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Chicago Sales Representative

Martine's Wines

Chicago, IL

Job Description:

Martine's Wines is a national importer, wholesaler and distributor founded in 1979 by Martine Saunier. Our selective import portfolio is predominantly French and our wines and producers are internationally renowned.

As a continually growing distributorship in Illinois, we are currently seeking a Sales Representative to cover both on-premise and off-premise accounts in the greater Chicago market. The right candidate is a well-organized and highly self-motivated individual with a passion for fine wine, sales and service.


Responsibilities | Sales Representatives at Martine’s Wines:

•  Sell high quality wines to on-premise and off-premise accounts throughout the territory.
•  Work closely with the Illinois Sales Manager and fellow sales team to achieve & exceed sales goals.
•  Maintain excellent and lasting customer relationships.
•  Provide the highest levels of thoughtful and thorough customer service.
•  Develop extensive knowledge of our portfolio and products.
•  Seek out new business relationships and open new accounts throughout the territory.
•  Organize and host wine tastings, dinners and events for trade and consumers.
•  Assist with supplier visits; including educational presentations, work-withs, tastings, dinners, etc.
•  Stay current on industry trends and engage with the local wine community.


Requirements | Candidates must:

•  Be able to document successful sales experience in previous jobs or demonstrate a sharp understanding of the critical principles of sales.
•  Come with an understanding of grapes, regions and winemaking techniques and a curiosity and passion for always learning more.
•  Maintain high standards of professionalism, excellent communication and strong organizational skills.
•  Be driven, self-motivated, perseverant, genuine and enthusiastic.
•  Thrive in a dynamic, fast-paced and positive work environment.
•  Be well versed in Microsoft office and proficient with online applications.
•  Be capable of lifting 40+ lbs on an ongoing basis.
•  Have a vehicle and valid driver’s license with clean driving record.


Compensation & Benefits | Employees of Martine’s Wines earn:

•  Competitive salary and commission that is commensurate with experience, qualifications and results.
•  Employer-sponsored medical, employee-sponsored dental/vision/401k programs; expense allowance; paid cell phone; paid holidays and vacation.


If you meet these requirements and would like to be a part of one of the most distinguished and dynamic wine companies with a growing portfolio of some of the world’s best wines, please reply with your resume.

We look forward to hearing from you!

Additional Information:

Job Posted:
Friday, January 11th
Type of Work:
Full Time
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