Retail Wine Sales Trainee, Hickory, NC 2019-03-21
at Empire Distributors Inc

Date Posted: 3/21/2019

Job Description

A Leading Beverage Distributor with excellent benefits, competitive wages and the potential for growth opportunities is now hiring a Retail Wine Sales Trainee. This position services Catawba, Caldwell, Burke, Rutherford, McDonald and Buncombe counties. This is a training position that assists the District Manager and Sales personnel in regular duties to sell beer, wine and non- alcoholic items to supermarkets, drug stores, convenience stores and package stores for wholesale distributor by performing the following duties. Preferred candidate should have good verbal and written communication skills.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities

  • As needed will travel through designated territories daily to call on regular and prospective customers to solicit orders, present items for distribution, and handle damages and off-condition product.
  • Quotes prices and payment terms for orders obtained.
  • Confers with District Manager to resolve customer problems.
  • Investigates and resolves customer problems with deliveries.
  • Identifies and respond to customers' needs.
  • Assist with tracking reports (daily, weekly, monthly).
  • Assists in sales plans and maintain accounts according to company standards.
  • Assists in tracking progress of goals on a weekly basis.
  • Participates in supplier work-withs.
  • Continually maintains training and product knowledge.
  • Delivers emergency orders when needed.
  • Attends trade show.
  • Conducts business according to local and state laws.
  • Assists with store re-sets.
  • Distributes point-of sale materials for use in the market, and builds displays.
  • Maintains shelf displays.
  • Other duties as assigned by District Manager.

Education and/or Experience
High school diploma or general education degree (GED); or one to three months related experience and/or training; or equivalent combination of education and experience.

Certificates, Licenses, Registrations
State ABC license, valid driver's license

Computer skills
To perform this job successfully, an individual should have knowledge of Order processing systems.


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. #CB

Job Snapshot

  • Employee Type: Full-Time
  • Location: Mills River, NC
  • Job Type: Sales
  • Experience: Not Specified
  • Date Posted: 3/21/2019

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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