Import Wine Portfolio Manager

Job Order ID:1921
Posting Date:1/5/2018
Job Location:Vancouver BC Canada
Job Description:


Import Wine Portfolio Manager


Our client is a globally recognized importer of world class wine products. Due to recent promotions, they are seeking an Import Portfolio Manager. The Import Portfolio Manager is the direct link to a portfolio of suppliers nationally, and is responsible for development of strategic business plans, ensuring alignment with our client’s strategic objectives, as well executing objectives that contribute to profit targets/margins and long-term marketing share for our client’s national import portfolio across channels in all English Canada.


Some of what you will do in this role includes:

  • Working with the National Director and Sales Manager’s assisting with the development and execution of short term revenue and profit targets/margins, and long-term market for our client’s wine business (BCLDB, BCLRS, Key Accounts Alberta, Alberta Independents, SLGA, SK grocery, MBLL, MBPWS, LCBO, NBLL, NSLC, PEILCC, NLC and National Licensee).
  • Responsible for working with the provincial teams on the development, implementation, and alignment of strategic business plans for a national portfolio of import suppliers (15 suppliers – subject to change) including sales, forecast targets, and budgets aligned with organizational strategies.
  • Responsible for developing in-trade programs and sell-in presentations; as well, development and management of corporate presentations delivered to customers: internal and external.
  • Direct link between company and the external export managers
  • Alignment with Trade Marketing to: maximize ROI; manage spending and recoverable budgets.
  • Manages trade marketing budget for recoverable and non-recoverable brands; tracks and manages performance in the channels.
  • Alignment with logistics and sales managers on product management, promotion strategy and inventory control.
  • Monitor, communicate, and recommend solutions regarding competitive activities and developments to the Director of Imports.
  • Work with Western Business Analyst and Trade Marketing Manager ensuring reports, sales tools and programming is provided to the teams.
  • Develops an understanding of each of the markets to understand the competitive landscape in both retail and licensee channels in English Canada.
  • Develops strong working relationship with the top key trade specialists.
  • Follows safe work procedures and practices and reports all unsafe working conditions / hazards to their reporting Manager.


In order to apply you should have the following in your background:

  • Bachelor of Arts or Bachelor of Commerce with specialization in Marketing preferred
  • Minimum of 5 years trade Marketing experience combined with experience / knowledge of premium wine industry (products, channels) a significant asset
  • Ability to think strategically, analytically and creatively; ability to work under tight timelines & stressful situations
  • Exemplary leadership & customer service skills
  • Proficient in Microsoft platform, Excel and Word Need to have ability to learn internal Marketing/Sales database (eg: Tableau)
  • Familiar with Illustrator or similar design program
  • Some evening & weekend work related to the wine industry; travel within Canada and occasionally internationally  

If this sounds like a role where you could be successful, please apply today!