Young's Market Company

  • Account Executive, Luxury (Pleasanton)

    Job Locations US-CA-Pleasanton
    Posted Date 4 months ago(9/11/2018 12:55 PM)
    Requisition ID
    # of Openings
    Sales/Business Dev.
  • Overview

    This position will be responsible for calling on large volume multiple outlet and Luxury Accounts to maximize the entire YMCO Portfolio’s performance through effectively uncovering sales opportunities, identifying appropriate brands to satisfy customer needs and to deliver professional sales presentations.

    They will report to the YMCO Director of Sales, work in conjunction with local YMCO and TEG division managers.



    • Develops high impact sales presentations for Luxury Account properties and annual concepts to implement wine programs.
    • Serves as the subject matter expert in sales presentations to General Manager and Food and Beverage Directors for high profile Luxury Accounts.
    • Analyze and Strategize opportunities for incremental wine & spirits business for entire YMCO portfolio.
    • Conduct & Coordinate staff training programs regarding YMCO portfolio including TEG, Craft, Sake, & Beer.
    • Meet with DOS, YMCO & TEG DM to develop pricing and sales strategy for Luxury Accounts.
    • Work with YMCO National/Regional accounts team coordinating Core Supplier brand strategies
    • Establish and cultivate productive supplier and customer’s key personnel relationships.
    • Attend and present at DOS Regional meetings
    • Understand the company’s business objectives, supplier’s brands and their positioning within the various demographics of the Luxury Account units.
    • Effectively present the entire company portfolio and drive results of all company and supplier initiatives within assigned account(s).
    • Sell concepts and consult with the customer on strategies that will collectively enhance both business models.
    • Entertain and represent customers for local distillery and winery educational visits.
    • Attend winery meetings representing On Premise and Nor Cal Regional Luxury needs were applicable
    • Organize, analyze and communicate market information utilizing the appropriate technology and methods.
    • Communicate issues, opportunities and market intelligence with appropriate management through written, electronic and verbal means.
    • Attend all mandatory YMCO meetings and functions
    • Maintain up-to-date and accurate records for all assigned accounts.
    • Complete and submit prompt and accurate reports.
    • Follow company policies and procedures.
    • Other duties may be assigned.




    • 3 to 5 years of sales experience in the beverage alcohol industry
    • bachelor degree in related field or equivalent experience
    • excellent communication, negotiation and objection handling skills
    • proven abilities to develop selling strategies targeted to enhance wine & spirits sales
    • above average wine knowledge, ultimately obtain ‘CSW’ Certification
    • effective coaching skills and experience preferred
    • proven track record of successful selling
    • ability to work with management, colleagues, and customers throughout the business and industry at every level


    COMMUNICATION SKILLS: This position will require the ability to read and comprehend simple instructions, short correspondence, and memos. This position will also require the ability to write routine reports and correspondence. This position will further require the ability to speak effectively before groups of customers or employees of organizations.


    MATHEMATICAL SKILLS: This position will require the ability to calculate figures and amounts such as discounts, interest, commissions, proportions, and percentages.


    REASONING ABILITY: This position will require the ability to apply common sense understanding to carry out instructions furnished in written, oral or diagram form. This position will also require the ability to deal with problems involving several concrete variables in standardized situations.


    Certificates, Licenses, Registrations: Must possess valid driver’s license, reliable vehicle and clean DMV record.



    • Proficient in Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, etc.).
    • Have the knowledge and skills to utilize computer software programs for support in the sales effort.
    • Proven abilities to develop selling strategies targeted to enhance wine and spirit sales.
    • Ability to work with management, colleagues, and customers throughout the business and industry at every level.
    • Ability to develop an effective partnership with all assigned accounts
    • Ability to lift without restrictions.



    • Sales Tasks & Activities: Knowledge of processes, tools, techniques and theory behind selling the organization’s products or services.
    • Knowledge of Customers & Sales Channels: Knowledge of specific customer’s business operations and ability to coordinate multiple and diverse options for selling the organization’s products and services to each. Knowledge of and ability to utilize customer profile and information.
    • Knowledge of Product Line: Knowledge of specific products and associated development process and strategy.


    PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS – (These are required to perform the key responsibilities of the job with or without accommodations)

    • Must be able to lift up to 50 pounds repeatedly
    • Must be able to walk, stand, climb, balance, reach with hands and arms, stoop, kneel, or crouch on a daily basis
    • Must be able to drive a reliable vehicle from account to account.




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