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Business Development / Account Manager – Donegal/Sligo/Cavan/Leitrim 

At Wines Direct, we have a passion for good wine, the wine we source directly from independent growers worldwide. 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 food and wine 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 office Sales and Business Development position covering the Donegal/Sligo/Cavan/Leitrim area. 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 to further develop their career in sales with a dynamic and growing company.


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 maximise sales opportunities. 

° 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 various channels, e.g. networking, referrals, warm and cold calling.

° Account management - maintain relationships with customers 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 using Microsoft Office suite. 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-taskA 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 Dependant on experience

° Bonus Schemes based on achieving targets

° Expenses (Petrol, parking etc.)

° Mobile & Laptop


Should this position be of interest to you, please forward your CV to  

The closing date for applications is the 31st of January 2022.

Applications are in strict confidence.