Brakes Group

Regional Operations Sales Manager

Home Based
19 May 2017
16 Jun 2017
Brakes Group
Business Sector
Food & Drink
Full Time
Contract Type

Job Title:                     Regional Operations & Sales Manager

Department:               Sales

Report To:                  National Depot Controller


The areas to be covered will be: Southern Region

Summary:  Accountable for the smooth running of 6 Southern based Van Sales Depots 


We’re not your average food supplier. We care passionately about providing our customers with artisanal and handcrafted foods that they’re proud to serve. We’re masters in fresh deli products, sandwiches, soups and bakery. And we don’t just do drop offs, we do drop ins – which allows us to develop close relationships and truly understand our customers’ needs. Like them, we take pride in our business.


We have a new and exciting opportunity to join our team based in the South. As Regional Operations & Sales Manager  you’ll be accountable for our Southern Depots, ensuring operational compliance and efficiencies as well as driving sales growth. It’s a unique role that would suit someone with a solid attention to detail but with flair and dynamisms that will motivate colleagues and inspire our customers.

We think we’re a great company to work for - we have a great teamwork ethic, a culture that rewards and recognises personal contribution and we offer a friendly environment to work in. Not only that, but as a food company – there’s always delicious food to sample and enjoy!

We’re part of the Fresh Direct Family, which is one of the largest food companies in the UK. So we have robust central support functions in place and limitless potential for professional development.

The key accountabilities and responsibilities of this role are:

Overseeing the day-to-day Operation for all Depots
Maintaining Compliance in MT & H&S  in all Depots
Ensuring all Journeys are fully manned and ran efficiently
Maximising Sales through all Depots
Ensuring Waste & Leakage is within Budget for all Depots
Depot colleague retention through effective leadership

Key skills will include:

Journey & Demand planning

Strong operations background

The ability to work calmly under pressure
Strong relationship builder
Strong influencing skills
Strong communication skills

Spearheading cross-functional ways of working with Group colleagues

Enthusiastic with a can do attitude
P&L knowledge
Sales experience and knowledge of Sales processes

Key Measurements:

Sales to Budget against Last Years performance by Depot
P&L to Budget against Last Years performance by Depot
Customer retention in line with company targets

Direct Line Manager to Three Depot Sales Managers

DSM Midlands - Responsible for Grantham & Tamworth Depots
DSM South – Responsible for Reading, Eastleigh & Portbury Depots
DSM Central London – Responsible for Woolwich Depot

The Team

Grantham x 2 Van Sales Colleagues
Tamworth x 5 Van Sales Colleagues + 1 x Van Sales Supervisor Relief 
Reading x 4 Van Sales Colleagues + 1 x Van Sales Supervisor Relief 
Eastleigh x 2 Van Sales Colleagues + 1 x Van Sales Supervisor Relief 
Portbury 1 Van Sales ColleagueWoolwich x 4 Van Sales Colleagues + 1 x Van Sales Supervisor Relief