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Brand Ambassador - Northern California

Epic Wines and Spirits

Northern California, CA

Job Description:

This position is responsible for communicating and executing our focused brands within key strategic accounts within Northern California. This resource will work dually within both the Epic Wine & Spirits Merchandizing and Foley Family Wines Sales teams, to promote supplier brands in top retail outlets. Candidates must have strong existing wine knowledge and the desire and ability to develop comprehensive supplier portfolio and category wine expertise. This role will be responsible for completing 12-15 monthly tastings focusing in Top 50 Epic Retail Chain accounts to build brand awareness, increase sales, and drive trial.

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES

Chain / Distributor Retail Activation
•  Chain Tasting Events (At least 1x per account/month)
•  Concierge / Wine Steward Meetings Weekly
•  Market Work w/ Epic Merch Teams Monthly
•  Meet monthly to align schedule w/ distributor on all Chain sampling targeting 1month out
•  Must have schedule flexibility in order to align with retailer event programming

Distributor / Chain Education
•  Schedule DSD & Merch Wine Training to present & sample Focus Brands / Top Priorities
•  Meet with Distributor Merch Team(s) during their territory meetings
•  Coordinate with Distributor AE to schedule quarterly trainings for Wine Stewards/Concierge at Epic and Off-Site locations

Administration
•  Manage a Travel & Expense Budget
•  Develop 1-page sell sheets for Tastings & Consumer Engagement with Chains and Distributor
•  Visit Distributor Warehouse monthly to track and maximize POS Inventory
•  Complete Retail Surveys and provide Recaps with effective follow ups


EDUCATION & EXPERIENCE

•  Bachelor’s Degree
•  Valid Driver’s license
•  Proficiency in MS Outlook, Word, Excel, & PowerPoint
•  Sales / Chain experience including developing relationships, creating custom programs, and successfully executing at retail is preferred
•  Preferably has experience working for distributor and/or supplier/importer
•  Knowledge and passion for the wine or alcohol beverage industry a plus

PERSONAL SKILS AND PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS

•  Must reside in Bay Area and have the ability to work across the retailer geography
•  Must demonstrate initiative and ability to self-direct projects
•  Excellent oral and written communication
•  Ability to develop strong relationships and influence retailer to support incremental displays and merchandizing ideas in store
•  Ability to sell concepts and ideas to key decision makers for both the distributor and retailer
•  Demonstrate proactive approach in scheduling tastings 1 month out with Distributor Account Executive and Store Personnel
•  Align w/ influential Winemakers throughout the year to engage and support Pavilions 2.0 for Grand Openings
•  Ability to comfortably lift and move wine averaging 40lbs per case


COMPENSATION:

This is a full-time, salaried position with competitive pay. Epic Wines & Spirits offers a full range of benefits including medical, dental, vision, HSA, FSA, life insurance options, 401k, paid time off and generous employee discounts.

Epic Wines & Spirits is an Equal Opportunity Employer

ABOUT EPIC WINES & SPIRITS

Epic Wines & Spirits is guided by a simple prevailing goal: Recognize products that will be cutting-edge tomorrow while paying attention to the needs of our customers and their clients today. The brands of Epic Wines & Spirits are unique and important to both knowledgeable and emerging wine, beer, and spirits consumers. Each product featured in the Epic portfolio has been specifically selected for its quality, innovation, and respect for tradition. The people of Epic Wines & Spirits are industry professionals who have extensive backgrounds in premium wine, beer, and spirits sales and distribution. Their knowledge of and passion for our products, combined with a commitment to customer service, have enabled Epic to build lasting relationships with a sophisticated and demanding customer base.

Additional Information:

Job Posted:
Friday, February 14th
Type of Work:
Full Time
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