Wine Development Manager

Ramsgate
19/04/2024
Job Type
Permanent
Emp Type
Full Time
Industry
Retail
Skills
Any
Functional Expertise
Sales, Business Development, and Marketing
Salary Type
Annual
Salary
Negotiable
Job ID
50742

Job Description

Wine Development Manager 

Location -  Sussex, Surrey, London, Kent as far down towards Southampton

Salary - up to £55,000 plus commission

Permanent Full-time Role

Do you have a background in Wines including qualifications such as WSET?

Do you have commercial experience selling Wine (on-trade)?

Our client, a leading national distributor based in the Thanet area, is looking for a driven and diligent candidate to join their team as a Wine Development Manager

The Wine Development Manager is responsible for the development of the wine category and wine development within the company. They will have extensive wine knowledge with a good track record in wine sales and possess the ability to identify profitable and sustainable new businesses in trade.

This role will require you to have a current UK driving licence.

Responsibilities

  • Working closely with the Key Account Managers on new and existing wine accounts
  • Track and report the wine category performance
  • Maintaining and updating the live customer prospect list
  • Account management of the top 5% of each Key Account Manager’s customer base
  • Wine reviews are to be undertaken half yearly with the agreed top 50 wine accounts within regions
  • Maximise wine opportunities through quarterly account reviews with Key Account Managers to inspire and motivate the team with updated information
  • Working in trade as much as needed
  • Commercially building wine lists in line with market trends
  • Maximising profitability by identifying own brand opportunities
  • Management of samples
  • Completing weekly call logs and uploading them to the internal system
  • Attending monthly meetings with the Managing Director to discuss sales performance
  • Work closely with the Purchasing team on forecasts
  • Take ownership of Wine Tastings and wine-led events
  • Monitor customer, market and competitor activity and feedback to the Managing Director
  • Ensure the portfolio is fully utilised across our customer base

 Key Skills

  • Background in Wines and relevant accreditations to validate this, such as WSET in wines
  • Commercial experience of selling wine (on-trade) and meeting growth targets
  • Strong stakeholder management and influencing skills with the ability to work effectively in a data-driven environment.
  • High-level proficiency in IT systems and software including Microsoft Office packages
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • Excellent organisational skills, including planning and problem-solving
  • A conscientious, proactive and positive approach to daily tasks
  • Flexible working attitude.

Benefits

  • Car allowance
  • Fuel card
  • Commission
  • Purchase items at cost
  • Death in service after probation

 To find out more about the position, please apply and we will be in touch to discuss the role in more detail.

 

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