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Wine Sales Associate - West LA

Company: Obvious Wines
Location: Los Angeles
Posted on: November 22, 2021

Job Description:

Sales Associate Role WEST LA Beach Cities Area Overview: OBVIOUS WINES is seeking energetic Sales Associates to join our Los Angeles team. This is a unique opportunity to manage a top-tier territory and be part of a modern wine company with an original concept thats rapidly expanding across the U.S. Company: Obvious Wines is an importer and distributor based in Venice, CA. We currently operate across 9 US States and primarily sell to artisanal restaurants, luxury hotels, craft retailers, and premium-organic grocery. In California we are self-distributed with our own sales team and have two distinct sides to our portfolio: The Obvious Wines brand - A proprietary collection of premium quality, eco-friendly, vegan wines with uniquely straightforward / Obvious labels. Each wine is made in partnership with a boutique winery using estate-grown fruit from sustainable/organic vineyards in California, France, or Chile. Obvious Wines Imports A collection of exclusively distributed D.I. wines from classic French appellations and a selection of natural/organic wines from Europe, California, and South America. The selection is designed to be incredibly competitive in price, ethical produced, and perfect for quality retailers and BTG lists. Candidate & Role: This role involves managing our highest value territory with many long-standing relationships and Key Accounts from Malibu to South Bay. The role of Sales Associate will allow you to run a multi-channel territory that includes hotels, restaurants, and retailers. As a fast-paced start-up culture, we are also heavily focused on new account growth and developing local brand awareness. To be successful in this role you will need to be passionate and knowledgeable about wine, have a proven history of sales success, and ideally an established network of buyers in the Beach Cities area. Responsibilities: - Maintain existing account route (on/off/premium chain) - Rapidly develop new business (New accounts & PODs) - Cultivate strong relationships with buyers and staff - Maintain proper wine list and retail positions - Creatively apply POS (shelf talkers, case cards, case sleeves, bespoke displays) - Engage consumers through in-store wine tastings and on-premise events (post-Covid) - Educate waitstaff and retail staff through brand training and tastings - Maintain account visit reports & inventory via the live Repsly CRM platform - Attend company meetings and wine events as needed (occasional weekend days included) Requirements - Highly organized and able to manage a large geographic territory. - Strong new account development skills, lead generating skills, and proven ability to close sales - Passion for wine and knowledge of varietals, appellations, food pairings, etc. - Entrepreneurial mindset - Valid Drivers license - Ability to lift and carry 40 pounds. - Preferred residence within the territory Compensation - Base Salary + Commissions + Bonus + Incentives + Expense Allowance + Car Allowance Job Type: Full-time Pay: $50,000.00 - $80,000.00 per year Benefits:

* Employee discount * Health insurance * Paid time off


* Monday to Friday

Supplemental Pay:

* Commission pay

COVID-19 considerations: wear a mask at appointments Application Question(s):

* Wine knowledge


* High school or equivalent (Preferred)


* Sales: 1 year (Preferred)


* English (Preferred)


* Driver's License (Preferred)

Work Location:

* One location

Work Remotely:

* No

Keywords: Obvious Wines, Los Angeles , Wine Sales Associate - West LA, Sales , Los Angeles, California

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