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    Precept Wine is the fastest growing wine company in one of the country’s most exciting regions: The Pacific Northwest. We offer the best quality-to-price wines of any producer in America. Comprised by a combination of owned vineyards, estates and passionate employees, we are uniquely poised as an industry leader. As we grow, we seek team members who work with creativity and drive. Precept Wine is an entrepreneurial company where each employee’s job description evolves over time.

    We are seeking applicants for the following opportunities:

    JOB TITLE: BRAND MANAGER, SEATTLE, WA

    The Brand Manager is responsible for the development of market driven strategic initiatives that deliver on Precept’s growth and profit objectives, as well as the creation and implementation of brand positioning and programs.

    Responsibilities include but are not limited to:

    • Developing and executing the strategic planning process among multiple nationally distributed wine brands
    • Analyzing market, channel and category trends/opportunities and developing strategic performance enhancing recommendations
    • Determining brand focus areas through competitive set research and data, i.e. AC Nielsen, industry studies and trade publications
    • Monitoring brand performance and identifying new growth opportunities across all channels of distribution (on and off premise, direct-to-consumer)
    • Presenting annual brand plans, line extensions and launch strategies through clear and consistent communication
    • Partnering with multiple cross-functional teams (sales, production, winemaking, etc.) to provide strategic input towards product development
    • Reviewing and managing production forecasts, inventory, pricing, COGS and GP with Finance and Sales team
    • Analyzing effectiveness of pricing, programs and brand performance to present and share with key executive stakeholders
    • Developing and managing supporting marketing programs and tools, including robust calendar of activities, displays and collateral, point-of-sale and brand standards
    • Managing key brand deliverables and digital assets, including package development, selling tools, technical specifications and vintage specific information
    • Managing and developing cross-promotional partner relationships and outside vendors in line with brand objectives
    • Developing and managing budgets to effectively and efficiently execute key brand strategies
    • Ensuring compliance with all legal regulations and company policies and procedures
    • Other duties and responsibilities as assigned

    Skills and Requirements:

    • Bachelor’s degree required, MBA a plus
    • Three – Five plus years of consumer products brand marketing experience, luxury goods or wine / beverage experience preferred
    • Demonstrated analytical skills and experience in forecasting and marketing research
    • Proven track record designing and integrating marketing strategy and consumer brand positioning into product, promotions, media, public relations, branding and merchandising
    • Ability to execute effective project management skills within designated budgets and timelines
    • Strong written/verbal communication and presentation skills
    • Ability to work well under pressure and to think creatively and strategically
    • Willingness to travel as required

    The applicant must be flexible, professional, highly motivated, and must be able to manage multiple responsibilities and complete tasks with minimal supervision.

    For consideration, please include your resume when replying to this posting.

    Precept Wine is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

     

    JOB TITLE: PRICING COORDINATOR, SEATTLE, WA

    This person will work closely with the Sales and Pricing team to enter existing pricing into an online portal.  Training will be provided.  Customer service is key to being successful in this role, as well as the ability to interpret and transcribe complex financial documents.  A background or degree in Business Administration, Finance, or Economics is preferred. 

    Responsibilities include but are not limited to…

    • Maintaining and updating Precept’s pricing system
    • Ensuring national pricing
    • Back end pricing system audits and updates for freight, tax, distributor contact information, alcohol %, etc.
    • Working alongside the sales, accounting, and pricing teams to identify and reconcile discrepancies with distributor records
    • Creating pricing proposal documents
    • Other pricing-related, administrative duties as assigned by the Pricing Manager

    The ideal candidate will…

    • Have experience working in an office environment
    • Have basic to intermediate skills with Microsoft Excel: Basic look-ups, SUMIF(S), the ability to create, use, and edit pivot tables
    • Be extremely comfortable using Microsoft Office Suites (Excel, PowerPoint, Word, Outlook)
    • Have strong interpersonal skills, including verbal and written communication
    • Have excellent organizational stills, and be detail oriented with attention to accuracy
    • Have strong time management skills and use their time effectively
    • Be able use their resources to make informed decisions in the midst of ambiguity

    The applicant must be flexible, professional, highly motivated, and must be able to manage multiple responsibilities and complete tasks with minimal supervision.

