Ref: MS43980

Sake Wholesale & Promotions Manager (Ref: MS 43980)

Sector Sales/Business Development
Type Full-time, Permanent
Location London
Salary (Annual) £28,000 - 33,000 / Year
A highly successful and fast grown Japanese group company are seeking a talented Sake specialist to join their rosta. Reporting to the Head of Commercial the main purpose of the role is to be a great ambassador for sake as a drink of choice!
The Role
•Travelling to and organising events across the UK to promote sake sales To educate customers on the joy of sake drinking.
•To train and develop our retail colleagues so they are able to advise and serve our customers better on sake products.

Operational - Wholesale
•To grow wholesale sake sales
•To contact Japanese and other appropriate restaurants to develop wholesale clients
•Encourage current wholesale customers to purchase sake alongside their current purchases
•To build a new client base for sake
•To agree selling prices and discounts with the Head of Commercial to ensure profit margins are maintained
•Regular client visits to build and maintain relationships, offering sake masterclasses to clients to educate and drive sales

Operational - Retail (Instore promotions)
•To plan, organise and deliver a minimum 1 x 2 weekly tasting event in our retail sites on the busiest trading days to communicate details of tasting events to the General Manager of the relevant site at a minimum 2 weeks, but mainly one month in advance
•To identify over stock or slow selling lines and suggest promotion of these lines in retail and hospitality sites
•Identify trending sake products, suggest purchase volumes to your line manager and
promote them through all your routes to market
•Order sample sake via stock control and liaise with warehouse/logistics to ensure it is
available in the sites on time
•To liaise with the General Manager of retail sites to ensure sake products are fully stocked and available for customers to purchase of sake so they can serve our customers better & increase sales.
•To increase sake sales as a percentage of overall site sales.

Operational - Events
•To research, identify and exhibit at events being held in the UK
•To work with the Bookshop/Events Manager to identify any events where we could add sake to the current product range being offered
•To research Imbibe - Alcohol Fair and other similar events where sake can be promoted
•To plan, organise and set-up sake promotion stalls at appropriate events
•To attend and arrange support for all Events to ensure they are successful

Stock & Supply Chain/ Admin
•To work with purchasing department to ensure sufficient stock levels to meet customer demand
•Organise and rotate stock within the store room/warehouse
•Ensure stock rotation to manage date codes and minimise any wastage
•To arrange transport of stock to the retail sites/events in a timely manner
•Check & complete department paperwork on a daily/weekly basis
•Ensure legal checks are completed accurately and on time
•Complete stock taking counts & paperwork on a periodic basis
•To check online payment system weekly for updates or queries
•Keep a robust record of payment progress per supplier and ensure clients meet their
•payment deadlines
The Ideal Candidate
•A proven track record in sake sales and promotion, or similar experience within the
•F&B sphere
•In depth knowledge of sake, or evidence of wine sommelier experience and
willingness to undertake further training
•An extensive understanding of the different types/brands of sake
•An ability to describe different sake and match them to appropriate menu items
•An ability to recommend suitable sake for different occasions
•Sake Sommelier accreditation
•Japanese verbal & written communication skills
Updated: 27 days ago
Ref: MS43980