Logistics Manager (Wine Jobs: Management & Administration)

Full Time

  North Berkeley Imports

  Berkeley, California

For more than 25 years, North Berkeley Imports has discovered and imported authentic, expressive wines from France and Italy destined for leading restaurants and wine shops as well as for private cellars across the country. With a retail store in Berkeley, California and offices in Europe, our team is dedicated to providing customers with the finest wine selections the world over. North Berkeley Imports wears three unique yet interconnected hats in the fine wine market. We are an importer first and foremost, with a distinct focus on wines from France and Italy. We are also a wholesaler with a national distribution network, our selections appearing in many of the country’s top restaurants and wine bars. We too are a retail store with a personable and professional sales staff, available six days a week to assist private customers across the country.

North Berkeley Imports is looking for a Logistics Manager to join our team. We are searching for an experienced Logistics Manager to support our Retail, Wholesale Executive departments. The ideal applicant will be a master organizer with experience in winery office administration. Candidates with optimism, flexibility, and a work-hard, play-hard sensibility will thrive with us.

Responsibilities include the following:
- Organize, label, pack, and monitor shipments for consumer orders 
- Liason with internal staff and Warehouse to ensure proper transfer of goods in a timely manner
- Assist in coordinating bottled goods transfers between the winery, main warehouse, and distribution points
- Receive wine and stock to maintain an organized and efficient system of inventory
- Liason with Fulfillment company on any orders that use specific shipping channels, monitoring billing, credits, refunds, etc
- Organize consumer will-call orders and related inventory management
- Manage weather holds and releases for order fulfillment
- Manage and restock shipping materials and sales collateral (packing materials, brochures, tasting sheets, etc)
- Conduct bi-annual inventory; work with sales and admin team to count existing inventory and reconcile any missing inventory
- Assist with customer communications and relationship management
- Communicate with our IT consulting company when issues arise and manage the process
- Work with Marketing to maintain back-end of online sales platform
- Monitor all monthly Wine Club packages to ensure each has the proper informational inserts and is shipped in a timely manner
- Research and address shipping issues when needed
- Assist with overall building maintenance (sweep store, restock shelves, water plants, trash, etc)
- Deliver inventory for Wholesale Tastings and Events when needed

Ideal Qualifications:
- 3 to 5 years’ experience in logistics management, administrative and logistics support required; winery or Retail experience highly desired
- Proficiency in Microsoft Suite programs with a command of Excel required; experience with Adobe and accounting software a plus
- Proven ability to develop timelines, prioritize projects and meet deadlines
- Consistent productivity in a dynamic, energetic, and busy office setting
- Must have valid CA driver's license 
- Must be willing and able to pack boxes, climb racks to pull wines for shipping, etc

Salary and Schedule:
This is a full-time salaried position with duties performed Monday - Friday. Compensation will be commensurate with experience and a competitive benefits package with health insurance and 401K offered.

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