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Craft Spirits Specialist

Job ID SYO00000385 Date posted 03/11/2019
Description
  • Promote and demonstrate spirits knowledge within a set geographic region to increase sales among high profile mixology bars, restaurants and retail accounts.
  • Make regular sales calls to designated accounts to cultivate customer relations and satisfaction with service provided.
  • Partner with multiple sales divisions in the accounts to increase craft spirits sales and act as a liaison with customers regarding selections and placements.
  • Demonstrate consultative sales abilities through successful presentations of product, the promotion of new and existing portfolio items and the expansion of business.
  • Exhibit discipline and resourcefulness to meet/exceed assigned monthly placement objectives.
  • Participate in sales meetings and on-site training to remain educated in company policy and industry trends/developments.
  • Create, coordinate, and attend on-site promotional functions at established customer accounts. (i.e. product launches, and tastings).
  • Present self with integrity, professionalism and commitment to Southern Wine & Spirits salesperson responsibilities and policies.
  • Work flexible hours which include early morning (i.e. 4:00 a.m. - 6:00 a.m. start times), evenings, and/or weekends.
  • Overnight travel as required.
  • Additional hours required during the peak season of October, November and December.
  • Perform other work related duties and special projects as assigned.

Qualifications

Minimum Qualifications:

  • High School Diploma/GED and 3-5 years of industry related sales experience within the distribution, hospitality or supplier community.
  • Ties with the on-sale trade in New York, Westchester and Long Island
  • Working knowledge of mixology, cocktail culture and cult and boutique brands (Southern and competitors).
  • Expertise in advising and selling to exacting craft spirits customers, including owners, bar managers and restaurateurs.
  • Demonstrated ability in creating a profitable craft spirits program on behalf of customers.
  • Reside within a thirty minute radius of a on-sale account within the established territory.
  • Possess a dependable vehicle, valid driver's license, proof of state registration and insurance, and an acceptable driving record.
  • Lift and carry a 45+ pound case of product on a repetitive basis.
  • Must be at least 21 years of age.
  • Goal oriented, focused, and assertive individual who needs little direction or supervision.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Bachelor Degree in Business Administration or related field.
  • Proficient at calculating commissions, percentages, and reviewing comparative sales data for analysis.
  • Adaptable and can assist a variety of internal customer groups and varying personality types.
  • Thrive on creating and selling innovative ideas and demonstrate an entrepreneurial spirit. Strong negotiation skills.

Job:Sales
Primary Location:United States-New York-Syosset
Shift:Day Shift

Southern Glazer's Wine and Spirits recruits and hires qualified candidates without regard to race, religion, color, sexual orientation, gender, gender identity, age, national origin, ancestry, citizenship, veteran or disability status or any factor prohibited by law, and as such affirms in policy and practice to support and promote the concept of equal employment opportunity and affirmative action, in accordance with all applicable federal, state and municipal laws. The Company prohibits discrimination on other bases such as ancestry, medical condition, or marital status under applicable laws. We make reasonable accommodations to meet our obligations under the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) and state disability laws. Candidates should possess the right to work in the United States, as it is not the general practice of Southern Glazer's Wine and Spirits to sponsor individuals for work visas.

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