American Northwest Distributors is the largest family owned distribution company in the Northwest with offices in Seattle, Spokane, and Portland. Since 2003, we have been sharing our love for Fine Wine and Craft Spirits throughout the Pacific Northwest with a competitive portfolio throughout multiple states.

current openings:

Job Overview: ANW is seeking highly-motivated individuals with a passion for sales to take over established, growing territories within the Spokane region. We are looking for talented individuals to not only grow their territories but to grow with us. 

All territories are a mix of on and off premise with existing business that can be built upon. 

Skills, Experience & Education: 
Minimum 1-2 years of wine & spirit sales experience
Polished interpersonal skills
Computer literacy
Strong organizational skills and work ethic, with pronounced ambition to succeed
Flexible with hours
Self-starter

Special consideration will be given to candidates with:
Extensive experience in fine with and craft spirit sales, including familiarity with the market and key accounts
Wine and/or Spirits certifications

Excellent opportunity for the right candidates. All inquiries will be kept strictly confidential.

Commissioned position with benefits including medical, dental, vision and PTO. 

To apply, please email a cover letter and resume to Kelsey Malm-Devison at Kelsey@anwdistributors.com

ACCOUNT MANAGER

WINE &
SPIRIT SALES

Spokane, 
WASHINGTON

 


Job Overview: ANW is seeking District Managers for King County. This position is responsible for ensuring the execution of sales plans within an assigned territory through a focus on the sales team and key account management. We are looking for someone to not only lead, but to help build a sales team and define the success of their region for years to come. 

Roles & Responsibilities: 
Distribution Management -  
Manage and oversee all market activities through organization, ensuring that efforts are focused on appropriate accounts, territory, and channels to achieve ANW’s short and long-term sales objectives. 
Execute market level sales and marketing activities/programs to achieve brand, volume, KPIs, and sustained performance. 
Develop and implement plans and activities to ensure assigned sales team members have the information needed to execute successfully against the ANW portfolio plans and to meet assigned depletion and account growth goals. 
Follow up and develop plans to address market gaps and performance issues. 
Effectively leverage sales team to support key account activities as needed. 
Train and assist sales personnel to conduct brand presentations to key on-premise staff at targeted accounts to ensure the proper implementation of brand strategies for all brands. 

Key Account Management - 
Develop strong working relationships with key accounts (on and off) in assigned geography. 
Provide key accounts with compelling selling stories and/or programming initiatives to grow distribution, shelf management, and depletion activity. 
Identify new key account opportunities and develop compelling selling stories and/or programming initiatives to grow distribution, shelf management, and depletion activity. 
Deliver fact based selling presentations to on and off-premise sub channels. 
Ensure the execution of in market programs in targeted key accounts. 

Budget & Planning -
Responsible for managing within an assigned budget
May contribute/input to the annual budget planning cycle. 

Skills, Experience & Education:
Bachelor's degree required - preferably in Business Administration or some related field of study
Three to five years experience with on and off-premise alcoholic beverage sales
Two years experience in a managerial role
Solid understanding of business financials and experience in managing a budget
Demonstrated ability to develop and maintain effective working relationships with key customers & stakeholders
Familiarity with product sales - ability to develop compelling selling stories to grow distribution and volume sales
Ability to manage multiple priorities and experience in working with a multi-brand portfolio
Results oriented, thrives in a dynamic, fast-paced enviornment
Ability to work independently
Proficient in Word, Excel, and PowerPoint required
Excellent verbal and written communication skills, strong presentation skills
Strong organizational and planning skills
Ability to work effectively with teams - driving results through others
 

Essential Job Functions:
Ability to work weekends and extended workdays as needed (generally 2+ nights per week for on-premise account development and programming)
Make in person presentations - communicating verbally information about ANW's portfolio
Access online data and review/analyze information and opportunities within key accounts & assigned geography
Ability to travel within assigned geography – generally 2-4 days per week. 
Must have a motor vehicle and possess a valid driver's license.

