This company form South Africa was born from a collaboration between two old university friends. They spent many years in the wine industry and the agricultural industry in South Africa. They settled on a common trademark throughout all the company’s wines, being the initials of each of their respective surnames. This stamp of approval is found on each label and capsule of every distinctive bottle. During the past years this joint vision has finally come to fruition and a full range of top South African wines have been procured and bottled for international markets, in association with the top wine estates in South Africa. The wines that are being marketed are of the best quality that South Africa has to offer. A very careful selection process is followed, where expert wine makers are used to taste and identify the wines on sale.
The wine venture is part of an extended group of companies in South Africa. Also a part of this extended group is a very well known and loved luxury goods brand. A further extension of the group is an agricultural production and marketing group of companies of citrus fruit which reaches most Northern hemisphere countries. This group dates back to 1962 and is one of the largest citrus growers and exporters in South Africa. The broader group also consists of mining interests.
This wine and fruit producer from Stellenbosch with an existing office in Rotterdam requires the services of a wine sales representative in the office. You will be responsible for maximizing sales of wine to retail customers in an assigned territory by direct contact, and prospecting new accounts. You will target the Benelux market but also the Russian, Polish and other Eastern European markets. Your target group will be: wine shops, taverns, hotels, restaurants, cocktail lounges, and supermarkets for wholesale distribution.
The wine sales representative with experience in local and Eastern Europe markets must be a self-starter because the professional will operate independently from the fruit office in Rotterdam.
- Minimum of 4 years’ experience in b2b sales
- Proven track record in new business, preferably wine in the retail market
- Wine knowledge is a must
- Experience in Benelux and Eastern Europe markets - both retail and consumption markets
- HBO level (economics/sales/marketing)
- Fluently in Dutch and English, preferably another Eastern European language
- Dynamic person with good communication skills as well as administrative skills
- Fixed monthly salary
- Attractive uncapped commission scheme
- Benefit package including travel cost compensation