Craft Beer, Wine, Spirits Account Manager - Santa Monica

Guardian Distributors of Los Angeles


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We are seeking a highly motivated craft beer/wine/spirits enthusiast to join the team covering Santa Monica region. You will work alongside the team to continue to build this rapidly growing company. A successful candidate in this role will have the opportunity to significantly expand his or her responsibilities as the company grows.

Responsibilities include establishing relationships with on-premise and off-premise retail accounts, soliciting orders from retail accounts, scheduling and execution promotional events, attending beer industry events and festivals to represent Guardian Distributors of Los Angeles and/or our brands, ensuring proper stock rotation at our retail accounts, and handling customer service inquiries from retail accounts.

The territory is Santa Monica, Mar Vista, Play del Rey, Brentwood, and contiguous areas.

DUTIES & REQUIREMENTS: 

Develop new account relationships. Demonstrate knowledge of our product portfolio to beer buyers and employees of retail accounts we serve. Successfully sell and ensure placement of Guardian Distributors of LA products. Respect the portfolio — treat all product you handle as if it were product you would be drinking. Communicate with customers in a professional and courteous manner. Handle customer inquiries. Organize and execute floor displays.

Work schedule is full-time with work necessary on some nights and weekends. Craft beer/wine/spirits sales can be a round-the-clock job.

PREREQUISITES: 

College Degree. Industry sales experience in this market STRONGLY preferred but not necessary. Must be highly motivated. Access to a vehicle that you are willing to use for business purposes. Must live in greater Santa Monica area. Ability to lift up to 80 lbs consisting of cases and kegs. Dexterity needed to bend, stand, lift, and twist repeatedly.

COMPENSATION: 

Competitive pay based on experience including a base salary and bonuses. Group health and dental.  Vehicle stipend. Expense account. Cell phone stipend. Access to awesome products!

ABOUT Guardian Distributors of Los Angeles:

Guardian is an independent craft beer/wine/spirits distribution company focused on quality, small, craft producers. We maintain ample refrigeration, and refrigerated delivery vehicles. Our people represent our brands with enthusiasm and diligently care for our products. We're honest, accommodating, and committed to helping small craft producers succeed.

EMPLOYMENT AT Guardian Distributors of Los Angeles: 

Guardian is a well-capitalized startup company. We offer competitive pay, terrific benefits, and a craft-beer enthusiast culture. We are dedicated and passionate about this industry. We work hard and will expect the same from you. This position offers the opportunity to become part of a great team of individuals driven to deliver the best quality craft beverages to the finest establishments in the Greater Los Angeles area.

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