Key Account Manager - Wine Retail

09 Apr 2017
09 May 2017
Contract Type
Full Time

Key Account Manager – Wine Retail


Salary: £28,000 + 5K bonus

I am looking for a Key Account Manager who can manage existing key accounts throughout London

You are casual, chatty, presentable & a complete wine but, with a WSET level 2

The company:

  • Known as an award winning leading retailer of Wine
  • They stock the best wines at the best prices, with next day delivery

The role:

  • Successfully manage & grow your existing account base.
  • Act as the main point of contact for your customers, and to build strong working relationships with them.
  • Conduct wine list reviews, staff training courses, and wine tasting evenings for our customers.
  • Negotiate new listings, implement prices changes, and arrange the reprinting of wine lists as appropriate.
  • Achieve annual sales and margin targets, and manage yearly budgets.
  • Work effectively and closely with the various company departments and retail teams.
  • Strong persuasive skills and the ability to reassure.
  • Ability to think on your feet and make good judgments as befits the situation.
  • Analytical and numerate with attention to detail.
  • You will have strong relationship building skills and be highly articulate and proactive.
  • Self-motivated with a proven track record, driven and a strong communicator.
  • Computer literate, using Word and Excel.

The ideal candidate

  • A degree in marketing or business is desirable
  • Expected and encouraged to contribute ideas to grow business.
  • A good thought leader, hands on approach and happy ‘do-er’
  • Experience in the drinks trade is essential as well as strong B2B sales experience
  • Must be passionate, sales driven, hungry & thrives on winning new business.
  • People person, a natural leader, you’re humble, more than happy to roll your sleeves up and muck in, and you enjoy working hand in hand within a close-knit team.
  • You live, think and breathe customer.
  • Wine lover. a real enthusiasm for learning about wine, and sharing that with our customers and your team.
  • Natural salesperson. People want to buy from you.
  • Doer. You have a strong sense of personal responsibility and accountability. You make things happen.
  • Determined. Retail is hard work, it suits active people. You love and crave working relentlessly hard, and do it with a sparky, gutsy, determination.
  • Smart. You have a degree or relevant qualification in any subject, or proven relevant work experience.
  • Committed. From working busy weekends to studying for industry-recognised wine qualifications, it’s a long way from a Monday to Friday, 9 till 5 desk job.

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