Catering Design Consultant

Job Title: Catering Design Consultant
Contract Type: Permanent
Location: Manchester, Greater Manchester
Salary: £40000 - £45000.00 per annum + bonus + company car + benefits
Start Date: ASAP
REF: BBBH22438_1488974805
Contact Name: Vildan Cifci
Contact Email:
Job Published: about 4 years ago

Our client is the leading distributor of catering disposables, food packaging and hygiene products in the UK. They are seeking to appoint a Catering Design Consultant to join the business, based out of the Manchester office. This is a field sales role, full UK driving license is required.

The main purpose of this role is to develop new and existing business within the commercial catering sector, by a proactive approach to lead generation and one to one presentations to customers.

Essential Duties & Responsibilities

  • Prepare schemes for presentation to customers using in house CAD resource and individual knowledge.
  • Prepare professional presentations and costs using office resources and national creative team.
  • Deliver high levels of commercial awareness when negotiating with customers.
  • Demonstrate innovation when producing visuals and presentation material for customer projects.
  • Actively enhance GP margin using negotiating skills with suppliers and sub-contractors wherever possible.
  • Continually be focused on maximum customer satisfaction utilising high levels of communication both verbally and written.
  • Attend one to one reviews, team meetings and identify training needs as required.
  • Demonstrate awareness for colleagues and internal customer's needs at all times. Strictly adhere to employee rules, Design quality manual and corporate policies.
  • Submit activity reports as requested by line manager.

Skills & Knowledge required

  • Professional appearance, high energy levels.
  • 5 Years' experience in the commercial catering industry, preferably contract catering sector.
  • Bright and enthusiastic with well-developed negotiating skills.
  • Turnkey project knowledge.
  • Catering equipment experience.
  • Full clean licence.
  • Ambitious, flexible and good commercial acumen.
  • CAD Drawing and sketching skills, is desirable.

Salary: £40,000pa - £45,000pa basic + bonus + company car + other benefits