Wine Sales Associate (Wine Jobs: Wine Retail & Sommelier)

Full Time

  Citarella (http://www.citarella.com)

  Greenwich, CT, Connecticut

Since 1912, Citarella has been a part of New York. Our name is synonymous with freshness, quality and value. In a city that offers overwhelming variety, we proudly offer the largest selection of fresh seafood & aged prime meats along with prepared foods and gourmet groceries. While growing, we have maintained our commitment to providing the best quality, value and service.

Citarella is seeking a Full-Time Wine Store Sales Associate for our Greenwich, CT location who will act as an in-store wine/spirits expert while readily assisting customers to determine needs, making beverage recommendations, and dedicating themselves to delivering an exceptional experience to each and every Citarella customer.

Minimum Requirements:

• Strong knowledge and background in wines & spirits.
• Minimum of 2 years experience working in a wine & spirits shop or Sommelier role with emphasis on customer service and sales.
• Must have ability to work independently, develop and build customer relationships in order to maximize repeat visits.
• Ability to engage and communicate with customers in a prompt and professional manner.
• Must be dependable, have excellent communication and organizational skills.
• Must be committed to working together as a team to grow sales and customer base.

Tasks / Responsibilities:

• Take inquiries regarding wine inventory and assist with customer requests, inquiries, and needs.
• Assist store manager in proper display of wine products according to Company specifications.
• Assist Wine Store Manager in ordering, receiving and storage of wine and product orders.
• Assist Wine Store Manager in creating par levels and in conducting and maintaining inventory of products at established levels based on movement and forecast.
• Shipping of Wine Products.
• Responsible for opening and closing duties for the shop.
• Responsible for maintenance of the store to ensure cleanliness and organization at all times.
• Ensure company standards are met for store and associate appearance.
• Act as a liaison between customers and Wine Store Manager in his/her absence.
• Keep up-to-date with knowledge on all wine pricing, signage, product updates/displays.
• Act as a liaison between Corporate Customer Service and Wine Store Customer service in any client inquiries as needed.
• Assist Wine Store Manager with displays, signage, and special projects as needed.
• Participate, as needed, with Community Outreach programs, demonstrations, initiatives.
• Assist Demo Team with special promotional events as needed.

Additional Requirements:

• Attend meetings, training, and tastings as needed and scheduled.
• Travel to other Company locations as needed.
• Perform any reasonable requests by Sr. leadership/ownership.
• Ability to perform physical requirements of position including standing for extended periods of time and lifting loads up to 25 pounds.
• Ability to work a flexible schedule including nights, weekends and holidays.
• Ability to read and write the English language, conduct business related mathematics and analyze data as required.

In return we offer!
Competitive Wages, Medical, Dental, Vision, Flexible Spending Accounts - Health, Transit and Dependent Care, Paid Time Off (PTO), Employee Discount and 401K Retirement Savings with Company Match!

Citarella is an Equal Opportunity Employer (EOE) 

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