UK Brand Ambassador (Wine Jobs: Sales & Marketing)

Full Time

  Exton Park Vineyard (http://www.extonparkvineyard.com)

  Exton, Hampshire, England

 

About Exton Park Vineyard

Exton Park Vineyard is an award-winning English Sparkling Wine producer, located just to the East of Winchester, in Hampshire’s South Downs National Park. With a 60 acre single-vineyard, state-of-the-art winery and new promotional building all located on one site, we are a true single-estate producer. Our focus is on quality, provenance and terroir expression, and our wines are listed in some of the finest restaurants in the UK.   

Job Description

We are pleased to be expanding the team here at Exton Park Vineyard, and are recruiting for a UK Brand Ambassador to support the Sales Manager in developing key opportunities and business for the Vineyard.

This is an exciting, fast-paced role within a small, collaborative team. We are therefore looking for a pro-active and committed individual, who is extremely passionate about English Sparking Wine and keen to develop their career with Exton Park.

Although the role will officially be based at our Hampshire wine estate, the successful candidate will be required to travel frequently throughout the UK and should also be comfortable working remotely.

Exton Park Vineyard offers a competitive salary and benefits package; detailed in further below.

 

Key Responsibilities

·       Support the Sales Manager to develop and manage new and existing on/off-trade accounts, ensuring annual business goals are met; with responsibility for the UK region

·       In close collaboration with the Sales Manager, plan and deliver agreed activities that maximise sales leads and opportunities within the UK; including trade and consumer events, training sessions, and tastings

·       Represent the Exton Park Vineyard brand and business with a passionate and professional approach

·       Support key distributors and customers within the UK to successfully sell and promote Exton Park wines; maintaining excellent working relationships to build brand impact

·       Report sales progress and updates to the Sales Manager, ensuring agreed targets, priorities, and deadlines are met

·       Share competitor analysis, customer insights, and market feedback across the team

·       Support the Sales Manager and wider team with relevant tasks and initiatives (where needed); contributing to wider business goals

 

Competencies

·       Communication – able to demonstrate excellent communication skills both internally and externally 

·       Commercial Acumen/Business Awareness – able to showcase a comprehensive understanding of the industry and relevant markets, and to demonstrate how individual performance impacts on wider business goals 

·       Relationship Management – evidence of successfully building and maintaining strong working relationships within the wine industry with commercial success 

·       Customer Commitment – examples of successful customer/consumer management, employing a proactive, confident, and flexible approach 

·       Personal Initiative – able to demonstrate ability to work on own initiative in order to develop opportunities and meet business goals  

 

Knowledge, Skills, and Experience

·       Able to demonstrate detailed broad-range wine knowledge; minimum WSET Level 3 or Certified Sommelier (required)

·       A minimum of 5 years’ experience working in customer-facing/account management roles within the UK wine industry (required)

·       Evidence of in-depth knowledge of the English wine industry (specific experience working within the English wine industry is advantageous)

·       Thorough understanding of the UK on-trade and off-trade (both premium & independent)

·       Highly motivated with the ability to develop opportunities without close supervision

 

Benefits

Salary in the range of £30K – £32K (based on skills & experience)

Workplace pension scheme

Travel and mileage allowance

25 days’ annual leave (plus public holidays)

How To Apply

Please apply with CV and Covering Letter addressed to Mr Kit Ellen by Tuesday 3rd September 2019.

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