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Farmstead Cheeses and Wines is looking for a few experienced, motivated, charming, and passionate people to sell Wine and Cheese in our Alameda and Montclair Village (Oakland) locations, part or full time.

This position also includes non-sales duties, like cheese cleaning and care, opening and/or closing the store, stocking shelves, clean up prior to opening, during the business day, and at closing.

Knowledge of wine is an absolute necessity.

Working at Farmstead is fun, friendly, and rewarding. Wages are commensurate with experience and achievement.

Job requirements:

* Real world experience in Retail, Food Service, Restaurant, or Hospitality industries (with experience in wine)

* An enthusiastic passion for great food and wine, and the cultures that produce them, etc.

* Great communications skills (We're looking for the ability to communicate about wine and cheese without snobbery or attitude.)

* A sense of personal responsibility that includes punctuality and a healthy, old-fashioned work ethic.

* Ability to follow directions

* Basic math skills

* Reliable transportation to and from Alameda and the Montclair Village section of Oakland

* Proven sales and customer service competence

* Ability to lift 40-65 pounds (wine and cheese crates) perhaps many times during the day

* Windows computer savvy

* A flexible schedule -- with availability to work weekends, evenings, opening and/or closing shifts. Weekend work is mandatory

* Verifiable references

We're seeking someone who can work up to 40 hours per week, including weekend and evening shifts.

We offer a collegial and fun work environment, a SIMPLE IRA plan, health care for full timers, and generous staff discounts.

Along with your resume, send us an email, telling us about yourself and why you'd be the perfect candidate to work in a great cheese and wine store; and how your work history, qualifications for the job, and personality would fit in with our shop. No cover letter, no response.

Farmstead Cheeses and Wines is an award-winning cheese and wine store that features over 75 cheeses and 650 different wines, as well as a selection of other specialty food products - oils and vinegars, olives, chocolates and crackers. Our team members are an eclectic group who love serving the public and who love helping them to find the right cheese and wine without attitude or snobbery. We enjoy working with each other and serving the public, and are looking for a dynamic person with real world wine experience to join our team.

Physical Requirements:

*Carrying/transporting of loads greater than 35 lbs

*Intermittent standing, walking, reaching, sitting

*Occasional climbing, stooping, twisting and fine manipulation.

*Occasional environmental exposure to cold, heat and water, and rare exposure to dust and fumes.

*Use of machinery including, but not limited to, hand trucks/dollies, commercial dishwashers, knives, cheese cutter and wrapper, scales, computers, printers and other office equipment.

*Use of knives is required.

*Ability to perform physical requirements of a position that requires lifting, stacking of boxes, and repetitive cutting of cheeses.

*Ability to work well with others.

*Ability to communicate and teach product knowledge to fellow staff members.


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Farmstead Cheeses and Wines is looking for a few experienced, motivated, charming, and passionate people to sell Wine and Cheese in our Alameda and Montclair Village (Oakland) locations, part or full time.

This position also includes non-sales duties, like cheese cleaning and care, opening and/or closing the store, stocking shelves, clean up prior to opening, during the business day, and at closing.

Knowledge of wine is an absolute necessity.

Working at Farmstead is fun, friendly, and rewarding. Wages are commensurate with experience and achievement.

Job requirements:

* Real world experience in Retail, Food Service, Restaurant, or Hospitality industries (with experience in wine)

* An enthusiastic passion for great food and wine, and the cultures that produce them, etc.

* Great communications skills (We're looking for the ability to communicate about wine and cheese without snobbery or attitude.)

* A sense of personal responsibility that includes punctuality and a healthy, old-fashioned work ethic.

* Ability to follow directions

* Basic math skills

* Reliable transportation to and from Alameda and the Montclair Village section of Oakland

* Proven sales and customer service competence

* Ability to lift 40-65 pounds (wine and cheese crates) perhaps many times during the day

* Windows computer savvy

* A flexible schedule -- with availability to work weekends, evenings, opening and/or closing shifts. Weekend work is mandatory

* Verifiable references

We're seeking someone who can work up to 40 hours per week, including weekend and evening shifts.

We offer a collegial and fun work environment, a SIMPLE IRA plan, health care for full timers, and generous staff discounts.

Along with your resume, send us an email, telling us about yourself and why you'd be the perfect candidate to work in a great cheese and wine store; and how your work history, qualifications for the job, and personality would fit in with our shop. No cover letter, no response.

