Kobrand Corporation

  • Brand Specialist - Italian Portfolio

    Job Locations US-NY-New York
    Posted Date 6 days ago(1/9/2019 12:06 PM)
    ID
    2019-1133
    # of Openings
    1
    Category
    Sales
  • Overview

    Currently, we are searching for a dynamic, highly motivated and goal-oriented Italian Portfolio Brand Specialist covering the Metro New York market as well as other Northeast markets. This individual will be responsible for sales to key accounts, working with suppliers, distributor managers and sales people, conducting special events, and providing market information to the Northeast US Group Manager.

    Responsibilities

    The duties and responsibilities of the position include the following (other duties may be assigned as needed):

    • 85% focus on account management / 10% focus on distributor interaction / 5% administrative
    • Maintain a key account list and develop personal relationships with key buyers/owners and managers
    • Work with key distributor personnel to sell brands to on- and off-premise key accounts
    • Propose and conduct on-/off- premise promotional events
    • Conduct wine tastings and wine dinners for consumers/trade
    • Review monthly account performance
    • Identify market trends and opportunities and propose action plans to Northeast Group Manager
    • Manage own quota of depletions, placements and qualitative efforts

    Qualifications

    • Minimum three years’ experience selling fine wines in both on- and off-premise accounts
    • Must have proven track record in developing new business, managing existing accounts, and maintaining business relationships
    • Must have exceptional closing skills, strong verbal/written communication and organizational skills
    • Passion and knowledge of Italian wine & wine regions as well as Italian culture and gastronomy (CSW/WSET or other similar credentials a plus)
    • Bachelor’s degree required
    • Strong computer skills are a MUST (Excel, Outlook, Word, PowerPoint)
    • Must be proficient in Italian language

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