Head of On Trade Sales (London) (Wine Jobs: Sales & Marketing)

Full Time

  Alliance Wine

  London, England

We are looking for an inspiring and experienced sales person to head up our London On Trade sales team. The last 12 months have brought many challenges for the hospitality industry, as well as illuminating how adaptable and innovative our industry can be. As we enter a new year, we see an opportunity to re-shape our On Trade team, and create an environment that can better support our customers.

 A bit about us…
Alliance Wine, established in 1984, is a strong player across the wine trade in the UK (and internationally) and has always had their roots firmly planted in the on trade. The company has been growing consistently in London for the last 12 years, building a strong customer base and gaining respect and recognition in many leading food establishments.

Alliance import wine from over 200 producers, from 21 countries, creating a portfolio in excess of 800 wines. We pride ourselves in sourcing wines with authenticity and personality, with a company culture that is supportive, innovative and team orientated.  We believe it’s our team that drives this great culture, and makes our business what it is, so we work hard to ensure that everyone in the business loves what they do.

Alliance Wine is committed to building a culturally diverse, equitable and inclusive organisation and encourage applicants from a wide range of backgrounds to apply for our opportunities.

 A bit about you…
We are looking for a creative, autonomous Head of Sales who is energetic and positive in their approach to work, guiding a strong team of sales people. We need someone who is prepared to roll up their sleeves as we enter this new age of hospitality. We’re looking for an obsessive foodie, an ardent wine lover, who is confident in their own ability and doesn’t shy away from a challenge. You will be a target-focussed, motivational leader, who can coordinate the team’s activities.

 Skills Required:

Experienced: Minimum of 5 years on trade sales

Team leader: Someone who can get the best out of the team whilst being an active salesperson

Open Minded: You must be a good listener and empathetic to the needs of others

Influencer: Excellent communication skills, being able to influence all levels of stakeholders.

Self-Starter: Someone who motivates themselves by settling achievable goals and is well organised.

Engaging: You must be able to engage with customers and build strong relationships.

Profit driven: a real numbers person with strong financial acumen. This includes being proficient in standard Microsoft Office applications (e.g. Word, Excel).

Resilient and Competitive.

 What you'll get in return:

The role is home based, with expectations to be in our London office for a number of days a week (when we are allowed). You will be reporting to the Sales Director.

You will get the opportunity to put in practice and develop further your sales and management skills, to influence the company’s strategy and to be part of the senior management team. The opportunity to create own strategy and direction for the team in order to deliver results.

You will be working closely with other departments – marketing / buying / finance / customer services to maximise the growth in sales and margin.

Competitive salary and bonus structure.

Closing date: 28th February 2021

How To Apply

Please apply with your resume and cover letter.

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