Sales and Marketing Associate (Wine Jobs: Sales & Marketing)

Full Time

  TerraLux Winery

  Vancouver/Lower Mainland, British Columbia

We are seeking a driven, professional and passionate Sales and Marketing Associate for a full-time position based out of our office on West Georgia in Vancouver and covering the Lower Mainland with occasional travel to Whistler, Vancouver Island and regular travel to the Okanagan.

The position will manage all aspects of sales and marketing activities for our new winery called TerraLux. This is a major new winery being built almost opposite Quails Gate in WestBank close to Kelowna. The winery is under construction and will be one of the iconic wineries of the Okanagan. It opens next year. Wine has been produced over the last 4 years and is ready for sale. Our team is led by James Cluer MW who assisted with starting the business, buying over 200 acres of vineyard, and designing this landmark winery, plus Marcus Ansems MW who is Consulting Winemaker, and Geoff Moss MW Consultant in charge of Marketing.

We are seeking a motivated Sales and Marketing Associate who can support all aspects of sales and marketing for our luxury brand TerraLux and our sister winery S’Milka Vista. You must have good communication and people skills, have good knowledge about wine, and be able to present our wines and brands on your own in various situations. We are looking for a long term commitment.

Compensation starts from $20/hr with sales commission.   

Primary Responsibilities

Sales:

  • Establish a sales program including hiring an agent to represent the winery and then working with that agency’s sales reps.
  • Call and meet new and existing accounts, enter orders and invoice customers
  • Assist in planning and coordinating sales and marketing events and meetings
  • Create and build positive relationships with clients
  • Consult with clients after sale to provide ongoing support by maintaining all active accounts
  • Help develop LTO schedule
  • Create sales reports showing sales volume, potential sales, and areas of proposed client base expansion 
  • Collaborate with key accounts in a geographic region to improve the distribution of products within set accounts 
  • Monitor and report warehouse inventory levels
  • Establish good relationships with all accounts

Marketing: 

  • Create content for social medial accounts
  • Assist with tradeshows, events, and festivals
  • Organize and participate in trade marketing events to support portfolio and build brand loyalty
  • Perform other job-related duties as assigned

Minimum Qualifications 

  • Must have a minimum 2 years of sales/marketing experience in the  Wine & Spirits industry industry
  • Able to coordinate and conduct wine tastings and events
  • Strong communication and interpersonal skills  
  • Experienced with all social media platforms and email marketing campaign software
  • Advanced computer skills in Microsoft Office, Graphic editing, and Marketing   
  • Highly organized, goal and detail-oriented with superior relationship building skills
  • Conducting sales calls to both potential new and existing clientele, with great follow up skills
  • Self-starter with a strong desire to learn and develop as a sales professional 
  • Works well independently or in a team environment while remaining self-motivated and driven  
  • Must possess valid BC Driver's License, reliable vehicle and Canadian passport

Physical Demands:

  • Ability to lift 40 lb(20kg) cases regularly
  • Physical demands with activity or condition for a considerable amount of time include sitting and typing/keyboarding using a computer (e.g., keyboard, mouse, and monitor) or mobile device 
  • Physical demands with activity or condition may occasionally include walking, bending, reaching, standing, and stooping - May require occasional lifting/lowering, pushing, carrying, or pulling up to 20lbs  
  • Flexibility to travel and attend weekend or evening events

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