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District Manager


Seattle, WA

Job Description:

Who Are We?
Winebow is comprised of national import and distribution houses that offer comprehensive portfolios of fine wine, spirits and sake from around the world. We strive to bring the best brands, knowledge and service to all U.S. markets.

Why Are We the Best?
By bringing together the best resources and best practices of each of our member companies, Winebow’s financial strength, operational expertise, extended reach, and focus on education, we provide a unique platform and an unprecedented level of service in the fine wine and spirits sector.

Why Should You Work Here?
Being a part of Winebow means being a part of a culture in which our employees, customers, suppliers and partners are recognized as the most important assets we have. It means being given the tools, training, and latitude to excel. It means being part of an organization that breaks the mold and embraces the ‘What If?’. It means turning passion into a career.

What Are We Looking For?
We are looking for a District Manager to join our Sales team in the Seattle location. This position will oversee all territory management responsibilities including supervision of the sales consultants in Seattle territory.

District Manager Job Duties:

Develops and effective marketing and sales strategic plan in order to maximize wine distribution within an established or growing customer base.
Analyzes current markets identifying strengths, weaknesses, opportunities and threats.
Works in the market with sales consultants; provides suggestions on strategies to increase business.
Provides educational programs, materials, and service to the sales consultants.
Conducts tastings, attends dinners and participates in trade shows as necessary.
Works, when necessary, with the accounting department to resolve any billing issues within their designated territory.
Responsible for staffing, staff planning, conducting performance appraisals on direct reports, budgeting, ensuring compliance with training requirements, developing direct reports and controlling expenditures.
Arrives to work, meetings, appointments and other work-related functions on time and as scheduled.
Meets agreed upon goals and objectives effectively and in a timely manner.
Acts as backup for sales consultants in their absence.

District Manager Skills and Qualifications:

Must be able to lift up to 35 pounds, sitting, bending, reaching, driving, visual acuity, and manual dexterity.
High School Diploma or GED; Additional education strongly preferred.
Valid Driver’s License required. Five years of field sales/marketing experience in the fine wine industry.
Three years of territory management, including personnel supervision.
Must have proven, amiable, and active relationships with top customers throughout the local region.
Computer literacy with a focus on MS Office, Excel, and PowerPoint.
Demonstrated effective and efficient written and oral communication.
Excellent people skills, and management skills.
Needs excellent time management skills.
Excellent interpersonal relationship skills.
Superior follow through and the ability to handle multiple tasks with limited supervision.

Additional Information:

Job Posted:
Friday, July 12th
Type of Work:
Full Time
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