Sales Representative (Wine Jobs: Sales & Marketing)

Full Time

  Pacific Wine and Spirits Inc. (http://www.pacificwineandspirits.com)

  Fraser Valley (Details under Description), British Columbia

Territory: Fraser Valley focus (Langley to Chilliwack, Maple Ridge to White Rock) with travel to Okanagan once per month for 2-4 days (Kelowna, Penticton, Vernon, Kamloops).  Calling on all 3 channels with top focus on BCLS in each region.

Position Start Date: Immediately

Company Profile: Pacific Wine and Spirits (PWS) was founded in 1972 and has remained a family owned and operated company for over four decades.  The corporate head office is located in Alberta, with representation throughout Western Canada.  Pacific Wine and Spirits offers an outstanding, broad and premium portfolio of wines, spirits and beer from some of the world’s most esteemed family-owned estates in Argentina, Australia, Canada, Chile, France, Italy, New Zealand, Portugal, Scotland, Spain, Thailand, the United Kingdom and the United States.

The role:  The successful candidate will have a personality built for sales: competitive yet professional in nature, analytic yet creative, a self-starter; driven by winning and willing to roll up their sleeves. Reporting to the BC Sales Manager, he or she will be responsible for servicing BC Liquor Store locations, private stores and on-premise and executing marketing initiatives that support the entire region. This is a target-driven position that will be accountable to monthly, quarterly and annual targets and goals. This is a great opportunity for a person with the right attitude and aptitude.

Key tasks of this role are as follows:

·        Drive sales through: increasing product distribution, improving shelf positioning and obtaining incremental displays in the retail channel and BTG placements at on-premise

  • Developing and maintaining a regular call schedule for all channels and accounts within the Fraser Valley and the Okanagan
  • Fostering quick relationships through sincere engagement with store managers, buyers and staff
  • Educating trade on PWS products, and consumers through trade shows and in store tastings across territory and participating in the same in Greater Vancouver area
  • Merchandise PWS brands in all channels
  • Planning and executing events/tastings throughout territory and across all channels
  • Evening and weekend work are required

The successful candidate will show or have the following skills and experience:

  • A minimum of 1-3 years in the wine industry, preferably as a sales rep
  • Self motivated, driven and has the ability to work independently but also be a team player
  • Able to build sales based client relationships across diverse channels
  • Able to manage multiple tasks and projects concurrently, and shift gears quickly
  • Strong working capability of computers using MS Office Suite
  • A reliable vehicle and a valid and unimpeded BC Driver’s License
  • Has a valid and unimpeded passport
  • Able to lift and carry more than 40 lbs. on a regular basis
  • Post-secondary education of certificate, diploma or degree is an asset
  • Wine education such as WSET or ISG is considered an asset
  • Experience working with the BC Liquor Stores is considered an asset

Compensation will be commensurate with experience and include benefits, business expenses and vehicle allowance.

How To Apply

Please send your resume and cover letter with salary expectations to colleenw@pacificwineandspirits.com with the Position Title in the subject line by October 20, 2017. We thank you for your interest but only those selected for an interview will be contacted.

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