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Wine Consultant/Wine Specialist

Westport, CT

Job Description:

We are a multi-store location in Fairfield County seeking a Wine Consultant/Wine Specialist to join our fun, energetic and customer-focused team!

Responsibilities include:

* Help customers with wine, spirits, and beer selections in-store and via phone
* Assist the Managers with the day-to-day process of product flow, vendor relations and backroom and upstock organization
* Taste wines and other beverages with vendors/suppliers to assist in buying process
* Backup clerical staff with cashiering as necessary
* Wine and food pairing recommendations
* Organize beverage needs for party orders
* Assist in organizing in-store tastings and events
* Focus on building a solid customer base by gathering contact information for emails
* Accomplish daily and weekly team focused goals
* Aid in social media postings
* Responsible for opening and closing the store
* Various operational tasks as directed by management

Requirements include:
* 1-3 years of wine experience; but will consider energetic wine-passionate/wine-literate applicants with desire to learn more
* Demonstrates strong interpersonal and communication skills with customers and team members
* Solid sales and presentations skills when assisting customers
* Professional appearance
* Demonstrates a good work ethic and willingness to continuously learn about the wine business
* Solid product knowledge and understanding of sales and customer service
* Strong organization skills with solid attention to details as well as follow-up
* Willing to participate in ongoing wine education
* Ability to handle multiple tasks and make decisions
* Demonstrates the ability to assume greater responsibility and is interested in career growth with the company
* Flexible to work evenings and weekends
* Basic internet and computer skills; social media literate

Compensation/Benefits:
* Strong base salary
* 401K
* Generous Paid Time Off
* Merchandise Discount

Additional Information:

Job Posted:
Wednesday, July 11th
Type of Work:
Full Time