South Island Technical Sales Manager


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Company: Laffort NZ


Uploaded: 12 March 2020

Closes: 03 April 2020

South Island Technical Sales Manager - URGENT

  • Do you want to be part of a leading international company?
  • Are you self-motivated and passionate about the technical side of the wine industry?
  • Are you looking for an autonomous role with regular customer interaction?

Laffort is a family-owned wine technology company based in Bordeaux, France with an international reputation as a leader in wine technology innovation. Laffort has subsidiaries in most major wine growing regions of the world and has been a recognised brand in New Zealand for over 20 years.

Due to being our busiest time of the year, we are now urgently seeking a Technical Sales Manager for the Marlborough, Canterbury and Nelson regions to join our New Zealand team. This role requires a proactive, highly-driven and experienced individual who understands the wine industry across winemaking, warehousing, sales, marketing and logistics.

The role involves:

  • Direct communication with winemakers on a daily basis, including weekends and public holidays during harvest
  • Delivering technical product information supported by scientific reasoning, outlining practical proven quality advantages to our clients
  • Providing a high level of customer service involving daily order deliveries and after sales support
  • Servicing a loyal and valued clientele throughout the Marlborough, Canterbury and Nelson area
  • Preparing proposed annual activity schedules and focused territory planning
  • Looking for new business development opportunities and expanding the existing client base
  • Overseeing the movement and delivery of stock from our Blenheim warehouse

The ideal person:

  • A background of 5+ years in the wine industry, preferably in a similar technical sales and marketing role
  • Knowledge of warehouse management and logistics would also be highly-advantageous
  • Currently residing in the Marlborough region or willing to relocate
  • Relative wine industry qualifications and experience are imperative
  • Self-disciplined and motivated with the ability to work unsupervised
  • Previous experience in territory planning and key account management
  • Advanced communication and interpersonal skills, as well as strengths in new business development
  • Computer literate, with high attention to detail
  • Flexibility based on customer requirement
  • Freedom to travel nationally and internationally for company seminars and sales meetings
  • Hold a clean, full driver's license

What we can offer:

  • A competitive base salary commensurate with previous experience
  • Annual bonus structure based on various criteria
  • Full use of a company vehicle, computer and mobile phone
  • A relaxed but highly-focused and experienced management team
  • A global brand at the forefront of technological advancements in the wine industry
  • A truly autonomous role with the opportunity to be part of an international company

If this sounds like you, please send us your CV along with a cover letter outlining why you want to be our next South Island Technical Sales Manager.

Applications close on 3 April 2020. See our website to find out more about Laffort:

Only people eligible to work in this country should apply for this position. Please provide evidence of your work visa or citizenship.

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