Sales Representative (Wine Jobs: Sales & Marketing)

Full Time

  Touchstone Brands (http://www.touchstonebrands.com)

  Vancouver, British Columbia

Touchstone Brands is dynamic Wine & Spirit Sales Agency.   We are looking for a full time sales representative with strong Hospitality/On-Premise experience.  The ideal candidate needs to be a self starter, have excellent organizational skills and be driven to win.  If this describes you and you have experience and desire to work in on-premise channels, then please send us your resume and cover letter to admin@touchstonebrands.com

 

 

DUTIES & RESPONSIBILITIES

 

 

  • Effectively implement the territory sales plan and corresponding sales strategies
  • Executing monthly promotional activities and brand building strategies such as product features, by-the-glass & by-the-bottle placements, secondary displays, shelf placement, chilled availability
  • Effectively petition new and existing customers to promote our brands on their shelves – strong oral and written communication skills are essential
  • Maintain and develop productive business relationships with all key decision-makers
  • Ability to influence accounts with strong negotiation skills – strong understand of sales margins & other financial metrics are important
  • Professional presentation building for proposals with strategic Key Account partners
  • Ability to present in front of multiple individuals in a professional manner, with a strong level of confidence
  • Activity reporting using company tracking systems
  • Establish and maintain a sales call cycle of 40 calls per week
  • Pour at various trade and public tastings and events
  • Operate within an approved expense budget
  • Flexibility to work varied hours including evenings and weekends (as required) including overnight trips from time to time
  • Ability to manage tasks and to exercise independent judgment without supervision
  • Excellent organization skills, accurate and detailed oriented

 

 QUALIFICATIONS & EXPERIENCE 

 

 

  • 3-5 years’ experience as a sales rep in beverage alcohol
  • Experience in both retail and on premise is an asset
  • WSET or ISG Certification will be considered an asset
  • Competency with Microsoft Excel/Word/PowerPoint/ Outlook
  • Valid Driver’s license in good standing
  • Ability to lift up to 30 lbs repeatedly throughout the day

 

 

Salary plus incentive bonus, car allowance, benefits and cell phone

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