Director of Spirits (Connecticut Division)

Company: Martignetti Companies

Location: Stratford, CT



This position serves as the leader of knowledge and core initiatives related to Martignetti Companies’ vast spirit portfolio.


  • Collaborating with senior leadership to set overall direction related to Martignetti Companies’ spirit portfolio.
  • Developing and implementing training programs with a focus on product knowledge and sales technique.
  • Develop professional, productive partnership relationships with distilleries and suppliers.
  • Meeting with suppliers to collaborate on objectives, strategies and review performance.
  • Working side by side with managers and sales representatives to develop and enhance their ability to sell the H&P spirit portfolio.
  • Working in conjunction with Sales Manager and Division Managers to ensure that each salesperson meets or exceeds all distribution and sales goals.
  • Identify new products to bring into Martignetti Companies’ spirit portfolio.
  • Active, knowledgeable participation in departmental and inter-departmental meetings.
  • Work with purchasing and analyze reports in order to maintain proper inventory levels.
  • Complete other special projects as needs arise and as requested.
  • Other duties may be assigned as required.


  • Extensive spirit knowledge is required.
  • WSET Liaison. Level 2 Spirit Certification.
  • Minimum of 5 years + experience in the wine & spirts industry preferred.
  • Bachelor’s Degree required, Business, Marketing, Supply Chain/Operations or other relevant field preferred.
  • Strong communication and interpersonal skills, as well as self-motivation.
  • Strong desire to coach and develop others.
  • Ability to design, implement and evaluate effective educational programs.
  • Excellent organization skills.
  • Effective presentation and facilitation skills.
  • Must have strong ethics and work as an effective, collaborative leader.
  • Computer literacy is a must and experience in Word, Excel and Outlook is essential.


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