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Sales assistant needed for prominent Wicklow Wine Business

The Wicklow Wine Company are looking for a part-time sales assistant to join their team in Wicklow Town.

As a long established and leading Irish wine retailer and wholesaler, their busy shop in Wicklow Town offers a unique range of quality wine and artisan food products to a loyal and expanding customer base.

This is an outstanding and unique opportunity for someone with knowledge and passion in the Wine and Fine Foods sector to develop and learn from a very experienced wine team and become a key part of the business’ success going forward.

Job duties and responsibilities:

  • Day to day sales of Wine & Food products to customers.
  • Use a cash register and POS software.
  • To specifically focus on developing food product lines, expanding selection and choice offering to customers, organising tasting of different and new food product with an emphasis on cheese and associated products.
  • Operate shop’s coffee station.
  • Develop in-depth knowledge of customer preference, favourites etc.Assist in the organisation of stock on the shop floor. Moving and lifting heavy items is a daily task.
  • Development of food product lines, expanding selection and choice offering to customers, organising tasting of different and new food product with an emphasis on cheese and associated products.
  • Maintain shop floor and equipment used in food and beverage preparation to a high level of cleanliness and in line with HACCP standards and Workplace health & safety obligations.

The ideal candidate will fit these criteria:

  • Minimum two years’ experience working in a successful retail environment selling Wine, Food or similar product offering. Previous knowledge of selling wine in a retail setting or working in the wine industry is essential.
  • Strong preference given to someone with WSET Level 4 Diploma but WSET Level 2 and demonstrable knowledge of wine will be acceptable.
  • Excellent customer service skills.
  • Excellent communication skills (fluency in English is essential).
  • Show initiative and offer ideas on how to continually improve both the product and service offering with a particular emphasis on food.
  • Have a passion or genuine interest in wine and food sales with a similar commitment to develop one’s own knowledge base.
  • Computer literate, familiar with MS Office suite and using /updating social media.
  • Must show flexibility in working hours and be open to working Saturdays.
  • Preferably living local or within easy commute to Wicklow Town.
  • Must be fully authorised to work in Ireland.

Conditions: part-time circa 25 hours a week with opportunity of increased hours after probation period. Must be willing to work up to two Saturdays each month.

Salary: Neg DOE plus appropriate training if required.

If you are interesting in applying please contact Gerrry at gerrygorman@jobop.ie.

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