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Mid-Atlantic Sales Representative, One Eight Distilling

One Eight Distilling, LLC is seeking a full-time Mid-Atlantic Sales Representative to join our team. One Eight Distilling opened to the public in 2015 and currently produces District Made Vodka, Ivy City Gin, and our Rock Creek whiskeys, all from our distillery located right in the nation’s capital. We distribute our spirits to more than 80 on-premise and off-premise accounts throughout the city and are looking to partner with distributors and expand to neighboring states in the near future. Become a part of a vibrant small business poised to become a force in the craft distilling industry.

Job Description: This is an entry-level sales position. The Mid-Atlantic Sales Representative will work with our CEO and Marketing and Events Manager on all aspects of the business but with a focus on opening new accounts and increasing sales. As part of a small start-up, the Sales Representative must be willing to work flexible hours and wear many hats, including attending promotional events, assisting during tasting room sales hours, giving distillery tours, and assisting other staff at marketing and promotional events. The position involves regular evening hours and half days on Saturday. It will involve regular travel throughout the mid-Atlantic area.

Essential Job Functions and Responsibilities:

  • Open new sales accounts, present One Eight Distilling’s products to on-premise and off-premise accounts
  • Work with distributor sales teams to build and strengthen points of distribution
  • Conduct bartender and waitstaff educational events
  • Conduct product tastings and attend promotional events on a regular basis
  • Communicate events and customer-tie ins on social media and to distributor relationships
  • Support and communicate regularly with existing accounts
  • Develop and maintain competitive information for regional marketplace
  • Drive sales and brand awareness through cocktail and menu placements
  • Provide bi-monthly reports on contacts and leads

Applicant Qualifications:

  • Experience in the mid-Atlantic restaurant/beverage industry strongly preferred
  • Outgoing personality with a passion for craft spirits a must
  • 2+ years previous experience in alcohol sales a plus
  • Proven ability to work with little to no supervision and be able to follow directions is essential
  • Be organized and detail oriented
  • Willing to work some long hours, including Saturdays and occasional evenings
  • Valid driver’s license, registered and insured vehicle, and ability to regularly drive throughout the area
  • Ability to lift and move cases of spirits frequently
  • Ability to climb, kneel, and stoop to arrange and display point of sale materials frequently
  • Must live in or near Washington, DC. Relocation expenses will not be covered

This position offers the possibility of additional responsibilities in the future.

The applicant will be subject to a criminal background check and must have a clean driver’s license. We are accepting applications until May 15, 2015, or until the position is filled. If interested, please submit a cover letter, your résumé, 3 references, and salary requirements to: info@oneeightdistilling.com.

One Eight Distilling will not discriminate and will take "affirmative action" measures to ensure against discrimination in employment, recruitment, advertisements for employment, compensation, termination, upgrading, promotions, and other conditions of employment against any employee or job applicant on the bases of race, creed, color, national origin, or sex.

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