To apply, please email a cover letter and resume to Anton Fedechkin at Anton@anwdistributors.com

DISTRICT
MANAGERs

KING COUNTY
WASHINGTON


Job Overview: ANW is currently seeking customer service-oriented Delivery Drivers to fulfill a variety of routes across Washington, based out of our Seattle warehouse.

Roles & Responsibilities:
Completing daily deliveries to a variety of customers
Assessing delivery vehicle for maintenance issues at the beginning of each shift
Alerting Warehouse Supervisor of any maintenance or vehicle issues
Abiding by company standards and safety policies, as well as state driving laws
Checking orders before loading into delivery vehicle
Self-managing their daily delivery schedule to ensure accounts are delivered to
Merchandising product and building displays as needed in retail locations
Checking in product, collecting payment and adjusting invoices as needed
Reconciling driver packets, returns and refusals upon return to warehouse
Providing excellent customer service to our customers

Requirements:
Possess a current WA State driver’s license with a history of no more than one moving violation, no suspensions or at fault accidents in the last three years. No DUI/DWI convictions in the last 7 years

Must have the ability to repetitively lift, pull and push 70+ pounds, reach above head height, stand, walk, kneel, bend and reach

The ideal candidate is highly motivated and able to work independently with excellent customer service skills and an attention to detail.

This is a full time, hourly position. Benefits and cell phone stipend are available.

Tuesday - Friday. Hours will vary dependent on assigned routes.

To apply, please email a cover letter and resume to Lauren Allen at Lauren@anwdistributors.com

DELIVERY DRIVER

Washington


Job Overview: ANW is currently seeking Warehouse Associates with a focus on Inventory Control.

Roles & Responsibilities:
Audit discrepancies, locate errors and solve inventory issues
Participate in regular cycle counts and quarterly inventory
Assist receiving team with receiving and confirming inbound product
Work with Warehouse Supervisor to plan and make space for inbound product
Assess stock levels in pick locations, manage back stock as needed
Ensure all product is assigned stock locations and tagged accordingly
Break down and stock product as needed
Assist with internal transfers, and act as quality control on day shift to ensure order accuracy.
Special Projects
Supplier Transfers

Requirements:
Effective written and verbal communication skills
Basic math abilities
Basic computer skills - excel, outlook
Candidate must have the ability to walk, stand, and push/pull/lift up to 50 pounds
Wine and spirits knowledge preferred but not required
Previous warehouse or inventory control experience is preferred.

This position reports directly to, and works in conjunction with, the warehouse supervisor


Day shift Monday through Friday. Flexible hours


This is full time, hourly position with benefits and 401k available.

 To apply, please email a cover letter and resume to Lauren Allen at Lauren@anwdistributors.com

WAREHOUSE ASSOCIATEs

SEATTLE


American Northwest Distributors is looking for ambitious and driven individuals to fill the position of territory merchandiser. 

This position will fill an integral role on our sales teams by supporting the retail accounts in their assigned territory. In this position, the candidate will use their personal vehicle (subsidized by a car allowance) to travel to multiple assigned retail accounts on a given day. Once there, the candidate will work independently while communicating with our sales team, delivery drivers, operations team and store personnel. 

Primary responsibilities include stocking delivered product onto shelves, into cold boxes and displays and managing vendor back stock. This is also a creative role that can be played by helping to build wine and spirits displays that are sold into the individual stores. Consistent communication with the sales team will be a critical aspect of this position, as information about out of stocks, inventory concerns, customer feedback, etc. will need to be passed on. 

This is a great entry level position in our organization, and for those that are successful, it can be a conduit to becoming a sales professional in the alcohol beverage industry. 

Qualifications 

  • High School Diploma or GED equivalent and 1-2 years related experience 

  • Ability to communicate effectively and keep others informed and up to date about the progress and status of work. 

  • Ability to be open to feedback and suggestions. 

  • Demonstrates good judgment, poise and maturity in interactions with others. 

  • Possess a dependable vehicle, valid driver's license, proof of state car registration and insurance, and an acceptable driving record. 

  • Ability to repetitively lift, pull, and push 50+ pounds, bend over, reach above head height, and kneel. 

