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Sales Rep

Start date: Ongoing
Location: Beijing, China

 

Drinking Buddies is a craft beer club and distributor, importing unique beers from microbreweries around the world. All the beers we import are not available anywhere else in China.

 

We’re looking for an energetic sales manager to help produce, manage and drive our marketing initiatives to result in sales growth.

 

We are a startup, so you must be willing to get your hands dirty, keen to offer ideas, and able to be a self-starter irrespective of your area of focus. We are looking for applicants who are not just excited by their role, but excited about joining a young company early on and shaping your role and the company from the start.

 

General Responsibilities

  • Selling craft beer; driving growth through memberships and beer sales.
  • Work towards sales targets each month
  • Account management; building and maintaining relationships with new and existing retailers
  • Credibly talk and answer questions about our craft beers; ensure a high standard of service
  • Identify and implement sales strategies, and campaigns

 

Experience/Requirements

  • Experience in F&B and sales is a plus
  • A passion for craft beer, and a willingness to learn more!
  • Ability to take initiative, entrepreneurial and work with a limited amount of direction; ability to work both independently and within a team to accomplish mutual goals
  • Native Chinese, English is a plus
  • Excellent attention to detail, organized
  • Strong communication skills and a very friendly, charismatic personality
  • Ability to lift a carton of beer (24 bottles)
  • Understanding that candidate may need to work “non-traditional” hours due to industry, and may be required to travel

 

Please note, all candidates will be required to do a rotation of labeling, packing and shipping to get an understanding of the foundations on which the company runs.

 

Qualifications:

  • College/University Undergraduate Degree required in relevant area

 

 

Available to:

Chinese citizens

 

If interested in becoming a Beer Ambassador or have any questions, please email hello@drinkingbuddies.cn

Beer Ambassador

Start date: Ongoing
Salary: Commission basis

 

Drinking Buddies is a craft beer club and distributor, importing unique beers from microbreweries around the world. All the beers we import are not available anywhere else in China.

 

We’re looking for Beer Ambassadors to represent Drinking Buddies across China. Primarily, you will be responsible for selling our beers to retailers (bars, restaurants, hotels), supplying for local events (gallery exhibitions, festivals, private parties), selling beer club memberships and raising brand awareness in your respective city.

 

The ideal candidate has potential for this to become a permanent role within the company if desired and skills are met. This is a great opportunity for anyone looking to make a bit of extra money on the side, discover some great beer, and run your own mini business. Relevant products and marketing materials will be provided to support you for sales, and support can be provided for events.

 

 

How does it work?

 

Becoming a beer ambassador is a perfect and flexible way to make a bit of extra money on the side – all while really, running a mini business of your own!

 

All Drinking Buddies Beer Ambassadors are representatives of the business. You can choose to either sell beer club memberships and/or sell craft beer to stockists, whether they’re bars, restaurants, hotels, or for private sales and events.

 

If you’re interested in selling beers – there are two ways you can do this:

  • You can purchase the beers off us in bulk at a discounted rate, and then sell on at a price you set.
  • You can simply make the introductions for the sale, we’ll ship the beers direct and you’ll earn a commission of 10% for every successful sale!

 

If you’re interested in selling memberships to the beer club:

  • For every membership you sell, you’ll receive a commission of 5%.
  • AND, for every 5 memberships you sell, you’ll receive a free six 330ml bottle pack of beer for yourself (valued at ~200RMB) so you can join in and have a drink with your buddy!

 

Just remember, make sure the person signing up mentions your name.

 

Whether you decide to utilize WeChat and your social media followers, hit the street, or run an event it’s up to you! We’re flexible to new and exciting ideas, so if an idea falls outside this remit, let us know!

 

What you’ll get:

 

  • We’ll give you the support you need – we’ll introduce you to the beers and give you suggestions on how you can sell.
  • You’ll also receive an up-to-date price list from us each month.
  • Free merch if you’re running an event (and support), or hitting the streets.
  • We’ll organize all the membership management, delivery, paperwork, communications and logistics so you can focus on selling!

 

 

Experience/Requirements

  • Must be over the age of 18 due to sale of alcohol
  • Good understanding of craft beer will always help!
  • Ability to take initiative, entrepreneurial and work with a limited amount of direction; ability to work both independently and within a team to accomplish mutual goals
  • Strong communication skills and a friendly personality
  • Highly organized, sales driven
  • A passion for beer!
  • Ability to lift a carton of beer (24 bottles)

 

General Responsibilities

  • Generating new sales leads
  • Account management of stockists (level of involvement is up to each person)
  • Contribute images, text, and insight for social media where possible
  • Inventory management (if applicable)
  • Assisting in event coordination, and logging of any expenses, sales and consumed goods at respective events (should you wish, or if you choose to run an event to sell)
  • Maintaining good customer relationships (b2b, b2c)
  • Willingness to learn about the Drinking Buddies range of craft beers, and tell the story behind our breweries
  • Budget management, sampling spends/customer conversion

 

Available to:

Chinese citizens, non-Chinese citizens

 

If interested in becoming a Beer Ambassador or have any questions, please email hello@drinkingbuddies.cn