Business Development Manager (WJFRP81710)



Competitive Salary

Job Location

Job Type

13 July 2022

We have an exciting opportunity within our Commercial Team at Wellocks. Reporting to the Business Development Controller, we are looking to recruit a Business Development Manager to support our southern customers. This role is home based and requires frequent visits to our customers, so providing there is a willingness to travel, location is flexible. There is a requirement to visit Wellocks Head Office, based in Nelson in the Northwest, once a month as a minimum.

Main Purpose of Job:

Develop new and existing business across your regional area, representing Wellocks to the highest standard expected when servicing the best kitchens across the UK.

A fast-paced role which requires a calm and collected approach to the everchanging day-to-day environment of foodservice.


  • Nurture and maximise existing accounts through effective customer relationships and regular customer visits
  • Build potential new business pipeline through positive industry networking
  • Manage day-to-day account activity efficiently and effectively
  • Compile weekly reports on relevant business activity
  • Deliver on group targets and KPI’s
  • Ensure prompt and appropriate reactions to customer issues in a professional manner
  • Work in collaboration withi the transport and operations teams to ensure the smooth running of day-to-day business

Required skills and experience

  • Excellent customer service skills
  • Hospitality industry experience
  • Passion for exceptional quality ingredients and service
  • Power BI / Excel experience but not essential
  • Product knowledge
  • Self-motivated
  • Strong organisational and time management skills
  • Strong work ethic
  • Target driven
  • Well presented

About us

Wellocks, is one of the leading UK food distributors in the hospitality industry. We provide fruit, vegetables, dairy, eggs, poultry, meat, store cupboard essentials and everything else chefs will need in their restaurant kitchen. Thanks to our highly skilled team, we also offer pre-prepared veg and freshly-made pasta which is a key part of our service.

From our humble beginnings in 1961 supplying potatoes to local pubs and restaurants, 60 years later we now supply over 1,200 restaurant kitchens across the country with amazing ingredients.

We’re proud to be part of the William Jackson Food Group, a dedicated family-owned food business which started in 1851. Our sister businesses are Abel & Cole, Jacksons Bakery and Belazu. Family values and the commitment which comes with such a long-standing business are rooted in our culture here at Wellocks.

Perks and benefits

  • Generous employee discounts on all our products (we sell everything from fresh fruit and veg, to milk, cheese, eggs and store cupboard essentials)
  • Free 3-course fine-dining meal cooked by our in-house chefs to give you a flavour of what our customers create with the products we supply
  • A bottle of prosecco on your 1st year anniversary, and a 3-course fine-dining meal on your 5th anniversary
  • Fancy volunteering? We will give you one day off a year (paid) to take part in volunteering for a charity of your choice
  • Cycle to Work Scheme that offers discounted bikes and cycling equipment
  • Access to financial support if you have a child attending university
  • Access to financial support to provide clothing or equipment for you or your child’s sports team
  • Donate through your pay to a charity of your choice. The money is simply deducted through your pay before tax, so for every pound you donate, the 20p that usually goes to tax will go to the charity instead
  • Access to a range of employee assistance services which can be tailored to give you support on matters such as finances, health, and wellbeing
  • We treat our teams to a free meal every few months, from our visiting fish & chip van, to freshly made bacon baps from our in-house chefs

Contact information

Nikki Ward