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Employment

The Austin Wine Merchant is hiring. We are seeking positive, motivated, detail-oriented individuals to join our team purveying fine wines, spirits, beers, accessories and gifts to our discerning clientèle.

We have been working hard to keep things safe for our clientèle, our associates and our staff during these pandemic times, while still maintaining a high level of customer service for which we have been known for some 30 years now. We offer a friendly schedule (the shop is open Monday through Saturday 10:00 AM until 6:30 PM), competitive retail pay and a safe working environment.

If interested, please submit a letter of introduction, résumé and references by e-Mail to info@theaustinwinemerchant.com with "Interested In Working With You All" in the subject line. We would look forward to hearing from you!



Wholesale Specialist/Spirits Buyer

Job Description:

• Primary customer-facing salesperson for our spirits business both retail and wholesale (restaurants, bars, private clubs, etc.).

• Receive/fulfill wholesale orders in a knowledgeable, courteous and efficient manner via e-Mail, telephone and in-person interaction.

• Maintain close contact with key wholesale clients to understand their menu changes / menu cycles to match stock inventory carefully.

• Place orders with suppliers for spirits, bitters, vermouth and mixers in coordination with ownership and senior staff.

• Assist with accurate check-in of product orders from suppliers into the shop.

• Evaluate new products from suppliers for inclusion in our offerings.

• Be an integral part of the team performing customer service, keeping our shelves stocked, inventory organized.

• Learn by doing: expand your knowledge of spirits while on the job through discussions/tastings with suppliers/team members.

Schedule:

Monday through Friday 8:00 AM to 5:00 PM. Flexibility to work some Saturdays preferred.

Hours:

Full time, that is, 5 days / 40(ish) hours per week. Some overtime may be available, especially during peek business periods.

Skill requirements:

• Detailed knowledge of spirits: major types, distillation processes, stylistic differences. (We invite you to peruse our spirits selection on the web by clicking the word "Spirits” below our logo.)

• The job requires energy and repeated lifting of boxes that can weigh 40 pounds or more (the weight of a single case of wine or spirits).

• Proactive, self-starter personality.

• Attention to details & organization; we work hard to satisfy client requests and keep our shop and shelves neat and tidy.

• Ability to work and complete tasks in a fast-paced, interruption-driven environment.

• Proficient computer knowledge (Windows, Excel, Gmail, Google Apps) and typing skills (a lot of our client interaction is by e-Mail).

• A positive attitude and passion for the product and performance of your work.



Delivery Person/Stock Person

Job Description:

• Safely driving our delivery vehicle fulfilling orders to retail clients in homes and offices and wholesale orders to local bars, restaurants in the Austin area.

• Being an integral part of the team keeping our shelves stocked and inventory organized.

• Assisting our team pulling orders for retail and wholesale clients.

Schedule:

Monday through Saturday 9:30 AM until 6:30 PM (with one day off). Flexibility to work Saturdays required.

Hours:

Full-time preferred at 5 days / 40 hours per week.

Skill requirements:

• The job requires energy and repeated lifting of boxes that can weigh 40 pounds or more (the weight of a single case of wine or spirits).

• Attention to details and organization; we work hard to satisfy detailed client requests and keep our shop and shelves neat and tidy.

• Ability to work and complete tasks in a fast-paced, interruption-driven environment.

• Must be at least 21 years old with valid Texas Driver License (clean driving history required; background check may be performed).

• Cell phone/smartphone to use while on delivery.

• A positive attitude and passion for the product and performance of your work.



Wine Clerk

Job Description:

• Primary customer-facing salesperson for wine (as well as assisting with other product lines in store such as spirits, beers, gifts and accessories)

• Service client requests in a knowledgeable, courteous and efficient manner via in-person interaction, telephone and e-Mail.

• Be an integral part of the team keeping our shelves stocked, inventory organized and customer orders delivered to their car on request

• Learn by doing: expand your knowledge of wine / spirits while on the job through discussions with teammates and tasting opportunities

Schedule:

Monday through Saturday 9:30 AM until 6:30 PM (with one day off). Flexibility to work Saturdays required.

Skill requirements:

• Detailed knowledge of wine, major regions, varietals, vinification, stylistic differences.

• The job requires energy and repeated lifting of boxes that can weigh 40 pounds or more (the weight of a single case of wine or spirits).

• Proactive and self-starter personality.

• Attention to details and organization; we work hard to satisfy client requests and keep our shop and shelves neat and tidy.

• Ability to work and complete tasks in a fast-paced, interruption-driven environment.

• Proficient computer knowledge (Windows, Excel, Gmail, Google Apps) and typing skills (a lot of our client interaction is by e-Mail).

• A positive attitude and passion for the product and performance of your work.



Benefits

After six-months of employment, full-time employees are entitled to one week of paid vacation within the next six-month period. After one full year of employment, full-time employees are entitled to two weeks of paid vacation within the following year. Vacation is to be taken outside the months of October, November and December. Paid vacation is not cumulative.

After 6 months of employment, full-time employees are entitled to one week of sick pay. After one year of employment, full-time employees are entitled to two weeks of sick pay.

Part-time employees are entitled to sick pay based on pro-rated basis of the City of Austin's recommended guideline of 1 hour of sick pay for every 30 hours worked or, should this for whatever reason not be applicable, on a pro-rated number of hours based on the employee's previous year's hours worked.

Sick pay is not cumulative and is not to be claimed for any reason other than illness on the part of the employee, the employee's spouse or children or other close relative or dependent that would prevent one from being at work and fulfilling one's duties here.


Questions?

Give us a call at (512) 499-0512 or send us an e-Mail message.


The Austin Wine Merchant
512 West Sixth Street  Austin, Texas 78701-2806 USA
☎ (512) 499-0512  www.theaustinwinemerchant.com