Certified Wine Sales Assistant (Part-time)

at New Move Recruitment (view profile)
Location Wicklow, Ireland
Date Posted March 8, 2017
Category Sales and Marketing
Job Type Part-time
Salary Range €20,000 to €25,000

Description

Certified Wine Sales Assistant (Part-time)

Our client is a well-known and leading Irish wine retailer and wholesaler. Their busy retail outlet is based in Wicklow Town and offers a unique and mostly “direct from source” wide and diverse range of quality wine and fresh and pre-prepared artisan food products to a loyal local and expanding customer base. In line with current business development plans, the company wishes to recruit an additional sales assistant on a part-time basis.

 

Job profile

  • To carry out day to day sales of Wine & Food products to customers using every opportunity to cross sell ensuring high level of customer satisfaction and long term retention.
  • Use a cash register in the process of sales, cash receipt and cash management.
  • Use POS software to track sales and update customer database.
  • To specifically focus on developing food product lines, expanding selection and choice offering to customers, organising tasting of different and new food product with an emphasis on cheese and associated products.
  • Become familiar with company’s range of wine stock
  • Operate shop’s coffee station
  • Develop in-depth knowledge of customer preference, favourites etc
  • Assist in the organisation of stock on the shop floor. Moving and lifting heavy items is a daily task.
  • Focus on developing food product lines, expanding selection and choice offering to customers, organising tasting of different and new food product with an emphasis on cheese and associated products.
  • Maintain shop floor and equipment used in food and beverage preparation to a high level of cleanliness and in line with HACCP standards.
  • Observe work place health & safety obligations.
  • Report any irregularities to the shop manager and/or owner

 

Candidate profile

 

  • Minimum 2 years’ experience working in a successful retail environment selling Wine, Food or similar product offering. Previous knowledge of selling wine or working in the wine industry is essential
  • Strong preference given to someone with WSET Level 4 Diploma but WSET Level 2 and demonstrable knowledge of wine will be acceptable
  • Excellent customer service skills with the ability to engage naturally with people whilst sometimes under pressure and having to multi-task.
  • Excellent communication skills, fluency in English is essential.
  • Show initiative and offer ideas on how to continually improve both the product and service offering with a particular emphasis on food.
  • Must be a good listener and be willing to learn and show a genuine interest in wine and food sales with a similar commitment to develop one’s own knowledge base.
  • Computer literate, familiar with MS Office suite and using /updating social media, Facebook, Twitter etc!
  • Must show flexibility in working hours and be open to working Saturdays as well.
  • Preferably living local to Wicklow Town.
  • Must be fully authorised to work in Ireland

 

This is an outstanding opportunity for a qualified individual with knowledge and passion in the Wine and fine foods sector to develop and learn from a very experienced wine team and become a key part of the business’ success going forward.

 

Conditions: part-time circa 20 hours a week with opportunity of increased hours after probation period. Must be willing to work 2 Saturdays a month.

 

Salary: eu10 per hour neg DOE plus appropriate training if required

 

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