• We are hiring! WSET Instructors

    Job Type: Other (Part Time)
    Level of Wine Proficiency: Expert
    Salary: Compensation Varies with the Level of Class Taught

    Job Description

    WSET Instructors for Level 1 to 3.
    International Wine Center is seeking instructors for its WSET courses.

    Requirements
    • Applicants must hold the WSET Diploma in Wines and Spirits.
    • Teaching experience is also desirable. Classes are mainly evenings.
    • Applicants need to have a schedule that enables them to commit to specific dates.
    • Send resume and cover letter, indicating your topics of special expertise.
    Contact Info

    Company: International Wine Center
    Email: operations@internationalwinecenter.com

    Posted: 3/25/19

  • Full- / Part-time Sales Associate

    Job Type: Retail – Full time and Part time
    Level of Wine Proficiency: Intermediate
    Salary: Based on experience

    Job Description

    Since 2007, Best Bottles has featured great wines and spirits for drinking every day – 150 of the world’s best-tasting tipples, mostly priced under $25 and arranged by style. We’re committed to going beyond the call in providing our customers with a shopping experience that is second to none.

    The Sales Associate opening is ideal for self-motivated, high-energy candidates looking to deepen their wine knowledge in a growing, exciting, fast-paced retail environment. You’ll be on the front line providing a tailored customer experience, often including wine-food pairings, with the goal of cultivating repeat customers. The ability to multi-task is important, and you’ll be encouraged to grow your expertise with daily opportunities to taste and learn on the job.

     

    What You’ll Do
    • Engage with customers, cultivate new accounts & strengthen existing relationships
    • Deliver top-notch, personalized service over multiple channels
    • Communicate Best Bottles’ mission & dispense advice
    • Assist in order fulfillment and inventory management
    • Taste frequently & strengthen your expertise!
    Who You Are
    • Positive, friendly, personable and a team player
    • Hard-working & self-motivated, with the ability to multi-task and prioritize effectively
    • Responsible and a clear communicator
    • Organized and detail-oriented, with strong written and computer skills
    • Available to work nights, weekends & holidays
    • Background in wine & retail experience (preferred)

    Benefits include generous wine discounts and frequent staff wine tasting. Must be available to work nights, weekends & holidays

     

    Contact Info

    Name: Daniel Mesznik
    Company: Best Bottles NYC
    Address: 2246 Broadway – Manhattan
    Telephone: 646-388-0000
    Email: bb@bestbottlesnyc.com

    Posted: 3/18/19

  • Teaching and Kitchen Assistant Positions Available

    Job Type: Part Time (+-2hrs/week)
    Level of Wine Proficiency: All Levels
    Salary: Volunteer with Discount on Course Tuition

    Job Description

    International Wine Center is the provider of WSET courses in NYC. We offer over 50 courses a year, from Intermediate to Diploma level, that are offered in a variety of morning, evening and weekend options. Intermediate through Diploma classes require one or more Teaching Assistants to set up the classrooms, pour wines during class, and stay afterwards to clean up. Teaching Assistants must be available for every class session – no exceptions – and report at least one hour prior to class start time.

    Kitchen Assistants are required to work two hours every week during their course, washing and polishing glasses and other light tasks. The schedule is somewhat flexible and need not be on the same day of class.

    This is a great way to connect and be part of the ever-growing wine community that we so proudly helped to create. As compensation for your service, qualified students receive a discounted rate on their course.

     

    To apply, fill out an application and email it to operations@internationalwinecenter.com

     

    Students should indicate the specific class number in which they’re interested, e.g., AC717, etc.
    Selection of Teaching Assistants is at the discretion of the Operations Manager.

     

    Contact Info

    Name: Paula Maia
    Company: International Wine Center
    Address: 350 Seventh Avenue, Suite 1201, New York , NY, 10001
    Telephone: 212-239-3055
    Email: operations@internationalwinecenter.com

  • Wine Buyer/Full Time Sales Associate

    Job Type: Retail – Full Time
    Level of Wine Proficiency: Intermediate to advanced
    Salary: Commensurate with Experience

    Job Description

    Amsterdam Wine Co, recently named Best UWS Wine Shop by the Wine Spectator, is looking for a full-time Sales Person/Wine Buyer.

