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Lauren Voigt
Aug 19

Wine Sales Rep - On & Off Prem (Bourget Imports in Eagan, MN)


Edited: Aug 23

About the Company

We are a specialty wine distributor located in Eagan, Minnesota. Established in 2004, our goal has always been to be the leading distributor of premium wines in the region by offering our clients exceptional value and service. We achieve this every day in our unparalleled customer service and extensive knowledge of our producers and products. We support our customers with education, events, tastings, marketing support, and showcase our selections by bringing the cultural experiences and stories from our travels, and translate them to our own food and wine scene. Our team has a long history in the wine business, with employees who are devoted to wine as a lifestyle.


Position Description

A successful Wine Sales Rep will achieve maximum sales profitability by selling products to customers, soliciting new business for the company, and providing excellent customer service. This position requires a strong knowledge of wines from around the world, as well as excellent organizational and sales skills. The ideal candidate has prior experience as a wine sales rep for a distributor.



Developing relationships with customers and increasing sales and distribution of our wines in on-premise and off-premise accounts through maintaining a sales plan for regular sales calls and tastings with accounts

Develop sales strategy for brand portfolio, diversification and penetration in each account through the recommendation of wines, creation and design of wine lists, wine-by-the-glass programs, promotions, product presentation, and wait staff training seminars

Hold regular in-person reviews with each account for items to be replenished, presenting all current programs, quota items, and company initiatives

Maintain accurate historical account purchase information and communicate with Management on all sales issues, inventory levels and out of stock situations due to possible fluctuations in demand

Participate in sales meetings, on-site training, and continuing education of industry trends and developments

Review customers' credit status, collect monies owed and partner with Customer Service Department to ensure accounts remain in good standing

Available for ride-with with sales management and work-with for suppliers


Required Qualifications

At least 2 years of experience as a wine representative for a distributor

Proven track record of meeting and exceeding sales goals and placement objectives

Comprehensive understanding of wine and spirits including regions/varietals, product/food pairing techniques, basic production, and service

Possess a dependable vehicle, valid driver's license, proof of state registration and insurance, and an acceptable driving record

Exceptional communication skills

Must be able to lift and carry a 45+ pounds on a repetitive basis

21+ years of age


Preferred Qualifications

Proven and well-established existing account relationships within territory is a bonus

Wine accreditations such as the Court of Master Sommeliers, WSET, or Guild of Sommeliers

Goal oriented, focused, and assertive, needing little direction or supervision

Thrive on creating and selling innovative ideas and demonstrate an entrepreneurial spirit

Multi-cultural exposure, foreign language or travel experience

Strong analytical skills with the ability to calculate discounts, programming

Computer skills and familiarity with Microsoft Excel, Word, and web applications such as Google Drive, Dropbox, Seven-Fifty, Pocket Advantage, or Diver

Salary Information Base salary depending on experience, plus commission exceeding the industry average. Options for 401K with matching, healthcare, and paid time off.


To Apply

Send the following to

Cover letter


References, 3 minimum

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  • Lauren Voigt
    Aug 19

    For more details & to apply, visit: Vinifera Imports is a historic importer and distributor of fine Italian wine. For over 39 years, we've represented a distinguished portfolio, unparalleled in quality, throughout the major US markets. We are specialized in large formats and library vintages extending back into the late 1980s. Our clientele includes top restaurants, hotels, and retailers. We are seeking highly-motivated people with a passion for Italy & Italian wine. We are seeking a sales representative to work in Minneapolis, Saint Paul, Minnesota. Requisites: - Comprehensive knowledge of fine wine, with a special enthusiasm for Italian wine. - Polished interpersonal skills. - Computer literacy. - Strong work ethic, with a pronounced ambition to succeed. Special consideration will be given to candidates with: - Experience in fine wine sales, including familiarity with the market and key accounts. - Extensive restaurant experience working with fine wine - Advanced wine education (MS/MW programs or equivalent) For more details & to apply, visit:
  • Lauren Voigt
    Aug 19

    Responsibilities: Ensure the correct products and quantities are picked for daily orders Match invoices to shipping labels - attention to detail needed Package orders according to company guidelines Conduct count and quality assurance for all incoming goods, keeping accurate notes for Warehouse Manager and post received items on notice board Quickly learn product assortment by categories, styles, inventory locations, etc. Maintain organization of warehouse by name of wine, region, Receive and process returns Ensure warehouse shelving is always stocked with products Maintain a clean, neat and organized work space Lift and move boxes of inventory Build, assemble, maintain shelving and stacks as needed Communicate warehouse activities to supervisor Work on ad hoc projects as necessary Work with Management to quickly solve customer delivery issues via phone, email Troubleshoot fulfillment issues and manage “special cases” pipeline Make deliveries within projected time windows Qualifications: Strong ability to multi-task Excellent problem solving and communication skills Punctual, reliable, trustworthy, flexible Values accuracy and attention to detail Can-do attitude, able to manage workload in a fast-paced environment with changing priorities Must be able to lift 50 lbs and stand for long periods of time Experience in a warehouse / retail / start-up environment a plus Must be flexible on hours, may include weekends Must have valid driver’s license and clean driving record Foreign language and ability to read French, Italian, Spanish, other labels Wine knowledge would be a big plus! Job Type: Full-time License: Driver (Required) Job Type: Full-time Experience: forklift operator: 1 year (Preferred)Pallet Jack: 1 year (Required)Customer Service: 1 year (Preferred) Work authorization: United States (Preferred) Work Location: One location About Bourget Imports We are a family owned specialty wine wholesaler with many prestigious names, as well as new and emerging wine labels from around the world. We pride ourselves on being a great place to work. We offer a pay scale that exceeds the average industry commissions, 401K with matching, healthcare, and paid time off. To apply, send your resume and cover letter to: Terry Marek, Partner & Warehouse Manager

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