Head Sommelier

Industry:
Retail
Department:
Other Department
Job Role:
Sommelier
Level:
Department Head
Location:
United Arab Emirates (UAE)
Area:
Unspecified
Salary Description:
competitive
Posted:
17-Feb-20
Job Ref:
HS-220120

Head Sommelier

Responsibilities:

· Develops a strong customer base and builds relationships to maximize repeat visits, ensuring a positive internal and external customer experience.

· Responsible to provide leadership and product knowledge training with existing team

· Knowledgeable in negotiating purchase prices with vendors.

· Knowledgeable on all wine pricing, signage, vintage updates, and display and can communicate to customers.

· Organizing, participating and coordinating wine tasting events or wine fair, as when required.

· Competent with classic food and wine pairing strategies.

· Wine portfolio management

· Review and coordination with the Wine Manager based on consumer demand.

· Add /delist the wine portfolio regularly.

· Introduce a wine portfolio suitable for the on trade market in coordination with Branch Manager

· Assist the sales team to get new listings of on trade Hotels clients.

Requirements:

· Minimum 3 to 5 years’ experience in a similar role.

· Certification as a Sommelier or degree in hospitality is a plus

· Preferably with certificate in WSET level 2 or 3.

· Background in customer service, hospitality or the wine industry

· Demonstrates exceptional service and selling skills

· Passionate about wine, is confident, and has strong organizational skills

· Extensive knowledge of different wines , local and international wineries

· Understanding of the wine making process

· Good communication skills

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