04 May 2024

Wine Sales Executives (Agents)- North & East Midlands

Specialism Account Management, Business Development, Premium Wine, Sales, Sales Executive, Sommelier, Wine Agent, Wine Trader

Location M62 Corridor or East Midlands/South Yorkshire

Salary Circa £30-60K+ OTE (retainer & commission based)

Our client is an established Italian Wine Business, boasting a tremendous portfolio of high-quality wines. As part of their strategic growth plan, they require 2 Wine Sales Executives (Wine Agents) based in the North and East Midlands regions. Each Wine Sales Executive is assigned responsibility for the sales, distribution, and promotion of a selection of premium and prestige wine brands within a loosely pre-designated territory.

The 2 territories are:

M62 Corridor- Manchester to West Yorkshire

East Midlands (North)- Derbyshire, Leicestershire, Nottinghamshire, South Yorkshire


The customer base will typically consist of independent On Trade venues (premium bars, restaurants, cafes, hotels etc…) including small regional groups and local wholesalers. As a Sales Executive, you will operate on behalf of the company with an emphasis on developing new business while building and actively maintaining strong relationships with existing customers.

Candidates for these opportunities can come from a range of food and beverage backgrounds but must have a strong passion for wine. We welcome candidates with sales backgrounds as Wine Agents, Sommeliers, Wine Sales professionals, Food & Beverage Consultants, Wine traders/buyers, F&B buyers, hospitality professionals or passionate salespeople with a keen interest in wine. Existing Wine Agents who already work with other wine portfolios but wish to add more products to their range are also welcome.

Applying your knowledge of wine, and through in-house training and development, you will offer a broad range of training and education to customers and their staff, to educate and raise awareness of the wine range.

Skills and experience requirements:

  • A self-starter with a true passion for wine and the drive to forge your success in the vibrant world of On Trade Wine
  • Knowledge of the Wine category with the ability to identify, recommend and secure the best listings for individual venues/groups and the ability to provide customer training and tastings as required.
  • Detailed knowledge of the assigned geographical territory and potential On Trade customer base (hotels, restaurants, bars and other leisure outlets)
  • Proactive, passionate and results-driven.
  • Commercially astute with solid negotiation skills and the aptitude to maximise own and company business opportunities.
  • Strong and collaborative communicator, highly organised and numerate.
  • Ideally educated to degree level

These opportunities offer a tremendous opportunity for candidates to achieve exceptional results in the world of Wine.

Candidates must be based and eligible to work in the UK for this opportunity. Please provide your CV and current remuneration with your application.

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