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New Business & Acquisitions Controller

Southern England & Mid/South Wales
Competitive salary, bonus, contributory pension, car, pension scheme
Closing date
28 Jul 2021

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Business Sector
Food & Drink
National Accounts, Sales
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About The Role

Competitive package, bonus, company car, pension scheme, permanent role to cover Southern England & Mid/South Wales  

As the New Business & Acquisitions Controller (South), you will hold the overall accountability for the delivery of a budgeted number of New stores and Sales from new accounts joining Bestway Retail within the set operational geography. This is a pivotal role liaising with senior management across the organisation concerning all matters related to new business and the role is a primary leadership position, focused on coaching and supporting a highly motivated team of NBAMs (New Business & Acquisitions Managers). 

You will be responsible for creating, implementing and delivering a clearly defined New business growth strategy, through the performance of your team. Constantly reviewing the effective ways of team working, you will collaborate with other New Business & Acquisitions Controller’s to ensure the New Business & Acquisitions team are optimising time and tools to deliver all set goals.

This role will ensure that all Bestway Retail brands are optimised and protected and that the Bestway Retail credit risk is appropriately managed at all times. Developing talent through driving a team culture of high support, high challenge and continual improvement is essential and the continued behaviour of your team is to continually remain in line with the company values at all times.


About You

A leader that demonstrates  a strong commercial understanding of the Symbol Group industry, including competitor activity and market trends is required for this role, along with the ability to understand detailed commercial and financial information to use to inform consistent decision making.

You will have the capability to identify opportunities for growth and development, and create appropriate robust plans to turn insight into action.

Knowledge of PC applications including Microsoft Word and Excel is essential alongside having understanding of CPOS/EPOS including interrogation of data and ability to support the retailers/team colleagues with use of same. 

You will be a driven and charismatic self-starter who can take responsibility and accountability for their area and colleagues. You will be a strong leader who can inspire, motivate and engage a high performing team. Using your developed problem solving skills, you will apply your outstanding commercial judgement and have excellent influencing, communication, stakeholder management and negotiation skills. 

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About Costcutter

Costcutter Supermarket Group have recently been acquired by Bestway Wholesale so it's an incredible exciting time to join us in this new venture. You will be joining a group with an annual turnover to almost £3 billion, alongside a symbol, franchise, and company store retail estate of more than 3,795 stores in the UK, (including 2,682 fascia and 195 company owned).

Both retailers and suppliers are supported by this new additional scale of the combined business, with the collaborative partnership approach making Bestway the partner of choice for growing sales in the convenience market.

Join us and you will be joining our values-driven, fast-paced business and become part of a friendly and dynamic culture. We work together, building strong relationships and embracing different styles. That way everyone can turn up as themselves.

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