• Job Title: Sales Trainee
  • Pay Type: Exempt
  • Department: Sales
  • Reports To: Key Account Manager

Primary Responsibilities

  • Perform store resets, merchandise stores, deliver sales takes, build and decorate displays, manage inventory and assist Sales Representatives as needs arise
  • Ensure all merchandising and special selling initiatives meet Major Brands’ standards and customer needs
  • Perform job shadowing of Sales Representatives in all categories of on and off-premise accounts to gain knowledge of the territories, product and customers Major Brands supports
  • Gain full responsibility for running and managing sales routes when Sales Representatives are unavailable
  • Work with our Brands Directors to accomplish effective account ordering and POS management
  • Know, understand, and abide by all Federal and State laws pertaining to alcoholic beverages
  • Understand and comply with all State and Federal regulations regarding the sale and promotion of assigned products
  • Attend, participate, and complete all company regulatory and required trainings
  • May be required to perform other duties as requested, directed or assigned

Essential Characteristics

  • Must possess an energetic “Sales Personality”
    • Must be quick, intelligent, and adapt well to new situations
    • Have the ability to listen and connect with customers
    • Must be creative and able to share ideas
  • Demonstrates effective written and verbal communication skills
    • Communication must always be professional and demonstrate sensitivity to the needs of diverse customers
  • Must be proficient in using various communication tools and technology to keep customers, peers, and managers apprised of their efforts
  • Knowledge of the wine and spirit business a plus
  • Must be highly organized and have the ability to work in an unsupervised environment
  • Must have the ability to prioritize responsibilities and work effectively, while dealing with a variety of requests throughout the day
  • Superior research and follow-up skills required
  • Must have a clear driving record in accordance with Major Brands’ Driving Policy
  • Ability to lift 60 pounds

Education and Experience:

  • Bachelor’s Degree preferred
  • Minimum of 2-3 years of relevant experience and/or training, or equivalent combination of education and experience

Certificates, Licenses, Registrations:

  • None

 The above statements are intended to describe general nature of the work performed by the employees assigned to this job. All employees must comply with Company policy and applicable laws. The responsibilities, duties and skills required of personnel so classified may vary within each department and/or location.