Sales Representative On Premise - Asheville NC 2017-05-01
at Empire Distributors Inc

Date Posted: 6/22/2017

Job Description

This position services the Asheville area. 

Must possess a basic knowledge of the most common wine varietals and regions. Sales experience and Fine wine and beer knowledge is required.


Represents Empire Distributors, Inc. and its brands to food and beverage establishments. Sells beer, wine and non-alcoholic products to taverns, hotels, restaurants, cocktail lounges, bowling alleys and other businesses by performing the following duties.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities include the following. Other duties may be assigned.
  • Service and maintain current accounts with orders and provide prompt, courteous customer service.
  • Compiles lists of prospective customers for use as sales leads based on information from newspapers, business directories, industry ads, trade shows, Internet Web sites and other sources.
  • Prepares monthly planning and goals and tracks as necessary or required. 
  • Conduct Sales review with accounts. 
  • Place orders and follows up to ensure the best customer service is provided. Maintains existing accounts and provides customer service in accordance with EDI's customer service philosophy and standards. Schedule product promotions and wine dinners.
  • Travels through assigned territory to call on regular and prospective customers to solicit orders, or talks with customers at the on premise place of business or by phone.
  • Sustains the minimum number of sales calls as determined by District Manager. 
  • Handles damaged and off-condition product.
  • Distribute, track and display various Point of Sale items.
  • Quotes prices and prepares sales orders. Assist in credit terms for orders obtained.
  • Estimates date of delivery to customer, based on knowledge of own firm's delivery schedules.
  • Confers with District Manager to resolve customer problems. 
  • Works with Customer Service Representative and Operations employees to assure the best service is provided to our customers. Coordinates customer training. 
  • Enters new customer data and other sales data for current customers into computer database. Develops and maintains relationships with purchasing contacts.
  • Investigates and resolves customer problems with deliveries. 
  • Attends trade shows. 
  • Rides with suppliers to showcase brands and increase sales. 
  • Focuses on "Building Brands and Developing People" Maintains frequent and open communication with drivers, driver supervisors, district manager, sales managers and the general manager. 
  • Continually maintains training and product knowledge. 
  • Delivers emergency orders when needed. 
  • Conducts business according to local and state laws.
Education and/or Experience

Associate's degree equivalent from a two-year college or technical school; or six months to one year related experience and/or training; or equivalent combination of education and experience.

Sales experience and fine wine and beer knowledge is required.

Certificates, Licenses, Registrations

Must have the ability to sustain a current and valid Alcohol Sales Permit issued by the State of North Carolina ABC Commission.
Valid Driver’s License and personal vehicle insurance reflecting company standards.


Empire is an Equal Opportunity Employer and Drug Free
Workplace.  I understand that if I am hired, my employment will be for no
definite period, regardless of the period of payment of my wages.  I
further understand that I am employed on an "at-will" basis which
means that I have the right to terminate my employment at anytime with or
without notice, and the Company has the same right.  No one other than the
President of the Company has authority to modify this relationship or make any
agreement to the contrary.  Any such modification or agreement must be in
writing, signed by the President.

I understand that if I am hired this application and all
supporting documents will become part of my permanent employee record.

I understand that the company reserves the right to require me to
submit to a drug test at any time and also reserves the right to require me to
submit to an alcohol test and/or medical examination to the extent permitted by
law.  I understand that the Company may contact my previous employers and
I authorize those employers to disclose to the Company all records and other
information pertinent to my employment with them, whether favorable or
unfavorable.  I also authorize the Company to provide truthful information
concerning my employment with it to my future prospective employers and I agree
to hold it harmless for providing such information.

By submitting this application, I certify that
all information that I provide on this application and in any interview will be
true, complete and accurate.  I understand if I am employed and any such
information is later found to be false, incomplete or misleading in any
respect, I may be discharged.

Job Snapshot

About Us

Empire Distributors, Inc. is proud to be associated with the following sister companies: Empire Distributors of North Carolina, Inc., Empire Distributors of Tennessee, Inc., and Baroness Small Wines, Inc. (Denver, CO). Together our mission is to be the very best at building brands and developing people. Empire Distributors is a wholesale alcoholic beverage distributor in the Southeast U.S. with over 800 teammates in nine locations. We are committed to offering our customers quality products at an outstanding value with exceptional customer service!

Our valued teammates are the direct link to our clients and the reason for our success. From merchandiser and sales jobs to driver and warehouse jobs, an array of career opportunities awaits you at Empire Distributors! We want to hear from you. Empire is an equal opportunity employer and a drug free workplace. Empire provides equal opportunities to qualified applicants with disabilities and disabled veterans to compete for jobs. This obligation includes, if necessary, making reasonable accommodations for the application process to qualified individuals

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