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822 College Avenue, Suite B
Santa Rosa
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(707) 931-4707
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Margaret Baez

Always a Step Ahead

Recruiting Associates Network is a key resource in local and national wine industry recruitment.  Our efforts are driven by the satisfaction of our candidates and clients alike. We are a one stop recruitment solution for a wide variety of organizations and the  “in the know” recruitment associates for busy professionals. The simple key to our success is delivering top notch talent to our customers and providing outstanding opportunities to our candidates.

  

Margaret Baez, Owner/Business Manager:

Starting her recruiting career with North America’s leading nonprofit provider of education, training, and career services Margaret effectively designed specific training for workers in industries as diverse as banking, retail, hospitality, manufacturing and healthcare. She also offered employers strategies for retaining top talent. Margaret then transitioned into developing the Northern California Permanent Placement Division for the largest staffing organization in the world. In this role she grew the company’s local direct hire sales exponentially. It is Margaret’s proactive commitment to the right fit that resulted in her progressive relationships with companies who understand that the key to their success begins with the people. Likewise candidates who know Margaret know that they can count on her to deliver the next step in their career.

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EMAIL: margaretb@recruitingassociatesnetwork.com

  

 

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Recruiting Associates Network believes that as your business needs change you should have access to a recruitment solution that best fits your unique situation. 

Our solutions include:

Retained Professional Search Services

There are several key benefits of choosing a solution such as retained recruitment services. The most popular benefit to our customers (outside of finding the exact candidate for a specific position) is that we become a PR partner for your organization . We market your company to a wide cross section of talent who work for your direct competitors. This enhances your 'sizzle' and confirms in the marketplace that your company this is "THE" place to be!

Other benefits include a significant guarantee to ensure your satisfaction as well as a 100% success rate of filling the job! Retained Search - one piece of the recruiting puzzle.

Contingency Based Professional Search

Our contingency search option allows organizations to have an expert on the outside when they themselves do not have the time or manpower to facilitate the recruitment process.

***We provide data and feedback to our customers regarding how their competitors compare when it comes to salary comparisons, benefits, commission structures etc... Our constant pulse on the market means that we know better than anyone the in's and out's of our customers competitors.

Our customers know that in today's marketplace TIME = MONEY.  Many of our clients use contingency based recruiting to fill their key roles.

One of the reasons our contingency search division is so successful is because our customers only pay a fee if we deliver SUPERIOR talent! 

We offer flexible guarantee insurance to ensure that you are completely satisfied with our work.

Wondering which solution will fit best for your current business needs?

Contact us at 707-931-4707 for a free consultation or at info@recruitingassociatesnetwork.com

Business Manager/Owner
Business Manager/Owner
offers recruitment solutions built on solid expertise. Starting her recruiting career with North America’s leading nonprofit provider of education, training, and career services Margaret effectively designed specific training for workers in industries as diverse as banking, retail, hospitality, manufacturing and healthcare. She also offered employers strategies for retaining top talent. Margaret then transitioned into developing the Northern California Permanent Placement Division for the largest staffing organization in the world. In this role she grew the company’s local direct hire sales exponentially. It is Margaret’s proactive commitment to the right fit that resulted in her progressive relationships with companies who understand that the key to their success begins with the people. Likewise candidates who know Margaret know that they can count on her to deliver the next step in their career. LINKEDIN PROFILE:http://www.linkedin.com/in/winerecruiter EMAIL: margaretb@recruitingassociatesnetwork.com
Amcor and Recruiting Associates Network partner for New Sales Executive Recruitment

SALES EXECUTIVE – WINE SEGMENT    Amcor

 

Recruiting Associates Network is partnering with Amcor in the recruitment for a well connected Sales Executive who will be responsible for promoting Amcor’s capsule and closure product range, increasing sales by acquiring new customers and developing business at existing customers in the North Bay territories and for specific segments. Amcor is the world’s largest supplier of packaging, with manufacturing sites around the world. This exceptional opportunity offers a highly competitive salary including base, bonus and incentives, company vehicle, and a fully comprehensive benefits package including health, dental, vision, 401(k), gym membership and more…. This is rare opportunity to join a tenured sales team! Qualified candidates should submit a confidential resume for immediate consideration.

 

Job Dimensions:

 

  • Handle sales of capsules and closures in specific region

  • Prospect, grow and defend sales of the BU to achieve budget levels in volume, value and margin

  • Build trust and rapport to develop long term relationships with customers

  • Report specific customer engagement and value creation activities

  • Keep up to date and manage the specific territories market study

  • Work closely with customer service team/Respect roles and responsibilities of each one

  • Promote Amcor products as preferred solution to assigned customers/prospects

  • Get support from Customer Service team to identify customers requiring visits to close deals, NBO’s

 

Qualifications and Requirements:

 

  • BA or BS with experience in the sales of B2B solutions desirable

  • CRM systems knowledge, preferably Salesforce.com

  • Previous sales negation experience both internal and external

  • Wine, glass, label or capsule industry /environment highly beneficial

  • Valid CA DL

 

Principal Accountabilities

 

  • Sales and Sustainable Growth  - 50%

    • Establish, develop and maintain relationship through regular visits to current and prospective customers in the assigned territory in order to generate sales and profit

    • Follow up on active leads immediately via calls and visits

    • Work in close coordination with Customer Service, Field Tech. Service and Quality teams, performs visits at customers as needed

       

  • Customer Sales Preparation Task – 20%

    • Analyze territory/market/customer potentials to better address prospects and customers

    • Record customer/prospect visits, calls and actions into SalesForce.com

    • Produce clear and written quotations for customers that lead to closed deals

    • Prepare detailed Customer Value+ and prepare with Margin Manager pre-validation form for contracts

       

  • Customer Intimacy  - 30%

    • Upon request in close coordination with CSR team, attend conference calls and meetings for order or New Product Development status tracking and coordination

    • Prepare and perform presentations to existing an prospecting customers to promote Amcor’s solutions

    • Be the voice of customer to plant, sales and marketing management

    • Be the preferred intermediary for bespoke design and color proofs remittance before production

    • Help tack/follow up customer claims. If need be, coordinate quality performance with Quality Dept.

