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Enoteca Sileno currently employs a team of over 40 people across the various branches of the business including administration, sales & marketing, retail, and a distribution centre.

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Retail Shop Manager

We are seeking an experienced, enthusiastic & focused individual who is passionate about Italian food and wine to manage our Retail Food & Wine Shop located in Carlton North, Melbourne.

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Our retail store functions as our company's showroom for the products we import from Italy and attracts passionate home cooks and professional chefs, Italophiles, and foodies from all over Australia.It also the base of operations for our successful Online Store, Cooking School and Wine Education Classes.

Therefore we are seeking a dedicated retail professional who draws satisfaction from knowing that everyone who comes into contact with Enoteca Sileno receives the highest standard of customer service.

You should have excellent personal presentation, a vibrant personality and the skills and confidence to motivate and direct a small, but passionate team.

The successful candidate will also be able to demonstrate a knack for in-store merchandising and the ability to quickly learn about our product range to ensure that our wonderful brands and producers are represented to the highest standard.

This is a full-time position with a roster that will include Saturday shifts and the occasional evening.

The responsibilities of the position include but are not limited to:

  • Selling premium wine and food products delivering the highest level of customer service.
  • Supervising, rostering and training the retail team.
  • Maintaining high standards of store presentation and cleanliness.
  • Assist in managing a cellar of 2000 super-premium, aged wines.
  • Mastering the point of sale system.
  • Liaising with the Importing and Marketing department to coordinate the promotion of new and/or seasonal products.
  • Assisting in the organisation of promotional events such as wine masterclasses, cooking classes and public tastings.

Key selection criteria:

  • 3-5 years retail experience, preferably in the food and wine industry
  • A passion for wine, backed by previous experience working in the wine industry
  • A passion for Italian gastronomy or for food in general, backed by previous experience in hospitality or the food industry
  • Excellent computer skills
  • Advanced problem-solving skills
  • Experience managing small teams in a friendly, efficient way
  • Excellent communication skills
  • Ability to multi-task and prioritise work
  • Enjoy working in a team environment as well as contact with customers
  • A proactive and engaging personality

Desired but not essential:

  • WSET Qualifications of any level
  • Italian language skills

PLEASE NOTE: We are only accepting applications from candidates with Australian citizenship or Permanent Resident status.

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NSW Sales Representative / Account Manager Food Service

Enoteca Sileno Wholesale Division

  • Share your passion for the finest quality Italian food
  • Represent some of Italy's and most prestigious food brands
  • Work autonomously backed up by our Melbourne support team
  • Enjoy the security of working for Australia's oldest specialist Italian importer with more than 60 years of success

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Enoteca Sileno is one of Australia's oldest and most respected importers, distributors and wholesalers of premium-quality, regional, Italian food and wine. Established in Melbourne in 1953, our family-owned business has played a pivotal role in the promotion of Italian food and culture throughout the country.

Our current portfolio includes benchmark products such as artisanal pasta from Abruzzo, Tuscany and Apulia, polenta from Lombardy, rice from Veneto, Sicilian anchovies and salt, Balsamic Vinegar of Modena, prosciutto from San Daniele, Friuli, exquisite taggiasche olives and extra virgin olive oils from Liguria. We supply the finest quality dried porcini mushrooms, tinned tomatoes, capers and Vincotto available in Australia.

A new, exciting opportunity exists for a dynamic and passionate collaborator to represent our exclusive portfolio of premium Italian food products to the best restaurants, bars, cafes, hotels, delicatessens and independent supermarkets in Sydney and throughout NSW.

This position as Enoteca Sileno Sales Representative/Account Manager (Food) your responsibilities will encompass the following:

  • Building and maintaining relationships with new and existing customers through on-site visits, product sampling, telephone and email support.
  • Identifying new business opportunities and developing strategies to grow our NSW sales base.
  • Manage client relations to ensure timely settlement of accounts.
  • Working with the Sales Manager to implement sales promotions and objectives in the NSW market.
  • Taking part in trade shows and promotional events.

We are seeking applications from proven sales professionals who demonstrate the following attributes.

  • A proven track record in opening accounts and growing B2B sales in the Food Service, Food Retail/ Grocery or related industries.
  • Accustomed to working independently with remote management and sales support.
  • Demonstrates excellent time-management and resource allocation.
  • A commitment to working with the highest standards of ethical business practice and professionalism.
  • Can represent our company with excellent presentation and communication skills.
  • Can demonstrate knowledge and passion for Italian food and culture. Italian language skills is a definite advantage in this role.
  • Holds a current, clean driver's license. Please be aware that this role requires a significant amount of time on the road.
  • Is an Australian citizen or Permanent Resident.

To apply for this position, please forward your Resume complete with professional references to:

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