Andrew Peller Limited
  • 08-Jan-2018 to 22-Jan-2018 (PST)
  • Vancouver, BC, CAN
  • Full Time

Andrew Peller Import Agency (API) is a Canadian Importer, Warehouser and Marketing Agent servicing English Canada. We specialize in premium wines and spirits from around the world. Andrew Peller Import Agency is a division of Andrew Peller Limited; a leading producer and marketer of quality wines in Canada. As part of Andrew Peller Limited, we offer our customers the personality and style of an entrepreneurial agency with the resources of a large company.

 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 APL strategic objectives, as well executing objectives that contribute to profit targets/margins and long-term marketing share for Andrew Peller's national import portfolio across channels in all English Canadian. 

 The successful candidate will be accountable for:

  • 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 API'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 Andrew Peller 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 APL 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.

 The ideal candidate will possess the following qualifications/skills:

  • 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
  • Maintenance of privileged and confidential information relating to API sales & revenue growth opportunities
  • Proficient in Microsoft platform, Excel and Word Need to have ability to learn internal Marketing/Sales database (Tableau)
  • Familiar with Illustrator or similar design program
  • Some evening & weekend work related to the wine industry ; travel within Canada and occasionally internationally


*Please submit a detailed resume and cover letter outlining your qualifications no later than January 22, 2018*

 We will be conducting an internal and external search simultaneously. We wish to thank all applicants for their interest; only those applicants selected for an interview will be contacted.  In accordance with the company's "Employment of Relatives Policy" immediate family of employees who currently work for Andrew Peller Limited or any of its subsidiaries are not eligible for (re) hire. In addition, per our "Internal Job Posting Policy", internal candidates must have been in their current position for one (1) year and their performance must be in good standing.

Andrew Peller Limited is committed to inclusive, barrier-free recruitment and selection processes and work environment. We are happy to discuss any need for accommodation and will make every effort to meet those needs in a timely manner.  Please advise the Human Resources Department if you require accommodation throughout the recruitment and selection processes and/or within the work environment. Information received relating to accommodation measures will be addressed confidentially.

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