    • Work closely with FST team to ensure superior customer experience

    • Continuously improve market intelligence and competition knowledge

    • Be present for customer press checks on site and local facility or wherever necessary

       

      Key Competencies:

 

  • Commercial acumen

  • Drive for results

  • Ability and willingness to travel intensively

  • Excellent customer service orientation

  • Strong presentation skills

  • Ability to work effectively in cross-functional team environment

  • Communicate well with internal and external stakeholders and customers

  • Able to influence and motivate others

  • High level of accuracy and attention to detail

  • Good command of MS Office products, including Word, Excel,  and PowerPoint

  • Trustworthy

  • Priority and results oriented

 


News Archive


Top 5 Things Wine Industry Candidates Really Want in a New Opportunity
15 March, 2017

Some of the questions I’m asked most often by my clients are “What are top candidates looking for these days?” and “How can we stay competitive in attracting great people in today’s job market? “ The truth is that wine industry candidates are looking for so much more than compensation and benefits when considering a career change.

The wine industry continues to grow, and the competition is heating up on hiring top talent. Many employers are forced to ‘up the ante’ when it comes to providing a full range of options to prospective employees. At Recruiting Associates Network we have found that candidates within the wine industry are looking for these top 5 criteria when pursuing new opportunities:

  1. Balance/Quality of Life: Do you offer telecommuting or work from home options? Is your vacation or PTO policy generous?
  2. Challenge and Growth/Career Path: Will there be an opportunity to grow within the company? Does the company promote from within?
  3. Superior Management Team: Are there leaders on board who can motivate and encourage the team? What is the tenure of the management team in place?
  4. Convenient Location/Travel: How much time will be spent on commuting? If travel is involved, what percentage of the time will I be away from home?
  5. Training and Development: Does the company pay for educational classes or degrees as they relate to job? Will there be opportunities for training on the product/service by the company?

Providing a holistic package for your employees not only helps you attract a higher caliber candidate, but also improves retention. It sends a message to the market place that this is the place to work, and in turn helps with future recruitments as your current employees will be more apt to refer other great people to your organization.

Furthermore, it can be the difference that makes that amazing candidate accept your offer when he/she compares it to others offers they are considering. It’s worth noting that it is not always the best paying employers who have the best retention rates, but rather the employers who realize that keeping their employees happy involves offering various benefits and perks that directly affects the quality of their employees work life.

The key is finding out what specific criteria is important to the individual and using this information to negotiate a well rounded package that meets the needs of both the employer and the candidate. If you’re working with a recruiting company, ask them for current industry data and trends that are affecting the job market as it relates to staying competitive and hiring top quality individuals. The ever-changing recruitment landscape requires a creative approach to maximizing your hiring potential.

A thorough evaluation and matching process covering a complete range of objective and subjective matching criteria increases the likelihood of the candidate accepting your offer. Our process at the Recruiting Associates Network has increased our clients’ acceptance rate to 90% from the 60% industry norm.

Remember, a great salary and benefits package will certainly pique a candidate’s interest. However, you must not forget the 5 points mentioned above. For more information about attracting top tier talent and industry norms, please contact Recruiting Associates Network.


New Job Opportunity Posted on WIN Jobs - General Manager for Innovative and Award Winning Label Company
13 January, 2017

Recruitment is underway for a seasoned business professional who has stellar contacts across the California Wine Industry.  This is a  rare opportunity to work with one of the best suppliers in the business at a management level. Please view job details at WIN Jobs or at www.recruitingassociatesnetwork.com.


New Job Opportunities Posted at www.recruitingassociatesnetwork.com - top recruiting firm for wine industry suppliers!
26 February, 2015

NEW!! Vineyard Mechanic, Winery Equipment Mechanic, and Sales Representative for Analytical Equipment.

We offer a comrehensive referral bonus program - who do you know? Contact us at 707-931-4500.


Wine Industry's Best Candidates - Guaranteed
15 December, 2014

Are you looking to hire top talent prior to the Unified Trade Show?

At Recruiting Associates Network we pride ourselves on providing top talent to the supplier segment of the wine industry. As a leading destination for job seekers in the wine industry we have an intricate network of busy, working professionals who have asked us to quietly represent them in next steps of their careers.These individuals are not replying to ads. If you would like to see a wider range of candidates for your open position, please contact us right away to learn how we can help.  We offer a competitve guarantee to ensure your complete satisfaction with the hire! Contact us at 707-931-4707, Margaret Baez or 707-931-4500, Elke Konig. www.recruitingassociatesnetwork.com


New Recruiter Joins Recruiting Associates Network
08 December, 2014

We are pleased to announce that Elke Konig has joined Recruiting Associates Network as Recruiter specializing in the wine industry. Elke comes to Recruiting Associates with over 11 years of experience in the staffing business. Her passion for building long lasting relationships with her clients and candidates make Elke a wonderful and natural addition to the Recruiting Associates team. You can reach Elke at elkek@recruitingassociatesnetwork.com or 707-931-4500. 


