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  • Sector: Beverage, Hospitality & Wine
  • Function: Buyer
  • Contact Email:
  • Expiration Date: 01 October 2023
  • Job Ref: Nelson_2178966_1693611455

Job Number: 2178966

Location: Napa, CA
Industry: Wine & Spirits
Salary Range: $80K - $130K

Role Overview:

We are in search of a Senior Buyer for our US operations, an individual who will anchor and cultivate ties with local wineries and suppliers. This role is pivotal in establishing new key relationships while fostering and expanding our current supplier portfolio. Candidates should have a keen numerical acumen, commercial outlook, and a solid grasp on product knowledge.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Domestic Supplier Relationship Management: Cultivate new partnerships and fortify existing relationships. Oversee purchasing of domestic and international wines. Engage in product, cost, and quantity negotiations.

  • Client-Centric Approach: Grasp local client requirements and adapt our product offerings and supply chain accordingly.

  • Collaborative Planning: Work closely with the Buying, Brand, and Senior Sales teams. Ensure opportunities are strategically planned and executed on a monthly, weekly, and daily basis.

  • Content Management: Oversee content for marketing opportunities. Ensure consistency and quality in content presented to clients via Account Managers.

  • Product and Sales Reporting: Lead product and sales reporting, highlighting and analyzing relevant market trends.

  • Market Awareness: Stay informed of market and competitor activities.

  • Brand Representation: Serve as a brand ambassador and be the primary contact for clients and producers.

  • Inter-Department Collaboration: Collaborate with logistics, brand, and sales teams. Be a vital contact point for the buying team.

  • Events and Campaigns: Organize and prepare for internal and external tastings, buying trips, and En Primeur campaigns.

Experience and Qualifications:

  • Proven background in a Senior Wine Buying role.

  • Solid experience in managing supplier relationships.

  • Comprehensive knowledge of the fine wine market and its trends.

  • WSET education

  • Proficient in Excel, with an ability to generate and analyze reports.

  • Attention to detail and commercially astute.

  • Comfortable in a dynamic, sales-centric environment.

  • Pro-active and organized with stellar communication skills.

  • Genuine passion and knowledge of the fine wine market.

Interested candidates are invited to submit their resumes along with a cover letter detailing their experience and passion for the role to [].

About Nelson Connects:

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California Fair Chance Act and Beyond: Qualified applicants with criminal histories will be considered for employment in accordance with applicable regulations. We will consider qualified Applicants for employment, including those with criminal histories, in a manner consistent with the requirements of applicable state and local laws, including the City of Los Angeles' Fair Chance Initiative for Hiring Ordinance, San Francisco Fair Chance Ordinance, and CA Fair Chance Act.

Temporary Associate Benefits Offered: Weekly benefits offered include Medical, Dental, Vision, HSA, EAP, Life AD&D, STD, Commuter FSA, + state mandated benefits.

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