Why Join BlackSquare?
Our Calgary office is funky and cool – we’re located in the heart of downtown with great views of the mountains and access to every amenity you can imagine, and a stylish tasting room for sampling wine and beer and other cocktails. We like to go out after work, and hold office lunch potlucks, and there’s usually at least one email thread floating around the office that’s composed entirely of animated gifs (because comedy). If you want to learn about the modern world of direct to consumer alcohol sales, we’ve got you covered. We have 10 years of experience working with clients internationally.
At BlackSquare, we are a relentlessly resourceful group of people. Everyone in the company has the freedom to work independently, to solve problems and to get things done for our clients. It’s that entrepreneurial attitude that underpins everything we do together.
A bit more about us….
We create software that’s modernizing the global wine, beer and spirits industry by taking the hardest elements of e-commerce sales (compliance, logistics, purchase order analytics, consumer management) and automating them to allow producers to focus on what they do best – making great alcoholic beverages.
Position: Account Manager
Start date: Immediately
We are in search of a full-time Account Manager to join our team and manage the day-to-day operations of our clients’ business in Canada from our Calgary, Alberta head office.
This employee will generally be required to work Monday to Friday, 10am-6pm, although flex hours may be required to accommodate operations in different international time zones.
You might be the perfect fit for this contract position if you have:
- Account management experience in the wine industry
- Worked in a senior position for a liquor importation agency or liquor order desk
- Completed your WSET Level 2 or higher
- Worked in liquor retail at a management level, with an emphasis on premium wine sales
- Gained experience working at a winery in a sales or export role
- Experience in liquor logistics or merchandising
- Published wine reviews, blogs or other wine-related content
You should also possess the following skills and abilities:
- Exceptional client management skills
- Excellent written and verbal communication
- Knowledge of liquor laws and regulations
- Proficiency with, or ability to quickly learn new software applications
- Spreadsheet wizard
- Attention to detail, ability to multi-task and prioritize
- Self-starter and takes initiative
- Strong wine knowledge and desire to continue wine education
- ProServe Certification
Cross-functional Team Work and Communication
You bring demonstrated collaboration skills and work effectively within a cross-functional organization. Our strong and dynamic team requires inter-department consultation and teamwork; you will bring a positive nature and great communication skills, contributing to the greater success of the company.
Account Management and Client Success
Having a proven track record of managing client success and relationship building are foundational to this role. You will have worked with key accounts and managed communications and challenges through project coordination, problem solving and proactive risk management. Coordination with suppliers and shippers requires diligent communication and deadline management. You will be tasked with hard deadlines and need to manage multiple tasks of high importance, from: sourcing product, creating and maintaining communication with agencies, sustaining inventory controls, create wine content and profiles, and overseeing the daily logistics of orders.
Astute Attention to Detail
This role requires extreme attention to detail. You will work with the Procurement Manager to help ensure inventory standards are met, and all deliverables are completed on time and accurately. This role is meant for someone who can juggle multiple responsibilities and deliverables while maintaining exceptional quality standards. Precision and accuracy in executing defined processes and managing detailed data management is key to your success. You have the ability to understand and interpret financial data. This role requires you to oversee purchase orders, from preparation and recording to tracking and managing risks. Analyze inventory to determine product performance for sales, gross margin, inventory turnover, new/aged inventory, and ROI. Seek opportunity buys, analyze performance by style, react to trends and opportunities. Demonstrated proficiency in inventory practices with an understanding of their financial and operational impacts.
It is essential to have a comprehensive working knowledge of the following, or similar software applications, or be eager at learning: Basecamp, Lightspeed, Liquor Connect, Google Suite (sheets), and other ecommerce platforms like Big Commerce and ShipStation.
Beyond all, ability to present yourself and the company in a professional, but friendly and approachable manner. All team members must be able to improvise, take initiative, identify opportunities for improvement, create efficiency and have fun!
Interested? In addition to your resume, please submit a sample wine review of the last bottle you enjoyed. Please send your resume, salary expectations, earliest start date and wine review to firstname.lastname@example.org.