Manhattan, New York
Annually · Full time
Manhattan Wine Company (MWC) is accepting candidates for a full-time, Retail Associate position to start as soon as possible at its West Chelsea Wine and Spirits shop. In 2006, MWC was founded as a customer-first, full-service wine storage provider in northern New Jersey and in 2015 opened its flagship retail shop at 606 West 28th Street in the dynamic Hudson Yards/Highline neighborhood. Learn more about Manhattan Wine Company at www.mwcwine.com.
The shop’s modern, yet rustic space is the perfect venue to showcase passionately curated wines and spirits. The shop’s inventory focuses heavily on French and Italian wines, and while rooted in the classics, there is also an emphasis on wines from unexpected and historic places around the world. This is not your typical wine shop following market trends and cashing in on heavily marketed brands, but rather one that is deeply in love with delicious and exciting wines made traditionally with minimal intervention from unique and expressive terroirs. The shop has developed a loyal customer base of both serious collectors and enthusiastic novices alike by focusing on pleasure and delivering value at all price points. With more than 30 years of combined NYC buying experience, an incredible inventory of current and back-vintage offerings, one of the most attractive physical wine shops anywhere in the world and a full-service wine storage facility behind it, the shop is in a league of its own.
The ideal candidate will have wine related experience and a working knowledge of all the major wine regions/benchmark producers. Candidates with previous wine retail experience are preferred. The position requires a motivated and passionate individual that thrives in a fast-paced environment. The candidate will be required to learn sophisticated POS, Ecomm, and inventory management systems. The candidate will be responsible for shop-keeping, merchandising, tasting/event execution, opening/closing duties, local delivery fulfillment and must be willing to lift and move up to 40lbs of weight at a time throughout the business day. The candidate will also assist in selling on the floor, over the phone and via email. Strong communication, organizational and computer skills are a must. Integrity and personal pride are paramount.
This full-time, Retail Associate position will be required to report to shop Tuesday through Saturday as follows: Tues – Friday (10:30AM till 7:30PM) + Saturday (11:30AM – 7:30PM). You may occasionally be asked to stay later to help with a tasting/event. Please do not apply if you are not willing to work this schedule. This is a great opportunity to join a highly regarded retailer & professional wine storage provider in one of Manhattan’s most exciting neighborhoods.
Send cover letter and resume to:
Manhattan Wine Company
Attn: Matt Tornabene
606A West 28th Street
New York, NY 10001
Or email to address referenced in this job post.
Please reference "Retail Associate" in the Subject line of your email.
Manhattan Wine Company considers applicants for all positions without regard to race, color, religion, creed, gender, sexual orientation, national origin, age, disability, marital or veteran status. If you don’t love wine and making people happy, need not apply!
Compensation & Benefits:
$45-$50k/annually - commensurate with experience
• Eligible to participate in medical insurance program: 30 days after start date; ~80% of premium paid by MWC
• Life Insurance and Long-Term Disability Insurance; premium paid by MWC
• Dental, Vision and Other Benefits available at Employees option/expense
• Eligible to participate in 401k plan immediately; MWC matches up to 3% of employee’s gross income contributed
• Online Commuter Benefits Program available
• Paid Time Off: 10 vacation days and 5 sick/personal days annually
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