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Retail Fine Wine Specialist

Arrowine

Arlington, VA

Job Description:

Do you want to work with the best in The Business? Do you want a stimulating work environment that challenges you, invests in you, encourages you and allows you the freedom to explore new ideas and take risks? Do you want an opportunity to make a real difference? Can you walk the talk? Then please read on.

Arrowine is a neighborhood store with a national reputation. We travel worldwide to select the very best artisan wine, cheese, charcuterie, and gourmet foods. We have direct relationships with the producers and the products we represent.

Our wine-buyer and owner, Doug Rosen is a living legend. He acts as an importer as well as a retailer. Doug pioneered the use of email offerings in the wine business. He was the first in the United States to import the wines of Cedric Bouchard (Roses de Jeanne), Jerome Prevost, Emmanuel Lassaigne, Gerard Boulay, Jo Landron, Thomas Pico, Richard Maby, Natacha Chave and many, many more. Most of our growers practice organic or biodynamic viticulture. We are purists, who seek only laser-like, terroir-driven expressions of the vintner’s art.

Job Responsibilities:

All aspects of daily operations from opening till closing
Assist customers in an engaging manner, whether in person, by phone, email or through social media. Ensure a positive, fun shopping experience over multiple channels and follow-ups. Client satisfaction must be your top priority
Create, implement and maintain social media marketing campaigns on Twitter, Facebook, and Instagram
Assist with on-premise and off-premise wine tasting events
Fulfill orders, manage online and in-store inventory
Operate a cash register and credit card terminal
Critically taste wine and continually expand your knowledge

Job Requirements:

-Must be 21+
-Wine knowledge is required. WSET Level 2 Intermediate, CSW or equivalent, preferred
-Work 40 hours per week, nights and weekends as well as throughout the entire Holiday Season (November-January)
-You must be able to stand for extended periods of time, walk, bend, reach, and lift, use a hand-truck if necessary lift 50 pounds. The physical demands here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential job functions of this position.
-2 years of retail experience preferred, special consideration will be given to candidates with experience in the wine industry
- Plan your day, set priorities multi-tasking and adjust to the vicissitudes of the actual workflow
-Must have Valid Driver’s License

Compensation/Perks:
Salary commensurate with experience, bonus potential based on performance.
401K with employer match
Health and dental benefits
Aflac
Generous employee discount
Paid vacation, sick, personal days and legal holidays
Financial assistance with obtaining professional certifications and continuing education is also available
Paid travel to enhance product knowledge possible

Additional Information:

Job Posted:
Monday, April 15th
Type of Work:
Full Time
Job Category:
Salary Information:
Salary commensurate with experience

Contact Information:

Arrowine
Doug Rosen