    A desirable candidate will be someone with good wine & spirits knowledge and the enthusiasm to convey that to our customers. This position provides an excellent opportunity to advance your exposure and knowledge within the wine world.

    The individual will assist the General Manager and owner in the day-to-day operations of a retail wine shop Duties include, but are not limited to, assisting customers with their wine selections – this includes being able to pair wines with food. Other duties include order inputting, updating the website, engaging in social media, writing marketing emails and captivating tasting notes.  The candidate will also assist in selecting new wines for the store. This position is for someone who wants to help grow the business.

     

    Qualifications:
    * Strong customer service skills.

    *Ability to cultivate relationships with customers by ascertaining and understanding their wine preferences and earning their trust.

    * Ability to write wine offers in a clear and captivating fashion.

    * Have strong knowledge of the wine world so that you can speak comfortably and confidently about all major wine producing regions.

    * Willing to continue to taste, learn and participate in tastings both on site and off to further your wine knowledge.

    * Constant awareness of industry trends and our changing inventory.

    * Well organized with good time management skills.

    * Computer literate.

    * Ability to lift and carry a wine case.

    * Must be able to work nights, weekends, holidays and be able to work closing shifts.

     

    Contact Info

    Name: Steve Flynn
    Company: Amsterdam Wine Co
    Address: 271 Amsterdam Ave
    Telephone: 212.201.1224
    Email: steve@amsterdamwine.com

    Posted: 5/10/19

  • Sales Manager and Assistant In-store Manager for Wine Retailer

    Job Type: Retail – Full-Time
    Level of Wine Proficiency: Intermediate to Advanced
    Salary: Commensurate

    Job Description

    Overview

    SquareWine is a full-service wine retailer that is looking to provide the highest level of service to existing in-store customers while growing the digital services and delivery business. We mostly feature small production wines and many craft and New York state spirits, although we have a large selection of many different wines and spirits. We are located right in the middle of the rapidly growing Court Square neighborhood of Long Island City, Queens.

    You will work with the General Manager to develop key areas of the retail business, store operations, executing sales campaigns and digital services. You will be consistently collaborating on projects alongside the General Manager.

    We are seeking a highly motivated candidate that must possess the following skills/qualities:

    • Strong work ethic (up to 40-50 hours weekly)
    • Self-manage; problem solving, time management, communication and memory
    • Have an innate attention to detail
    • Be intrinsically organized and ability to multi-task
    • Passion for wine & spirits combined with wine knowledge or the desire to become knowledgeable
    • Salesmanship
    • Experience in the retail environment (preferably wine retail)
    • Physically lift up to 35 lbs. regularly throughout the day

    Responsibilities:

    • Help manage and promote existing website and delivery app
    • Lead and manage a small staff in daily operations such as cleaning, organizing, and store maintenance
    • Work in the retail store daily, including closing and opening of the store
    • Visual merchandising
    • Help promote in-store and out-of-store wine tastings
    • Assist in wine buying
    • Collaborate on a weekly newsletter
    • Manage shelf talkers
    • Attend off-site networking events for external and corporate sales
    • Develop relationships with corporate accounts
    • Build outside sales through sales and marketing

    Education requirements:

    • Associate or bachelor’s Degree
    • Or formal wine/culinary certificate/education

    Compensation
    Base salary
    Bonus based on corporate and outside sales

    CONTACT INFO:
    Name: Maegan Kovatch
    Company: SquareWine & Spirits
    Address: 2420 Jackson Avenue, LIC, NY 11101
    Telephone:7187079911
    Email: maegan@squarewine.com

    Posted: 5/28/19

  • PT Wine & Spirits Shop Sales Associate

    Job Type: Retail – Part-Time
    Level of Wine Proficiency: Beginner to Intermediate
    Salary: Commensurate

    Job Description

    Overview

    Large wine shop in Long Island City is seeking part-time help. Wine knowledge strongly preferred. Weekends required.

