Business Development Manager - Midlands & North of England
Part of the privately owned Le Duff Group, Bridor is a leading supplier of premium Continental Pastries, Bread and Patisserie. The parent company, Le Duff Group, operate across 90 countries worldwide owning over 1600 bakeries and restaurants under bands such as Brioche Doree, Mimi’s Café, and La Madeleine. Within the last 10 years the Le Duff group has grown from €600m to over €2bn through organic growth and acquisition.
Bridor represents a €700m share of the parent company. Established in Brittany, France, in 1988, the business has become a recognised supplier to the Retail, Hotel, Michelin Star Restaurant, Coffee Shops and Travel sectors. Bridor has built a unique reputation in the world of gastronomy with its Le Notre range, used by some of the best chefs in the world, and is also a partner of prestigious events such as the Bocuse d’Or and the Roux Scholarship.
For over 20 years Bridor have supplied their high-quality products into the Retail, Foodservice Wholesale and End User within the UK. Culturally, Bridor have an excellent reputation for developing their employees and they maintain exceptional staff retention rates. Following strong growth both globally and within the UK, Bridor are looking to appoint a Business Development Manager to further drive their presence within the UK Foodservice market.
To further build their presence within the market and capitalise on previous success, Bridor have launched a global initiative to increase their sales teams in all markets to ensure all current customers receive best in class service and account management whilst maximising the opportunities to penetrate the market further. In accordance with this strategic decision, the UK business has created a number of new regional focused business development roles.
As a Business Development Manager you will be responsible for driving profitable growth across a portfolio of high end wholesaler and end user key accounts within the Foodservice channel across the major cities in the Midlands and North of England. Working closely with the National Account Managers as well as the wider Bridor sales and innovation team you will be responsible for developing successful and profitable relationships with existing customers including Michelin Star Restaurants, Hotel Groups, Coffee Shops and Wholesalers. In addition, this role will have a focus on developing new business opportunities within your region in line with the UK strategy.
The successful candidate for this position will have a proven track record and good understanding of developing sales and building strong customer relationships within the Foodservice, Wholesale and End user sector. Ideally you will have had exposure to high end hotel and restaurant establishments and have the ability to work with both Buyers as well as Executive Chefs. Experience within food is essential, as well as possessing a real passion for premium food products. You will have exceptional communication and interpersonal skills in order to build relationships internally and with your customers. You will be an organised individual with the drive, motivation and passion to achieve sales and thrive on over delivering against targets. The role is fully home based and you will cover the following cities; Leeds, Sheffield, Nottingham, Leicester and Derby.
For further information please apply or contact our retained consultant, Aidan Goodall at FMCG Selection on Aidan@fmcgselection.co.uk or call 01943 667 280.