THE WINE COMPANY
Fine Wine and Craft Spirits Sales Consultant
This role is important because:
We represent a well-rounded beverage portfolio focused on smaller family-owned and operated wineries and distilleries – many of which farm organically, biodynamically or sustainably. Their stories often get lost behind the advertising budgets of mass-produced wines and spirits. Our commitment is to share the passion stories of our producers with key retail and restaurant buyers in Minnesota.
As a Sales Consultant you will receive ongoing portfolio education and will have the opportunity to meet many of our producers through winery/distillery visits or in-market presentations. Your firsthand knowledge and deep understanding of our producers will help to keep Minnesota retail shelves and restaurant menus full of delicious and unique offerings.
Work collaboratively with a passionate team of in-house professionals, developing strategies that expand distribution of our portfolio and provide top tier distribution services to our customers.
Establish trust with your buyers by doing the right thing and being transparent, sharing information.
Strive to improve your product and market knowledge by reading pertinent books, blogs, and articles.
Enjoy top notch company tastings and events. Feasting, fellowship and compotation!
Uphold our company values:
- Stand for Equality – Welcome, respect and empower everyone.
- Be Passionate – Our approach to business and life is founded upon our caring for others and their passions which allow us to live ours.
- Partnership – Building meaningful relationships with our suppliers, customers, and each other.
Share buyer and market feedback to help improve our products and service.
Founded in 1985,
The Wine Company is a family-owned company committed to finding high quality wines and spirits and discovering accoutrements which enhance the appreciation of these distinctive and authentic tastes. We maintain the highest level of expertise and professionalism to market and sell them to the trade at large. We are responsible for shipping, storing, and delivering these products in a manner that preserves integrity.
As our founder Larry Colbeck said “Ultimately, everything a person seeks is a means to be happy and fulfilled. The contemplation and enjoyment of wine and spirits, nearly always accompanied by food and fraternity, offers a simple yet wonderfully mysterious path. The philosophy of The Wine Company is to model and advocate this avenue to mindfully enjoying life. To that end we strive for our work to be civilized, principled and compassionate part of our daily lives where thoughtful libation reminds us that one needn’t look too far for a reason to be happy and content”
How to apply:
The position will focus on wine and spirits sales in both the on premise and retail channels. We are seeking an ambitious individual with a demonstrated history of establishing productive partnerships with customers, who continually strives to improve results, and has a genuine interest in the wine and spirits industry. This position is for a Twin Cities metropolitan territory. If you are interested in joining our expanding organization, please forward a cover letter along with your resume to Steve Eiter.