Jr. Wine Specialist - Auction Property (Wine Jobs: Wine Retail & Sommelier)

Full Time

  Zachys Fine Wine: Auction, Retail & Storage

  Port Chester, New York

Jr. Wine Specialist - Auction Property
Port Chester, NY (Onsite)
Zachys Wine Auctions

About Zachys
Zachys is a fourth-generation family-owned business with a rich history dating back almost eight decades. Founded by Zachy Zacharia in 1944, Zachys has evolved from a corner liquor store into a renowned destination for fine wine and spirits and an internationally recognized auction powerhouse.

Our mission is to offer unique experiences and access opportunities to our clients. We offer a comprehensive suite of services encompassing Retail, Storage, and Auction, expertly guiding clients through an extraordinary journey from discovery to curation, and even to consignment. Zachys is headquartered in Port Chester, NY, with an international office in Hong Kong.

Our commitment to our employees is to offer an engaging, dynamic, rewarding workplace where we promote what we value: Teamwork, Respect, Knowledge, Service Excellence, Innovation, Community and Accountability.

The Job
We invite you to join us on this incredible journey as a Jr. Wine Specialist, where you will have the primary responsibilities of cataloging and assessing wines for sale, managing auction consignments as they flow through NetSuite and developing and maintaining client relationships. This entry-level position will also provide research and special project support as needed.

•  Assess wines onsite; approximately 50-60% of the Junior Wine Specialist’s time will be spent in the onsite temperature-controlled warehouse assessing, packing, cataloging wines for sale
•  Manage consignor property and ensure that it goes into the catalog database in an accurate and efficient manner
•  Manage Supplies par system in Property area
•  Travel to off-site locations for consignment pick up and/or wine assessment (up to 30% travel required)
•  Develop and establish long term relationships with consignors; maintain consignor records
•  Contact potential bidders with information regarding auction lots of interest
•  Research wines for accurate pricing; provide written copy for catalogues such as tasting notes
•  Assist with catalogue production
•  Assist with storage intake
•  Provide support during auctions as needed (i.e., executing bids, data entry, attending sale room tasting bottle table, etc.)
•  Special projects as assigned

The successful person in this position is a team player with a dynamic, outgoing personality. You have excellent communication and organization skills and are meticulous and detail focused. You are a multi-tasking master that enjoys working independently in a fast-paced environment.
•  Four-year degree or equivalent experience required; interest in wine is a plus!
•  WSET Level 2 preferred
•  Must be able to lift and carry up to 40 lbs.
•  Must be proficient with Microsoft Office, especially Excel, Word & Outlook
•  Must be comfortable working in a warehouse environment
•  Must be able to work while standing for most of the shift
•  Must be able to travel as needed

Work Hours: (Onsite) Monday -Friday some evenings and weekends required.

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