Brand Development Manager (Wine Jobs: Sales & Marketing)

Full Time

  Vranken-Pommery Australia

  Sydney, NSW

The Australian subsidiary of the prestigious French group VRANKEN-POMMERY MONOPOLE, the second largest Champagne and wine group globally, is expanding. We boast a portfolio of highly regarded brands such as Champagne Pommery, and Heidsieck & Co Monopole, as well as selected premium table wine labels. We are seeking a:

Brand Development Manager – Sydney area

The ideal candidate will be responsible for management and further development of both On Premise (fine dining restaurants, bars, 5 star hotels, clubs, selected events and corporate) and premium independent Off Premise outlets.

A love of Champagne and wine as well as a good dose of entrepreneurship to drive brand and business development through a strong network within the world of fine dining and independent retail is required.

The role encompass the following key responsibilities:

  • Promote and represent the portfolio of brands throughout a defined area in NSW
  • Business development within On Premise, independent Off Premise, events and corporate sectors
  • Develop innovative trade marketing strategies to sell and promote the portfolio
  • Maintain key accounts and provide superior service to customers
  • Identify and qualify potential new customers
  • Sell the portfolio and secure listing of multiple brands
  • Negotiate pricing and trading terms
  • Promote and build product knowledge with customers and conduct staff training
  • Evaluate and monitor specific account promotions
  • Monitor and report performance of key accounts
  • Plan and execute sales programs and promotional activities
  • Launch new products
  • Monitor market trends and identify new sales opportunities
  • Ascertain competitor information and other activities to report to management
  • Achieve sales budgets and brand objectives
  • Provide sales forecasts

The ideal candidate is degree educated with a strong commercial flare, confidence and a passion for the wine industry, fine dining and high-end luxury brands.

Required key skills and attributes:

  • Passion for the hospitality trade with a broad existing network  
  • Demonstrated creativity and strategy in developing new routes to market
  • Excellent personal presentation 
  • Relevant work experience and credibility within the industry (min. 5 years)
  • Extensive wine knowledge
  • Strong communication, networking and influencing skills
  • Ability to work independently and as part of a team
  • Self-starter with plenty of drive, initiative, tenacity and rigor
  • Proactive and motivated, with a finger on the pulse of the industry
  • Have great organisational skills
  • Be able to hit the ground running
  • Computer Literacy - Microsoft Office (Word, PowerPoint, Excel)

Remuneration will recognize and reflect experience and consist of a base salary, commission and bonus structure, superannuation, car allowance and a mobile phone. Our group offers great opportunities for further career development (including international roles).

Closing Date: 8th February 2019

Only successful short-listed candidates will be contacted for a telephone/personal interview.

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