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Career Opportunities

Come Grow With Us!

Wine Enthusiast Companies is the ultimate source of innovation and information around wine. Our mission is to facilitate delicious moments around the wine lifestyle. The company is comprised of:

Wine Enthusiast Commerce (WineEnthusiast.com) the premiere online destination for wine storage products and accessories.

Wine Enthusiast Media (Winemag.com) the world’s leading print publication and online destination for wine and food content, with over 25,000 wines rated and reviewed per year.

WineExpress.com (WineExpress.com), a curated wine sales retail site featuring wines from around the globe.

All three groups combined are a driving force in the wine/spirits industry and B to B/B to C marketplaces. Our products and content excite, satisfy, enrich, entertain and inspire wine lovers of all levels, from novice to expert.

We have a unique opportunity for a motivated and entrepreneurial professional to join our team. Come grow with us!

We offer a team-oriented, customer driven environment with competitive starting salaries, company incentives and comprehensive benefits packages.

If you are interested in joining our team, please send a letter of intent and or your résumé to our Human Resources Department at hrjobs@wineenthusiast.net.

Available Positions:

Wine Enthusiast Corporate Core Values:

  • Respect, Trust, Support, Growth
    • We have faith in our employees’ abilities and our leaders offer clear and consistent paths to success via education and mentorship.
    • We believe that opinions at all levels have merit and importance.
  • Innovation and Open-Mindedness
    • We value and reward those who “think outside the box” to elevate the company.
    • We are not afraid to learn from mistakes. We celebrate change, recognizing that a nimble culture attracts talent and retains the kind of employees who push the envelope and build our business for the future.
  • Empathy and Inclusion
    • We support our employees in their best and worst times with patience and understanding, recognizing that work hours represent a substantial percentage of one’s time.
    • We encourage diverse mindset that help us better reflect the evolving wine culture.
  • Joy and Family
    • We recognize that our business is not just about numbers, but also about people.
    • As a family business, we honor the importance of our employees’ home lives including a strong sense of community and family within our company as well.
    • We encourage fun, discovery, adventure, and health for our teams.
  • Communication and Transparency
    • We speak openly about our achievements and challenges, talking honestly about how each of us can grow.
    • We are proud of who we are but also self-aware, constantly looking for ways to improve our business and the culture of our organization.

About Us:

The concept of making the wine lifestyle, and everything it represents, accessible to everyone is what Wine Enthusiast Companies is all about. Founded in 1979 by Adam and Sybil Strum— newlyweds who launched a wine accessories business out of the attic in their home —40 years later, Wine Enthusiast is a nationally-recognized leader in the wine media space and a prominent multi-channel marketer with a full-breadth line of wine-related products.

Manager of Events

Wine Enthusiast Media is looking for a Manager of Events with an ear to the ground for exciting, new experiential events and activations across hospitality, beverage, and media. The Manager of Events is expected to be fluent in event operations and problem solving to create incredible experiences for Wine Enthusiast’s readership and clients. This position will report to the Director of Public Relations and will engage with Wine Enthusiast colleagues, vendors that work with the company, and industry partners.

The successful candidate must have proven verbal, written, and interpersonal skills. This team player has strong organizational skills, ability to work on multiple projects simultaneously, is detail-oriented, and proven ability to deliver complete and quality work. The Manager of Events upholds a professional presentation and understands they represent the Wine Enthusiast brand.

The ideal candidate understands strategy, works tactically, thrives in a collaborative setting, embraces processes and deadlines, and is flexible to pivot as needed. The Manager of Events must have an ability to work events comfortably and confidently with attendees who include senior Wine Enthusiast executives, important clients, and members of the media.

