Tasting Room Manager (Wine Jobs: Wine Retail & Sommelier)

Full Time

  Mari Vineyards

  Traverse City, Michigan

Mari Vineyards is seeking a flexible full-time Tasting Room Manager (40+hours/week average). We are seeking a self-starter who has the ideas and drive to assist in the continual success of our Tasting Room on Old Mission Peninsula. Candidates must be professional, articulate, hard-working, strong leaders who can handle multi-tasking in a fast-paced environment. The ideal candidate will assume responsibility for and oversee day-to-day floor operations in the Tasting Room, coordinating and working with other Tasting Room Management. Tasting Rooms require an outgoing, well organized, self-motivated and disciplined individual who is focused on the customer’s experience.

Position Responsibilities

- Oversee the day-to-day operations of our Tasting Room which includes tastings, visitor relations, tours, staff performance, wine club members, and internet sales
- Oversee opening and closing duties, checking off completed tasks
- Assist with scheduling, training, supervising, and motivating Tasting Room Staff
- Assist with educating staff on current offerings and the greater wine industry
- Inventory management of wine, retail merchandise, and tasting room supplies
- Handle routine purchasing transactions, including operating cash registers, and accounting for daily sales. Ensure that cash accounting is correct and complete at the end of the
business day.
- Ensure Tasting Room Staff are given the correct cash tip out total at the end of their shifts
- Assist with managing daily wine and apparel shipments to customers
- Be a highly visible presence on the Tasting Room floor for both guests and staff
- Help to foster a positive hospitality environment at all times


- Minimum two years successful management experience, ideally wine/hospitality related
- Passion for wine and customer service with a strong wine knowledge
- Excellent communication skills, both verbal and written
- Proficient in Microsoft Suite, Google Drive, Docs, & Sheets. Proficient in or ability to learn WineDirect POS & ecommerce systems.
- Must be able to lift 50 lbs
- Ability to stand, move, or walk for extended periods of time
-Reliable transportation
- Year round, full-time availability
- A love of Michigan Wine and knowledge of the Traverse City area preferred
- 21 years or older with a valid Drivers License


PAY - $50,000 / year

- SIMPLE IRA with Company matching program
- Health, Vision, & Dental Insurance
- Paid Time Off
- Sales Incentives for Wine Club sign ups
- Employee Discounts

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