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Area Manager - Full Time - Wine, Beer & Cider (Wine Jobs: Sales & Marketing)

Full Time

  Colio Estate Wines Inc./ Thornbury Village Cider House & Brewery (

  London, Kitchener, Waterloo, Ontario

Established in 1980, Colio Estate Wines Inc. continues to be one of the leaders in its industry. From humble beginnings we have grown to be one of the largest wine producers in Ontario, producing in excess of 500,000 cases of quality wine annually. We have our own 200 acre vineyard in South Western Ontario that continuously provides grapes of the highest quality. Some of our award-winning brands include Bricklayer’s, Girls’ Night Out, Lake & River Series, and Colio Premium House.

Colio also produces award winning Craft Cider & Beer with our Thornbury Village Cidery & Brewery.  Our Pick-up Truck Pilsner and Blue Mountain Lager have both won gold at the Ontario Craft Brewing Awards. We also boast the top selling Ontario Craft Cider made from 100% fresh pressed Ontario apples.

We represent a range of international brands such as Warsteiner Brewery from Germany, Cumulus Estate Wines from Australia, Frisky Zebra from South Africa and a number of other international wine suppliers.

As part of our expansion and succession planning strategy, Colio Estate Wines Inc. requires a full time Area Manager in the London, Kitchener and Waterloo area.


Position Summary

The London, Kitchener and Waterloo Area Manager reports directly to the Ontario Sales Manager. Your goal will be to achieve maximum retail wine, beer & cider sales profitability, growth and account penetration within an assigned territory.


Key Responsibilities & Core Competencies

  • Responsible for growing the LCBO and licensee wine, beer and cider business in London, Kitchener and Waterloo area.

  • 80% of your time will be focused on the LCBO.

  • 20% of your time will be focused on the licensee business.

  • Execute LCBO programming and strategy.

  • Execute Colio licensee programming and strategy.

  • Solid understanding of the craft beer industry and trends.

  • Solid understanding of the VQA wine industry and trends.

  • Proven track record in building and maintaining excellent relationships with customers as well as internal associates.  

  • Demonstrated ability to proactively identify customer issues, recommend solutions and effectively implement solutions.  

  • Demonstrated diligence and ability to follow through on commitments.

  • Excellent oral, written, and interpersonal communication skills.

  • Demonstrated ability to achieve targets with a minimal amount of direction.

  • Computer literacy with the ability to skillfully use software applications including Microsoft Word, Power Point, Excel, and e-mail programs such as outlook.

  • Solid planning and analytical skills.

  • Demonstrated experience in the use of syndicated data & foundational category management principles.

  • Overnight travel is required for this role.

  • Team player and effective internal communicator.

  • Evening and weekend work will be required for this role.

  • Execute numerous supplier trade visits.

  • Execute community events and sponsorships.

  • Company sales lead in the integration of data analysis CRM tool.


    Qualifications and Education Requirements

  • Minimum 2 years’ sales experience in the beverage alcohol industry is preferred.

  • WSET or equivalent wine education preferred.

  • University Degree or College Diploma


    Additional Notes

  • Successful candidate must live in the territory.

We thank all that apply but only applicants that are called for interview will be contacted. The deadline for applications is October 21st, 2017.



As part of the Colio team you can expect;
• A competitive wage and comprehensive benefit package.
• A cooperative team atmosphere that does what it takes to get the job done.
• A safe, fun, winning and rewarding work environment.
• An opportunity to grow and develop yourself within the company’s organization.

By joining Colio Estate Wines, you will become part of a friendly team of wine, beer and cider enthusiasts,
Candidates interested in this exciting opportunity to join a strong and growing company with great values and brands should submit their resume and salary expectations

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