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Wine Associates - Full Time

Company: Gary's Wine & Marketplace
Location: Wayne
Posted on: January 15, 2022

Job Description:

Do you love wine? We do! Gary's Wine & Marketplace, owned and operated locally, is one of the largest brick and mortar and internet wine retailers in the tri-state area. At our stores, we offer one of the most extensive, competitively priced fine wine and cheese selections. We are well-known for our excellent, personable customer service and our knowledgeable wine staff.The ideal candidate will have extensive wine knowledge and a continued passion for learning, plus a professional "can-do" attitude and energy.The wine associate is expected to serve as an expert who will provide outstanding service to assist guests in finding wines to meet their needs. This requires a thorough knowledge of our priority items, wine pairing, wine regions, and wine prices. As needed, the wine associate will attend/conduct tastings, place special orders, be responsible for creating/building displays and other duties, as listed below. Having a wine certificate is a plus.Specific Responsibilities:

  • Sell wine, especially priority items, using a high level of knowledge
  • Greet and engage our guests in a warm, welcoming manner and assist them with purchases, selection or general inquiries; make guests aware of store events and special tastings
  • Know products being promoted online and in our media advertising
  • Promote signups for Gary's Cards and Wine of the Month
  • Accurately estimate party orders
  • Attend tastings, read periodicals, show a dedication to increasing wine knowledge, including trends in the wine industry
  • Have knowledge of food and wine pairings
  • Help select items for gift baskets when needed, and cross-promote giftware and gourmet items.
  • Build, update and restock displays; ensure that shelves are fully stocked and organized at all times, shelves are clean and dust free, and wine deliveries are quickly put away
  • Print and display POS signage and shelf tags
  • Monitor vintage changes - make sure appropriate steps are taken when new vintages arrive
  • Perform inventory counts as requested
  • Conduct consumer tastings at the tasting counter, following sampling protocol and keeping tasting station neat and clean.
  • Additional responsibilities may be assigned at the discretion of managementRequirementsJob Requirements:
    • Minimum 3-5 years wine sales
    • Have an established local client base portfolio
    • Must be energetic, organized and self-motivated
    • Attention to detail with exceptional follow up skills
    • Continue to establish local relationships through community events and activitiesRetail hours include working on weekends, some nights and holidays so applicants should have a flexible schedule. Must be able to lift 40 lbs.BenefitsWe offer a competitive starting salary, medical, dental, vision and a retirement plans benefits, a friendly work environment and a generous employee discount.

Keywords: Gary's Wine & Marketplace, Wayne , Wine Associates - Full Time, Other , Wayne, New Jersey

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