    We are looking for a part-time (approximately 15-30 hours per week) Sales Associate to perform the following duties:
    -Help customers select wines and spirits
    -Execute transactions using our point of sales system
    -Stock shelves and create displays
    -General cleaning and store operations
    -Advertise our services to customers
    -Create a friendly environment for our customers

    The ideal candidate will possess the following skills/qualities:
    -Strong work ethic
    -Ability to lift 35 lbs continually throughout the day
    -Wine knowledge
    -Retail experience
    -Self-manage; problem solving, time management, communication and memory
    -Have an innate attention to detail
    -Be intrinsically organized
    -General computer skills (experience with MS Office)
    -Ability to multi-task
    -Proficient salesmanship (ability to “up-sell” customers)
    -Friendly demeanor (ability to work well with co-workers and customers and dogs)

    Schedule:
    -Daytime, evening, and weekend shifts available
    -Weekday availability by 5:00pm required
    -Weekend availability a must
    -Willingness to work between 15-30 hours a week

    CONTACT INFO:
    Name: Maegan Kovatch
    Company: SquareWine & Spirits
    Address: 2420 Jackson Avenue, LIC, NY 11101
    Telephone:7187079911
    Email: maegan@squarewine.com

    Posted: 5/28/19

  • Wine sales/assistant

    Job Type: Retail – Part-Time
    Level of Wine Proficiency: Intermediate
    Salary: $17/hour – 12-15 hrs weekends

    Job Description

    Overview

    Open/close wine shop on weekends, help customers with wine selection, supervise staff, expedite orders and delivery, recommend buying wine selections.

    CONTACT INFO:

    Name:Donna Pabst
    Company: Brite Buy Wines
    Address: 68 Franklin Street,  Tribeca
    Telephone:212-226-4993
    Fax: 212-226-5063
    Email: BB68franklin@gmail.com

    Posted: 5/31/19

  • Assistant store manager

    Job Type: Retail – Full-Time
    Level of Wine Proficiency: Intermediate to Advanced
    Salary: Compensation depends on experience

    Job Description

    Overview

    Must have minimum 2 years retail experience, be knowledgable about wines and wine pairings. The right person is self motivated, will open and close the store and supervise a staff of 4-6. Assist customers with selections, take and expedite phone orders. Receive and enter merchandise on delivery; merchandise stock and organize wine tastings. Must be a team player, hours and salary flexible. Will work with the right person.

     

    CONTACT INFO:
    Name: Chuck Beltran
    Company: Tribeca Wines
    Address: 327 Greenwich Street  New York
    Email: cmbelt@msn.com
    Telephone:212-965-0657

    Posted: 5/31/19

  • Sales Associate

    Job Type: Retail – Part-Time
    Level of Wine Proficiency: Intermediate to Advanced
    Salary: Compensation with Experience

    Job Description

    Overview

    September Wines & Spirits, a well-established, award-winning fine wine store on Manhattan’s Lower East Side is looking for a full-time sales person.

    A desirable candidate will be someone with good wine & spirits knowledge and the enthusiasm to convey that to our customers. This position provides an excellent opportunity to advance your exposure and knowledge within the wine world.

    Primarily, the person will be responsible for assisting customers with their wine selections – this includes being able to pair wines with food. The candidate can also assist in selecting new wines for the store.

    Qualifications:
    * Strong customer service skills.
    * Ability to cultivate relationships with customers by ascertaining and understanding their wine preferences and earning their trust.
    * Have strong knowledge of the wine world so that you can speak comfortably and confidently about all major wine producing regions.
    * Willing to continue to taste, learn and participate in tastings both on site and off to further your wine knowledge.
    * Constant awareness of industry trends and our changing inventory.
    * Well organized with good time management skills.
    * Computer literate.
    * Ability to lift and carry a wine case.
    * Must be able to work nights, weekends, holidays and be able to work closing shifts.

     

    CONTACT INFO:
    Name: Jason Cook
    Company: September Wines & Spirits
    Address: 100 Stanton St
    Telephone: 212.388.0770
    Email: jason@septemberwines.com

    Posted: 6/5/19

  • Sales Associate

    Job Type: Retail – Full-Time
    Level of Wine Proficiency: Intermediate to Advanced
    Salary: Commensurate with Experience

    Job Description

    Overview

    September Wines & Spirits, a well-established, award-winning fine wine store on Manhattan’s Lower East Side is looking for a full-time Sales Person with an opportunity to move into a wine buying role.

