presenting skills
  • Ability to communicate effectively to board level
  • Be decisive, assertive, persuasive and motivational
  • Extensive non-food and Catering Equipment sales experience

You will be innovative and demonstrate originality and creativity in finding solutions and meeting the needs of the client and the sector. You will have the ability to develop and communicate sound commercial arguments, and have a thorough understanding of the cost drivers and their impact on both the company and the specific client’s needs.

The role will involve lots of driving, occasional overnight stays and a lot of hard work, but will be hugely rewarding for the right candidate.

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


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


To apply, please complete an application form or send your CV with a covering letter, including the reference CH/1719 to:

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