Responsibilities include:

  • Ideate, plan, and execute a wealth of client-partnered events in the media business
  • Manage events from beginning to end, including but not limited to planning with Wine Enthusiast colleagues and partners, site visits, load-in, all signage and printed materials, guest check-in, room flow, guest takeaways, and load-out
  • Manage event budgets and expenses to maintain healthy margins
  • Track all event partnerships and arrangements for media sponsorship
  • Coordinate and negotiate with vendors, clients, and partners on event details
  • Maintain event assets and materials on the server
  • Maintain timelines, invoices, and files in an organized and timely fashion
  • Create client wrap-up reports for digital media group
  • Aid in creation of digital media assets in including banner ads, emails, and social posts – using Photoshop or similar platform
  • Uphold professional communication with clients, colleagues, and participating partners
  • Uphold positive working relationships with vendors including floral design and photography; manage the maintenance of master vendor database
  • Uphold positive working relationships with event venues and restaurants; manage the maintenance of master venue database
  • Travel internationally approximately two times a year and domestically approximately three times a year
  • Complete other department-related duties, tasks, and projects, as needed

Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s Degree in communications, marketing, events, or related field
  • 7-10 years of experience managing events
  • Solid “rolodex” of vendor contacts and venue relationships, particularly in NYC
  • Excellent organizational skills with demonstrated ability to prioritize workload and concurrently manage multiple projects in a fast-paced environment without compromising quality
  • Strong verbal, written and interpersonal skills.
  • Extremely detail-oriented and able to sustain good time management
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office Suite, particularly in Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and SharePoint
  • Proficiency in social media platforms including Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, and LinkedIn
  • Familiarly with Photoshop a plus
  • Experience in the wine & spirits industry or in media a plus

If you are interested in this position, please forward a cover letter and resume to hrjobs@wineenthusiast.net. We will reach out to those candidates who best match our requirements. Please no phone calls or third parties. We are proud to be an EOE.

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Customer Service Representative

The key to being a successful Customer Service Representative at the Wine Enthusiast is knowing how to always put the customer first. We ensure our customers receive timely, accurate and knowledgeable information as well as assistance and accuracy processing their orders.

Responsibilities include:

  • Answer in-bound customer calls.
  • Communicate with customers via email & Live Chat.
  • Command thorough product knowledge of our merchandise
  • Process customer orders accurately and quickly via our computer system
  • Assist customers with product selection and questions.
  • Process and resolve customer inquiries promptly.

Reports To:

Manager, Customer Service

Education:

Bachelor’s Degree

Professional Experience:

1-2 years of Customer Service experience

Required Skills:

  • Maintain fast and accurate data entry skills
  • Strong attention to detail
  • Exceptional interpersonal and communication skills
  • Strong active listening skills
  • Strong multi-tasking skills and outstanding organizational skills
  • The ability to work in high demand environment with minimal supervision
  • A clear, calm and pleasant speaking voice
  • Prior call center, receptionist and or retail experience

Technical Skills:

Microsoft Office experience and skills

Preferred Skills:

Familiarity with NetSuite ERP system

The position is 40 hours per week at our beautiful Valhalla, NY headquarters which has onsite covered parking, a cafeteria and a gym for employees.

If this position interests you and your skills meet the requirements please forward a cover letter and resume to hrjobs@wineenthusiast.net. We look forward to reaching out to those candidates who best match the needs of this position so no phone calls or third parties are necessary. We are proud to be an EOE.

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Associate Product Manager, Wine Storage

Wine Enthusiast Companies, the premier source for all things wine, is seeking a Wine Storage Manager who will support the department’s Director with activities focused on product management and maintenance. The areas involved with this position will include: technical and sales support, product quality and enhancements, product development and marketing activities, daily vendor communications, new product creation and introduction, as well as general product management, database management and information coordination.

Responsibilities include:

  • Monitor competitive activity and product line positioning. Understand competitive product offerings, features, benefits and competitive advantage
  • Determine the products' main selling points and support the Sales & Marketing teams with accurate product information and sales tools to optimize the products' presentation to distribution customers and end users.
  • Maintain all the technical aspects of our products.
  • Ensure accuracy and serve as the central resource for product specifications, testing, and quality.
  • Supervise, monitor and manage 3rd Party test labs during product testing and ensure the testing reports from 3rd Party labs are issued in a timely manner.
  • Collaborate on development of marketing materials (user manuals, spec sheets, etc.) as well as sales support tools (e.g., catalogs, sell sheets, price lists, etc.).
  • Participate in assigned customer support such as preparation of line reviews, trainings, new product presentations, marketing requests, promotions and other related tasks
  • Work with technical support, manufacturing and sales to develop collateral materials, web content and enhance existing product(s) or product line(s).
  • Assist with product development, including product changes and product promotions, specifying components, packaging content and design, product positioning, catalog and sell sheet copy, as required.
  • Manage all artwork creation duties needed for the production in China, and review proof approvals to suppliers.
  • Assist in guiding the marketing communications team in delivering on integrated communications goals between catalog and online assets.
  • Collaborate with the Director on product planning and product line review process. Provide key insights on consumer and market trends. Work collaboratively to identify and evaluate new products, line extensions, and SKU rationalization opportunities.
  • Participate in annual strategic planning process.
  • Travel internationally to suppliers and factories.
  • Ensure all products developed for marketing are filed and approved to comply with all applicable laws and regulations at the state and federal levels (i.e. CEC, DOE)
  • Other duties as assigned by management

