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LOCATION: Montego Bay

Description: The Wines Category Manager is responsible for driving sales for all brands through planning and executing strategic product plans as well as gathering and prioritizing product and customer requirements, defining product vision and working closely with sales and purchasing to ensure customer satisfaction and vendor needs are met. Oversee and collaborate with the brand managers to develop product visions and marketing plans to meet specific targets within the On-Premise trade; Build and develop the trust and confidence of the Customer through knowledge of spirits and wine products, persuasive presentations, and overcoming objections; Define the various product strategies and road map for specific lines and customers; Define the budgets for each brand of wine and ensure the activities/initiatives give best value for money; Through the support of Brand Managers, ensure vendor relations are well managed in an ethical manner; Develop training programs for customers and their staff to introduce them to the products and increase their knowledge and familiarity with the wines; Introduce new products, promote improved distribution, and ensure in-store promotion results; Stay abreast of business/market conditions, intensively plan sales efforts, recognize new opportunities within each account and maintain the necessary territory records.

Qualifications: Bachelor’s Degree in Marketing or Business ; 5 – 7 years experience as a sommelier; 7 – 10  years experience in sales and marketing in the food and beverage industry ; Extensive wine industry knowledge such as distribution, wine varietals, and leading spirit categories; Outgoing personality with dynamic presentation skills ; Proactive work ethic with a strategic mind; Adept at working within cross-functional environment; The ability to speak, write and deliver presentations very well; Proficiency in Microsoft office suite skills with emphasis in MS Excel & PowerPoint.

Interested individuals meeting the above criteria should submit application and resume via electronic mail

The recruiter is interested in your answers to the following question(s). Please place your answers in the email you send when applying for the job:”Do you have 5 – 7 years experience as a sommelier?”

Contact: Petra Ann Williamson, Caribbean Producers Jamaica Ltd.,  Guinep Way, PO BOX 302 Freeport, Montego Bay, Jamaica; Tel:(876) 979 8134-6;  www.caribbeanproducers.com; Fax:(876) 953 6898

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