    A desirable candidate will be someone with good wine & spirits knowledge and the enthusiasm to convey that to our customers. This position provides an excellent opportunity to advance your exposure and knowledge within the wine world.

    The individual will assist the General Manager and owner in the day-to-day operations of a retail wine shop.  Primarily, the person will be responsible for assisting customers with their wine selections – this includes being able to pair wines with food. Other duties include updating the website, writing marketing emails and captivating tasting notes.  The candidate will also assist in selecting new wines for the store.

    Qualifications:
    * Strong customer service skills.
    * Ability to cultivate relationships with customers by ascertaining and understanding their wine preferences and earning their trust.
    * Ability to write wine offers in a clear and captivating fashion.
    * Have strong knowledge of the wine world so that you can speak comfortably and confidently about all major wine producing regions.
    * Willing to continue to taste, learn and participate in tastings both on site and off to further your wine knowledge.
    * Constant awareness of industry trends and our changing inventory.
    * Well organized with good time management skills.
    * Computer literate.
    * Ability to lift and carry a wine case.
    * Must be able to work nights, weekends, holidays and be able to work closing shifts.

     

    CONTACT INFO:
    Name: Jason Cook
    Company: September Wines & Spirits
    Address: 100 Stanton St
    Telephone: 212.388.0770
    Email: jason@septemberwines.com

    Posted: 6/5/19

  • Salesperson

     

    Job Type: Retail – Full-Time and Part-Time
    Level of Wine Proficiency: Beginner to Intermediate
    Salary: Commensurate

    Job Description

    Overview

    We are an intimate wine and spirit shop in the heart of the Financial District. We are looking for a salesperson with energy and enthusiasm who wants to learn and grow with us and understands this is an environment that gives pleasure and joy to the customer. 
    -Help customers select wines and spirits
    -Execute transactions using our point of sales system
    -Stock shelves and make deliveries when necessary
    -General cleaning and store operations
    -Create a friendly environment for our customers
    Must be able to work nights, weekends, and holidays
    Ability to lift and carry a wine case.
    CONTACT INFO:
    Name: Laurie Brown
    Company: Royal Wine Merchants
    Address: 13 South William Street
    Telephone: 212.689.4855
    Email: lbrown@royalwinemerchants.com
    Posted: 6/10/19
  • Full-time Wine & Spirit Sales

     

    Job Type: Retail – Full-Time
    Level of Wine Proficiency: Intermediate to Advanced
    Salary: Commensurate with relevant experience

    Job Description

    Overview

    Bottlerocket Wine & Spirit is seeking to add to our amazing sales team.

    Responsibilities for this key holder position include floor, web and phone sales, reconciling daily accounts, as well as the ability to lead and train others.

    Professional experience with wine or wine education certification is essential.
    This is a full-time, salaried position. Some scheduling flexibility, the ability to work days, evenings and weekends and a serious commitment to the job at hand is vital.

    Good writing skills, a solid grasp of food and wine pairings, concise problem solving, a team player approach and an outgoing personality are an absolute must.

    Our goal is to add to our team of friendly, knowledgeable and creative people; a group that is excited about the idea of continuing to build the world’s best wine buying experience.

    Please paste your cover letter, CV or resume, with at least two references from recent employment, into the body of your response. Please do not call or drop in without an appointment.

    CONTACT INFO:
    Name: Gary Itkin
    Company: Bottlerocket Wine & Spirit
    Address: 5 West 19th Street, New York, NY 10011
    Telephone: 212-929-2323
    Email: hr@bottlerocket.com
    Posted: 6/14/19
  • Wine Shop Sales Position

    Job Type: Retail – Part-Time
    Level of Wine Proficiency: Intermediate to Advanced
    Salary: Based on experience

    Job Description

    Wine shop located in Prospect Heights, Brooklyn has an opening for a position 30 to 37 hours a week.