Reports To:

Senior Director of Wine Storage

Education:

Bachelor's Degree

Professional Experience:

3+ years professional work experience

Required Skills:

  • 3+ years’ consumer product management experience
  • Self-starter, ability to work independently and in a team environment.
  • Ability to work under tight deadlines.
  • Clear and effective communicator both verbally and in writing.
  • Strong working knowledge of Microsoft Office applications; Word, Excel, Outlook, PowerPoint
  • Solid organizational skills including attention to detail and effective multiple project management
  • Natural desire and potential to take on greater responsibility
  • NetSuite experience would be a plus
  • A love and or an interest in wine. We are after all the Wine Enthusiast!

Technical Skills:

Familiarity with Excel

Preferred Skills:

Familiarity with Netsuite ERP system

Location:

Flexible Schedule. The ability to come in 1-3 days a week or when needed.

Other Information:

Includes full medical, dental and vision benefits, 401K match, employee discount, optional weekly gym classes and optional wine tasting class participation.

The position is 40 hours per week at our beautiful Valhalla, NY headquarters which has onsite covered parking, a cafeteria and a gym for employees.

If this position interests you and your skills meet the requirements please forward a cover letter and resume to hrjobs@wineenthusiast.net. We look forward to reaching out to those candidates who best match the needs of this position so no phone calls or third parties are necessary. We are proud to be an EOE.

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Warehouse Forklift Driver

This position is seasonal with a chance through effective work, to turn into a permanent position. The Forklift Driver utilizes a variety of mobile equipment to perform various tasks throughout the Distribution/Operations area. One must operate equipment safely, effectively, and efficiently. Training will be available to you, with the opportunity to utilize what you’ve learned.

Responsibilities include:

  • Operating a Forklift in a safe manner
  • Maintain a high standard of housekeeping
  • Loading and Unloading shipments
  • Performs ticketing, stocking, picking, packing, counting, housekeeping, and safety functions
  • Works under direct supervision and follows standard procedures and instructions to accomplish assigned tasks
  • Weekend and Overtime will be assigned, at times mandatory

Reports To:

Managers of Warehouse

Professional Experience:

1-2 year of Forklift experience

Required Skills:

  • The ability to learn quickly
  • The ability to proactively prioritize, manage and complete multiple projects simultaneously within time constraints
  • Strong attention to detail
  • Existing knowledge or want to learn

Technical Skills:

  • JIRA is used to track development
  • Excel and MS Office
  • Monday.com is used for project planning purposes

Preferred Skills:

  • Basic understanding, support, and execution of continuous improvement principles and tools
  • Previous lift operations experience
  • Basic troubleshooting skills

Salary:

$16 per hour with the addition of overtime pay

Location/Remote Work:

Perth Amboy, New Jersey Job Type: Full-time

If this position interests you and your skills meet the requirements please forward a cover letter and resume to hrjobs@wineenthusiast.net. We look forward to reaching out to those candidates who best match the needs of this position so no phone calls or third parties are necessary. We are proud to be an EOE.

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Outside Sales Representative- Restaurant/Hospitality Wine Cellars

Wine Enthusiast Companies is looking to grow its Restaurant and Hospitality business. Work with a company who is motivated to work together to take the company to a higher level. We are looking for a candidate from the Restaurant and Hospitality industry, who is team oriented, is a proven closer, has good communication skills and competitive spirit.