Business is booming at Recruiting Associates Network! Six New Job Opportunities with Leading Suppliers!
03 October, 2014

Recruitinment is underway for a variety of positions for well respected wine industry suppliers.  We are seeking candidates with backgrounds and expertise for the following full-time positions:

- Sales Manager for Packaging Company (x2)

- Customer Service/Sales Asst.

- Logistics Manager

- Technical Sales Rep

- Field Service Technician with Bottling Line/Maintenance Experience

 

Contact Margaret Baez for additional details. 707-931-4707 or margaretb@recruitingassociatesnetwork.com. All inquiries held in confidence. We offer a referral bonus!

 


NEW JOB OPPORTUNITY - Quality Coordinator for Major Packaging Company
22 April, 2014

RECRUITING ASSOCIATES NETWORK ON BEHALF OF OUR CLIENT HAS AN AMAZING JOB OPPORTUNITY FOR A MAINTENANCE/TECHNICAL PROFESSIONAL:

  • Manage the processing of claims and also the Quality

  • Work with the Field Technician and the Production Manager

  • Check the conformity of the product regarding the customer specifications and the control plan

  • Main contact in Quality with the manufacturing plants. Manage the relationship between foreign facilities, and the customer.

  •  Analyze the claims (internal/external)

  • Issue and process claims for each plant

  • Communicate all quality issues or possible changes necessary to our production line with the local production manager or with the appropriate manufacturing facility.

  • Rapidly develop a solution to satisfy the client’s quality control needs: analysis of the non-conformity of the concerned product and installing corrective measures in collaboration with the teams.

  • Develop actions/projects in order to reduce the number of quality issues.

  • Coordinate and manage sorting companies

 Reporting :

  • Main contact and in charge of reporting to the division

  • Quality and CI reporting / monthly basis

 Competencies:

  • Foreign language skills, French/Spanish a plus

  • Wine or glass industry/environment

  • Quality process

  • Mechanical Engineering or maintenance/bottling line knowledge and experience

  • Sales negotiation (internal and external)

    In return this top notch organization offers a comprehensive benefits package including: medical, dental, disability, life insurance, 401(k) investment plan, and many other valuable benefits.

     

     


TECHNICAL SALES REPRESENTATIVE - NEW COMPANY IN NORTHERN CALIFORNIA!
14 April, 2014

TECHNICAL SALES REP for new French subsidiary specializing in winemaking supplies. Must speak fluent French and have a strong winemaking background.

OVERVIEW:

  • French speaking professional with French winemaking experience

  • Excellent production knowledge

  • Experience in sales preferably in Northern California

  • Career driven; poised to grow with company

  • Ability to travel in US freely and to France approx. 4 times per year

  • Positive, goal oriented with excellent leadership capabilities

  • Willing to learn more about enology and sales

    This is an EXCEPTIONAL position! Contact Recruiting Associates Network for a confidential conversation regarding the details of this opportunity.

     

     

 



New Job Posting! CALIFORNIA ACCOUNT MANAGER
28 March, 2014

Seeking a successful sales candidate who is highly motivated and who has demonstrated the ability to grow a large territory. Must be capable of building and maintaining solid relationships with customers, mainly Winemakers.

REQUIREMENTS:

•Successful outside sales experience to the California wine industry

•Strong palate and passion for wine

•Ability to work independently as well as part of a team

•Successful track record of developing new accounts while protecting existing business. This requires service and value oriented selling skills

•Experience working with large and small wineries alike

•Persistent, independent, and professional individual

•Experience with reporting and CRM software

•Open to limited overnight travel as required

•Enology Degree or similar is preferred

•Experience selling enological supplies/services or wood products is a plus!

Excellent compensation package including base plus bonus, health benefits and more! Please respond with a current resume. Local candidates only please.


JOB OPPORTUNITY - Who Do You Know?
13 February, 2014

Exceptional Sales Opportunity for Top Wine Industry Supplier! Looking for a professional with winemaking knowledge and a 'go-getter' attitude! Contact Margaret Baez for more details. Local to Northern California area.     707-931-4707 Direct Line.       


New Job Opportunities Posted at www.recruitingassociatesnetwork.com - top recruiting firm for wine industry suppliers!
28 January, 2014

We have 2 new positions posted!  Technical Customer Service for growing closures company and Sales Representative for international enological products and services organization.  If you or someone you know could be interested in either of these roles, please contact us immediately - we will be attending The Unified Symposium and will be available to discuss these stellar opportunities.


Wishing you a Happy Holiday from Recruiting Associates Network
19 December, 2013

As the year ends, we think about all we are grateful for. Our relationships with our clients and candidates is one thing we treasure. Thank you for the opportunity to serve you. We wish you a merry Christmas and much success in the new year.


New Job Opportunities for Wine Industry Suppliers
16 September, 2013

NEW!  NORTH AMERICAN SALES DIRECTOR
Establish sales operations for barrel company with a strong focus on “hunting”  for new business

-Previous sales experience in the trade is essential -  barrel or oak products

-Ability to network, educate and convince potential prospects

-Open to attend industry events including trade shows, expos, seminars etc.

