Catering Design Consultant

Allen & York Ltd
18 Mar 2017
17 Apr 2017
Contract Type
Full Time

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