Central Division Manager

Central Division Manager

French Libation
Chicago, Illinois

Annually · Full time


With offices in both France and the US, French Libation is a rapidly growing fine wine company. We specialize in the regionality of France, focusing on our growing portfolio of 45 different producers of hand-crafted wines, ciders and spirits. We are young dynamic team and strive to bring unique French producers to the fore front of the US wine market.

We are actively searching for an experience Sales Manager to take over an existing 15 state territory in the Central region. This is a full-time position, focused on importer/wholesale management and key off premise account calls. We offer a competitive employment package that includes a yearly salary, annual bonus program, monthly expense allowance, healthcare and an annual trip to France.

• Responsible for all aspects of distributor management, achieving shipment and depletion plans, and market penetration in all channels of business
• Develop sales of our wine portfolios in each market with our distributors and key retailers
• Identify new accounts, develop territorial sales strategy for brand portfolio, diversification and penetration in each account
• Responsible for client education through effective staff training, seminars and developing promotional material
• Able to organize ride-with with sales management and visiting winemakers
• Relationship builder with key decision-makers and provide excellent customer service
• Procure and set up distributor sales meetings on a regular basis
• Provide feedback on market issues, opportunities, changes, gaps, challenges and competitive activity

• Must have at least 5 years of wine industry sales experience, with a strong background in distributor management
• Possess a strong network of wholesale & retail contacts
• Demonstrate success in business development and increasing case volume
• Takes initiative, is reliable, is adaptable to work well independently and on a team
• Demonstrates an entrepreneurial spirit, is self motivated, and energetic
• Strong knowledge and passion for wine
• General computer knowledge with a focus on Word, Excel, and Power Point required

Special consideration will be given to candidates with:

• Proficiency or fluency in French

Please send us a cover letter and resume to FrechLibationhiring@gmail.com Look forward to hear from you.

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