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General Manager

at Eli Zabar
Location New York, NY
Date Posted Dec 07, 2011
Category Wine retail
Job Type Full-Time


W.I.N.E Eli Zabar’s Upper East Side wine shop is seeking a full time General Manager.

W.I.N.E is a boutique shop that sells exclusively Old World wines and features small growers. The regional focus is Burgundy and Piedmont.

We are looking for someone who is customer service oriented, and possesses a positive attitude.

• In-depth knowledge of old-world wines and producers is a must.

• A commitment to excellent and warm service. We abide by the “customer is always right attitude” and attempt to pair them with a bottle that they like and enjoy, not necessarily something that fits our own agenda.

• Understanding of local wine market and 2-4 years experience in purchasing wines and related wine trade experience.


• Accurate inventory control
• Liaise directly with suppliers placing new and replenishment inventory orders
• Manage 1-2 other store employee
• Enjoy selling wine and desire to learn more about wine
• Extremely organized, detailed oriented and a team player in a growing retail business
• Strong knowledge of wines, regions, varieties and vintages relevant to our inventory
• IT Processing skills e.g. MS Word, Excel and database knowledge
• Ability to learn proprietary POS and website system
• Ability to troubleshoot and solve problematic situations on a regular basis
• Trustworthy, reliable and discrete
• Excellent customer service skills
• Possess excellent time management and prioritization skills
• Have a sense of urgency, as well as structure and discipline
• Able to lift up heavy cases of wine (approximately 40 lbs. each)
• Weekends and evenings are often required.
• This is a 5-6 day 50-60 hr. per week position with a very competitive salary, plus attractive benefits available.

Experience in internet marketing is a big plus.

You may also be asked to help as a sommelier at our wine bar / restaurant next door.

Salary is based on experience and ability.

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