Fine Wine Specialist, Latin America

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Job Description

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Fine Wine Specialist – LAC (Latin America, Caribbean & Mexico)

Job location is Gallo Field Sales Office in Sunrise, FL

Summary Maximizes the sale and distribution of Gallo brands in on-premise and fine wine retail accounts by executing sales/marketing strategies and creating an annual sales plan for the area of responsibility.

Essential Functions This job description reflects management’s assignment of essential functions; it does not prescribe or restrict the tasks that may be assigned.

Trains and coaches distributor salespeople and district managers in relevant fine wine accounts.
Inspires and motivates distributor management and sales people (Kick offs, new program introductions, and crew drives) to maximize the sale and distribution of Gallo Premium brands.
Works with distributor management to understand performance expectations and establish necessary sales goals, priorities, and incentives.
Creates annual plan addressing distribution, promotion, and demos/tastings; develops local market advertisement and promotion plans including sales incentives.
Coordinates with the Regional Marketing resource to ensure relevant materials are available to activate locally in market.
Manages and leverages assets/collateral associated with sponsorships.
Collaborates with customer development teams to build relationships with key accounts.
Collaborates and consults with field colleagues to identify and collect pricing opportunities, analyze and determine tactical pricing changes, and ensure pricing is consistent with brand guidance.
Ensures on-premise prices are consistent with deal structure expectations.
Balances planning efforts with day to day demands; including but not limited to conducting demo’s and tastings and inventory management.
Develops or approves recommendations to change systems, policies, and procedures; ensures timely and accurate implementation.
Participates in department and interdepartmental planning and management teams and works cross-functionally to improve processes within the organization.
Directly monitors and ensures achievement of performance goals and objectives.
Oversees and handles projects that have short to long term focus.
Controls and monitors business expenses (meals, transportation, lodging, etc.).
Maintains satisfactory attendance, to include timeliness.
Responsible for understanding and complying with applicable quality, environmental and safety regulatory considerations. If accountable for the work of others, responsible for ensuring their understanding and compliance.
Essential Functions Standard

Exhibits Intrapreneurship and Ownership behaviors:
Intrapreneurship is entrepreneurship in an established company: behaviors that include thinking boldly, taking appropriate risks, learning from mistakes, showing initiative, and encouraging and reinforcing innovation.
Ownership refers to behaviors that include setting high expectations, driving candid discussion, and holding self and others accountable.
Supervisory Responsibilities

N/A
Qualifications To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill and ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

Gallo does not sponsor for employment based visas for this position now or in the future. Minimum Qualifications

Bachelor’s degree plus 2 years of Gallo Winery sales or distributor sales management experience reflecting increasing levels or responsibility; or Bachelor’s degree plus 3 years of luxury wine sales management or luxury wine restaurant/hospitality experience reflecting increasing levels of responsibility; OR High school diploma or State-issued equivalency certificate plus 6 years of Gallo Winery sales or distributor sales management experience reflecting increasing levels or responsibility; OR High school diploma or State-issued equivalent plus 7 years of luxury wine sales management or luxury wine restaurant/hospitality experience reflecting increasing levels of responsibility.
Candidates for this position must have a valid driver’s license and a safe driving record. Required to obtain a California driver’s license or appropriate state driver’s license within 30 days of hire.
Required to travel by air and automobile up to 50% during the course of the business to include overnight travel.
Required to employ an alternative work schedule to include evenings and weekends.
Required to see, taste, and smell wine and perform wine tastings as part of job functions.
Required to be 21 years of age or older.
Experience demonstrating strong leadership selling, time management, public speaking skills.
Bilingual: English/Spanish.
Required to travel to company offices, sites, and/or meeting locations for onboarding, training, meetings, and events for development, department needs, and business delivery up to 5% of the time, with or without reasonable accommodation. This may be in addition to travel requirements, if applicable, as listed in this job description.
Required to be 18 years or older. This may be in addition to other age requirements, if applicable, as listed in this job description.
Preferred Qualifications

Bachelor’s degree plus 3 years of Gallo Winery sales or distributor sales experience reflecting increasing levels of responsibility.
Experience selling or marketing Gallo brands.
Identifies and understands issues, problems, and opportunities; comparing data from different sources to draw conclusions.
Experience addressing customer needs a primary focus of one’s actions; experience building positive relationships with customers (translates as both internal and external).
Skilled in monitoring the results of multiple assignments and projects.
Experience establishing action plans for oneself and others to ensure tasks and projects are completed on time.
Skilled in anticipating future consequences and trends accurately, can create competitive strategies and plans.
Skilled in commanding presence, presenting ideas effectively to individuals or a group.
Experience adapting presentation strategies to suit the needs of the audience and the situation; skilled in clearly conveying information and ideas through a variety of media that engages and inspires.
Experience taking prompt action to accomplish objectives and taking action to achieve goals beyond what is required; being proactive.
Experience setting high standards of performance for self and others; experience implementing standards of excellence.
Fine wine education: Sommelier/WSET/CSW Certifications.
Physical Demands The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

While performing the duties of this job, the employee is frequently required to sit, use hands to finger, handle or feel and talk or hear.
Work Environment The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate.
Compensation

Hiring salary range posted: $75,145 – $112,765 / Annually
Actual compensation paid within the range will be determined by factors such as the education, experience, knowledge, skills and abilities of the applicant, internal equity, and alignment with market data.
Perks & Benefits

This position includes a competitive benefits package.