    For consideration, please include your resume when replying to this posting.

    Precept Brands are an Equal Opportunity Employer.

     

    JOB TITLE: PUBLIC RELATIONS & COMMUNICATIONS MANAGER – SEATTLE

    Precept Wine is searching for a dynamic Public Relations & Communications Manager to work with our passionate team and extraordinary portfolio of brands. He or she will direct the company’s communications strategy and will develop trade and consumer communications initiatives at all levels of the company. The right candidate will have the ability to use their public relations skills and their journalistic knowledge to further grow and develop the reputation of Precept Wine and its wineries. The ideal person will possess extensive contacts and relationships in the wine public relations world, both in trade and lifestyle publications at local and national levels

    The Public Relations & Communications Manager is responsible for the execution and implementation of marketing efforts, communications programs, and public relations functions. He or she will serve as a key representative while collaborating with brand management, retail and hospitality, alliances, and internal stakeholders to ultimately increase sales and brand awareness.

    Responsibilities include, but are not limited to:

    • Writes press releases and works with media to develop story ideas and exposure for our brands/Precept Wine. Responds to media inquiries and pitches stories as appropriate.
    • Oversees media sample shipment process, from bottling to winemaker communication on readiness, to timing with brand managers respective to current inventory, to ordering in samples via wine room coordinator, working with brand managers to compile fact sheets and planning relevant media recipients.
    • Serves as a key liaison for state wine and grower commissions, travel organizations and trade interests affecting the wine industry.
    • Develops and maintains positive media relationships, locally and nationally.
    • Cultivates and refreshes internal media contact databases.
    • Provide support on copywriting for all company-based outlets: newsletters, website, labels, flyers, POS materials, etc.
    • Oversee, with collaboration of brand managers, select winery and company social media outlets including Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram.
    • Oversee event lineup and hospitality (trade, consumer, executive) with daily activation by Public Relations and Events Specialist.
    • Writes new hire announcements for hiring manager to disseminate
    • Audits posted publication scores and records them into an internal tracker
    • Facilitates and hosts media visits, sets up media interviews, etc.
    • Works with brand managers to activate production of acclaim-specific marketing materials, including acclaim sell sheets, shelf talkers, and educational materials.
    • Identifies and implements communication methods to build brand exposure, enhance positioning, and gain awareness in the marketplace.
    • Assists with communications and collateral needs (e.g. letters, collateral assets and emails) geared toward key distributors, trade partners, key accounts, etc.
    • Develops and/or supplements communications materials to supplement sales programs, promotions, sales presentations, etc.
    • Leverages sponsorships and promotions to maximize each opportunity.
    • Responsible for weekly acclaim report and will work to reactivate internal newsletter, The Juice.
    • Refreshes and audits information about the company and its brands on third-party pages, such as Google, Yelp, and wine alliance sites.
    • Attends key flagship events and assists at events where needed.

    Qualifications, Skills & Requirements:

    • 5-10+ years Marketing and Communications experience
    • Bachelor’s degree
    • Proficiency in MS Word, MS Excel, PowerPoint, CisionPoint, TradePulse, WordPress websites, DropBox and social channels.
    • Strong project management skills, including the ability to take multiple projects from concept to execution, accompanied by the ability to prioritize multiple projects.
    • Networking; contact development (press, industry influencers).
    • Outstanding communication skills, including formal presentations and one-on-one communication.
    • Creative and strategic thinker who brings fresh ideas, new perspectives, and a wealth of enthusiasm.
    • Proven ability and experience with copywriting and authoring.
    • Management skills, including the ability and desire to lead, support and develop direct reports.
    • Passion for wine and the wine/food experience.

