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Account Manager - Catering

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Job ref: 21836 Category: Ops Support Roles
  • Pound icon Salary Competitive
  • Location icon Location Craddock Road Reading
  • Suitcase icon Contract Type Permanent
  • Time icon Hours 38
  • Closing icon Closing Date
  • Business icon Business Unit Makro Wholesale

51.4387, -0.972155

Location icon Craddock Road Reading RG2 0AH

About the role

Something exciting is happening at Booker! Come and join the fastest-growing food and drink wholesaler in the UK!!

We continue to grow! We have ambitious growth plans, which means we are expanding our outstanding team of Catering Development Managers. As a Catering Development Manager, you won’t be tied to a desk. You’ll be our field-based culinary expert, cultivating strong relationships with our customers to help them grow their business and establish Booker as their first choice for catering. You’ll undoubtedly be able to spot an opportunity, bringing the best of Booker to provide catering solutions that suit our customers’ needs. Keeping your ears to the ground, you’ll be able to make sure your customer’s voices are heard in the wider business, as we strive for continuous improvement.

The customer as at the heart of everything that we do at Booker.

As the fastest-growing food and drink wholesaler, we provide a one-stop, multi-temperature delivered solution including Ambient, Chilled, Frozen, and Fresh Produce, Alcohol and Meat across a national network to a wide variety of catering customers, including pubs, hotels, restaurants, fast food and the cost sector. We are the UK’s leading Catering Butcher, with over 20% of the UK’s master butchers working for us, offering expert advice to increase our customer's menu options and their profits. Our best-in-class reputation is based on providing our customers with excellent choices, price and service. Our current year-on-year growth and ambitious expansion plans offer our team excellent career opportunities across the Booker group. 

Main Responsibilities

Focusing on high-potential customers. You will manage a portfolio of customers, spending time in the field as well as in the branch. Visiting existing and potential new customers to develop sales and margin – up selling and cross selling to suit customer needs.

You will need

The ideal candidate:

  • A Food Enthusiast: We’re looking for someone whose love for food is contagious.
  • Cool Under Pressure: We want someone who can keep their cool and shine under pressure.
  • Master Communicator: We’re after someone with extraordinary communication skills.
  • Business Savvy: An excellent sense of commercial awareness is essential.
  • Negotiator Extraordinaire: You’re not just good at negotiating; you’re confident in making business decisions.
  • Self-Starter: If you’re self-motivated and can excel autonomously, you’re the one we want.
  • Team Player: While you can work solo, you’re also an influential and collaborative force within our team.
  • Master of Time Management: You can juggle multiple tasks and never miss a beat. Your organisational and time management skills are top-notch.
  • Empathetic Listener: You don’t just hear; you listen and show empathy. It’s a vital part of how you connect with others.
  • Champion of Adaptability: In a world where change is constant, your adaptability is your secret weapon. You thrive in ever-evolving environments.

If you embody these qualities, we’d love to hear from you. Join our team and be a key ingredient in our recipe for success.

What's in it for you

At Booker, along with being a great place to work and giving you an opportunity to get on in your career, we also offer the following fantastic package of benefits:

  • A Booker colleague card with 10% off purchases at Booker and double discount events up to three times a year.
  • After 3 months service, a Tesco colleague discount card with 10% increasing to 15% off most purchases at Tesco for a 4 day period after every four-weekly pay day, ie. thirteen times a year. In addition to 10% off at Tesco Cafe and 20% off all F&F purchases.
  • 10% off pay monthly & SIM only deals with Tesco Mobile for yourself, along with further great deals through-out the year.
  • Up to 30% off car, pet and home insurance at Tesco bank. Terms and conditions apply.
  • Free eye test when you spend £50 or more. You can also save 30% when you spend £50 or more on glasses, prescription sunglasses and contact lenses.
  • 50% off health checks at Tesco Pharmacy.
  • Exclusive access to discounted RAC breakdown cover rates
  • An exclusive deals and discounts website saving you money on everyday purchases including a cycle to work scheme.
  • After 3 months service, you can join our annual Save As You Earn share scheme which allows you to buy Tesco shares in the future at a discount.
  • Retirement savings plan (pension) - save up to 5% and Booker will match your contribution.
  • Life Assurance - You are covered for death in service life cover of up to three times annual pay
  • Health and Wellbeing support and resources including our 24/7, confidential Employee Assistance Programme for you and your family.
  • A great holiday package

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