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Wine and Gourmet Associate

Somerville, Massachusetts
Job Type
3 Sep 2022
Full Job Description Ball Square Fine Wines is an award-winning, boutique wine shop committed to bringing customers a rare opportunity to explore fine wines, craft beers, specialty spirits, and gourmet delicacies. We pride ourselves on our accessibility; we hand select offerings to excite both novices and connoisseurs alike, and continue to grow our community of enthusiasts. Our knowledgeable, warm, and engaging staff is always available to answer questions and guide customers to find the perfect products for their occasion. What we do and how we do it literally draws passersby in and has earned us two recent Best of Boston Awards (2011 & 2013 Best Wine Shop, 2015 Best Spirits Shop). Position Opening Calling all gourmands! We are looking for a professional, dedicated, passionate employee to join our team full time as Wine and Gourmet Associate. Our shop is busy; high energy and a diligent mindset are a must for this position. We work hard, but strive to provide an unpretentious environment where we can engage with our customers on a personal level; if you are of the same mind, please see below: All applicants must have flexible availability including days, nights, weekends and holidays. Reliable, driven, high-energy people with previous hospitality, restaurant and/or retail experience are preferred. Successful candidates will have a strong work ethic, professional attitude, good communication skills, as well as a willingness to perform all tasks required for the position. They will also be detail-oriented, yet creative thinkers. Candidate preferences include: - 2-3+ years experience working in hospitality/restaurant/gourmet retail sales;- Previous retail buying experience, Gourmet buying experience; - Knowledge of the Gourmet Foods and Beverage industries, product trends, product handling, common pairings, etc. - Ability to engage with customers in a down-to-earth, approachable, knowledgeable manner; - Experience with point-of-sale software, management programs, money handling, etc.; - Ability to lift 40+ lbs; - A valid Driver's License - Regular, efficient purchasing and stocking of inventory; Candidates with consecutive work experience in the industry and strong referrals will be considered first. Familiarity with Somerville/Ball Sq/Davis Sq communities is a plus. Job Type: Full-time Pay: $17.00 - $25.00 per hour Benefits: 401(k) Health insurance Paid time off Schedule: 8 hour shift Supplemental pay types: Bonus pay Tips COVID-19 considerations: Curbside pickup still available, most COVID restrictions have been lifted. Work Location: One location
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  • Job Reference: 703003977-2
  • Date Posted: 3 September 2022
  • Recruiter: Ball Square Fine Wines
  • Location: Somerville, Massachusetts
  • Salary: On Application
  • Sector: Retail & Consumer Products
  • Job Type: Permanent