    Physical Requirements:

    • Ability to lift and carry up to 45 pounds.
    • Acceptable/insurable driving record.
    • Available to work weekdays, weekends, evenings as required by events and business travel.
    • Ability to travel, including overnight stays and air travel.
    • Ability to drive self and others to various locations.

    Compensation:

    Competitive

    NEXT STEPS: For consideration, please forward your resume along with a letter of introduction to jobs@preceptwine.com with the subject line “COMMUNICATIONS MANAGER.”

     

    JOB TITLE: REGIONAL MANAGER, MID ATLANTIC

    This is an opportunity to become part of a dynamic and fast-growing company. This position will report to the Mid Atlantic Division Manager. 

    State Responsibility: Washington DC, Maryland, Delaware, Pennsylvania

    Primary Responsibilities and Desired Skillset Include:

    • Manage multiple states, distributors and customers with diverse wine portfolio
    • Create, manage and drive monthly/yearly goals and brand plans
    • Manage budgets, incentives and T&E within company guidelines, to drive the business
    • Goal oriented and results driven with strong work ethic
    • Ability to quickly build strong, meaningful relationships with senior management, field management and sales reps across existing distributor network
    • Continually develop positive relationships with key on & off premise account buyers, top regional and national accounts, and brand influencers
    • Function at a high level in a fast paced, team oriented environment
    • Employ high standards of accountability with detail oriented follow up and execution
    • Deep market knowledge with the ability to quickly respond to changes in the competitive landscape
    • Confident in presenting a large and growing portfolio of wine to accounts, distributors and consumers

    Desired Experience:

    • Reside within the territory
    • College degree preferred
    • 3-5 years wine industry experience at the distributor or supplier level
    • Strong knowledge and commitment to wine
    • 21 years of age or older
    • Strong leadership and organizational skills
    • Thrive in a fast pace environment
    • Ability to travel up to 50% of the time
    • Existing account relationships with key accounts in the marketplace

    Find out more about Precept Wine here:  http://www.preceptwine.com

    For consideration, please include your resume and salary history when replying to posting.   

    Precept Wine is an Equal Opportunity Employer

     

    JOB TITLE: PRODUCTION CELLAR, CALDWELL, ID

    We are seeking a qualified organized individual with previous cellar knowledge and experience to join our team.  The cellar production employee will work directly with the cellar master and winemaking staff to ensure daily, weekly, and monthly operations are completed timely and efficiently.  The right candidate will work well within a team environment, be flexible in a fast paced changing environment, able to follow standard operating and safety procedures, and help to maintain a high level of cleanliness and sanitation in the winery. 

    Responsibilities include but are not limited to:

    • Harvest work that includes the operation of crush equipment and sorting fruit
    • Use of pumps, hoses, and punch down tools for fermentation cap management and must removal
    • General movement of fruit, juice, and wine to different locations throughout the winery
    • Making additions to juice and wine
    • Filtering, fining, and prepping wine for bottling
    • General cleaning and sanitation of all equipment, hoses, presses and work areas
    • Loading and unloading wine from tank trucks
    • Follow safety protocols, Standard operating procedures (SOP’s), and company policies
    • Working with barrels, racking, cleaning, stacking, and topping

    Skills and Requirements:

    • Have 1-3 years of cellar experience with attention to detail and quality workmanship
    • Work extended hours and weekends during harvest and/or getting wine ready for bottling.
    • Work four 10 hour days – Monday-Thursday 7:00-5:30
    • Have the ability to walk and stand for long periods of time
    • Have the ability to climb up and down catwalk stairs
    • Have reliable transportation
    • Have the ability to lift 50 lbs
    • Have Forklift experience
    • Work with varying temperatures and weather conditions
    • Must be flexible, highly motivated, and able to manage multiple responsibilities with minimal supervision

     

    JOB TITLE: QUALITY CONTROL TECH, WALLA WALLA, WA 

    We are looking for the best and brightest to fill an immediate opening for the Quality Control Tech at our Waterbrook Winery in Walla Walla, WA.

