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Business Development Manager - Contract Catering

Michael Page Sales
England, South West England
car, bonus, healthcare, pension
Closing date
19 Feb 2024

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Business Sector
Food & Drink
Contract Type
Full Time

Job Details

A superb opportunity for a Business Development Manager within the field of Contract Catering, with exposure and success in landing high ticket Bid wins, to join a market leading business dedicated to delivering first class food solutions!

Client Details

A market leading contract catering business dedicated to providing inspiring and outstanding food solutions & services to the Education Sector. A business steeped in creating a positive, healthy and wholesome experience for the student population.

  • To lead the development of winning bids and opportunities resulting in income generation
  • To lead the production and delivery of a viable client relationship driven Business Development Plan for Independent education clients / schools
  • Establish, build and maintain relationships with key contacts at target clients to increase their awareness of catering capabilities
  • Establish, build and maintain relationships with potential partner to support the offering
  • Identify opportunities at an early stage and manage the engagement process with the client
  • Manage the business development pipeline and bid process including bid identification, bid writing / development and bid submission process
  • Identify barriers to the achievement of objectives in the Independent education market and manage them accordingly
  • Work alongside the marketing team to develop tailored proposal documents and client communications
  • Use our CRM system to record all client contacts, project opportunities etc, and use the system to report on the pipeline of Independent education opportunities, manage client contact and record wins
  • Keep up to date with current issues in the sector and build solid networks
  • Be a credible ambassador for internal and to undertake our BD activities

  • Proven business development experience selling or experience procuring services in the education, fine dining or luxury food service end users
  • Ability to produce high quality proposal and tender documents
  • Ability to develop and nurture effective business relationships
  • Strong project management skills
  • Excellent interpersonal and written/verbal communication skills
  • Ability to drive a number of initiatives at any one time
  • Experience of working in long sales cycles
  • Confident and professional with the ability to think on your feet
  • A hunger to stay up to date with independent education related matters
  • The ability to remain flexible and seek alternative options to problems
  • A good grasp of numbers and the ability to write documents in a professional style
  • Highly competitive package with outstanding OTE potential.

Remote working - field based Regional management

Job Offer

A highly competitive base salary and phenomenal OTE

Hybrid / remote working


Michael Page Sales UK is a leading professional recruitment consultancy covering permanent, interim and contract recruitment. We have UK wide coverage with ten offices located in London, Weybridge, Reading, Birmingham, Bristol, Leicester, St Albans, Manchester, Leeds and Glasgow. The core markets we serve are Consumer, Business Services, Media, IT/Telco, Financial Services, Healthcare and Technical Sales, with a dedicated person or team in each location specialising in each of these sectors. The clients we work with are as diverse as the candidates we represent; from Blue Chips to SMEs, and Sales Execs to Sales Directors. Our Consultants are typically from relevant sales backgrounds giving first hand experience of the roles we recruit for. We pride ourselves on delivering unrivalled service levels to our candidates and our clients, our track record of success over the past 20 years means we stand out.

Within our Consumer Sales Division we have consultants within each of the 10 offices who dedicate themselves to this sector and no other. Our specialist capability is demonstrated further as we focus on sub sectors such as food, drink, household, foodservice, consumer electronics, apparel, health & beauty, consumer healthcare, pet and sports. Some of our key clients include Colgate, Beiersdorf, Dr Oetker, Johnson & Johnson, Matthew Clark, PZ Cussons, Kellogg’s, 2 Sisters, Samsung, Seven Seas, Twinings, Unilever, Reckitt Benckiser, SC Johnson, Warburtons, InBev, Kettle Chips, Hallmark, Luxottica, McCain, Britvic, General Mills, and Molson Coors to name but a few!

Michael Page Sales UK is part of Michael Page International with operations in the UK, Continental Europe, Asia-Pacific and the Americas. As well as looking for high quality candidates for our clients, we are also always looking for top talent to work for us

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