Over the last four years I have gained a strong understanding of sales and marketing within the liquor industry, the pivotal factor being the building of ongoing client relationships. After eighteen months working for Rod McDonald in the winery and on local wine sales, I accepted a role with Eurovintage. This role has enabled me to expand my sales skills working with a diverse portfolio and a wide range of customers from grocery to on premise. This includes dealing with the Big Barrel group in a Key Account Manager role, as the head office is based in Napier.
My hospitality career saw me working primarily on the creation and development of high quality sites with an emphasis on growing profitability. Practical experience in this highly competitive area has enabled me to develop a strong skill set and broad industry knowledge. It has also allowed me to develop a unique perspective on brand management - in particular, the success and failure of brands through distribution approach, brand presence and strategic alliance selection. Staff management and HR was a significant part of my time in the hospitality industry.
While I have seen many trends come and go in the liquor industry, my focus areas have remained steady throughout my career:
·creative and effective marketing & sales strategy
·relationship building and nurturing
It is my passion and experience, which will allow me to make a transition to many different fields including management, sales and marketing, project management and development. I am excited about the prospect of using my creative approach to generate fresh ideas.
I am driven by the opportunity to create initiatives and achieve goals, I feel my management experience and sales skills are transferable to many roles.
My wife Anna and I are both from farming families, Anna is from Hawkes Bay and I am from Manawatu. We have two boys Reed (16) and Hugo (13). In 2012 we settled into the Hawkes Bay and enjoy our new home town.