Senior Wine Specialist - Foodmarket and Wineshop

Edinburgh  |  Retail

Role Type
Salary Overview
£21,099 per annum plus commission and great benefits
Competitive Salary
Expiry Date

The role

As the first point of contact you will providing expert knowledge (WSET L2 or above desired) and passion for Wine and Spirits to enable an exceptional customer experience. You will facilitate and deliver a variety of customer events in order to maximise all sales opportunities. As well as develop and maintain client relationships with high-net-worth wine/spirit buyers and ensure personal service at all times.

What you will be doing

  • Engage with all customers to provide a unique and experiential journey across all Harvey Nichols platforms.
  • Build a solid understanding and knowledge of all brands on offer throughout the business to create a seamless customer journey in store and online.
  • Acquire and onboard new client contacts through CRM and Harvey Nichols loyalty app.
  • Maintain up-to-date knowledge of all group and local events as well as in-store activities.
  • Work with the teams in store to maximise all opportunities to run customer events.
  • Ensure effective stock management and maintain a high standard of presentation across the department.
  • Maintain regular communications with wine buyers to ensure adequate stock levels at all times.
  • Handle all point of sale transactions in line with the company’s set standards and regulations.
  • Contribute towards a thriving team environment by engaging in service training and team activities with a positive mindset.
  • Deputise in the absence of the Foodmarket and Wineshop Manager when required i.e. provide annual leave cover.

Skills and experience you need

  • Previous experience within the world of Food and Wine
  • WSET L2 or above qualification
  • Able to demonstrate evidence of having achieved personal sales and KPI targets
  • Ability to analyse and understand numerical data
  • Excellent IT skills

All your hard work, rewarded

Our colleagues are as important to us as our customers.  When working with us you will be introduced to a huge variety of benefits including:

  • Very generous staff discount plus annual clothing allowance
  • Commission scheme, that you are entitled to from day one.
  • 24/7 access to our employee support helplines including free counselling, financial and legal advice
  • Vouchers or schemes that fit your world from childcare to bike to work
  • Charity day to support your good cause

If this is still sounding like the perfect role for you, we look forward to reviewing your application

The application process from here is simple

  • Attach your CV and Cover letter to the application, making sure you include how many hours you are available to work and your current notice period. 
  • If suitable, you will be invited to one to a Video interview via Microsoft Teams.
  • You will be in contact at all times with the recruiter throughout this process, so you can ask as many questions as you like
  • We will contact you by email and so please check your junk folder to ensure you do not miss any correspondence.

Please note we reserve the right to close a vacancy earlier than the advertised date. This is to ensure our teams can manage application levels while maintaining a positive candidate experience. Once a vacancy has closed, we may be unable to consider further applications, so please submit your application as soon as possible to avoid disappointment.

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