FT Wine Steward (6539)
Giant Eagle - Columbus, OH

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Wine Stewards at Giant Eagle create points of difference from our competition by enhancing the customer shopping experience, offering recommendations for wine, food, and entertainment. Our well-trained, knowledgeable Wine Stewards help develop and showcase Giant Eagle¿s Passion for Food, and leverage their expertise to position our stores as THE stores to shop for wine and beer.

Job Responsibilities
  • Assist customers with B/W/L purchases by providing knowledgeable recommendations and suggestions.
  • Educate customers on wine consumption and food pairing.
  • Take an active role in building the store¿s beer/wine assortment, throughout the year and at resets; by regularly communicating with distributors and LOB Merchandising staff.
  • Analyze item movement and plan displays accordingly to maximize total business
  • Plan seasonal and major promotional operations with the Store Leader for out-of-department display placement; keep records of results.
  • Identify and execute merchandising and marketing programs to drive sales and profit margins.
  • P&L accountability; follow proper procedures to ensure BWL meets out-of-stock, shrink and inventory level goals.
  • Ensure store and personal compliance with Ohio Liquor laws and company policies and procedures regarding Alcohol.
  • Develop unique customer tasting and sampling programs.
  • Ensure proper ordering, receiving and stocking of B/W/L products, and proper signage within department.
  • Participate in on-going product and customer service training programs, attend distributor trade shows as necessary.
  • Ability to uncover any potential under-age or intoxicated individual and deny the sale of alcohol to that person.
  • Visit competition regularly and at least once a month.
  • Little or no financial or budgetary responsibility

Education and Training Required
  • High school diploma or equivalent

Experience Required
  • 0 to 6 months
  • sales training or related experience

Experience Desired

  • Wine knowledge and/or wine industry experience; experience in retail food, catering or restaurant environment; professional certification in wine

Age Requirement
  • At least 21 years of age

Competencies Required
  • Adaptability
  • Customer Focused
  • Gets Things Done
  • Interpersonal Skills
  • Problem Solving
  • Respect for Self and Others
  • Composure
  • Continuous Learner
  • Open to Feedback
  • Presentation & Verbal Communic

Work Environment
  • Normal store environment with no continuous exposure to extreme temps, dust, etc

Physical requirements
  • Bending
  • Carrying Up to 50 pounds
  • Hearing (auditory)
  • Lifting Up to 50 pounds
  • Operating Equipment
  • Pulling
  • Pushing
  • Reading
  • Sight or Peripheral Vision
  • Standing
  • Telephone Usage
  • Communication (verbal)
  • Walking
  • Writing

Equipment Used
  • Calculator
  • Computer
  • Copier
  • Fax Machine
  • Printer
  • Telephone

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