    Responsibilities include but are not limited to:

    • Perform specific duties and responsibilities based on standard operating procedures, good laboratory practices, good manufacturing practices to ensure the consistency and quality of our products
    • Perform quality control analysis of finished goods, and other materials as required
    • Is knowledgeable of particular scientific instrumentation techniques
    • Follow laboratory standard operating procedures; attention to detail is essential
    • Complete and maintain all required documentation for procedures, recording work and results.
    • Monitor and insures compliance with all applicable company policies and procedures
    • Perform basic and routine analytical on tank samples, finished goods to verify accurate results and consistencies
    • Procure all supplies needed to perform required duties and notify lead/supervisor of any issues or needs
    • Keep other personnel informed as to the status of analysis, lab supplies and equipment usages
    • Able to follow all QC Department’s Standard Operating Procedures (SOP’S) Good Manufacturing Practices (GMP) and other policies and procedures established by company
    • Takes initiative to make sound decisions in their work, communicate with operator/line lead of any adjustments that need to be made to bring quality back into specifications
    • Ensures all tasks for finalization of controlled documents are completed and saved on share drive for easy access
    • Make a positive contribution to achieving departmental performance targets for safety, product quality and throughput by operating within specified procedures
    • Ensure that all bottling line documents are completed accurately prior to the day of production.
    • Involve daily communication with management, Quality Control, Maintenance, Warehouse and all employees necessary in the operations process
    • Visually inspect products and or operations to insure quality of products and or work.
    • Safety awareness, identify and correct conditions that effect employee safety, uphold safety standards, notify supervisor of any unsafe conditions
    • Ensuring compliance to product safety procedures and report and take corrective actions for product safety and incidents within specified limits
    • Assist with departmental needs and vacancies
    • Perform other duties as assigned by manager

    Skills and Requirements:

    • Must be able to read, understand and comply with the SDS sheets
    • Ability to work an 8, 10 or 12-hour shifts or required necessary hours to meet business requirements
    • 3+ years assisting leads with QC productions.
    • Experience working with all major winery BoM’s structure
    • Strong organization skills and closer attention to detail
    • Prior experience is highly desirable including working knowledge
    • Ability to identify business process improvements and report existing deficiencies to management
    • Experience with authoring Standard Operating Procedures

     

    JOB TITLE: LINE OPERATOR, WALLA WALLA, WA 

    We are looking for the best and brightest to fill an immediate opening for the Line Operator at our Waterbrook Winery in Walla Walla, WA.

    Responsibilities include but are not limited to:

    • Make a positive contribution to achieving departmental performance targets for safety, product quality and throughput by operating within specified procedures
    • Oversee daily activities of assigned shift, use high degree of concentration and thorough knowledge of the operations process to lead employees
    • Monitor, measure and adjust to help reduce labor cost, high waste, reduce downtime/change over times, increase line efficiency and throughputs
    • Assist in developing and implementing an aggressive cross training program to improve overall bench strength for all production lines
    • Ensure that all bottling line documents are completed accurately prior to the day of production
    • Involve daily communication with management, Quality Control, Maintenance, Warehouse and all employees necessary in the operations process
    • Plan, coordinate and advise production employees of work to be completed daily
    • Oversee daily set up of machinery and equipment prior to production for efficient and effective operations
    • Monitor production process to insure expected cases and efficiencies are met, receive and resolve operations problems for production lines
    • Visually inspect products and or operations to insure quality of products and or work
    • Safety awareness, Identify and correct conditions that effect employee safety, uphold safety standards and notify supervisor of any unsafe conditions
    • Follow established programs, policies, and practices to produce safe quality product that meets regulatory and company requirements
    • Ensuring compliance to product safety procedures and report and take corrective actions for product safety and incidents within specified limits
    • Plan and direct established sanitation activities while following all company policies and procedures and keep work area clean at all times