-Experience developing a budget and working within budgetary parameters

See more at www.recruitingassociatesnetwork.com.

NEW! Sales Representative for Winery Products Company

 Job: to develop new winery accounts and meet sales goal in California.

- Solid sales experience selling to wineries (5+ years)

- Established working relationships with wine-makers.

- Enthusiastic and motivated natural salesperson with ambition, determination and confidence.

- Must have general wine knowledge, as well an understanding of the wine business.

See more at www.recruitingassociatesnetwork.com.

 


GENERAL MANAGER JOB OPPORTUNITY
07 May, 2013

AMAZING General Manager job opportunity available with a growing wine industry supplier. This exceptional company offers a competitive compensation and a great team of professionals. Position is located in the Central Valley area. RELOCATION is available. Visit www.recruitingassociatesnetwork.com for more details - all inquiries held in confidence.


New Job Opportunities Posted for Wine Industry Suppliers
07 March, 2013

Two new job opportunities have been posted at www.recruitingassociatesnetwork.com. These are fantastic career opportunities for wine industry suppliers. If you or someone you know is interested, please contact us at 707-931-4707 for more details! We offer a referral bonus!

 


Are you looking to save time and money on your next hire?
01 February, 2013

DOES YOUR STAFFING PARTNER SPECIALIZE IN THE SUPPLIER SIDE OF THE WINE INDUSTRY? WE DO!

DISCOVER THE DIFFERENCE OF OUR SPECIALIZED RECRUITING SERVICES!

IT’S OUR NICHE

What makes our professional recruiting services different?  We offer recruiting services specifically for the wine industry; including retained and contingent search.  We know that successful working relationships are based on trust and you can trust us to handle your open position with professionalism and urgency. We know from experience just what it takes. Work with a company who understands your industry!

IT’S OUR APPROACH

We approach every open position as an opportunity to bring you value. If you asked the leaders of Fortune 500 companies what their most important assets are hands down they would say THEIR PEOPLE! We know this to be true and by working with us it’s the difference between getting connected and staying connected to the most talented pool of applicants available.

IT’S OUR NETWORK

Recruiting Associates Network invests heavily in recruiting candidates from a wide variety of sources.  Our network combined with strategic relationships with wine industry networks makes Recruiting Associates Network one of the leading destinations for job seekers in the wine industry. We have a pool of top talent, individuals at the top of their game, who are not replying to ads.

AND IT’S OUR GUARANTEE! DOES YOUR JOB POSTING GUARANTEE THE CANDIDATE?

When it comes to hiring, we offer something you can’t do yourself – we guarantee our candidates.  With our guarantee, your complete satisfaction is our goal.  If you are interested in saving time and money on your next full-time hire, contact us at 707-931-4707 or log on to www.recruitingassociatesnetwork.com.

 

 


3 Tips on Finding the Best Talent
10 September, 2012

Finding top tier talent can be a tough task even for the best of hiring managers.  Following a few simple rules can help you streamline the process and find a winner!

  1. Know what you want and make sure your expectations are realistic!  Have a clear idea in mind BEFORE starting your search.  For example, do you have a complete job description? A salary range in mind? Are you able to explain your company culture and identify what type of personality fits best?
  2. Utilize all of your resources. Cast a wide net! Peform your due diligence when it comes to finding the right person. Start internally – It shows your current employees that there are advancement opportunities in-house.  Then move on to external resources.  Job postings, referrals, networking and of course using the expertise and resources of your favorite recruiting partner – Recruiting Assoc. Network!
  3. Prepare for the interview.  As much as you are interviewing potential candidates, don’t forget that they too are interviewing you as a prospective employer. Have relevant,  behavior based interview questions in mind and use reference checks to confirm your overall impressions!

 

 

 


Candidate Profile - Account Manager with Extensive Contacts (Glass & Packaging)
16 April, 2012

At Recruiting Associates Network we devote 100% of our time to recruiting permanent employees for the wine industry.  Our efforts are not sidetracked by offering temporary/contract services or by presenting workplace trainings.  We are true ‘headhunters’ and use all available resources to uncover the best talent in the marketplace for our clients.

This week we are focusing on an outstanding ACCOUNT MANAGER who has extensive contacts across California and has over 5 years of selling glass and packaging to various industries.

Account Manager

Seek,develop and manage accounts for sales of glass and packaging products

  • Serviced winery, food, spirits, cosmetics and beer clients
  • Prospected and developed new business
  • Consistently exceeded annual sales goals
  • Extensive Travel to service clients and seek new accounts
  • Added 30 new accounts in addition to retaining current accounts since 2007
  • Total dollar increase of all accounts totaled over 5 Million dollars since 2007
  • In 2011, increased revenue totals by over $1 Million while increasing sales margin by 1%
  • Led projects into examining and recommending new areas of opportunity
  • Daily use of Sales, Customer Service, Troubleshooting and Negotiating skills

Don’t hesitate to give us a call if you would like to find out more about this exceptional individual or if you have any position that requires our assistance, our direct line is 707-931-4707.

Margaret Baez | Business Manager
margaret@recruitingassociatesnetwork.com 

822 College Avenue, Ste. B
Santa Rosa, CA 95404
707-931-4707


EXCLUSIVE! SALES REP NEEDED FOR WORLD LEADER IN PACKAGING!
19 March, 2012

New opportunity for sales rep who is professional, dynamic and who has wine industry experience. Contact us for more information. Margaret - 707-931-4707 or Carole - 707-200-4727!