    POSITION SUMMARY
    We are seeking a self-starter who is enthusiastic with strong interpersonal skills. An appreciation and knowledge of wine and spirits is a must and weekends and evenings are required.

    GENERAL RESPONSIBILITIES
    Provide excellent customer service and inform sales recommendations to our customers.
    Ensure the sales floor is clean, organized and fully stocked.
    Process all types of retail transactions.
    Perform store opening and closing procedures when necessary.

    QUALIFICATIONS
    1-2 years experience in food/beverage or other retail wine/spirits desired.
    Demonstrated ability to interact well with customers.
    Excellent verbal and written communication skills required.
    MUST be able to lift and carry 40lbs on a regular basis.
    MUST be able to work evening and weekend shifts.
    MUST be able to respect work hours.
    Some experience with POS.

    Compensation based upon experience.
    MUST be a team player & HAVE WINE KNOWLEDGE.

    CONTACT INFO:
    Name: Paul Lau
    Company: The Winey Neighbor
    Address: 679 Washington Avenue Brooklyn, NY 11238
    Telephone: (347)7156693
    Email: info@thewineyneighbor.com

    Posted: 7/9/19

  • Sales Representative

    Job Type: Distributor/Importer – Full-Time
    Level of Wine Proficiency: Intermediate to Advanced
    Salary: Based + Commission

    Job Description
    SALES REPRESENTATIVES @ HAUS ALPENZ
    The New York sales team for the wines and spirits of Haus Alpenz is looking to expand in NYC and upstate.
    Candidates should be energetic, motivated and knowledgeable about fine wine and spirits. Given the portfolio, an appreciation of classic cocktail, unique wine and other traditional drinks service is required. Strong interpersonal skills are a must.
    Daily responsibility focuses on growing profitable sales and lasting relationships with both on and off-premise accounts. Activity also includes representation at trade and consumer tastings. Occasional activity outside of territory/state as well as opportunity for overseas travel; a valid passport is mandatory. Potential for engagement in product review and development.
    Special consideration will be given to candidates with language skills (Italian, French, German) and those with prior experience in sales.
    Compensation is competitive, with bonus potential.
    If you are interested, please contact Scott Krahn at krahn@alpenz.com.
    Please include a current copy of your résumé as an attachment to your email.

    CONTACT INFO:
    Name: Scott Krahn
    Company: Hans Alpenz
    Address: 817 Broadway, New York, NY
    Telephone: 607-592-8240
    Email: krahn@aplenz.com

    Posted: 7/9/19

  • Retail Sales Director

    Job Type: Sales Wine – Full-Time
    Level of Wine Proficiency: Advanced to Expert

    Job Description

    The Retail Sales Director will be responsible for driving the sales growth for the direct sales team of the Sotheby’s Wine retail business. With equal focus on recruiting new clients and nurturing existing Sotheby’s relationships, the primary goal will be to meet and exceed personal and team sales goals, and therefore contribute to the achievement of the annual business plan.

    This professional will have a proven track record demonstrating significant sales of wine to private clients in addition to the ability to build a strong network of clients. The Retail Sales Director will identify proactive business getting opportunities and developing a portfolio of events and relationships of actively engaged clients that drive the growth of Sotheby’s Wine’s retail business.

    Responsibilities

    • Drive sales growth by selling wine to high net worth clients via telephone, email, in-person and in-store
    • Meet and exceed sales goals for direct sales team
    • Cultivate strong relationships with new and existing clients and identify proactive ways to continue these relationships and translate these into longer term transactional opportunities
    • Develop new business opportunities and strategies around how to identify and target new clients
    • Responsible for regular analysis of buyers in both auction and retail to target buying habits
    • Ensure clients are appropriately managed and rewarded
    • Manage fine wine sales team member to ensure their achievement of sales goals and development of client relationships
    • Regularly contribute to retail marketing campaigns by writing and creating content emails, retail price lists, tasting notes for the website, social media and other campaigns
    • Participate in events for Sotheby’s Wine business including idea creation and managing guest lists
    • Host tastings, talks and lectures at Sotheby’s Wine and in third party locations
    • Provide inventory recommendations to buying team
    • Work with auction and advisory team to create more crossover opportunities between auction, advisory and retail
    • Understand our wine portfolio and demonstrate a strong knowledge of wine
    • Support retail team by working on the sales floor of the retail store

