Account Development Specialist- Fine Wine
Bethesda, MD 
Posted 29 days ago
Job Description
Account Development Specialist- Fine Wine
Location US-MD-Bethesda ID 2024-26584 Type Regular Full-Time Category Sales/Trade

The Account Development Specialist is responsible for maximizing the sales and marketing of supplier brands to a targeted account base through effective planning, selling, merchandising and communication that permits achievement of company and supplier objectives. This role must maintain strong relationships with the key stakeholders/gatekeepers of the supplier accounts and be the 'go-to' consultant for the accounts. The Account Development Specialist will be active with in-market events and education.

    Maximize sales and marketing of supplier brands
  • Serve as the expert and resource for the division or group in developing beverage and marketing strategies and plans for growth.
  • Researches trends, category and portfolio to ensure that the group or division and company meet goals as established.
  • Present new products and beverage offerings, and if necessary, conducting business reviews
  • Maintains relationships with influencers and presents new products and cocktail, wine and beer listings or menus.
  • Facilitates accounts visits, dinners for dignitaries and supplier representatives by scheduling and preparing accounts to meet the expectations of suppliers and management
  • Assist sales team in driving supplier brands
  • Develop and deliver training modules to the sales team, customer, and supplier regarding sales trends
  • Determines specific needs of individual accounts by analyzing account and surveying for opportunities.
  • Establishes merchandising objectives relative to brand priority for each account by understanding company priorities and defining POS needs to the supplier
  • Prepares and delivers professional sales presentations to customers by balancing the company's priorities and customers' needs.
  • Obtains appropriate distribution of supplier brands throughout account base by presenting and selling based on the brands' features and benefits
  • Maintain and build strong relationships with the key stakeholders/gatekeepers of the supplier accounts
  • Participate in supplier work-with sales calls.
  • Attend educational workshops, reviewing professional publications, establishing personal networks to build and maintain industry knowledge.
  • Maintains customer confidence and protects operations by keeping information confidential.
  • Maintains a safe and clean working environment by complying with procedures, rules and regulations.
  • All other duties as assigned.
  • Bachelor's degree in business administration or similar field preferred
  • Minimum of two years in sales or industry related experience, required
  • If supporting Fine Wine will require more experience and Fine Wine Accreditation Preferably WSET Level 2 or Similar (CSW, Level II Court of Master Sommeliers)
  • Must have a valid driver's license and be able to operate a motor vehicle; required.
  • Ability to hold a Solicitor's Permit required
  • Basic Budget, Sales and Marketing experience
  • MS Office skills

Work Conditions and Physical Requirements:

  • Frequent hand motion with answering and dialing phones and computer work
  • Occasional carrying, overhead reaching and lifting of 15 pounds to perform various duties
  • Occasional immediate reaching to perform various office duties
  • Occasional standing for short amounts of time to perform various duties
  • Occasional walking for short amounts of time to perform various duties
  • Extended sitting for long periods of time at desk or workstation
  • Minimal squatting or bending to perform various duties
  • Occasional Climb Stairs
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Job Summary
Start Date
As soon as possible
Employment Term and Type
Regular, Full Time
Required Education
Bachelor's Degree
Required Experience
2+ years
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