 

 


DOES YOUR JOB POSTING GUARANTEE THE CANDIDATE?
09 August, 2011

DOES YOUR STAFFING PARTNER SPECIALIZE IN THE SUPPLIER SIDE OF THE WINE INDUSTRY? WE DO!

Perfecting the art of the hire, we take pride in sourcing top talent every day.

DISCOVER THE DIFFERENCE OF OUR SPECIALIZED RECRUITING SERVICES! We have a track record of 100% repeat business from our clients!

IT’S OUR NICHE

What makes our professional recruiting services different?  We offer recruiting services specifically for the wine industry; including retained and contingent search.  We know that successful working relationships are based on trust and you can trust us to handle your open position with professionalism and urgency. We know from experience just what it takes. Work with a company who understands your industry!

IT’S OUR APPROACH

We approach every open position as an opportunity to bring you value. If you asked the leaders of Fortune 500 companies what their most important assets are hands down they would say THEIR PEOPLE! We know this to be true and by working with us it’s the difference between getting connected and staying connected to the most talented pool of applicants available.

IT’S OUR NETWORK

Recruiting Associates Network invests heavily in recruiting candidates from a wide variety of sources.  Our network combined with strategic relationships with wine industry networks makes Recruiting Associates Network one of the leading destinations for job seekers in the wine industry. We have a pool of top talent, individuals at the top of their game, who are not replying to ads.

AND IT’S OUR GUARANTEE! DOES YOUR JOB POSTING GUARANTEE THE CANDIDATE?

When it comes to hiring, we offer something you can’t do yourself – we guarantee our candidates.  With our guarantee, your complete satisfaction is our goal.  If you are interested in saving time and money on your next full-time hire, contact us at 707-931-4707 or log on to www.recruitingassociatesnetwork.com.

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New wine industry jobs posted at RECRUITING ASSOCIATES NETWORK!
12 July, 2011

NEW! KEY ACCOUNT REP FOR GROWING CORK COMPANY

Actively sell and market companies products to large wineries.
Maintain and develop strong relationships with procurement managers and purchasing agents.
Provide information and education to customers and potential customers.
Provide weekly reports on Sales Volumes, Current & Potential Clients, Market information, Competition Evaluation.

Qualifications:
Experience of at least three years in a similar capacity (supply to wineries)
Strong sales and organizational skills.
Candidate must have a proven track record.

Candidate must be professional, enthusiastic and customer-service oriented with excellent verbal and written communication skills.

Computer skills including Microsoft Word, Excel, PowerPoint and basic internet operations necessary.

Some travel required.

Benefits include - Full medical and dental, 401K with company participation, expense account and company car.


NEW! Sales Representative for Wine Industry Financial Services Organization

We are currently recruiting for a Sales Representative for one of our best clients, a top tier company that specializes in offering financial services for the wine industry.  Being the market leader in their field in Europe, this company has now launched their business is California.

The mission of the company is to provide global personalized solutions, with high added management tools, specifically developed to improve the management of the barrel inventory.  Their solutions include financing through leasing, online analytical management of the barrel inventory and the resale of used barrels.

Job responsibilities:

Actively sell and market the services offered for the lease of barrels

Develop new business

Provide information and education to customers and prospects

Provide weekly reports (sales, current and potential clients, market information)

Qualifications:

Outside sales experience preferable (1 to 2 years)

Knowledge of selling services a plus, ideally financial services

Very organized and professional demeanor

Customer service oriented

Excellent written and verbal communication skills

This is an outstanding opportunity with room for growth, a great compensation structure and a dynamic team of coworkers.


NEW! OFFICE ASSISTANT FOR WINE INDUSTRY SUPPLIER


Job responsibilities:

Handling and filing time sensitive and confidential paperwork
Following up with financial institutions and providing all information requested on a timely manner
Compiling sales data to assist the sales force (client and prospect lists, reports)
Answering the phone and welcoming visitors
Organizing the office in a efficient way and managing office supplies
Provide administrative support to the General Manager
Coordinating networking events and professional trade shows

Qualifications:

Office administration experience required (2 to 5 years)
Computer literate
Work well independently
Enjoy working in a small office environment
Very organized and professional demeanor
Customer service oriented
Excellent written and verbal communication skills

This is an outstanding opportunity with room for growth, a great compensation structure and a dynamic team of coworkers.


 

 


NEW JOBS POSTED AT WWW.RECRUITINGASSOCIATESNETWORK.COM
29 June, 2011

NEW! KEY ACCOUNT REP FOR GROWING CORK COMPANY

Actively sell and market companies products to large wineries.
Maintain and develop strong relationships with procurement managers and purchasing agents.
Provide information and education to customers and potential customers.
Provide weekly reports on Sales Volumes, Current & Potential Clients, Market information, Competition Evaluation.

Qualifications:
Experience of at least three years in a similar capacity (supply to wineries)
Strong sales and organizational skills.
Candidate must have a proven track record.

Candidate must be professional, enthusiastic and customer-service oriented with excellent verbal and written communication skills.

Computer skills including Microsoft Word, Excel, PowerPoint and basic internet operations necessary.

Some travel required.

Benefits include - Full medical and dental, 401K with company participation, expense account and company car.


