Wine and Cheese Sales (Wine Jobs: Wine Retail & Sommelier)

Full Time

  farmstead cheeses and wines (

  Oakland, California

Farmstead Cheeses and Wines is an independent, award-winning wine and cheese shop. We have two locations—Oakland and Alameda.

Our team members are an eclectic group who love serving the public, helping them to find the right cheese and wine without attitude or snobbery. We enjoy working with each other and serving the public, and are looking for a dynamic person with real world wine experience to join our team.

This position also includes non-wine sales duties, like the cleaning, care and sales of cheese and specialty goods; opening and/or closing the store; stocking shelves; receiving orders; money handling; along with other duties.

We offer a collegial and fun work environment, Simple IRA plan, partially subsidized health care, paid time off, as well as generous staff discounts.

*Job Requirements*

* Proven sales and customer service competence

* Excellent communications skills

* A strong, positive work ethic

* At least one year experience in wine retail or wine-focused hospitality

* Broad knowledge of, and passion for fine wines and the wine making process, including wine regions and viticultures, and an appreciation of organic, biodynamic and natural wine production methods

* An enthusiasm and passion for great food along with the cultures that produce them

* Personal responsibility when is comes to punctuality, hygiene and teamwork

* Ability to take direction

* Ability to lift 40-65 pounds throughout the day

* Must be able to stand for long periods of time

* Microsoft Windows savvy, with working knowledge of programs such as Excel, Word and Google Drive. (Microsoft Dynamics Retail Management Systems a plus)

* California Food Handler Certification a plus

* A flexible schedule—weekends, evenings including opening and/or closing shifts. Weekend work is mandatory. Holidays other than Christmas, Thanksgiving and New Years Day.

* Verifiable references.

* Must be at least 21 years of age

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