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Brand 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 Brand Manager to join our Portfolio team in the Seattle location. The Brand Manager will serve as the primary liaison between Winebow‘s Sales division and our suppliers.

Brand Manager Job Duties:

In conjunction with the VP of Portfolio Management, develops a strategic plan to maximize the distribution and marketing of the suppliers in their portfolio.
Provides data and analysis to VP of Portfolio Management on a regular basis to include possible new items, discontinued items and correct inventory levels.
Develops overall brand strategy by effectively using internal data, market research and competitive intelligence.
Works with leaders of sales team to ensure that brand strategy is translated to marketplace activities that drive sales and profits.
Attend monthly brand meetings, prepare and present recaps on brand accomplishments, provide depletion, goal reviews of brands by suppliers and update management team on any problems with select brands.
Works in market with sales team to visit key accounts and help market some of their brands.
Develops strong relationship and communication with assigned suppliers including follow up as needed.
Act as point person on pricing and troubleshoot pricing issues.
Provides appropriate brand training to sales force including presentations and marketing material
Meets agreed upon goals and objectives effectively and in a timely manner. Arrives to work, appointments, meetings, and other work-related functions on time and as scheduled.
Special Events coordination for internal staff and external suppliers/customers.
Follows all safety policies and procedures.
Performs other duties as assigned.

Brand Manager Skills and Qualifications:

Lifting up to 40 lbs., sitting, bending, reaching, driving, visual acuity and manual dexterity.
Bachelor’s degree required. Concentration in Marketing or Business Administration preferred.
Three plus years’ experience working in the wine industry in either a marketing or sales position.
Excellent interpersonal relationship skills Superior follow through and the ability to handle multiple tasks with limited supervision.
Understanding of pricing to the marketplace.
Microsoft Office applications including Outlook, Excel, Word and PowerPoint.
Working knowledge of Diver application
Working knowledge of Navision application
Valid Driver’s License

Additional Information:

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