Pre-Employment Application

Sales Representative - Fine Wines
Louisville, KY  


Vanguard Wines is seeking an enthusiastic Sale Representative to join our close knit team. We are an independently owned wholesale distributor and importer of fine wines. As a leader in our field we seek Sales Representatives that match our adherence to integrity and class.

Our ideal candidate has a passion for fine wines, is highly self motivated, and exceptionally organized. You will work from home and travel extensively throughout your assigned territory while maintaining existing accounts and developing new business. Though the hours are variable, you will have full command of your schedule and will utilize your analytical and listening skills to best service your clients with our offerings.  

This is an excellent opportunity for you to develop your sales career while expanding your fine wine knowledge with our highly regarded organization. The right candidate will have the stability of a timeless profession combined with our innovative sales techniques.

To the right Sales Representative we offer:
  • Competitive salary plus bonus
  • 401(k) program with company match
  • Excellent health and dental benefits
  • Opportunity to travel to California, Italy, France & Spain
  • Apple iPad provided
  • Cell phone reimbursement
  • Mileage reimbursement
  • Team oriented and supportive culture
  • Opportunity to work in an exciting industry
Founded in 1996, Vanguard Wines (http://vanguardwines.com/) offers the highest quality wines to the region’s finest restaurants and retail outlets. Servicing Ohio, Kentucky & Indiana markets, we place a premium on customer service by providing the most conscientious, dedicated and knowledgeable staff in the industry.

Duties and Responsibilities for Sales Representative Include:
  • Service existing accounts
  • Develop new accounts
  • Meet and exceed sales goals
  • Provide reporting as required
  • Attend and participate in sales meetings
  • Attend and participate in occasional weekend or evening events
  • Maintain consistent professionalism
  • Other sales duties as required for success
 Requirements for Sales Representative Include:
  • Bachelors Degree
  • 1-2 years sales experience
  • Sales experience with fine wines -restaurant or retail is preferred
  • Ability to thrive while working autonomously
  • Dedicated to learning and growing professionally and personally
  • Valid drivers license, insurance and reliable vehicle
  • Ability to lift up to 50 pounds

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Please complete the following information.  Then press the "Submit Application" button at the bottom. You may attach a resume at the bottom of the page. We recommend that you attach an MS-Word document. You have 45 minutes to complete the application.

Title:
Mr. Ms.
First Name: *
Last Name: *
Street Address: *
Address 2:
City: *
State/Prov: *
Zip/Postal Code: *
Phone 1: *
Phone 2:
Phone 3:
E-mail Address: *

We may contact qualified applicants by phone. What is the best time to contact you? (Choose one)
8:30am - 11:30am
11:30am - 2:30pm
2:30pm - 5:30pm

Which phone number should we use first?
Phone 1
Phone 2
Phone 3

Education:
High School
Some College
College Graduate
Some Graduate School
Advanced Degree

Provide the name of the institution from which you received your highest degree

Please select how many years of sales experience that you have.
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3-4
5+

If you have sales experience please tell us what industry/industries that you have worked in.


You have finally gotten a prospect to agree to meet with you for a first appointment. However they have proposed a time that you already have scheduled. How do you handle this situation?
Tell the prospect that it is not going to work and that you will call them again another day
Contact your scheduled appointment to see if they can move their appointment time
Schedule the time and hope everything will work out for the best
Other

If you selected other, how would you handle this situation?


Which type of manager do you prefer to work for? One who:
Gives me instructions and sets me on my way
Keeps careful track of my progress and provides regular feedback
Pushes me to accomplish more than I might do on my own
Provides the goals and the tools to succeed and celebrates my successes

Please share with us your planning system and how you keep yourself organized.

How would your closest friends describe you?


Please share with us how you will handle being told "no" while on a sales call.

Do you have a reliable vehicle, valid drivers license, and valid insurance?
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Are you able to lift up to 50 lbs?
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Please explain your interest in fine wines, and why you are right for this role.

Where did you learn about this open position? (Indicate the website, job board, referring individual.)


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