  • Ability to work independently with minimal supervision. 

  • Ability to work varied hours/days as business needs dictate. 

  • Ability to read, count, and write to accurately complete all documentation. 

  • Ability to climb ladder, move, and handle merchandise throughout customer account locations. 

 To apply, please email a cover letter and resume to Lauren Allen at Lauren@anwdistributors.com

 

MERCHANDISER-SALES SUPPORT

SEATTLE


American Northwest Distributors is looking for a Supply Chain Manager who is responsible for overseeing and improving all aspect of the supply chain and inventory management process, from product procurement to delivery to customer. This is a data driven, analytical position that requires strong organizational and negotiating skills.This job contributes to American Northwest’s growth and success by developing strategic supply plans and establishing inventory levels to achieve customer service, supply chain and financial objectives.

Key features of this role includes product procurement based on needs of the company, working in collaboration with the Portfolio Managers to determine such needs, monitoring inventory levels to ensure financial accountability, tracking orders, working with external logistics companies to ensure timely receipt of product, optimizing inventory turn, transportation lead times and costs, and coordinating the Certificate of Label Approval/Exemption process through the Alcohol and Tobacco Tax and Trade Bureau for overseas container shipments.

Primary Responsibilities

 

·         Analyze sales data, inventory levels, promotions, seasonal trends and recommendations from Portfolio Managers to determine product order quantities for Washington and Oregon

·         Work with Portfolio Managers to establish pricing and identify areas of need and upcoming programming

·         Strive to meet and exceed inventory turn and in-stock goals

·         Plan and implement the overall supply chain strategy for international and domestic product

·         Identify process bottlenecks and implement solutions in a timely manner

·         Coordinates with Warehouse Operations and Fulfillment to maintain the proper product flow through the facility

·         Create purchase order receipts and report OUS and shipper damage claims as necessary

·         Plan and execute inventory counts, researching and adjusting any discrepancies

·         Notify sales staff of arrivals and product changes

  • Communicate inventory shortages/outages to appropriate in-house leadership and sales personnel

  • Ensure new vendors and products are set up correctly in systems, conduct regular product audits

·         Evaluate domestic lanes and shipping costs with LTL/FTL/3PL carriers, identifying areas of improvement

·         Maintain relationships and negotiations with domestic and international 3PL providers, carriers and suppliers

·         Track inbound domestic shipments for timely arrivals

  • Track import containers and maintain weekly status reports for imports

·         Coordinate with Warehouse Operations to facilitate cross dock deliveries

·         Submit and monitor COLA approvals with Alcohol and Tobacco Tax and Trade for import products

·         Coordinate with Freight forwarders and consolidators to optimize overseas shipping times and costs

·         Work with Freight forwarders and Customs Agents to ensure all imported product is approved prior to stateside arrival

·         Track inbound volume of product for TTB taxation

·         Dispatch port pick ups and container returns

·         Report suggested improvements, savings and goal progress to Operations Manager



Experience

  • Bachelor’s Degree in logistics, supply chain management, business or other closely related degree preferred

  • Strong working knowledge of Microsoft Office programs

  • Prior experience with CRM or POS systems preferred

  • Prior experience with Quickbooks Enterprise preferred

  • Preference given to applicants with 2+ years experience in the Wine and Spirits industry

Other Knowledge, Skills and Abilities

  • Must be detail oriented with excellent critical thinking and problem solving skills

  • Strong analytical acumen; ability to think critically at the Supply Chain system level and understand interdependencies between demand, supply and operation

  • Ability to manage multiple projects and priorities in a fast-paced, deadline-driven environment.

  • Effective time management and organizational skills

  • Ability to maintain effectiveness and professionalism when experiencing change in work tasks and/or the work environment

Compensation

We offer a competitive benefits package including medical, dental, vision, Life, and 401(k). 

Salary DOE plus performance-based bonuses based on achievement of goals and objectives.

 

This position reports to the Operations Manager.

 To apply, please email a cover letter and resume to Lauren Allen at Lauren@anwdistributors.com

SUPPLY CHAIN
MANAGER

SEATTLE