Wine sales representative: wholesale; International Market (Wine Jobs: Sales & Marketing)

Full Time

  Rollingdale Winery Inc

  West Kelowna & Hong Kong, British Columbia

 

Job title: Wine sales representative: wholesale; International Market

NOC6411

 

Join our team!

Rollingdale Winery is seeking a permanent full-time wine sales representative for international market expansion starting September 8th 2020.

 

About us

Rollingdale Winery is a small farm gate winery located in Lakeview Heights, in West Kelowna. We are 100% family-owned and operated. Our focus is on producing fine wines using only premium grapes made from the most conscientiously cultivated vines we can find. We are a certified organic winery and also have several VQA certified wines.

 

What are we looking for?

Based in West Kelowna, We are looking to fill sales representative role for our international market, primary focused on the Hong Kong market, based on the recommendation of the B.C. Wine Institute. The ideal candidate is a highly motivated individual who is self-starter, have excellent organization skills and customer-focused. We are looking for future sales leaders of the winery who can make a strong positive contribution to our international market expansion strategy. We are in the process of gaining international brand recognition and product awareness and export our wines to the targeted market.  The candidate will be working with our current staffs developing international market development.

Duties and responsibilities

Work with stakeholders in the coordination of development of sales and marketing collaterals

Develop sales channels for targeted wholesalers based on targeted geography: Hong Kong, China, Taiwan.

Identify and solicit potential clients for the winery’s products

Maintain and develop productive business relationships with clients’ decision-makers

Update clients on new products availabilities, timing and pricing, contract terms

Update clients on delivery schedule

Work with the logistic company to ensure international shipping schedule meets customers’ expectation

Conduct wine tastings and education sessions

Present in front of multiple individuals in a professional manner, with strong confidence

Serve wine to targeted clients for tasting, explaining winery production process, evaluate wine based on knowledge gained from prior experience or WSET training

Represent Rollingdale on Hong Kong International Wine & Spirits Fair, scheduled for November 5th – 7th 2020

Prepare sales reports and sales projections

 

Mandatory requirement:

Completion of secondary school

19 Years old of Age (Legal age of drinking in B.C.)

At least WSET level 1 certification, working towards WSET Level 2 with a goal of completion level 3 is preferred

B.C. Provincial Serving It Right license

Valid Driver’s license

Flexibility on working hours including evening and weekends

A flexible schedule required to accommodate customers’ base due to time difference and trips from time to time

 

Qualification & Experience

Competency in social media (WhatsApp, WeChat, Twitter, Etc), Microsoft Word and Excel

Able to communicate in English (At least CLB 4)

Plan to relocate to Okanagan area or currently resides in Okanagan

Able to communicate in Mandarin and/or Cantonese is an asset as an Asian market expansion plan funds this position

Travel to Hong Kong, China, Taiwan is required, up to 25% of the time. Clean criminal records required as a pre-requisite visiting other countries where clients reside.

The travel time includes Christmas, January, February and June – July, plus relevant trade shows.

Applicant must be able to obtain a work permit or work legally in at least one of the targeted markets such as Hong Kong, China, Taiwan. Rollingdale will be providing assistance obtaining such authorization if required.

Travel to Vancouver, Richmond and other cities within the lower mainland is required, up to 10% of the time, meeting potential clients, roadshow participates in International wine festivals or similar events.

 

Remuneration & Other:

This position comes with a competitive wage at 23$/hour with 40 hours per week working hours, plus commissions on net new business revenue, annual bonus commensurate with results achieved. Pre-approved travel costs will be reimbursed.

Rollingdale Winery is an equal employer, and We offer employment opportunities to all individuals, regardless of race, religious, color, national origin, ancestry, physical or mental disability, medical condition, marital status, sex, gender, gender identify, age, sexual orientation, military or veteran status. We are committed to providing equal opportunity to every aspect of the employment relationship, including recruitment, selection, placement, training, compensation, promotion, disciplinary or any matters of employment.

 

 

This position comes with a competitive wage at 23$/hour with 40 hours per week working hours, plus commissions on net new business revenue, annual bonus commensurate with results achieved. Pre-approved travel costs will be reimbursed.

How To Apply

Please send your resume, cover letter and proof of credentials to our employment agency BECA Immigration Consulting by Email. The email address is BINGRCIC@gmail.com. Please quote Job ID RD001-SalesRep.

Application Deadline: May 31 2020. Only the selected individual will be contacted and interviewed by phone.

Due to COVID-19, Rollingdale Winery is practicing social distance. Please do not visit our winery for the application. Thank you for your interest in working with us.

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