About E. & J. Gallo Winery Founded by brothers Ernest and Julio Gallo in 1933 in Modesto,  California, E. & J. Gallo Winery is the world’s largest family-owned winery and the acclaimed producer of award-winning wines and spirits featured in more than 90 countries around the globe. A pioneer in the art of grape growing, winemaking, sustainable practices, marketing and worldwide distribution, Gallo crafts and imports wines and spirits to suit a diverse range of tastes and occasions, from everyday offerings to boutique, luxury bottlings.  

The Gallo Canada portfolio is comprised of more than 30 unique brands while making up 20%  of the Wine from the USA. Commercial brands like Barefoot Cellars, Carlo Rossi, and Gallo  Family Vineyards. Premium offerings include Apothic, LaMarca, Carnivor, Longshot, Orin Swift  Cellars, Ghost Pines, Edna Valley Vineyard, J Vineyards & Winery, Louis M. Martini,  MacMurray Estate Vineyards, Talbott Vineyards, and William Hill Estate, along with highly acclaimed imports, such as Alamos, Santa Rita, and Whitehaven. Gallo Spirits offers New  Amsterdam Vodka and E&J Brandy, in addition to the fastest growing Spirit Brand in  Canada…New Amsterdam Pink Whitney.  

We are excited to share that for the 5th year in a row, E. & J. Gallo Winery has received a  Glassdoor Employees’ Choice Award, honoring the Best Places to Work in 2021. Gallo was the only alcohol beverage company on the 2021 list and one of only 35 companies who have earned this award 5 years in a row! 

 

 

 

SUMMARY

Performs sales and servicing calls on existing and perspective LCBO, Grocery, and  On-Premise accounts within an assigned geographical territory.  Responsible for providing consultative business advice to key and peripheral accounts in order to increase sales and distribution. This position upholds Gallo’s guidelines, standards and policies.

This role will cover the following areas: Scarborough, Pickering, Ajax, Oshawa, Whitby and Belleville.

MANAGERIAL STRUCTURE

  • Reports directly to the Sales Manager.
  • This position does not have direct reports.

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS

  • Develops positive, consultative relationships with LCBO, Grocery and On-Premise Customer’s Accounts throughout a specified territory.
  • Conducts sales training for any LCBO, Grocery and On-Premise customer’s staff member, selling, and handling or in any way distributing Gallo products, to include wine education.
  • Demonstrates basic wine knowledge.
  • Promotes positive working relationships across the organization.
  • Executes special events and consumer tastings with the support of the sales and marketing teams including community charity events, in-store tastings and live radio remotes.
  • Controls personal business expenses (meals, transportation, and lodging).
  • Increases product shelf and fridge distribution points, launches new brands into market, maintains product inventory, properly services accounts, rotates product, and constructs and maintains appropriate and attractive product displays.
  • Communicates orally in an effective and persuasive manner with proprietors and all personnel of a higher diverse base of customers and potential customers.
  • Reads and analyzes written instructions and materials, and plans sales efforts.
  • Completes administrative responsibilities according to deadlines and Gallo standards.
  • Must maintain satisfactory attendance, to include timeliness.
  • Responsible for understanding and complying with applicable quality, environmental and safety regulatory considerations.  If accountable for the work of others, responsible for ensuring their understanding and compliance.
  • This job description reflects management’s assignment of essential functions; it does not prescribe or restrict the tasks that may be assigned.

SUPERVISORY RESPONSIBILITIES

N/A

 

RESTRICTIONS

N/A

 

QUALIFICATIONS

To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily.  The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill and ability required.  Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

 

EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE

  • High school diploma or GED from an accredited institution.
  • Bachelor’s degree plus 1 year of sales or hospitality experience reflecting increasing levels of responsibility.

OR

  • College diploma plus 3 years of sales or hospitality experience reflecting increasing levels of responsibility.

OR

  • 5 years of industry experience reflecting increasing levels of responsibility.
  • Experience working for a Multi-National Corporation.

 

SKILLS

  • Valid driver license and clean driving record.
  • Required to lift cases of wine up to 50 lbs.
  • Required to travel by car or plane.
  • Required to discern color, taste and smell of wine as part of wine tasting duties.
  • Must be at least 19 years of age.
  • Available to work flexible hours and schedules including weekends and holidays.
  • Experience working with Microsoft Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and Outlook preferred.
  • Skilled in reading and interpreting documents such as safety rules, operating and maintenance instructions, and procedure manuals.
  • Strong written and oral communication skills including presentation skills.
  • Skilled in calculating figures and amounts such as discounts, interest, commissions, proportions, percentages, circumference and volume.
  • Skilled in maintaining composure, multi-tasking effectively, and handling normal job stress without close supervision while remaining courteous and professional.
  • Experience with learning and utilizing specialized software (e.g., SMIZ Data, FMM).
  • Experience with working independently and as part of a team.

What’s in it for Me?

  • Health/dental benefits
  • Paid time off
  • Competitive salary
  • RRSP plan
  • Health benefits
  • Remote working

Additional Benefits & Work Culture Perks

  • CAREER PLANNING: E & J GALLO WINERY believes that career planning of each employee is a key to a successful business and offers suitable opportunities so that the employees can reach their full potential. E & J GALLO WINERY has suitable resources at its disposal to achieve this goal.
  • DEVELOPMENT RESOURCES: extraordinary development resources are what allows E & J GALLO WINERY to keep its team members in shape and widen their personal and professional horizons. Throughout the year, employees are encouraged to participate in extraordinary workshops and learning groups with the focus on topics relevant to their respective fields.
  • LEADERSHIP PROGRAMS: E & J GALLO WINERY believes that providing its team members with outstanding leadership programs is a crucial step in creating new leaders. By using outstanding tools that E & J GALLO WINERY provides for them, employees are able to learn what makes or breaks a leader.
  • ONBOARDING: E & J GALLO WINERY offers a superb Onboarding program for its new team members. Employees receive a personalized support in an effort to bring them up to date and successfully integrate them into existing teams and projects.
  • RECOGNITION PROGRAMS: E & J GALLO WINERY has a superb Recognition program in place and makes sure that team members who constantly achieve extraordinary results and work well with others are properly rewarded for their efforts.
  • TUITION REIMBURSEMENT: E & J GALLO WINERY realizes that continuous education is a key to success so it has an extraordinary Tuition Reimbursement Program and pays full costs for college degrees or job-related certificates.

E&J Gallo Winery is committed to providing Accessible Customer Service to people of all abilities while ensuring we respect the dignity and independence of each person.

Resume and cover letter to be submitted to Canadacareers@ejgallo.com by April 26, 2022

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