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Job Number: 2168034

Currently, seeking a dynamic, highly motivated and goal-oriented Portfolio Category Specialist covering the Northeast Tri-State (NY/NJ/CT) markets. This individual will be responsible for sales to key accounts, working with suppliers, distributor managers and salespeople, 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 South American wine & wine regions as well as South American 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)
* Fluency in Spanish preferred


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