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Portfolio Specialist (Wine Jobs: Sales & Marketing)

Full Time

  Charton Hobbs (

  GVRD and Vancouver Island, British Columbia

B.C. GVRD/Vancouver Island Portfolio Specialist (PS)





Job Summary: 

The Portfolio Specialist position will be responsible for becoming our local expert in all things Moët Hennessy. They will be responsible for assisting the sales team in training, best practices, on and off premises events, trade shows, and promotional events. The position will have an assigned territory for which they are solely responsible in the GVRD and Vancouver Island, which encompasses both on premise (restaurants, hotels, bars, etc.) and off premise (BCLS and private retail). Preference will be given to Cantonese and Mandarin speaking applicants with the intention on expanding business within the Chinese Community. The Portfolio Specialist’s success will be based on achievement and execution of specific KPI’s, sales objectives, brand events, and territory growth.


Essential Duties and Responsibilities: 

The position requires frequent evening and weekend work in addition to the normal daytime work hours. Domestic and international travel is also incumbent with this position.  The role includes:

·       Executing the provincial marketing/sales plans and targets for all MH brands consistent with MH brand guidelines;

·       Maintain and develop new on and off premise accounts within assigned territory;

·       Increase product distribution of Moet Hennessy Brands in the assigned territory;

·       Plan and execute MH branded events

·       Collaborating with the RMM, Sales Manager, region VP and the B.C. Sales Team to assist in training, development of accounts, and application of best practices;

·       Implementing National PR and RMM strategies and marketing activities with events that reflect National brand initiatives and priorities;

·       Responsibility for operating within assigned overall budget allocations for MH brand spending in the territory

·       Becoming proficient with the portfolio of MH products developing product knowledge and sales expertise and becoming a training and information resource for the BC sales team, accounts, targeted private collectors, or other clients of the complete MH portfolio of brands. Training of product knowledge of the entire CH portfolio will also occur;

Job Requirements:

Bachelor degree or higher, (Commerce, Marketing, Business Administration majors preferred), with 3 or more years’ job experience directly relevant to the sale of luxury goods;

·     3 years of sales experience;

·     WSET level 2 or higher;

·     Valid Driver’s License;

·     Fluent English speaking and writing skills

·     Preference will be given to Cantonese and Mandarin speaking applicants; additional languages are also a benefit for this role

·     Strong presentation and negotiating skills;

·     Available for frequent evening and weekend events (sometimes on short notice), both local and international travel – valid passport required;

·     Strong analytical, organisation and multi-tasking capabilities, and ability to meet tight deadlines;

·     Self-discipline and motivation to work autonomously and hit set targets

·     Demonstrated ability to multi task, set priorities, negotiate, make presentations, and work as a team player is a must;

·     Strong level of IT related skills, strong PowerPoint and Excel knowledge and preferably a working knowledge of the CH Cellar and other reporting tools;

·     A flair for creative thinking and innovation in developing brands and customer business solutions;

·     Event planning/execution experience is preferred, but not mandatory

·     Established trade contacts both on and off premises;



Medical, dental, RRSP and other benefits after a qualifying period.  Car allowance, travel and expense account.  Competitive salary and benefit package plus performance bonus commensurate with performance, experience and existing trade relationships. 

Interested candidates should apply to: 

GVRD/Van Island position:


 attaching your detailed cover letter and CV.


The above information is representative of the work performed in this position, however it is not all-inclusive.  The omission of a specific duty or responsibility does not exclude it from the position if the work is similar or related to the essential duties and responsibilities.

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