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Wine, Beer and Spirits Sales Manager

Reference: Wine Specialist
Location: London, United Kingdom
Sector: Retail & Consumer Products
Salary: £25,000 to £30,000
Job Type: Full Time
Date Posted: 09/01/2018
Recruiter: Whole Foods Market (Fresh & Wild LTD)
Our Flagship store in central London is looking for an experienced Wine Specialist. With over 2,000 lines in Wine alone, this is a great opportunity for a passionate oenophile. The primary function of the Speciality Buyer is to order all products for the Wine, Beer and Spirits section of the Speciality department. The buyer also performs all functions related to breaking down deliveries, moving backstock to the floor, merchandising products, and stocking shelves. He or she participates in regional programs for purchasing and promotions and assists the Team Leader in organizing and developing promotional displays

•Replenish products through proper buying procedures.
•Ensure product orders are timely and accurate to monitor inventory turns.
•Ensure the product mix meets varied customer dietary needs and requests.
•Find placement for all new products.
•Provide outstanding customer service; ensure customer needs are met in a timely fashion.
•Monitor product quality and freshness and ensure proper rotation or product.
•Maintain accurate department signage and pricing.
•Build displays according to movement, promotions, profitability, value and regional guidance.
•Participate in regional and national sales promotions.
•Oversee customer special order process.
•Educate team members and customers on new, local, and private label products.
•Follow department procedures for preparing, storing, rotating, and stocking of product.
•Maintain and monitor department waste, spoilage, sweep, and transfer logs.
•Maintain a clean and well organized work area.
•Follow and comply with established procedures, including Weights and Measures, health and sanitation, and safe work practices.

Knowledge, Skills, & Abilities

•High energy, enthusiastic, and displays an affinity for our products, core values, and company philosophy
•Ability to understand and convey to others the differentiating factors about our products
•Ability to follow directions and established procedures
•Ability to visually examine products for quality and freshness
•Ability to sell proactively
•Good verbal and written communication skills
•Basic math skills
•Strong organization skills
•Basic proficiency with computer applications and programs including email, Microsoft Office, and operations related applications
•Ability to work a flexible schedule including nights, weekends, and holidays as needed

Desired Work Experiences
•1+ year buying/merchandising experience
•1+ year non-perishables experience
•Team Oriented
•Customer Service Focus

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