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Southeast Regional Sales Manager - Premium Port Wines

Location: Atlanta, GA

Type: Full Time

Min. Experience: Experienced

Premium Port Wines, Inc. is North America’s leading specialty importer representing iconic Port, Madeira, and Douro DOC wines from the Symington Family.  Our brands are among the most recognized and awarded in the world including, Dow’s, Graham’s, Cockburn’s, Smith Woodhouse, Quinta do Vesuvio Ports, and Prats & Symington Douro DOC wines along with Blandy’s, Cossart Gordon and Leacock’s Madeiras.  The heritage of these 100% family-owned brands is balanced by a constant stream of innovation in our vineyards and wineries.  We feel this culture of balance between old and new makes PPW an attractive work place for talented and enthusiastic managers.

Markets are NC, SC, GA, and FL.  Primary focus is on Florida and Georgia.

Our business is incredibly diverse.  Our different brands have a range of distributor homes; from high-end boutique houses, to the large national players.   Our account base is equally varied.  We equally pursue high-volume National Chain Grocery/Club stores and high-visibility On-premise independents.    This position is an outstanding opportunity to build relationships with a huge range of talented people in this industry. 

This role will focus on driving our brands in four Southeast states:  NC, SC, GA, and FL.  You will be responsible for managing pricing and programming for all channels, building distributor relationships with both management and sales teams, and maintaining a strong presence in the marketplace.  Qualified candidates should feel comfortable presenting to buyers at Regional Chains,  Key Independent retail and high-visibility restaurants. 

The qualified candidate will preferably have 3+ years of experience in a similar role in the fine wine trade, as well as previous selling and distributor experience.  Travel will be required, as much as 50%. A valid driver’s license and current passport are required.  All candidates must be able to lift a case of wine, (45 lbs.). 

  • More information about Premium Port Wines, Inc. is available on our Web site at http://www.premiumport.com.
  • Detailed information of specific brands is available at http://www.symington.com/, and information on the Symington family who owns Premium Port Wines is available at http://www.premiumport.com/html/symington.htm.

Other requirements:

  • Atlanta Metro resident strongly preferred
  • Fine wine knowledge, Port and Madeira basics
  • Inventory management and forecasting skills, experience in building containers is a plus.
  • Strong computer skills – Proficiency in Microsoft Word, Excel and Outlook.
  • Ability to speak before large groups.
  • Reliable, insured automobile
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