Business Development / Account Manager - Cork/Kerry

Business Development / Account Manager - Cork/Kerry

Applicants - email with your CV. 

At Wines Direct, we have a passion for good wine, wine we source directly from independent growers around the world. Our unique approach has put us in a leading position within the Irish wine market, and we supply many of Ireland's top restaurants and hotels. As part of our continued growth, we are currently looking to recruit a sales and business developer to join our knowledgeable and experienced Sales Team. This position requires knowledge of wine and have a passion for the food and wine industry with a strong personality to drive sales in our business.

We are looking for candidates with ambition, drive and potential to become our next leading sales executive.

This role is an off-site Sales and Business Development position covering Cork & Kerry. The candidate will work alongside and report to our experienced Sales Manager to achieve challenging objectives. We are looking for an energetic team player with an in-depth working knowledge of wine and the wine service market in Ireland who is looking to further develop their career in sales with a dynamic and growing company.

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The Role:

  • Develop new sales - identify and target new business opportunities in the sales territory.
  • Manage the sales and commercial performance of the territory assigned.
  • Ability to work with the Sales Manager to achieve objectives.
  • Foster excellent customer relationships within the sales territory to ensure all sales opportunities are maximised.
  • Follow a call plan to visit all customers in your area while being flexible and responsive to your customer's needs.
  • Build and maintain these relationships.
  • Generate sales leads by building strong relationships with potential and existing customers through a variety of channels, e.g. networking, social media, referrals, warm and cold calling.
  • Account management - maintain relationships with customer post-sale to ensure customer satisfaction and obtain referrals. Taking ownership of the customer and their issues.
  • Attend training to develop relevant knowledge, techniques, and skills. You will receive full and ongoing training on our product range.
  • Maintain and develop your knowledge of products and services as well as industry developments.
  • The candidate must have strong IT abilities, including experience in the use of Microsoft Office suite of programs. You will use these programs on an ongoing basis.
  • Competence in Social Media platforms preferred: Instagram, Facebook, Twitter.

The Candidate:

  • Sales and business development experience in the on-trade environment
  • Keen interest in wine and the wine industry
  • WSET qualification an advantage
  • Excellent selling and account management skills
  • Must be target driven and capable of developing new business on their own initiative.
  • Meet and exceed monthly sales targets in a competitive market.
  • Must be ambitious, have good negotiation skills, pro-active and energetic in developing new business.
  • Effective time management with the ability to prioritise/multi-task.
  • A high level of flexibility is required by the candidate.
  • A proven team player with an excellent customer service approach, a professional manner, articulate with excellent communication and interpersonal skills.
  • Full, clean drivers’ licence
  • Candidate must ideally live in the proposed catchment area.

Is this your Opportunity?

  • The successful applicant will have the ability to convert leads into sales while constantly ensuring customer satisfaction. If you are self-motivated, commercially aware, proactive, resilient, with the desire to succeed and a passion for wine, then this could be the perfect opportunity for you.
  • Salary Dependent on experience
  • Bonus Schemes based on achieving targets.
  • Expenses (Petrol, parking etc.)
  • Mobile & Laptop

Job Type: Full-time


  • Monday to Friday

Supplemental pay types:

  • Performance bonus

Work Location: On the road

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