New Job Opportunities!
23 June, 2011

Sales Representative for Wine Industry Financial Services Organization

We are currently recruiting for a Sales Representative for one of our best clients, a top tier company that specializes in offering financial services for the wine industry.  Being the market leader in their field in Europe, this company has now launched their business is California.

The mission of the company is to provide global personalized solutions, with high added management tools, specifically developed to improve the management of the barrel inventory.  Their solutions include financing through leasing, online analytical management of the barrel inventory and the resale of used barrels.

Job responsibilities:

Actively sell and market the services offered for the lease of barrels

Develop new business

Provide information and education to customers and prospects

Provide weekly reports (sales, current and potential clients, market information)

Qualifications:

Outside sales experience preferable (1 to 2 years)

Knowledge of selling services a plus, ideally financial services

Very organized and professional demeanor

Customer service oriented

Excellent written and verbal communication skills

This is an outstanding opportunity with room for growth, a great compensation structure and a dynamic team of coworkers.


Middle of your sales season? We thought you might need some additional support for your team.
18 April, 2011

We have the solution: this week, we are focusing on a professional and dedicated individual who has a background of sales support within the wine industry.

  •  Administrative Responsibilities:All level of administrative functions, including but not limited to correspondence, database and file management; travel/special events, personal assistant duties, & meeting planning. General purchasing/budget oversight with follow-up. Create PowerPoint sales presentations, spreadsheets, and reports for seven sales engineers and Company President.
  •  Sales & Customer Service: Liaison between customers and seven different suppliers. Take calls for product and service information and put companies together with service providers needed for that particular product. Input order, up-date sales manuals/price lists and customer information. Problem solve for clients with sales/shipping/service issues. Track Accounts Payable/Accounts Receivable and make collection calls on same.
  • Event Planning: Planned and executed various training seminars for 35 clients. Arrange for classes training service technicians and purchasing agents for several companies that purchased our products. Worked closely with hotel event planners to accommodate all clients and any issues that may have come up.

Please contact us for more information.


Visit This Event on April 6th and Discuss Your 2011 Recruiting Objectives
03 April, 2011

We will be attending the first Sonoma County networking event of 2011 hosted by the French Chamber of Commerce where we will be in touch with the Francophone and Francophile business community, exchange ideas, and develop our network.  We’ll see you there and we’ll be available to discuss your 2011 recruiting objectives.

A bientot!

Date:  April 6th, 2011 5:00 PM to 8:00 PM 

Location: 3700 Old Redwood Highway, Moss Adams Suite 200, Santa Rosa, CA 95493


Do you need the Right Person for the Job?
22 March, 2011

We are please to highlight a candidate who has extensive experience educating winemakers with technical products. This top profile has really impressed us with his work ethic and professionalism. Don’t hesitate to reach out if you need more info, we’ll be happy to help you find the right match for your openings!

Here after is of overview of this candidate’s most recent experience:

  • Building and maintaining relations with distributors and winemakers to promote our line of products
  • Oversee sales installation for US, Canada and Mexico
  • Lead generation, tracking, distributing and closing
  • Tradeshow representative for wine industry
  • Technical installation, diagnostics, and repairs for wine and food industries
  • Development of training videos, testing protocols, user manuals
  • Work closely with marketing department on company literature
  • Partner with research and development department to improve product development, beta testing trials, initial product release

Please contact us for more information.


New Job Opportunities posted at www.recruitingassociatesnetwork.com
18 February, 2011

NEW! SALES REPRESENTATIVE FOR WINE INDUSTRY FINANCIAL ORGANIZATION


Our client is a reputable and stable company and is currently recruiting for an outstanding Sales Representative who will be responsible for selling high end financial services to wineries locally, mainly in the Sonoma and Napa area.

Responsibilities:

Target and develop a new territory with solid tools provided by the company.
Educate potential clients about the value of using our services.
Connect and interact with the market in order to provide information regarding trends.

Qualifications:
Strong networker, ideally in the wine industry
Proven sales record
Professional and customer-driven individual
Excellent verbal and written communication skills
Computer skills

We offer a generous compensation as well as potential for room to grow. Apply today!


Job Opportunity: Industry Sales Rep for Sonoma/Napa
01 November, 2010

This week we are focusing on an outstanding Sales Rep who has experience selling supplies to the wine industry! This individual is looking to cover a territory in Sonoma or Napa! 

  • Outside sales of synthetic closures and other supplies to the wine industry.
  • Built customer base almost entirely from scratch and quadrupled sales since first year.
  • Has covered territories of: Sonoma, Napa, Mendocino, Foothills, Central Coast, Southern California, Washington, Colorado, Virginia, Pennsylvania, Maryland, Florida, Georgia and Canada.
  • Strong professional relationships with winemakers in the above mentioned territories.

As always, please contact us to discuss this top sales professional or to discuss any of your future hiring needs.


Are you looking for a Production Manager?
18 October, 2010

This week we are focusing our candidate profile on a Production Manager who has a stable wine industry background and who is bilingual (English/Spanish):

  • Senior Manager for leading wine cork manufacturer
  • Reduced unit labor cost by 60% by improving equipment and process efficiencies
  • Participated in obtaining and maintaining a GMP (Good Manufacturing Practices) certification from the American Institute of Baking (AIB)
  • Directly responsible for all printing operations worldwide including facilities in California and Europe
  • Responsible for all raw materials purchasing, inventory control, Maintenance, warehousing and shipping/receiving
  • Provided employee training on all aspects of printing as well as maintaining mechanical/electrical components

 
If you have a need for this individual or would like to chat more about your hiring needs, please don’t hesitate to contact us!


