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  • Account Development Specialist - H&R Craft Spirits Miami

    Regular Full-Time
  • Overview

    Account Development Specialists are responsible for maximizing the sales and marketing of supplier brands to a targeted account base through effective planning, selling, merchandising and communication that permits achievement of company and supplier objectives.


    • Maintains key accounts, by effectively communicating marketing plans, maintaining relationships with influencers (bartenders and promoters), presenting new products and cocktail and wine list offerings, and conducting business reviews as prescribed by management.
    • Produces wine, and cocktail lists by working with in house graphic department.
    • Determines specific needs of individual accounts by analyzing account and surveying for opportunities.
    • Establishes merchandising objectives relative to brand priority for each account by understanding company priorities and defining POS needs to the supplier.
    • Supports sales representatives as a training and information resource by presenting and sharing account trends and brand knowledge.
    • Facilitates accounts visits, dinners for dignitaries and supplier representatives by scheduling and preparing accounts to meet the expectations of suppliers and management.
    • Prepares and delivers professional sales presentations to customers by balancing the company’s priorities and customers’ needs to include selling new products, well and back bar placements and resets, drink and wine lists and promotions.
    • Obtains appropriate distribution of supplier brands throughout account base by presenting and selling based on the brands’ features and benefits.
    • Understands company pricing and product programming information on a monthly basis by reviewing and maintaining accurate and up to date records.
    • Understands competitive pricing and product programming by reviewing pricing schedules and surveying accounts.
    • Ensures maximum brand visibility within accounts by maintaining account standards as determined by management and using effective and current point of sale materials when appropriate.
    • Educates account staff on priority brands by administering instructional staff training seminars.
    • Assists event-marketing manager by helping to organize and execute events and brand promotions to maximize brand visibility.
    • Completes all necessary training programs by attending, participating, and passing all required tests as defined by management.
    • Maintains professional relationships with all suppliers by participating in effective supplier work-with sales calls.
    • Maintains professional and industry knowledge by attending educational workshops, reviewing professional publications, establishing personal networks.
    • Maintains customer confidence and protects operations by keeping information confidential.
    • Maintains a safe and clean working environment by complying with procedures, rules and regulations.
    • Contributes to team effort by accomplishing related results as needed.



    • 3+ years of industry experience with significant beverage alcohol background in the account and/or distribution tier. 
    • Superior knowledge of craft & emerging spirits industry, market dynamics and cocktail culture
    • Expert level knowledge of spirits categories, brands, production, history and market/industry trends


    • Bachelor’s degree
    • Excellent selling skills with strong market relationships and local industry knowledge
    • Strong presentation capabilities and interpersonal skills
    • Excellent written and oral communication skills
    • Passion for the segment and portfolio with the ability to speak and train about the brands
    • Ability to write, execute, and develop craft & emerging spirit menus for accounts
    • Strong cocktail knowledge and understanding of basic cocktail menu development
    • Great personal accountability and self-motivation
    • Ability to develop trust and respect within the industry and among key decision makers
    • Strong MS Office Skills

    EEO Statement

    Beverage Group is an equal opportunity employer. We evaluate qualified applicants without regard to race, color, religion, sex,sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, veteran status, genetic information and other legally protected characteristics. The EEO is the Law poster is available Here, if you need a reasonable accommodation because of a disability for any part of the employment process, please call (708) 298-3536 and let us know the nature of your request and your contact information.


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