Sales Assistant - Bin End Shop, Basingstoke
The Bin End Shop in Basingstoke is an important part of our UK operations in providing an outlet for Berry Bros & Rudd to clear through stocks from all our component companies, wholesale and retail.
A vacancy has arisen for a Sales Assistant
who can provide a high level of customer service and be able to advise on and sell the full range of BBR products and services to customers. Further responsibilities will include re-stocking of the shop, conducting customer tastings, and general shop house-keeping. Due to the nature of the role and this part of our business, a large amount of manual handling should be expected.
The successful candidate must have experience of delivering an outstanding level of customer service in a previous role, ideally giving product advice. Existing wine knowledge would be an advantage, however not essential; with a greater emphasis on passion for our product and the enthusiasm and willingness to learn. Candidates should be self-confident, highly organised and self-motivated, and enjoy working as part of a team. A flexible, can-do attitude and excellent communication skills will be critical to success in this role.
Our shop is open 7 days a week within the opening hours of 10am to 6pm on week days and 10am to 4pm on weekends.
The successful candidate will be expected to work 5 shifts out of 7; however a degree of flexibility is required due to the varying demands of the business.
To apply for the role, please submit your CV and a covering letter by close of business on Friday 7th March 2014 to Stephen George (Shop Manager)
Account Manager - BBR Wholesale
Berry Bros. & Rudd are currenly looking to recruit an Account Manager for Berry Bros. & Rudd Wholesale.
The key markets for BBR Wholesale are high value, high profile accounts that can provide an enhanced profile for BBR and whose images are compatible with the core Berrys’ brand values whilst also servicing livery companies, director’s dining-rooms, golf clubs and other members’ clubs.
The successful applicant will report to Rob Manners and will work closely with the BBRW sales team, and will be required to concentrate principally on the maintenance and development of existing and new wholesale clients outside the key account base; with their performance judged against agreed sales targets.
BBRW often works in areas of business new to BB&R ltd and frequently needs to take a creative and pro-active approach to fulfilling clients’ requirements. As a result, applicants will be expected to show a high level of personal initiative, creativity and competence in the following key skill/knowledge areas:
Selling & Negotiating Skills
– an outgoing character is desirable, who holds the ability to empathise with a wide variety of clients. Sufficient trade experience and/or self-confidence is required to be able to advise and guide clients with professionalism and authority.
– the applicant should be confident in their knowledge of wines from all around the world and be able to articulate that knowledge fluently, instilling confidence in others. A minimum of WSET Diploma (or studying towards) is required for this role.
– the creation of proposals, wine lists and training literature requires a high level of understanding of Microsoft Word, Excel and PowerPoint.
– A substantial proportion of the job will be customer-facing and the applicant must be able to project a sound knowledge, in a clear and concise way, with enthusiasm and confidence.
The successful candidate will nominally be based in Basingstoke but with regular travel to London.
If you are interested in this role and wish to apply, please forward your CV and Covering Letter by Friday 14th
March 2014 to Kat Banyard (Katherine.email@example.com) or via post to Kat Banyard, HR Department, Houndmills, Basingstoke, Hampshire, RG21 6YB