Wine and Spirits Specialist
Job Details
LSB-Headquarters - Chicago, 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-withs with sales team
    • Host in-house training sessions
    • Execute retailer trainings



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:

w  Wine & Spirits Sales Director