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Commercial Bid Manager

Please Note: The application deadline for this job has now passed.

About the role

Reporting into and liaising with National Account Controller (NAC) on a regular and structured basis, the role of the Commercial Bid Manager will be the development of new business opportunities, responsibility for bid / tender submissions and the management of pipeline opportunities. The ideal candidate will also support the Senior Management team in other commercial elements regarding price management and margin initiatives.

Role Responsibility

  • Management of all bids, proposals, submissions for potential new customers
  • Scorecard and cost model analysis
  • Support NAC to identify new business opportunities & follow through to tender process
  • Work with National Account Manager Team with margin controls, price increase & movement
  • Oversee all efficiency and margin initiatives

You will need

Essential Skills

  • An excellent knowledge of the Foodservice Market
  • A proven track record of successfully writing and managing tenders
  • Analytical and organised approach to work
  • Good understanding of all MS Office applications with minimum level 2-3 in Excel
  • The ability to build strong working relationships internally and externally and have a passion for customer service
  • Able to work under pressure and to tight deadlines
  • Ability to travel UK wide.


  • Database of contacts in Foodservice
  • Booker system knowledge
  • Experience in supplier negotiations.

    This is a flexible location role, requiring travel to customer sites across the UK, but there will also be regular working time in Didcot, Hatfield, Wellingborough & Northampton

Whats in it for you

Employee benefits include the following:

  • Company car
  • Colleague discount card
  • Group Pension Scheme membership
  • Company healthcare scheme
  • Company Sharesave Scheme
  • Childcare Voucher Scheme

About us

Chef Direct is a growing business that specifically caters for the unique needs of Foodservice operator. Our Distribution Centre in Didcot has given rise to the requirement of a Warehouse Section Manager.


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