Wine Sales Executive (Wine Jobs: Sales & Marketing)

Full Time

  Nectar Imports Ltd

  Salisbury, England

For well over 30 years Nectar Imports has been the leading drinks supplier to the drinks trade in the south. We know the drinks business inside out and stock everything from the latest craft beer to premium spirits, wines and soft drinks sourced from around the world. We are known not only for our amazing drinks portfolio, but for renowned levels of customer service which won't be beaten.

The Wines Sales Executive will be passionate about wine, WSET qualified and ready to act as a wine ambassador for Nectar. They will have an outgoing personality and the ability to share their enthusiasm with colleagues and customers alike. A large part of the remit for this role will be to grow the wine category both in volume and contribution across Nectar’s whole customer base.

Key responsibilities:

  • Maximise wine sales and profitability.
  • Work closely with Nectar BDMs to exploit any wine opportunities.
  • Identify gaps within the existing customer base and target these areas, working closely with BDMs to assist them in increasing wine sales and, where appropriate and as agreed with BDMs, actively sell wine yourself to existing customers and sometimes prospect to new accounts.
  • Provide wine expertise and training to the rest of the sales team and put in place an agreed programme of training / tasting sessions based on current trends / sales focus.
  • Develop and introduce a suite of tools to assist in the development of our wine category.
  • Increase the number of wine customers and their appreciation of this category.
  • Organise customer wine tastings.
  • Assist in customers’ wine list management as required including seasonal / menu changes.
  • Attend events on behalf of Nectar i.e. London Wine Fair.

Skills and Experience Required:

  • Passionate about wine with a good knowledge of the wine industry.
  • Excellent communication and presentation skills.
  • Ability to manage customers ahead of their expectations.
  • WSET level 2 minimum.
  • Experience of working in the wine industry.
  • Great organisational skills including IT and administration with an eye for detail.
  • Self-driven with an ability to work on their own initiative and as part of a team.

In return we can offer you a competitive salary and company car, with a bonus scheme and contributory pension, plus generous staff discounts on wines, beers and spirits. Following our recent acquisition by Fuller's, a leading regional brewer and pub/hotel operator, we also offer staff discount card for many of their pubs, hotels and restaurants.

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