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Wine and Spirits Specialist

Job Details

LSB-Arlington Hts - Arlington Heights, IL


This position is responsible for:

  • Establishing, managing, and delivering on Wine & Spirits suppliers with Lakeshore Beverage sales team in the Off Premise independent package liquor segment
  • Establish Wine & Spirits Portfolio programming that is ‘ahead of the curve’
  • Lead weekly KPI routine with wholesaler sales team (distribution, displays, activation)
  • Provide significant feedback to supplier partners
  • Day to day responsibilities include:
  • Manage targeted account list
  • Develop relationships with key account gatekeepers
  • Achieving or exceeding monthly sales & distribution goals
  • New product launch strategy and execution
  • Key account calls to sell-in new distribution and programming
  • Assist with inventory and forecasting
  • Collaborate with marketing team to ensure programs and initiatives are well communicated
  • Assist in the Training and Development of the Sales and Management Team
  • Conduct ride-with's with sales team
  • Host in-house training sessions
  • Execute retailer training's


Successful candidates must possess the following:

  • The ability to work in a team setting
  • Advanced knowledge of Wine & Spirits
  • Proficient in Microsoft Office Products
  • Minimum of 3 years of experience in the alcohol industry

A Bachelor’s Degree preferred, but not required for an otherwise-qualified candidate. 

Position Reports to: Wine & Spirits Sales Director