Job Vacancy at the Somerset Wine Company

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Shop Manager/Wholesale Support Role – Full Time

The Somerset Wine Company is a small but dynamic independent wine merchant with a growing wholesale business. Our retail shop is located in the pretty South Somerset town of Castle Cary where we have a prominent location in the historic centre, adjacent to the medieval Market House building. We share our retail space with The Deli Castle Cary, bringing together in one space high quality local and artisan food and drink for both take away purchases and consuming within. Great personal customer service combined with knowledge and passion for our products is key.
We are seeking a presentable, friendly, hard working Shop Manager for 3-4 days work a week. WSET Award Level 3 or above preferred. This is a front-line sales consultancy role selling wine to customers with knowledge and confidence and offering food and wine pairing advice.
Other responsibilities include:
• Managing day-to-day stock levels in the shop and weekly orders to suppliers • Uploading new products to our e-commerce website • Liaising with trade customers for weekly orders • Picking and invoicing wholesale orders • Maintaining stock spreadsheets and POS reports • Promoting and organising WSET courses through the shop, liaising with the WSET account manager
1-2 days per week (to be decided)
Sales Support role for the wholesale/trade business
• Targeting potential trade customers within the Somerset/Dorset area in collaboration with the MD and Head of Wholesale • Visiting potential accounts to introduce the business • Following up visits with tastings if required to secure account listings • Account relationship building • Tastings and trips abroad with the team to visit our producers offered • Commission-based remuneration with success-related bonus offered

To apply: Please contact Camilla Wood, Owner/MD at camilla@somersetwinecompany.com sending CV and covering letter. Closing date: 15th May 2019

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