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Wine Specialist / Management

Anconas Wines & Liquors

Ridgefield, CT

Job Description:

We are looking for enthusiastic, wine-savvy people to join our team at Ancona’s Wines & Liquors, an independent wine shop with locations in Wilton, Branchville and Ridgefield town center.

We are currently accepting applications for Wine Specialist/Full-time Management positions.

PRIMARY RESPONSIBILITIES:

•  Oversee daily store operations, merchandising and staff management
•  Address customer sales inquiries in the store, online, via the phone or email
•  Schedule and conduct tastings with importers, brokers, distributors and small wineries
•  Select products and manage inventory across all sales channels
•  Develop programming and marketing initiatives, including email offers and tasting events
•  Maintain and identify wines for monthly clubs
•  Manage web inventory and contribute to social media campaigns
•  Participate in the development of tactical and strategic projects
•  Represent the store at events; in store, offsite, and industry tastings

QUALIFICATIONS:

•  Previous retail wine experience, wine literacy and, ideally, ability to identify and assist in wine education
•  Strong customer service and communication (oral, written) skills
•  Excellent organization skills, ability to multi-task and independently solve problems
•  Professional demeanor; positive, friendly attitude; and willingness to be a team player
•  Passion for wine and desire to learn more about the products and industry as a whole
•  Comfort working in a tasting room environment in the evenings, including light food prep
•  Scheduling flexibility, incl. evening/weekend/holiday hours and the ability to work 40-45 hrs/ week
•  Basic Internet and computer skills (Mac preferred); web or social media savvy a plus
•  Physical ability to stand for extended periods of time (8+ hrs), climb, bend, crawl and carry up to 50 lbs
•  Candidates must be 21+ years of age and a legal resident of the United States

COMPENSATION:

•  Salary based on experience
•  Health Insurance
•  401K
•  Paid time off
•  Merchandise discount

Additional Information:

Job Posted:
Tuesday, June 12th
Type of Work:
Full Time
Job Category:

Contact Information:

Anconas Wines & Liquors
Monique Arascunaga