Sales Manager - (1) KS, MO & OK territory, (2) Bay Area (San Francisco) territory, (3) Northern CA territory

Merchant du Vin


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Merchant du Vin (MdV) is the premier specialty beer importer representing seven family-owned and four abbey-owned breweries from England (Samuel Smith’s), Scotland (Traquair House), Germany (Ayinger & Pinkus), Belgium (Green’s Gluten-Free, Brasserie du Bocq, Lindemans, Orval, Rochefort, & Westmalle), and the Netherlands (Zundert).  Each brewery has a deep, rich brewing tradition and many beers are considered benchmarks in their respective style.

MdV is looking for a Sales Manager who is passionate about selling to grow sales and market presence in the on and off premise sales channels in three key territories: (1) KS, MO & OK (2) Bay Area (San Francisco) and (3) Northern CA .  

Overall Responsibilities Include:

  • Increasing retail account distribution and sales through face-to-face meetings, phone calls and email
  • Building strong relationships with buyers at top on and off premise accounts offering staff trainings, tastings, events and programming
  • Building strong relationships with key distributor sales reps and sales managers through work-withs, sales meeting presentations / training and events
  • Managing sample, sales and travel budget
  • Creating and hosting events to promote MdV

Qualifications:

  • 3-4 years of experience in beer sales
  • Some evenings and weekends, including overnight travel
  • Strong persuasion skills
  • Strong time management skills
  • Valid driver’s license

  • High level of organization

Benefits:

  • Full medical, dental and vision benefits
  • 401k plan with employer contribution
  • Paid vacation and sick time
  • Expense budget
  • Mileage compensation
  • Company laptop; internet and cell phone monthly service reimbursement
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