PRIMA, the East Bay's premier destination for great Italian food and the world's best wine, is looking for a self-motivated, ambitious retail wine sales and marketing professional to help us get to the next level.
The successful candidate will be based in PRIMA Vini, our wine store, with duties focused on, but not limited to, the purchasing and curatorship of our distinctive wine and spirits selection, greeting, assisting, catering to and expanding our long-standing carriage trade, expanding our internet sales business, growing and helping administer our four wine clubs, stocking, merchandising, event planning, and, over the long term, helping create and implement our long-term strategy for growth.
A strong demonstrable knowledge of and passion for global wines and spirits (both Old and New World), advanced organizational and conceptual skills, marketing and sales savvy, the ability to express yourself well and interact with people warmly, genuinely and professionally are all attributes that will contribute to your success and eventual growth at PRIMA.
Formal sommelier training and a knowledge of the restaurant business are also advantages as we interact closely with PRIMA Ristorante.
On a practical level you must not only be able to lift 40-50 pound boxes, you have to want to!
The right person will advance quickly. Senior staff here earn commission and have tasting, purchasing and, often, travel responsibilities.
Only e-mail inquiries, including a resume and personalized cover letter, will be accepted and initial interviews of qualified candidates may be conducted off-site.
This full position is available immediately.