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Junior Wine Buyer

Last Bottle Wines, Digital Beverage Group

American Canyon, CA

Job Description:

Join Our Dynamic Team: Exciting Opportunity for Junior Buyer in the Wine Industry! Are you a dedicated enthusiast of fine wines? Are you ready to contribute to one of the foremost wine procurement teams in the United States? Demonstrating a poised and professional demeanor, coupled with an ability to maintain composure in diverse situations, is pivotal to success in this role. Last Bottle Inc., comprising of esteemed brands such as First Bottle, Last Bottle, Last Bubbles, and Invino, invites you to be part of our mission-driven organization. We uphold principles of equality, inclusivity, and diversity across all facets of our operations. We are actively seeking a full-time Junior Buyer who will spearhead the search for premium wines from across the globe, meticulously curating offerings at competitive prices for our discerning clientele. We seek a passionate wine
professional eager to collaborate closely with our procurement and sales teams, adept at evaluating wine lists, conducting comprehensive research, exercising critical thinking, and embracing the dynamic landscape of today's wine market. If you are poised to embark on a rewarding journey within the wine industry, we invite you to apply and join us in
shaping the future of wine commerce.

What You’ll Do

* Collaborate closely with buying teams to oversee all procurement processes, encompassing thorough evaluation of private supplier cellars
* Comprehensive assessment of distributor lists
* Detailed evaluation of winery cellar lists
* Extensive research into press reviews, scores, and SKU details
* Weekly engagement in procurement and research within the fine wine category
* Diligent maintenance of competitive market costs and margins
* Regular participation in tastings to assess new products
* Efficient management of tasting calendars
* Accurate logging of incoming samples and proactive management of supplier expectations
* Timely submission of purchase orders and effective communication with suppliers
* Collaboration with sales teams to source specific products for top-tier clients
* Review daily offers with the team to identify and rectify errors, while implementing strategic marketing techniques to maximize sales effectiveness.
* Demonstrate a proactive attitude toward learning and development within a dynamic, open-minded work environment, fostering a culture of giving and receiving feedback, with ample opportunities for personal and professional growth.
* Operate from our American Canyon office, actively contributing to the success of the procurement team.
* Execute all tasks with a keen eye for detail and a commitment to maintaining a high level of accuracy.
* Remain flexible and adaptable to evolving company objectives, readily embracing new tasks and responsibilities as needed.
* By encompassing these duties, the ideal candidate will contribute to the continued success and growth of our organization, driving excellence in procurement processes and maximizing sales potential.

What You Need:

* At least 1 (one) year of customer service experience.
* At least 2 (two) years of experience in the wine business. Extra points if you’ve worked in online retail (e-comm experience outside of wine is also a major plus).
* WSET II or Sommelier Certification preferred.
* Excellent communication skills (written, verbal, and listening).
* The ability to multitask, prioritize, and operate in a fast-paced environment.
* A high level of computer literacy for a variety of tasks, including proficiency in
* Microsoft Office Suite and Google products.
* The ability to adapt to the changing needs of the company as we grow and innovate.
* College degree preferred.
* Experience in luxury wine sales a plus.
* The ability to lift, twist, turn, and walk while carrying up to 50 pounds.

What you’ll get:

* Competitive pay + bonus (DOE), Medical, Dental, Vision, Life and Disability benefits, 401k with company matching.
* Annual training allowance to advance your wine or business knowledge.
* Paid time off, including a day off every year for your birthday.
* An incredible benefit to purchase wines at a large discount.
* The chance to be part of a dynamic team where you will be challenged and allowed to grow and thrive.

Last Bottle Inc. is committed to creating a diverse environment and is proud to be an equal-opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, national origin, genetics, disability, age, or veteran status.

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Additional Information:

Job Posted:
Thursday, May 23rd
Type of Work:
Full Time
Job Level:
$‌26.44 ‍−‌ $31.25 Bonus Potential