Wine Buyer (Wine Jobs: Sales & Marketing)

Full Time

  Cheese Plus

  San Francisco, California

Since 2005 Cheese Plus has delighted our customers with fantastic service and excellent products. Through the years our customer base has expanded from our cozy corner of Russian Hill to food lovers throughout the City and the greater Bay Area. Cheese Plus is looking for dynamic food lovers to join our team. If you love wine, cheese, sandwiches, coffee, charcuterie, and fine food while working in a creative and independent local business this may be the perfect fit! 

Cheese Plus is seeking a motivated individual to work alongside the Owner/General Manager and staff to purchase specialty Wine and Beverage items, maintain merchandising standards and drive sales goals.

Cheese Plus offers a casual, small-company atmosphere with a commitment to rewarding excellent performance.This is an outstanding opportunity for a retail troubleshooter with a versatile skill set to move up to new levels of responsibility.

The Wine Specialist will be the visible leader of Wine operations. This position will be scheduled to work directly on the sales floor, performing the same duties of customer service and store maintenance expected of all employees of Cheese Plus. The Wine Specialist will be the primary person on the sales floor serving the needs of our customers, placing orders, receiving deliveries, stocking the deliveries, and maintaining the floor displays and back stock. The Wine Specialist will be required to maintain clean up-to-date order boards and keep all costs and retail information in the POS system current to maintain positive gross margin targets. The Wine Specialist will be required to keep the sales floor and back stock clean and organized. Additionally, the Wine Specialist will be required to perform periodic physical inventory counts.

Responsibilities for this key position include: 
*Perform as the lead customer service rep for Wine, stationed primarily on the sales floor actively selling and discussing the products to customers
*Work all stations of the store including cashiering and food service, and perform all duties, as needed 
*Receive Wine deliveries, stock these deliveries and maintain a clean organized back stock
*Stock and rotate products to reduce and eliminate spoilage
*Maintain customer special request log book
*Practice category management techniques to reduce and eliminate poor selling or redundant products
*Maintain clean and organized orderboards
*Create new products in the POS system with complete information fields including but not limited to vendor, product, cost, retail
*Maintain POS system files including deleting discontinued items
*Maintain positive gross margin performance 
*Maintain positive sales goals
*Seek out new products and make recommendations to the owner
*Forecast and recommend holiday promotions 
*Coordinate store merchandising and decor 
*Perform and/or oversee periodic storewide inventory counts

Qualifications: If you have the following experience and capabilities, apply now to provide leadership to a winning team:
*Passion for food and wine
*Computer skills including Excel and Word. Knowledge of POS and scale file maintenance a plus
*Good organizational skills with paper, products, and space
*Time management, multi-tasking, and follow-through skills
*Excellent English communications skills, including proper phone, email and direct communication language and etiquette
*Desire to serve/work with others to create and enhance a positive and efficient goal directed workplace
*A high degree of accuracy and attention to detail 
*Strong interpersonal and customer service skills, with the ability to use common-sense good judgment, while collaborating positively in a hands-on small team environment
*Good basic math skills (add and subtract accurately without paper or calculator)
*Must be willing and available to work flexible work schedules, to meet the changing requirements during store hours. 

This is a full-time position, with eligibility for overtime pay. The hours will include some night shifts, typically no later than 9:30 PM, and may include mornings and midday shifts. Weekend shifts required for maximum exposure to customers and staff. Cheese Plus offers a benefits program to its team members including medical. dental, vision, commuter, retirement, purchase discounts, and generous paid time off benefits.

For consideration, please send resume with cover letter summarizing your unique skillset, along with salary history and salary requirements.

Resumes without salary history/requirements will not be considered. 
Local candidates only; no relocation assistance available. 

Must hold current authorization to work in the U.S.

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