Commercial Bid Manager - Food Wholesaler to Foodservice

£42000 - £48000 per annum, Benefits: Bonus Scheme, Company Car, Fuel Card, Laptop,
14 Dec 2018
11 Jan 2019
Jemma Williams
Business Sector
Food & Drink
Full Time
Contract Type
Commercial Bid Manager - Food Wholesaler to Foodservice

Rewards: £42K - £48K Basic Salary, Bonus Scheme, Company Car, Fuel Card, Laptop, Mobile, Pension Scheme, 25 Days Holiday

Location: Oxford, Swindon, Reading, Basingstoke, Guildford, London, Luton, Milton Keynes, Bedford, Northampton, Stratford-upon-Avon, Cheltenham, Bristol, Bath, Chippenham, Salisbury, Winchester

An excellent opportunity to join a specialised division within a market leading UK food wholesale operator.

The Company:

We are proud to be the UK’s leading food wholesaler, privileged to serve approximately 1.5 million businesses across the United Kingdom through our different divisions.

We offer both branded and private label goods to customers consisting of grocers, pubs, and restaurants, leisure outlets, fast food outlets and retailers.

We are multi billion pound business with over 13,000 employees. Together we operate cash-and-carry branches throughout the United Kingdom as well as a national delivery service.

We are delighted to be crowned “Green Wholesaler of the Year" at the Grocer Gold Awards and become the first company to hold all four certifications to the Carbon Trust Standard.

We are able to offer attractive benefits to our employees, as well as long term career prospects for candidates with the desire to be a part of our exciting business.

The Role:

Within this position, you will be working within a specialised division that offers restaurant and catering chains a customised solution.

The main aspect of the role will be focussed around the management of pipeline opportunities however there will also be an element of supporting the National Account Controller with strategies for maximising existing accounts.

These accounts include customers such as Byron Burgers, Carluccios, Prezzo, Aramark and Wagamama.

The successful candidate will be responsible for managing and delivering the tender process through to completion. This will entail managing new business prospects, producing tenders, scorecard and cost model analysis, and overseeing pricing activity.

The position will require communication at all levels both internally and externally, as duties will also include negotiating with suppliers and proposing business at board level, as well as supporting the Senior Management and National Account team.

The Applicant:

The successful candidate will be an experienced sales professional with a proven track record of successfully writing and managing tenders. 

•             Should have an excellent knowledge of the Foodservice Market.

•             Will need to be commutable to our distribution centre in Didcot, with the flexibility to travel to customer sites across the UK.

•             Must be analytical with an excellent working knowledge of systems such as Excel.

•             Must be able to build strong working relationships internally and externally and have a strong passion for customer service.


Midas Selection Ltd specialises in recruiting Sales, Marketing and executive professionals across the Foodservice sector.

Midas Selection Ltd operates as an Employment Agency.   

For further details about Midas Selection and our dedicated foodservice sales division, please contact me via linked in under Jemma Williams – Midas Selection.

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