Must be a self motivated individual
Sales Representative (Current Employee) – Beverly Hills, CA – January 28, 2016
A typical day at work consists of driving to multiple accounts in your designated area. Before entering each account, you greet the store director to let them know you're there. Ask what you can do for them to let them know that you're interested in helping them out. Do what they ask with a positive attitude. They can ask you to work their back stock, work their liquor load, service anything that you have in their store, etc. After about an hour of helping them out, you present a sales pitch to bring more product into their store. It can be as little as adding a wine bottle to the cold box or as big as bringing in 100 cases to build a display. Most of the store directors expect you to show FaceTime everyday in order for them to bring in your product. If you have a good relationship with them, you're in luck. They will help you out if you help them out. I learned how to build long lasting relationships to increase sale goals; I learned about time management, I learned about wine warehouse products, and how to successfully execute monthly sale goals. Management is there when you need them, but they're usually busy driving around town helping out other vendors. My co-workers managed their own territories. The only time I saw them was during general sale meetings every month. The hardest part of the job was waking up at 3 am and working 10-hour days. The most enjoyable part of the job was being able to manage myself, not having to be micromanaged, and setting my own schedule and hours.
You make your own schedule, you can start and end when you want, no one is micro managing you, you're your own boss, the time goes by very fast, so make sure you stick to your itinerary and schedule that you create for yourself.
Really early hours, you can start anywhere between 2-6am, your goal is to beat your competition, management can be a little more attentive.