    Qualifications

    • Proven track record of selling fine wine to high net worth clients
    • WSET Diploma or equivalent
    • Experience in developing clientele over time and nurturing relationships
    • Superior client service skills, from personal presentation, listening skills, and written/verbal communication
    • Minimum of 3 years sales experience managing private clients
    • Exceptional knowledge of wines and vintages relevant to the fine wine market
    • Strong ability to network and convert social connections into business opportunities
    • Strong organizational skills, must be able to multi task and deliver to multiple deadlines across a variety of ongoing projects capable of working on both an independent and team basis
    • Flexible work schedule inclusive of attending events at night and some weekend store coverage

    CONTACT INFO:
    Name: William Furnaro
    Company: Sotheby’s
    Address: 1334 York Avenue, New York NY 10021
    Telephone: 212 894 1029
    Email: william.furnaro@sothebys.com

    Posted: 7/10/19

  • Retail Wine Director

    Job Type: Retail Wine – Full-Time
    Level of Wine Proficiency: Advanced to Expert

    Job Description

     

    Overview

    The Head of Sotheby’s Wine Retail will have management responsibility for the global Sotheby’s Wine retail business covering store and direct sales channels, buying inventory (both for immediate delivery and Futures) and staff. The role also includes responsibility for building a network of loyal clients and exceeding sales goals. Sotheby’s Wine Retail has ambitious growth plans which makes this a great opportunity to be part of the success of an entrepreneurial project.

    Responsibilities

    Wine Sales Responsibilities:

    • Generate profitable sales and drive revenue growth for Sotheby’s Wine across the New York and Hong Kong retail business via in-store and direct sales
    • Contribute to the success of the Sotheby’s Wine business plan by meeting and exceeding assigned sales and profitability goals
    • Responsible for selling wine and spirits to clients via telephone, email, in-person and in-store
    • Working with the Head of E-Commerce to maximize opportunity and return via sothebyswine.com e-commerce platform
    • Working with Sotheby’s Wine management and marketing teams to:
    • 1. devise and propose new marketing and promotion strategies to reach existing Sotheby’s clients and market the brand to new clients
    • 2. develop strategic alliances to enhance sales, profitability and brand presence
    • 3. develop pricing and promotional strategies in line with brand positioning and financial plan
    • 4. develop and execute sale strategies, commercial plans and growth drivers for the sale and promotion of Sotheby’s own-label and private label product lines
    • Cultivate strong relationships with new and existing clients
    • Participate in the development of marketing content including tailored offers, tasting notes, and content for email, website, and social media campaigns
    • Provide excellent client service and follow up to enhance the reputation of Sotheby’s Wine in the marketplace
    • Be proactive in composing, arranging and managing a program of events both in store and at other locations
    • Represent Sotheby’s Wine during select networking and tasting events
    • Cultivate and strengthen relationships between Sotheby’s Wine retail and Sotheby’s key client managers in the auction business both across Wine and other categories
    • Engage clients and forge long term relationships for the benefit of the business working across all of the Sotheby’s Wine business channels
    • Operate at all times in accordance with the company’s rules on compliance and corporate governance.

    Wine Buying Responsibilities:

    • Manage the wine buying team, so the inventory o matches the business model, strategy and brand identity
    • adheres to Sotheby’s Wine inventory guidelines
    • s well balanced to support the achievement of Sotheby’s Wine Retail sales targets
    • remains within the inventory threshold and review need to adjust threshold up/down

    People Management Responsibilities:

    • Recruit, manage and supervise the global retail team
    • Coach, counsel and inspire sales team to consistently drive sales results and maximize margins
    • Train and mentor staff on wines and spirits knowledge and selling skills
    • Manage HR issues to ensure retention, training and development, and hiring standards for staff employees
    • Support retail team by working on the sales floor of the retail store when required

    Store Management Responsibilities:

    • Ensure the smooth daily running of the York Avenue Sotheby’s Wine store. This will include staffing, merchandising and window displays, and ensuring the store is open for business in accordance with the Sotheby’s schedule of events and auctions sales.
    • Ensure consistency across the NY store and HK vitrine with regard to merchandising and presentation as well as the Sotheby’s Wine retail experience

    Operational Management

    • Maintain accurate retail inventory through physical inventory and cycle counts
    • Management of all Sotheby’s Wine Retail processes with periodic review to ensure efficiencies and profitability are maximized

    KPI Management and Reporting:

    • Manage and develop reports on Sotheby’s Wine Retail performance expectations and KPI’s
    • Maintain a regular reporting procedure with the Sotheby’s Wine management team, including, but not limited to:
    • Performance versus plan (sales, marketing expenditures, pricing)
    • Distribution and key account performance and relationships
    • Competitive activity
    • Changes in the market environment
    • Assist the Sotheby’s Wine management team with information and other special projects as required.

    Qualifications:

    • Experience in fine wine retail in New York or in the US
    • Proven experience successfully leading a sales team
    • Proven track record of selling to discerning clientele in a retail environment
    • Understand and demonstrate a “no compromise” attitude towards first class client experience: protecting the Sotheby’s vision and brand equity while achieving short term sales goals
    • Experience in developing clientele over time and nurturing relationships
    • Must be highly motivated and enthusiastic about selling fine wine and working with clients
    • Knowledgeable about fine wine, preferably WSET Diploma, though strong interest in wine and enthusiasm to learn is more important
    • Superior client service skills, from personal presentation, listening skills, and written/verbal communication
    • Excellent organization skills, ability to work independently but also take part in a strong team spirit
    • Flexible work schedule inclusive of attending events at night and weekend shifts on rotational

    CONTACT INFO:
    Name: William Furnaro
    Company: Sotheby’s
    Address: 1334 York Avenue, New York NY 10021
    Telephone: 212 894 1029
    Email: william.furnaro@sothebys.com

    Posted: 7/10/19

  • Head of e-Commerce

    Job Type: Marketing Wine – Full-Time
    Level of Wine Proficiency: Quite Knowledgeable to Advanced

    Job Description

    Overview

    The Head of E-Commerce will have overall responsibility for driving E-Commerce sales and delivering to an aggressive sales plan for Sotheby’s Wine global E-Commerce and Point of Sale (POS) platform. This includes conveying a consistent brand image online that attracts clients and encourages sales, partnering with relevant teams across the organization to enhance the online client experience, maximize usability, performance and to drive sales growth. The position is responsible for managing the frontend and backend development of the E-Commerce and Point of Sale (POS) platform to deliver an exceptional and engaging client experience.

    Responsibilities

    Key responsibilities and essential job functions include, but are not limited to:

    • Responsible for the overall planning, organization, and execution of E-Commerce, both auction and retail, for Sotheby’s Wine
    • Build out E-Commerce team to enable rapid growth of both auctions and retail businesses
    • Plan and oversee execution of digital and website activities including: content, merchandising, product recommendations, and other on-site conversion optimization tools
    • Proactively gather and utilize intelligence from ecommerce, digital marketing, customers, competition, and other verticals to support the expansion and optimization of existing products and initiatives that will drive increased customer acquisition and retention
    • Work closely with Wine Marketing Manager, Head of Wine Retail, and Sotheby’s E-Commerce and Marketing teams to create, maintain, circulate and execute a marketing calendar
    • Work cross-functionally with internal teams to support digital initiatives
    • Work closely with IT and development team to plan and manage the release of new website features and enhancements
    • Other duties and tasks as assigned

    Qualifications

    Desired skills and experience:

    • Bachelor’s degree in marketing, business, or related field
    • Minimum of five (5) years of experience in eCommerce and Website management, preferably in the wine category
    • Must have technical understanding of website and web technologies and tools
    • Must be an excellent communicator both orally and in writing with strong emphasis to on-follow-up and organization capability
    • Must be extremely detail-oriented with project management experience and the ability to multi-task and provide world-class customer service while handling high volumes at a fast pace
    • Must be a team player with proven problem-solving
    • Must have a strong work ethic with the ability to work independently
    • Must be available to work varied hours (including evenings and weekends) to accommodate volume fluctuations caused by sales cycles, seasonality, events, etc.

