Purchasing and Sales (Wine Trader)

JF Tobias
London, UK
Competitive + Bonus Structure
Full Time
Job posted
March 15, 2017
Closing date
01 May 2017

Website: www.jftwines.com

Contract type: Full time

Based in the dynamic start-up hub of Old Street, London, JF Tobias are a fast growing wine merchant with big ambitions to re-think how fine wine consumers are served.

If you are a candidate who embraces hard work, is well organised & personable then please get in touch. The successful candidate should be solutions-oriented, creative and have a desire to learn. We have a commitment to helping our team members reach their full potential, however, the right attitude is essential.


Job Duties:

  • Purchasing and selling of (predominantly) fine wine stock.
  • Contacting new enquiries generated through JF Tobias’ online valuation platform www.jftwines.com/wine-prices/wine-valuation Understanding client requirements, establishing relationships and identifying opportunities.
  • Maintaining excellent relationships with new and existing clients, providing regular valuations, market updates based on in-house analysis and facilitating trading.
  • Maintaining JF Tobias’ custom CRM and custom internal systems.
  • Contributing to continual cycle of feedback & improvement of our growing catalogue of bespoke external & internal solutions.
  • Establishing and building relationships with UK Off Trade.


Skill, Experience, Qualifications required:

  • Extremely well organised and motivated, with a bias towards action.
  • Personable, well presented with good face-to-face and phone manner.
  • Desire for excellence and pride in your work.
  • Minimum of 3 years experience in the wine trade.
  • Minimum of 2 years experience dealing with private clients.
  • WSET Level 3 desirable but not essential.
  • Existing relationships within UK Off Trade desirable, but not essential.
  • Strong fine wine knowledge, in particular of top-traded Bordeaux, Burgundy, Rhone, Champagne & Super Tuscan.
  • Strong ability in the valuation of wine, using data sources such as Liv-ex, WineSearcher and our own bespoke pricing databases.
  • Experience of building and managing a team a definite bonus.
  • Demonstrate a proven track record of success in both achieving company goals and bringing in new initiatives.
  • A high level of customer empathy. Ability to provide feedback and creative input based on personal and customer experiences.
  • Driven and results orientated.
  • Interested in new technology and its application.
  • Honest, trustworthy and a team player.



Competitive salary

Quarterly performance-related team bonus

Annual discretionary bonus


Application Details:

Applications deadline: 1st May 2017

Please include both CV and Covering Letter

No agencies please

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