Portfolio Specialist

  • Location: Toronto
  • Posting Date: August 29, 2019
  • Job Order ID: 241039
  • Consultant: Victor Tamm
  • Industry: Beverage Alcohol
Job Summary:
This position will report to the Ontario Sales Manager and will be integrated into the provincial sales operations of the Ontario sales teams. The Portfolio Specialist (PS) will be responsible for maintaining a comprehensive knowledge of the complete portfolio of wine and spirits. They will be responsible for assisting or orchestrating the sales teams in training, best practices, on and off-premises events, trade shows, and promotional events. This position will have a assigned territory with an "A" list of customers. The Portfolio Specialist will also be responsible for achieving specific KPI’s directly related to sales, but is essentially the product expert, for customers & sales staff and is responsible for the execution of marketing activations of the brand priorities and image.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:
  • Executing the provincial marketing/sales plans with the sales teams for brand consistency with the guidelines provided by the General Manager and National Brand Managers.
  • Developing product distribution and activations of the brands in the Retail/On Trade and corporate channels in the assigned territory;
  • Collaborating with the management teams to assist in training, or development of accounts, and establish best practices; including input on resources required
  • Responsibility for operating within assigned overall budget allocations for brand spending in the territory, ensuring the proper monitoring of all spends and corrective actions when required;
Job Requirements:
  • Degree with min 3 years of sales experience preferably in luxury goods;
  • WSET level 2 or higher;
  • Strong presentation and negotiating skills for diverse audiences;
  • Available for frequent evening and weekend events (sometimes on short notice), both local and international travel – valid passport required;
  • Strong analytical, organization and multi-tasking capabilities, able to meet tight deadlines;
  • Demonstrated ability to multi-task, set priorities, and work as a team player
  • A flair for creative thinking and innovation in developing brand or customer business solutions;