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Enthusiastic Wine Professional $18.55-$28.75/hour

2 Nabby Rd, Danbury, CT 06811, USA Req #1873
Monday, December 5, 2022
Stew Leonard’s WINES began when Stew Leonard, Jr., the CEO and President of Stew Leonard’s food stores and his two sisters, Jill and Beth, and brother, Tom, were sitting at the dinner table. They realized the only item on the table that their store did not sell was the wine. The meal was fantastic, but the wine was just ok. Stew said to his sisters, “We can do better. Don’t you agree?”Stew and his family decided to take their decades of retail experience in the food business and apply it to wine. They agreed that any store, which opened under the “Stew Leonard’s” trademark, would offer customers a friendly, well-trained staff and a clean, organized store. We want any customer in a Stew Leonard’s store to feel comfortable asking questions about wine and to enjoy it as much as we do. After studying the industry, taking multiple courses and traveling to numerous wineries, Beth L. Hollis, Stew’s sister, opened the first wine store in Yonkers, New York, in 1999.  The Stew Leonard’s Mark is a registered trademark or service mark of Stew Leonard’s, a Connecticut partnership and is registered in the United States. Each wine store is independently owned and operated and is not part of a cooperative buying group or affiliated with the Stew Leonard’s food stores.

Job Title: Enthusiastic Wine Professional II

Reports to: Manager

Directly Supervises: Merchandisers and Wine Advisors

Location: On or Off Site wine store

FLSA Status: Non-Exempt

 Full-Time Hourly, starting at $18.55/hour

Job Summary:

Supervise, guide and motivate team members to deliver excellent customer service and the highest quality products. Provide assistance to management in hiring and training new team members, updating management on team member performance and acts as a liaison between team members and upper management. Enthusiastic Wine Professional II’s provide the customers with specialist knowledge, lead in team member wine/spirit training and responsible for all of the operations of the building/ department and business in the managers’ absence.


Key Responsibilities:


  • Providing a high level of customer service, builds customer relationships and provides specialist product knowledge
  • Hosts staff product trainings sharing your knowledge
  • Responsible for category management including the recommendation of quality items
  • Answers team member questions, helps with team member problems, and oversees team member work for quality and guideline compliance
  • Provides encouragement to team members, including communicating deadlines and goals
  • Assists management with hiring process and new team member training
  • Ensure displays are full and merchandised, with appropriate signage
  • Participate in monthly, quarterly and yearly department inventories
  • Opens and closes the store (off site wine) and responsible for completion of all checklists.
  • Helps plan and execute in store events
  • Ensures the responsible sale and sampling of alcoholic beverages
  • Other projects, as needed

Education and Experience (include knowledge, skills and abilities):

  • High School Diploma or equivalent
  • At least three year experience with product knowledge, CSW/WSET/Sommelier or equivalent qualifications a plus
  • Great customer service skills, problem solving, handles complaints
  • Good computer skills and a basic knowledge of Microsoft Excel, Word and Outlook, the HRIS
  • Good communication skills, both written and oral
  • Good organizational skills
  • The ability to delegate tasks and communicate directions clearly
  • The ability to multi-task



Personal Characteristics:

  • Lead by example
  • Excellent work ethic
  • Excellent interpersonal skill
  • Honest
  • The ability to problem solver
  • Firm, but fair
  • Flexible
  • Willing and eager to grow, with sights set on management


Working Conditions:

  • The position requires frequent walking, standing, lifting, reaching, pushing and pulling with a approximately 50lbs.

Why you’ll love working here!


Family Oriented: We respect the personal balance between work and family with career opportunity and growth- over 80% of our managers have been promoted from within.


Benefits: High value, high quality Medical, Dental, and Vision coverage, 401 K plan for FT & PT team members, family & personal time, life insurance, and more!


Environment: Have you seen the Avocado Girls? Chiquita Banana? Or the singing Parrot?


Covid-19: Staying safe and clean, we are taking all precautions in the store to keep our team members and customers safe. (Providing daily masks and gloves to all team members, plexi glass at service counters, weekly communications, and much more!)


 Pay Day: We’re thrilled to offer our employees Dayforce Wallet – a new way to get paid. Say bye-bye to pay day and hello to pay your way. Get your pay as soon as you earn it, at no cost to you – It’s your money, why should you have to wait? Request your pay as you earn it.  


We take pride in the power of diversity, inclusion, and being socially responsible to the communities which we live and do business


Apply today and start as soon as 1 week!


For more information on working at Stew Leonard’s click on the link below!


Stew Leonard's Wines is an equal opportunity at will employer and does not discriminate against any employee or applicant for employment because of age, race, religion, color, disability, sex, sexual orientation or national origin. 

Other details

  • Job Family Wine
  • Job Function Full Time
  • Pay Type Hourly
  • Employment Indicator Full Time
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  • 2 Nabby Rd, Danbury, CT 06811, USA