Farmstead Cheeses and Wines is an award-winning cheese and wine store that features over 75 cheeses and 650 different wines, as well as a selection of other specialty food products - oils and vinegars, olives, chocolates and crackers. Our team members are an eclectic group who love serving the public and who love helping them to find the right cheese and wine without attitude or snobbery. We enjoy working with each other and serving the public, and are looking for a dynamic person with real world wine experience to join our team.

Physical Requirements:

*Carrying/transporting of loads greater than 35 lbs

*Intermittent standing, walking, reaching, sitting

*Occasional climbing, stooping, twisting and fine manipulation.

*Occasional environmental exposure to cold, heat and water, and rare exposure to dust and fumes.

*Use of machinery including, but not limited to, hand trucks/dollies, commercial dishwashers, knives, cheese cutter and wrapper, scales, computers, printers and other office equipment.

*Use of knives is required.

*Ability to perform physical requirements of a position that requires lifting, stacking of boxes, and repetitive cutting of cheeses.

*Ability to work well with others.

*Ability to communicate and teach product knowledge to fellow staff members.


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Job Description


Overview:



  • Reporting to the California General Manager and working closely with the importer and distributor sales teams to expand distribution of the largest selling sake in the United States in both the on and off premise with special emphasis on Asian and premium on premise accounts.

  • Promote and demonstrate sake knowledge within a set geographic region to increase sales among both restaurant and retail accounts.

  • Make regular sales calls to cultivate customer relations and satisfaction with service provided.

  • Formulate and execute plans designed to achieve new and appropriate distribution of our products to the trade sector.  To establish specific objectives for the on and off premise account with a special emphasis on Asian accounts.

  • Participate in “work with” (i.e. sales routes) with various distributors throughout the state.as well as building and maintaining a relationship with the sake supplier.

  • Review and establish appropriate price structures for our products consistent with the respective brand strategies.

  • Establish and maintain rapport with key accounts through regular visits in the market.

  • Delivers sales presentations to key clients in coordination with sales representatives.

  • Meets with key clients, assisting sale representatives with maintaining relationships and negotiating and closing deals.

  • Drive brand success via leadership selling against trade channels and actively supporting the selling efforts of sales reps, district managers, and key account specialists within the wholesaler.


 


Required Job Skills:



  • Must reside in Northern California and live (in the Bay Area) preferably San Francisco.

  • College degree or equivalent with good knowledge of sake production and the industry.

  • Bi-lingual in English and Japanese.

  • WSET level 1 or higher preferred.

  • 3 to 5 years of experience related to the industry.

  • Advance computer skills; proficient in Microsoft Office Products- (Excel, Power Point, Word).

  • Strong negotiation skills.

  • Excellent communication and analytical skills.

  • Comprehensive understanding of Sake to include regions/varietals, product/food paring techniques, basic production, and service.

  • Strong and established relationships in the San Francisco Bay Area with additional focus on Sacramento and surrounding region.

  • Lift carries a 45+ pound case of product.

  • Must be at least 21 years of age.

  • Goal oriented, focused, and assertive individual who needs little direction or supervision.

  • Must possess a valid driver’s license and current insurance.

  • Must carry auto insurance, $100,000/$300,000 in vehicle liability and $50,000 in property damage and be listed.


 


Preferred Credentials:



  • WSET level 1 or higher preferred.

  • SAP familiarity.


           


Job Location


CA, US – Candidate must reside in N. California/Bay Area


 


To apply directly for this role, follow the link below:


https://jobs.southernglazers.com/job/san-francisco/n-california-sake-specialist-shaw-ross/1065/15442311


Company Description

Shaw-Ross is a partner to Southern Glazer's Wine & Spirits and imports and represents some of the worlds finest import wines and spirits. Founded in 1968 as a boutique wine and spirit importer representing a handful of brands, Shaw-Ross has grown into one of the nation’s leading importers representing over thirty suppliers from around the world whose brands enjoy full national distribution through a network of outstanding wholesalers. By concentrating on building a balanced portfolio of wine and spirits that cover the spectrum from small boutique gems to powerhouse volume brands, Shaw-Ross is able to offer a wide range of interesting and unique products that are relevant in today’s ever changing environment.

Southern Glazer's Wine and Spirits is a family owned sales and distribution organization with a renowned history of consistently delivering impeccable service through our more than 20,000 team members, and have operations in 41 states plus the District of Columbia, the Caribbean, and Canada. We offer an array of careers focused on delivering a captivating and rewarding experience. We challenge our colleagues every step of the way and provide them with tools to grow, succeed and accomplish their personal and professional goals. Together, we can deliver the highest quality service to each of our customers and put you on the career path you've been looking for.


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