Job Status: Filled

Sales Account Manager (Wine Jobs: Sales & Marketing)

Full Time

  Roebuck Estates (

  London & South East England, England

Roebuck Estates owns and manages a collection of vineyards in exceptional locations throughout Sussex. We are a rapidly expanding company committed to producing the highest-quality English sparkling wines and taking these wines to a global audience. This position is a pivotal role within the business, reporting directly to the General Manager. The Sales Account Manager will manage and develop business predominantly within a target base of London and the South East, growing distribution and in turn revenue through direct sales and building brand awareness.


Primary duties and responsibilities to include;

  • Support and develop existing business ensuring that customer plans are built and executed, maximising sales opportunities.
  • Give a renewed focus to existing prospects to encourage new listings and identify missed opportunities.
  • Work towards sales and new business targets with a view to both achieving and exceeding them.
  • Take responsibility for the service delivered to customers and ensure we are doing all that we can to alleviate any concerns or issues.
  • Visit accounts and prospects at an appropriate frequency to ensure customers are satisfied, are being retained and service standards are being maintained.
  • Work closely with the Marketing department to present our wines and brand in the best possible light at all times.
  • Be an ambassador for our wines maintaining a professional manner across both personal and work-based networks.
  • Work proactively with the management team to ensure accurate reporting and effective analysis of data.
  • Exhibit work and communicate in a timely and presentable manner to both colleagues and customers alike.


Qualifications, experience and key behaviours required;

  • At least 3 to 5 years in a customer facing sales role within the wine trade
  • Experience in preparing and hosting tastings
  • WSET Level 3 (Advanced Certificate) or above
  • Advanced knowledge of Word, Excel, Outlook and PowerPoint
  • Good presentation and inter-personal skills
  • Commercially astute
  • Presentable and professional
  • Organised, self-motivated, flexible, reliable and results driven
  • A proven track record of success in a similar role
  • The right to work in the UK


Compensation and benefits;

  • Annual full-time salary range £30k to £35k per annum
  • Pension scheme
  • Private Healthcare
  • Discretionary bonus scheme
  • Staff discount


If you are passionate about wine, have a strong work ethic and want to immerse yourself in a dynamic and rapidly growing business and category, then we look forward to hearing from you and hopefully welcoming you into our growing team. To apply, please email your CV and a covering letter to [email protected]  Depending on the number of applicants, we reserve the right to interview from a shortlist. Final dates for applications is the 8th January 2020 and attention will only be given to applicants who display the relevant qualifications, experience and key behaviours as set out above.


Located near Petworth in West Sussex, Roebuck Estates was founded by Michael Smith and John Ball, whose belief in the potential of the English wine industry sparked several years spent searching for and acquiring the perfect vineyard sites. Today, the Company owns and manages multiple vineyards throughout Sussex and produces award-winning English sparkling wines which are sold in the UK and distributed globally. Roebuck Estates maintains its focus on crafting traditional method sparkling wines from the classic Champenoise varietals: Chardonnay, Pinot Noir and Pinot Meunier.

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