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Do you love wine?  Are you a Locavore?  You might be destined to peddle our beverages.

Fresh Coast Distributors, a distributor that focuses on selling high quality, boutique wines, craft ciders and artisan spirits, is seeking full or part-time Sales Representatives and part time Tasting Hosts in Chicago and suburban areas.   We are an energetic, progressive, growing distributor that believes in paving a new path while conducting our business integrity and professionalism.

The ideal Beverage Peddler will have the following:

  • Self motivation and the drive to work independently as well as the ability to drive (you need a vehicle-either owned or rented, ie: ZipCar)
  • Ability to network and close sales
  • A service-oriented, exceeds-expectations attitude
  • Excellent communication skills and ability to work from a mobile and home office environment
  • Computer literacy-Word, Excel and social media knowledge helpful (Twitter, FB, Foursquare, etc)
  • A passion to support and promote quality, local/regional and artisan products

You also might have these swell qualifications:

  • Sales experience (wine sales or buying experience is swell but not necessary)
  • Industry contacts- have you sold to restaurants and retailers?  If not, you have friends or family in the business and have no problem cold calling to make your own contacts.

Job responsibilities include:

  • Increase business in existing on and off premise accounts: restaurants, hotels, bars, wine bars, caterers, country clubs and retail accounts
  • Open new, unsold accounts
  • Communicate effectively to manager, inside sales support and customer service department
  • Manage accounts with professionalism and regular visits and communication
  • Plan and attend monthly team meetings and supplier presentations/visits
  • Schedule, attend and run tasting events
  • Meet and exceed sales quotas

This is a commission structured position.  Candidate can work as an independent contractor, and utilize this position to enhance their current compensation.  Part time considered and encouraged.

Applicants must be over 21 and able to lift 40lbs.

Please email resume to Kelly Kniewel:  kelly(at) or call direct: 312-952-1620