Are you looking for a Sales and Marketing Executive?
04 October, 2010

This week we are representing a top Sales and Marketing Executive who has led  companies in their business development and branding efforts for over  10 years.  Here is an overview:

  • Seasoned specialist in early-stage, market-entry and growth-oriented consumer and business brands
  • Creative go-getter with an entrepreneurial knack for identifying and cultivating market opportunities
  • Demonstrated winning team leader with a ‘can-do’ attitude and ‘done-it-before’ track-record
  • Architected and implemented worldwide marketing strategies for a US $150MM privately-held group of international companies and brands engaged in the manufacture, promotion and distribution of premium wine making and wine packaging products to wineries in North and South America, Europe, Africa, Australia, Asia and the Middle East

If you have interest in this individual or would like to discuss your hiring plans for the future, please give us a call! Use our knowledge of the market to your benefit.


Recruiting Associates Network has new job openings for the BARREL industry!
13 September, 2010

BARREL SALES FOR SONOMA COUNTY TERRITORY

Barrel company with strong market share in the Sonoma County territory is seeking a well connected sales professional to oversee the market.

- Previous barrel/wood sales experience is preferred
- Strong sales skills; current relationships with winemakers
- Knowledge of the Sonoma County territory
- Must have excellent communication skills
- Be motivated and results driven

In return  this opportunity offers a strong base salary plus bonus, car allowance and more...Contact Margaret Baez for further details.


* BARREL SALES FOR CENTRAL COAST TERRITORY

Industry leading barrel company is seeking a professional, outgoing Sales Rep for their Central Coast territory. Candidates must reside within the territory in order to be considered for the role. 

- Excellent sales skills
- Ability to work independently
- Winemaking contacts in the Central Coast area are a plus
- Knowledge and understanding of winemaking process
- Strong communication skills, written and oral
- Current sales experience required
- Positive, outgoing personality
- Ability to travel if needed

This amazing opportunity offers a strong base salary with an annual bonus. Full benefits and more...


* GLASS REGIONAL ACCOUNT MANAGER
Do you have what it takes to take over the Napa territory for an international premier glass company? 

We are looking for someone with a "HUNTER" attitude who enjoys all aspects of the sales process including being out of the office making contacts, closing the deal, liasing with the production facility and providing outstanding customer service to internal and extenernal customers!  This is an opportunity to be a part of a tenured sales team of professionals who have a commitment to the premium wine industry and their customers.  The position is a mix between servicing current accounts as well as developing new business. The right person will love to gather industry knowledge and use this knowledge to execute their sales strategy. Must be diplomatic, consultative and professional. This position offers a highly competitive compensation with many extras. 


* TECHNICAL FIELD AND QUALITY COORDINATOR

-Assist Sales Rep with technical questions
-Build first class relationships with customers; remain in technical contact
-Technical expertise on product; product tech support for capsules including screwcap
-First visit for claims, helping Sales Rep, assisting customer with claims process
-Assist production manager; make product improvement recommendations and follow up corrective action procedures
-Strong communications with customers
-Experience in the wine/glass/capsules indusry is required
-Minimum of 2 years technical contact with customers
Base salary plus bonus. Outstanding benefits package. APPLY TODAY!

" Having worked with with Margaret Baez of Recruiting Associates since 2005, her due diligence in clearly understanding both client and candidate needs are characteristic of her high level of recruiting effectiveness. Consistently creating both 'win-win' scenarios, it is always a pleasure to work with her. "
- Dominic Respicio, Director of Operations
" Margaret is an outstanding professional whose main goal is always to exceed customer satisfaction. I experienced the most reliable experience when she placed 30 employees from management to operators for the food manufacturing start up I was leading as a site operations manager. "
- Oscar Camacho, Site Operations Director, Barry Callebaut USA
" While searching for a job, I found working with Margaret to be a very
positive experience. I really got the sense that she was trying to help me find the ideal placement. She took the time to get to know me and for me to get to know her. We talked very realistically about my goals and where I can be most successful. This should make her clients feel very comfortable with using her service because she takes the extra effort to put the right person in the right position ensuring a long term and successful experience for both parties "
- Chris Huber, Sales Representative
" Recruiting Assoc. Network doesn't just try to fill a position for a quick buck. They really try to get the best match possible between the needs of the client and the candidate. I highly recommend Margaret. "
- Eric Abrial, Sales and Marketing Director, Nadalie USA
" Margaret was a pleasure to work with. She was both honest and candid in her presentation and assessment of candidates. She was very professional and also easy to talk with in reviewing interviewee's strengths and weaknesses. "
- Glen McWilliams, Owner, PakSource Inc.
" Margaret has been such a pleasure to work with over the past several years. She's the first one I call when I need assistance with placement needs. Her keen sense of our corporate culture and technical requirements have given her a high success rate when working with us. She's a top notch professional. "
- Lyn Grosser, Operations Director, World Products Inc.
" I came to work with Margaret after she contacted me regarding a job offer. I had been with my previous employer for quite some time and was looking to find a career more in relation with the education I had, but had some troubles finding the right fit. Margaret not only saw my potential via my LinkedIn profile, but she also actively coordinated with the hiring manager to make the hiring process as smooth as possible, keeping me in the loop along the way. It was really pleasant to work with Margaret since she was always available to answer or relay questions to the other party. It was extremely reassuring to feel that you were not just another account or prospect, but that Margaret had your best interest in mind and was doing everything necessary, not only to fill the position she had been contracted to fill, but also to make the candidates as relaxed as possible. This allowed me to concentrate on preparing my interviews and to get there with extreme confidence. I therefore highly recommend working with Margaret for all your hiring needs. Both the hiring company and the candidates will be delighted. "
- Fabien Machard de Gramont, Oenofrance USA
Title Name Email Phone
Business Manager Margaret Baez MargaretB@RecruitingAssociates
Network.com
707-931-4707
Recruiter Elke Konig Elkek@recruitingassociatesnetw
ork.com
707-931-4500

