Customer Service ‘Sales Support Team’

Skurnik Wines is looking for a NYC-based service and hospitality minded candidate to join the Sales Support Team. We distinguish ourselves as a distributor by our service to our sales team, customers and suppliers. Known colloquially as “Skurnik University” the Sales Support Team acts as an integral connection between the sales team and the administrative team through sales order entry, inventory and allocation responsibilities, sales reporting, and liaison operations departments.

We are seeking candidates with self-starting personalities, with the ability to multi-task, problem solve, and communicate effectively. With an expanding portfolio of wines, spirit and sake, our sales team is growing, and “Skurnik University” provides an excellent training and preparation for internal promotion into sales and operations positions.

****Please note that this is not a remote position.

QUALIFICATIONS:
  • 2 years’ experience in wine or spirits industry: restaurant, retail, wholesale
  • Knowledge of major wine regions, producers and grape varieties
  • Effective communication skills
  • Computer proficiency
    • Microsoft: Outlook, Word, Excel
    • iOS devices and applications
    • Internet navigation
RESPONSIBILITIES:
  • Sales Order Entry
    • Order entry via phone and email
    • Order management for app, web and automated orders
  • Sales Team Support
    • Customer Service
    • Delivery ETAs
    • Reporting
    • House account sales
  • Events: In Store Tastings, Staff Trainings, Trade Tastings
  • Interdepartmental support for: Logistics, Finance, Design, Events & Compliance
  • Special Projects, as needed for customers, suppliers, sales and operations
OPPORTUNITIES:
  • Continued wine & spirit education
  • Priority for internal promotion

Interested candidates, please contact Melanie Melendez, mmelendez@skurnik.com.

Collections / Accounts Receivable Associate

Skurnik Wines and Spirits a family-owned, world renowned wine & spirits importer and distributer is looking for a Collections/Accounts Receivable Associate to join our growing team. Ideal candidate has excellent analytical & collection skills, and a solid understanding of basic accounting rules and procedures. This position requires a customer service mindset, a high attention to detail, and superb verbal and written communication skills.  Must be a team player, self-motivated, and confident in his/her ability to follow-up on issues, as needed. May be responsible for ad hoc customer billing and responding to customer inquiries.  This position will report to the Accounts Receivable Manager.

This position is based in our Jericho, NY location.

RESPONSIBILITIES:
  • Credit
  • Collections
  • Compliance
  • Data analysis
  • Special projects
  • EDI
  • Chargebacks regarding bills
  • Customer Service
QUALIFICATIONS:
  • 2+ years of experience in a similar industry, Accounts Receivable/Collections or accounting role
  • Undergraduate degree or comparable related experience
  • Wine industry experience is a plus
  • Knowledge of Microsoft Office with a heavy concentration in Excel & Outlook

*Salary commensurate with experience

Interested candidates, please contact Kaye Woerner, kaye@skurnik.com.

Spirits Specialist

Seeking a self-motivated, organized, hard-working, goal oriented, Spirits expert to assist in sales, education, hospitality, customer service and account management.

RESPONSIBILITIES: 

  • Assisting Skurnik Sales Reps
    • Account visits
    • Spirits Samples
    • Spirits Education
    • In Office Tastings
      • Cocktail Menu Development and R&D
  • Customer Service & Hospitality
    • Assisting in communicating directly with Skurnik customers for the purpose of generating sales and continuous education
      • In Store Spirits Tastings
      • Staff trainings
    • Problem solving
    • Advising
  • Participation in Skurnik and Skurnik affiliated meetings, activities and events
    • Sales Meetings
    • Seminars
    • Trainings
    • Other in office and out of office activities
  • Completing sales-focused initiatives, goals and incentives
  • Inner-Company and External Communication
    • Ability to craft timely, professional and accurate emails and other communication.
  • Reporting & Data Analytics (on job training)
    • Working knowledge of various technologies to assist in planning, action and follow up.
  • Assist in creating Spirits related content as needed.

Interested candidates, please contact Adam Schuman at aschuman@skurnik.com.