    CONTACT INFO:
    Name: William Furnaro
    Company: Sotheby’s
    Address: 1334 York Avenue, New York NY 10021
    Telephone: 212 894 1029
    Email: william.furnaro@sothebys.com

    Posted: 7/10/19

  • Senior Wine Communicator

    Job Type: Marketing Wine – Full-Time
    Level of Wine Proficiency: Advanced to Expert

    Job Description

    Overview

    The Senior Wine Communicator will primarily be responsible for creating content for Sotheby’s Global Wine business across all channels, focusing on auction and retail with a strong emphasis on the online business website. He or she will have previous experience writing for the web in addition to print. As a well-respected and passionate wine professional qualified as a Master of Wine or Master Sommelier, the Senior Wine Communicator will host events and speak of wine in a way that is captivating, modern, sophisticated and accessible.

    Responsibilities

    • Create new content for the global Sotheby’s Wine business, mainly focusing on auction and retail, with a strong emphasis on the online business/website
    • Attend tastings and visit designated wine regions to write the world’s most engaging tasting notes, with ratings on the 100-point scale, that will be published online, in auction catalogues and retail price lists
    • Write tasting notes for Futures and tastings supporting Sotheby’s Wine events, client events, trade tastings and taste samples for the retail business.
    • Write up to three blogposts a week and/or in place of current email campaigns
    • Engage, educate and entertain audiences acting as the Brand Ambassador hosting events for Sotheby’s Wine, so that existing and prospective clients discover wine through Sotheby’s Wine and make a connection to Sotheby’s Wine
    • Write with the voice of the business according to the Sotheby’s Wine Brand Guidelines

    Qualifications

    • Master of Wine (MW) or Master Sommelier (MS) highly preferred
    • Previous experience in writing for the web
    • Excellent writing, editing and business communication skills
    • Excellent live presentation and communication skills
    • Ability to work under tight deadlines and produce high quality work
    • Meticulous attention to detail and follow-up skills essential
    • Highly motivated, proactive
    • Team-oriented, collaborative
    • Flexibility to travel as required.

    CONTACT INFO:
    Name: William Furnaro
    Company: Sotheby’s
    Address: 1334 York Avenue, New York NY 10021
    Telephone: 212 894 1029
    Email: william.furnaro@sothebys.com

    Posted: 7/10/19

  • Wines Sales & Distribution Opportunity

    Job Type: Wholesale Sales Associate – Full-Time
    Level of Wine Proficiency: Basic
    Salary: Competitive Commissions, Medical Coverage, Wine Training, Incentive Travel to Premier Regions

    Job Description

     

    VISION WINE BRANDS, a New York based importer and distributor is seeking a qualified NYC-based sales associate to represent our portfolio across Manhattan, both On and Off Premise. Vision Wine Brands has a high-value oriented portfolio of wines from regions throughout the world sourced directly or through supplier partners for whom we represent brands in the NY market on an exclusive basis. Our portfolio can be viewed at: www.VISIONWINEBRANDS.com or www.sevenfifty.com.

    The ideal candidate should have 3+ years of industry sales experience, a high level of organizational skills, self-motivation, the ability to work as part of a team of professionals, sales abilities that include: computer skills (outlook, word, excel) and excellent communication skills. Basic wine knowledge, reliable mode of transportation and the ability to lift 30lbs are also required.

    Job responsibilities include: daily/weekly/monthly sales planning, supplier work with activities, in store tasting events, staff trainings, and winemaker events, etc….some involving evening and weekend hours.

    Compensation will be commensurate with experience and includes reasonable expenses incurred as part of the required job responsibilities. Vision Wine Brands offers a benefits plan to qualified employees.

     

    CONTACT INFO:
    Name: Michael Garvey
    Telephone: (917) 770-6984
    Email: Michael@Visionwinebrands.com

    Posted: 7/16/19

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