    Skills and Requirements:

    • Read, understand and comply to the SDS sheets
    • Excellent communication skills
    • 1-2 years of manufacturing experience
    • Ability to work an 8, 10 or 12-hour shifts or required necessary hours to meet business requirements
    • Able to work night shifts when need it
    • Able to stand for long periods of time
    • Must work well under minimal supervision

     

    JOB TITLE: BOTTLING LINE, WALLA WALLA, WA

    We are looking for the best and brightest to fill an immediate opening for the bottling line at our Waterbrook Winery in Walla Walla, WA.

    Responsibilities include but are not limited to:

    • Verify all necessary equipment in place prior to bottling
    • Confirm all label height and spacing according to measurements
    • Supply all dump tables full of glass when supply is low
    • Validate case labeler is labeling every case individually and accurately
    • Responsible for general housekeeping duties and maintaining a sanitary work area
    • Complete all job functions following proper safety requirements and quality control
    • Notifying Line Lead or QC of glass breakage at dump tables
    • Take part in clean up and preventative maintenance activates
    • Work different parts of the line in a rotation accurately
    • Clean all glue off glue machine and any foreign material off the floor
    • Conduct basic inspection of all moving components during operations
    • Other general bottling line duties an assigned by manager

    Skills and Requirements:

    • Excellent communication skills
    • Ability to consistently lift 40-50 pounds
    • High school diploma or FED equivalent
    • Work extended hours and weekend when needed
    • Ability to work 10 hour days
    • Able to stand for long periods of time
    • Must work well under minimal supervision
    • Able to cross train with all bottling line functions

     

    JOB TITLE: PRECEPT WINE INTERNSHIP APPLICATIONS 2017-2018 – MULTIPLE LOCATIONS

    Internships at Precept Wine offer a well-rounded experience of working for a dynamic, vertically integrated wine producer, while gaining a solid understanding of the three-tier distribution system. Opportunities of focus include assignments among Brand Management, Communications and PR, Graphic Design, and Field Sales. We strive to align internships with specific areas of study while scheduled to fit student demands.

    INTERNSHIP POSITIONS

    • Brand Management / Marketing – Work hand in hand with brand managers to develop essential marketing collateral and sales tools. Gain a solid understanding of the strategic planning process and tactical execution behind our nationally distributed wine brands.
    • Communications / PR / Events – Assist in variety of PR related function, including press outreach efforts, event planning and social media execution.
    • Graphic Design – Work closely with Precept Wine’s award-winning in-house design team to develop key brand tools, from packaging to marketing collateral.
    • Sales – Develop an essential understanding of the sales role within the organization, including distributor presentations, cultivating retailer relationships and exceptional field execution.

    COMMITMENT & PERKS

    • 150-hour commitment in Precept Wine’s Seattle office (10-15 weeks, 10-15 hours per week)
    • Hours may also be accrued through evening/weekend events or hospitality trips
    • School credit where allowed OR stipend after successful completion of internship
    • Ongoing wine education and tasting opportunities (for students age 21 and over)

    SKILLS & REQUIREMENTS

    • Open to all majors
    • Strong written and verbal communications skills
    • Excellent organization, time management, and prioritization skills required
    • Demonstrated abilities in confidentiality, initiative, judgment and discretion
    • Computer skills: Word, Excel, Power Point
    • Ability to lift and carry a full case of wine (approx. 50 pounds)
    • 21+ years of age preferred

    NEXT STEPS: Please submit your resume and cover letter stating specific area of interest, time frame and/or quarter of availability to internship@preceptwine.com.

     

    Precept Wine is an Equal Opportunity Employer and we look forward to hearing from you!