Wine Steward (Licensed NYS Solicitors) Job at Restaurant Depot in South Plainfield, NJ

Job Description

Position Title: Wine Steward (Licensed NYS Solicitors)

Department: Wines and Spirits

Supervisor: Assistant Branch Manager/Branch Manager

FLSA: Non-exempt (Paid by the hour)

Position Summary:

Responsible for receiving product and ensures that aisles/freezers and refrigerators are stocked, labeled, clean and delivered product is packed out, and proper customer service is provided.

Essential Functions: * Must know and comply with all State and Local laws regarding the wholesale of alcohol (beer, wine, liquor, and spirits).

  • Demonstrate wine and spirits knowledge to see to customers in the branch
  • Ensure proper customer service and work with Field Marketing Representatives, Branch Manager and department managers to develop relationships with large customers and sign up new accounts.
  • May work with Assistant Branch Managers and Branch Manager to arrange tasting appointments.
  • Maximize production by:
  • Scheduling and confirming appointments with customers
  • Targeting specific areas
  • Following up with interested customers (licenses, product testing, etc)
  • Maintaining a supply of price books and brand literature.
  • Coordinating with other departments to cross promote items that compliment tasting events (cheese, chocolates, meat, seafood, glassware, etc.)
  • Visit existing accounts to gain wine & spirit business and/or introduce new items.
  • Enforce license limitations by only selling to customers the items they are licensed for.
  • Enter customer license information into JSS and maintain database of customer contact information.
  • Ensure that payment methods are in compliance with State and local regulations. (For example: NYS does not permit credit cards as a payment method.)
  • Must maintain clear and accurate record of in store use of product
  • Maintain accurate prices of product
  • Maintain shelves well stocked and organized.
  • Post POS signs, pricing, sales and when possible calendar of events.
  • Build and maintain floor displays
  • Communicate inventory needs
  • Work in different locations as needed.

Other Responsibilities: * Performs other duties as required and assigned.

Education, Experience and Skills Required: * High School Diploma OR GED with at least 4 years experience in customer service, OR any appropriate combination of education and experience.

  • Ability to effectively present information and respond to questions from managers, customers, and general public
  • Effective communication skills.
  • High level of interpersonal skills.
  • Commitment to company values and strong customer orientation.
  • Valid Driver’s License.
  • Ability and availability to travel on a frequent basis
  • Computer Literacy

Physical Requirements: * Lift/Carry Abilities (measured for maximum or average load)

  • Lift – 50 lbs
  • Carry strength (50’ or less) – 50 lbs
  • Frequent lift/carry (> 12x/hour) – 50 lbs
  • Constant lift/carry (> 30x/hr) – 20 lbs
  • Physical Aptitudes (rated based on level of skill involved)
  • Agility/dynamic balance 80-100%
  • Finger dexterity – 80-100%
  • Manual dexterity – 80 – 100%
  • Posture Tolerance (rated based on frequency or time involved)
  • Stand/walk – constantly
  • Reach above shoulder level – frequently
  • Twist/turn head – occasionally
  • Bend over/stoop – frequently
  • Climb steps/ladder – occasionally
  • Kneel/squat – occasionally

Work Environment: * Equipment in motion (forklifts, electric pallet jacks, scooters)


I fully understand the responsibilities and qualifications required for this job. Furthermore, I find that I am capable of performing the required functions.

Restaurant Depot

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Company: Restaurant Depot

Company Location:  South Plainfield, NJ

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