Responsibilities include:

  • Become an expert on all Wine Enthusiast products, specifically EuroCave and Wine Enthusiast Wine Cellars, and use that expertise to close Restaurant/Hospitality sales.
  • Ability to provide Restaurant, Hospitality and Wine Industry customers with an excellent overall sales experience while providing the correct information and specifications for the proper wine storage/service solution.
  • Dailly communication and marketing to restaurants and hotels utilizing various forms of communications; primarily outbound phone calls, emails, text messages and in person visits.
  • Setting up onsite appointments with customers in the region and traveling to places of business for in person sales presentations in order to secure sales of EuroCave and Wine Enthusiast Cellars.
  • Applicant should have a current book of business with the Restaurant/Hospitality industry to market our wine cellar products to upon hire.
  • Represent the organization at trade exhibitions, events and demonstrations.
  • Handle multiple customers and projects as the lead outside sales representative
  • Approving and controlling expenditures as it pertains to potential customers and current book of business.
  • Coordination of the marketing and sales effort to the industry.
  • Management and product knowledge of the inventory to be presented to the industry.

Reports To:

Sales Director

Education:

Bachelor's Degree

Professional Experience:

3-5 years professional work experience

Required Skills:

  • The ability to learn quickly
  • The ability to proactively prioritize, manage and complete multiple projects simultaneously within time constraints and with strong attention to detail
  • Exceptional verbal and communication skills
  • Existing knowledge or a desire to learn about wine

Technical Skills:

Familiarity with Microsoft Office Suite, CRM Systems

Preferred Skills:

Familiarity with Netsuite ERP system or equivalent system, Sketchup experience is preferred.

Location:

Remote work is available

Other Information:

Options for benefit packages for medical, dental and vision benefits, 401K match, employee discount, optional weekly gym classes, flexible work modes, generous PTO, and optional wine tasting class participation.

The headquarters is in Valhalla, NY, which has onsite covered parking, a cafeteria and a gym for employees.

If this position interests you and your skills meet the requirements please forward a cover letter and resume to hrjobs@wineenthusiast.net. We look forward to reaching out to those candidates who best match the needs of this position so no phone calls or third parties are necessary. We are proud to be an EOE.

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Wine Storage Sales Representative

Wine Storage Sales Representatives are motivated team players working in an exciting wine culture environment with the opportunity for high earning potential. At Wine Enthusiast our impeccable reputation, catalog circulation and innovative online marketing keep the customers calling us. We are seeking candidates with a competitive spirit and positive attitude to join our energetic group of professionals who assist customers with wine storage solutions.

Responsibilities include:

  • Become an expert on all Wine Enthusiast products, specifically wine cellars/refrigerators, racking, cooling, furniture and glassware, and use that expertise to close sales on a daily basis.
  • Ability to provide residential and commercial customers with an excellent overall sales experience while providing the correct information and specifications for the proper purchase solution.
  • Being able to manage multiple sales consultations at once utilizing multiple touchpoints such as phone, online chat, texting and email communication with potential customers.
  • Ability to handle multiple customers and projects in a high paced sales center environment.
  • Represent the organization at trade exhibitions, events and demonstrations.
  • Ability to upsell wine through our Wine Express division, as well as wine accessory products, on every closed sales opportunity.
  • Meeting and exceeding phone call and online chat KPIs on a monthly basis (720 calls and 300 online chats respectively).

Reports To:

Sales Director

Education:

Bachelor's Degree

Professional Experience:

Possess a minimum of 2 years of sales experience in a professional selling and customer service environment.

Required Skills:

  • Ability to Sell using exceptional verbal and written communication skills and ability to relate to all kinds of people.
  • Ability to Multi-task is mandatory.
  • Must be available to work 2 Saturdays a month.
  • An interest and education in wine, as well as WSET or other wine education credentials, is preferred.

Technical Skills:

Proficient Computer Skills including Microsoft Office Suite, CAD, Internet and various Social Media platforms. NetSuite, Zendesk and SketchUp CAD experience is a plus.

Location:

Remote work is available

Other Information:

Includes full medical, dental and vision benefits, 401K match, employee discount, optional weekly gym classes and optional wine tasting class participation.

The position is 40 hours per week at our beautiful Valhalla, NY headquarters which has onsite covered parking, a cafeteria and a gym for employees.

If this position interests you and your skills meet the requirements please forward a cover letter and resume to hrjobs@wineenthusiast.net. We look forward to reaching out to those candidates who best match the needs of this position so no phone calls or third parties are necessary. We are proud to be an EOE.

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