Wine & Spirits Merchandiser (Wine Jobs: Wine Retail & Sommelier)

Full Time

  Handcrafted Wines

  Lenexa, Kansas

Company Description:
Handcrafted Wine and Spirits is a family-owned wine and spirits distributor. We employ approximately 25 dedicated people and provide the most diverse portfolio of the industry’s top-tier brands. Our mission is very simple: to provide the best possible service to both our customers and supplier partners. We’re a modern, dynamic, progressive beverage company, yet grounded with old-fashioned values of hard work, loyalty, and a genuine commitment to excellence.

Job Description:
A Sales Trainee is responsible for ensuring assigned customer accounts are consumer-ready; this entails stocking the store shelves and cold boxes/coolers with fresh products, building displays to draw attention to our products, and providing exceptional service to our retail clients. It’s a role that requires a great deal of organization, customer service, and initiative.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities
  • Maintains fresh products by stocking and rotating, organizing, and refilling back stocks, cold boxes/coolers, shelves, beer caves, and displays adhering to all quality and rotation policies
  • Builds displays and executes placement of signage and other merchandising items.
  • Keeps backroom and inventory areas clean and organized. Notifies the manager of any product breakage in an account.
  • Walks the account for merchandising opportunities with a Handcrafted portfolio.
  • Completes the retail call and provides feedback to Sales Rep to ensure appropriate inventory levels and exceptional customer service in all assigned accounts.
  • Maintains a professional rapport and image with store personnel and customers.
  • Develop outstanding relationships with customers and co-workers while delivering exceptional customer service.
  • Over time gain expertise and the ability to be responsible for a sales route while a rep is on vacation.
  • Strive to continually overtake the competition on every level, individually and as a team with other members of the company.
  • Adhere to the current route and make all scheduled calls.
  • Physical exertion will be necessary to achieve desired levels of account management. The employee must be able to lift products from 25 lbs. to 50 lbs.
  • High level of integrity, commitment, and possess a strong work ethic.
  • Bachelor's Degree preferred. An equivalent combination of education and experience that is determined to be directly related to the foregoing specified requirements may be considered for substitution
  • Strong persuasive presentations skills, including the ability to speak before large audiences both internally and externally.
  • Background or experience in the beverage or restaurant/bar industry is a plus.
About Handcrafted Wines

Handcrafted Wines is a national wine and spirits wholesaler with locations in Oklahoma, Kansas, and Oregon. We stock inventory from hundreds of wine and spirits producers, and sell and deliver these products to retail stores, liquor stores and restaurants across the entirety of each state. Handcrafted has been in business since 1996 and is actively expanding.

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