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NEW! LAB SALES SPECIALIST

International wine industry supplier is seeking a technical / scientific and well connected sales representative to oversee their laboratory services division. This role includes:
 
 

Contact regular and prospective customers to demonstrate products, explain Lab Tech products such as Bullimeter, Balance, Carbodoseur, Cash Stills, Electric Ebulliometers, Filters-Lab equipment, Flowmeter, Oxygen testing, pH, ISE, DO and Condustivity Meters, etc, and their features, and solicit orders.

Recommend products to customers, based on customers' needs and interests.

Answer customers' questions about products, prices, availability, product uses, and credit terms.

Estimate or quote prices, credit or contract terms, warranties, and delivery dates.

Consult with clients after sales or contract signings to resolve problems and to provide ongoing support.

Provide customers with product samples and catalogs.

Prepare and submit sales contracts for orders.

Maintain customer records, using automated systems.

Identify prospective customers by using business directories, following leads from existing clients, participating in organizations and clubs, and attending trade shows and conferences.

Monitor market conditions, product innovations, and competitors' products, prices, and sales.

Perform administrative duties, such as preparing sales budgets and reports, keeping sales records, and filing expense account reports.

Compensation includes highly competitive base salary plus bonus. Full benefits and company car.   


SALES FOR  EQUIPMENT COMPANY


Privately owned US based equipment supplier is seeking a well connected Sales Representative who has key contacts in the California wine industry.  In this role you will actively prospect new business opportunities while contacting current customers. 

OVERVIEW:

• Work with external and internal customers to meet sales goals.
• Maintain current business relationships with professionalism.
• Presents product information to both new and existing clients.
• Visit customers and prospects to meet with key decision makers where you will present portfolio of equipment and assess customer needs.  
• Provides feedback to company regarding current industry trends and information.
• Must have keen sense of wine industry and related equipment.
• Attends after hour work functions, trade shows and industry events as needed
• Plans and manages time effectively.
• Timely in providing information as it relates to reports, paperwork and feedback.
•  Should be highly technical and driven to succeed.
• Must have strong sales acumen.
•  Willing to travel when needed.


In return, this exceptional opportunity offers a strong base salary, highly competitive benefits including a 401k.  Company car, business expenses, phone etc. will be provided. 


SALES MANAGER FOR GROWING PACKAGING COMPANY

An established and international supplier of wine industry packaging is seeking a sales manager to oversee distributor sales activity in North America. Under limited supervision, the sales manager will direct and perform sales and administrative responsibilities in support of increasing sales activity and enhancing distributor relationship. Successful candidates will demonstrate excellent customer service skills with both internal and external customers and at all times strive to enrich the company image of professionalism, quality, service, efficiency and safety.


ESSENTIAL DUTIES & RESPONSIBILITIES:·

-   Works with existing distributor and their sales team with product updates, marketing and collateral sales materials, etc.

-  Establishing and maintaining positive relationships with key customers, distributors and company personnel. ·

-  Participates and organizes sales meetings and on-site training to increase product knowledge and communicate product and/or company developments

-  Maintain regular contact with distributor and their sales team to cultivate customer relations and satisfaction with service provided.

-  Demonstrate consultative sales abilities through successful presentations of product and business  operations

-  Participate in promotional functions, trade shows, and customer events·

-  Analyze sales and develop comprehensive reports by compiling, formatting and summarizing information. 

- Actively increases knowledge of industry changes, trends and developments in competition.

-  Submit monthly and periodic reports, as required·
 
-  Account for time and expenses on a monthly basis·

-  Closely monitors and promotes distributor progress towards the attainment of agreed sales objectives 

-  Creatively identifies opportunity areas for growth by effectively using market research and· Maintains customer confidence and protects operations by keeping information confidential competitive intelligence·

-  Maintains a safe and clean working environment by complying with procedures, rules and regulations ·

-  Special projects and other responsibilities as assigned

EDUCATION/EXPERIENCE/SKILLS:·
 
Bachelor’s degree in a related field and/or equivalent training and work experience required·
5 years professional level sales management (wine industry preferred)·
Advanced MS Office skills (Excel/Word/PowerPoint/Outlook)·
 Excellent customer service, employee relations, teamwork and interpersonal skills· Excellent oral and written communication and presentation skills required·
Fluency in Spanish and/or French is preferred·
Ability to effectively handle and prioritize multiple projects with competing timeline
Strong multitasking and time management skills, with strong attention to detail· Ability to handle information in a confidential and sensitive manner·
Budgeting and forecasting skills required·
The availability to work flexible hours and travel, when necessary·
Valid CA Drivers License and clean DMV·
Must be able to repetitively lift a minimum of 50lbs.