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Beverage Specialist- Craft & Emerging Spirits

Posted by Breakthru Beverage Group on 18 Apr 2017   Share

Job basics

  • Location: North Las Vegas, Nevada 89030
  • Country: US
  • Industry Types: Distributor
  • Categories: Sales
  • Beverages: Spirits
  • Employment Type: Full-Time
  • Reports to: TBD
  • # of Direct Reports: TBD
Job Description

Oversee and actively lead activation, sales and distribution of the craft & emerging spirit portfolio in designated market. Demonstrate superior market capabilities and relationships to maximize sales and growth of the portfolio. Possesses a passion and desire for the C&E spirits segment and instill a Culture of Craft.



Drive growth and execution of the craft & emerging spirits portfolio in the market

  • Develop key account and customer relationships in designated focus accounts
  • Actively pursue assigned category and brand distribution and targeting goals
  • Facilitate comprehensive staff training of category and brand knowledge base in accounts to support portfolio of brands
  • Build and execute effective C&E brand programs in key account base to drive sales and distribution
  • Outstanding organizational skills, marketing savvy, and tracking capabilities
  • Work closely with Beverage Dev. Team or outside groups to develop comprehensive cocktail programs in support of C&E brands
  • Lead best practices while sharing processes across the market

Act as an ambassador for craft & emerging supplier portfolios

  • Collaborate and work with suppliers to effectively activate and sell in the market
  • Support supplier focused kickoffs and events in the market
  • Lead designated supplier workwiths and market blitzes for successful growth of the brands
  • Demonstrate clear understanding and provide insightful feedback for supplier plans/goals and activities
  • Collaborate with suppliers to design and develop unique go to marketing strategies, POS and programs on a designated calendar

Facilitate the culture of craft & emerging brands portfolio within the BBG sales organization 

  • Collaborate with BBG sales & marketing teams for seamless activation and execution of portfolio strategies
  • Work with Regional Director of C&E spirits to regularly review alignment and account activities across the network 
  • Support and drive annual planning calendar for brand/category activations and tools 
  • Exemplify solid communication skills with the ability to clearly execute effective programs
  • Assist in the delivery of comprehensive internal education platform to include basic knowledge, history, and production etc.


Job Requirements

3+ years of industry experience with significant beverage alcohol background in the account and/or distribution tier. 

  • Superior knowledge of craft & emerging spirits industry, market dynamics and cocktail culture
  • Expert level knowledge of spirits categories, brands, production, history and market/industry trends



  • Bachelor’s degree 
  • Excellent selling skills with strong market relationships and local industry knowledge
  • Strong presentation capabilities and interpersonal skills
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills
  • Passion for the segment and portfolio with the ability to speak and train about the brands
  • Ability to write, execute, and develop craft & emerging spirit menus for accounts
  • Strong cocktail knowledge and understanding of basic cocktail menu development
  • Great personal accountability and self-motivation
  • Ability to develop trust and respect within the industry and among key decision makers
  • Strong MS Office Skills


EEO Statement:

Breakthru Beverage Group is an equal opportunity employer.  We evaluate qualified applicants without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, veteran status, genetic information and other legally protected characteristics. The EEO is the Law poster is available here: EEO Poster, if you need a reasonable accommodation because of a disability for any part of the employment process, please send an e-mail to disabilityaccess@breakthrubev.comor call (708) 298-3000 and let us know the nature of your request and your contact information.

about Breakthru Beverage Group

Breakthru Beverage brings experience and innovation to the wholesale beverage business. We are a family-owned company with operations and Affiliates spanning 19 markets. More than $6 billion in annual sales are driven by 7,000 associates. Our portfolio contains the world’s best wine, spirit and beer brands. Breakthru Beverage Group delivers world-renowned brands to the doorsteps of retailers, bars, and restaurant businesses. See our brands Specialties here: http://www.breakthrubev.com/Brands.

Specialties: Sales & Marketing, Alcohol Beverage, Operations, and Logistics
Headquarters: Cicero, Illinois 
Company Size: 5,001-10,000 employees
Website: http://www.BreakthruBev.com
Industry: Wine and Spirits
Founded: 1926