Monday, October 29, 2018

WineTalent Classifieds: Southern California Sales Representative

WineTalent is working with our confidential client on a sales role in the Southern California territory.  The Sales Representative will actively represent the winery in the Southern California market. This position will be responsible for managing relationships with the distributor sales team, key accounts, and wine buyers in the area.  The winery is a boutique, luxury wine project featuring a talented winemaking team and excellent estate fruit. 

·     Manage the Southern California market through new account prospecting, key account development, existing account relationship management and fostering a strong partnership with the distributor. 
·      Actively network with key decision makers to increase new sales opportunities and build on past sales successes. 
·      Working with the company’s management and sales team, set up sales goals and account lists.
·      Working independently, manage daily, weekly, monthly and quarterly sales activities to create a strong presence of the wines in the market.
·      Actively sell to on-premise and off-premise accounts both in partnership with wholesale team and through self-initiated sales calls.
·      Identify and manage relationships with high volume and/or high potential accounts.
·      Foster relationships with luxury dining, lodging and hospitality venues.  This includes private club and resort accounts.
·      Represent the winery at select trade and consumer events. 

Qualifications and Requirements:
·      Bachelor’s degree in Marketing, Communications, Business or closely related field.  Work experience in lieu of a degree will also be considered
·      At least 3 years of fine wine sales in the Southern California market.
·      Proven experience selling luxury wine brands to both on-premise and off-premise accounts. 
·      Past work experience in a distributor sales role highly desirable.
·      Established relationships with buyers in private venues such as country clubs, yacht clubs, etc.
·      Experience with Bordeaux varietals and blends.  Excellent tasting palate with an appreciate of Bordeaux blends and Cabernet Sauvignon.
·      Ability to take ownership of sales responsibilities in the market.
·      A dedication to hard work and “getting the sale.”  Smart and tenacious salespeople only need apply. 

All Inquiries will be kept strictly confidential
If you are interested in applying, please email your resume to
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