Sales Manager for a Cannabis Winery
Sounds cool right? Well, that’s because it absolutely is.
So here’s the deal. We founded a traditional winery in Sonoma 6 years ago, it’s rocking and rolling now, and selling wine in 32 states. We are now looking for four people to help with the cannabis side of things in California.
So here is the long (that’s what she said) and short of things. We make the wine in Sonoma, remove the alcohol and replace it with THC. Sounds simple enough right? Well, it’s absolutely not. There is a reason cannabis has been legal in California for the last 11 months and no one else has been able to do this. Either way, we bottled a bunch of this wine and now we need five champions to help sell the stuff.
It is illegal for alcohol and cannabis to be sold in the same product, or even under the same roof, which is why we have to remove the alcohol. This also means cannabis cannot be sold in restaurants, grocery stores or liquor stores, only dispensaries.
Right now we are building out our cannabis winery in Northern California, and when it’s finished in December we will be able to crack out 30,000 bottles a week. We also just bought a building in Desert Hot Springs, and when that is finished we will have unlimited production capability, which is dope.
Ok so that is what you’ll be walking into. Now here is what we need from you:
Sell as much of this infused goodness as possible. If you have any experience with sales (which is a 2+ year requirement for this job) you’ll know what that entails. We will give you all the marketing and sales support you can handle. We have done this successfully with our first two wineries (www.recklesslovewines.com, www.slodownwines.com) so you won’t be on your own. If you have done sales before (again; absolute requirement) then you love the “Eat what you kill” mentality. You already know that the starting base salaries are low, meaning the commissions and bonuses are what paid for your vacation house in Tahoe anyway. However, if the thought of that is scary to you, then you’ve never done sales at the level we are looking for, so forward this to your boss who does.
Now I know there are hundreds of you reading this right now thinking to yourself:
“I would love to sell weed wine in California, it sounds epic! I am a go-getter, I hate my current job, I can learn how to sell to dispensaries! Even though I have no experience, I’ll just send my resume and kill it on the interview!”
Well Karen from Ohio, get bent. Not joking. If you think we have nothing better to do then read resumes from folks like you, you’re dumber than a toddler trying to pet a wild goose for the first time.
We are a startup. We don’t have a training manual, just sales goals. We are going to hire someone who took the training wheels off years ago, and who knows what the end of prohibition for alcohol brought on, and what the end of prohibition for cannabis means.
- 2+ years experience selling cannabis. If you are currently in the industry (which is a job requirement) let us know how many doors you walk into a month, monthly sales revenue, and anything else the is impressive.
- Live in your territory
- If you have a motorcycle or facial hair (guys only) then you have an obvious advantage when applying. And for the interview, you will have to sell us something on the spot. We will probably do something lame and copy “The Wolf of Wall Street” and ask you to sell us a pen. We are not very creative.
The sooner the better. We have wine waiting to be sold. If you are as good as you need to be, you’re probably going to be leaving a higher base salary job (as we all did,) so if you have to put in a 2-4 week notice nbd.
But before you send a resume, Google us. Read a few of the 3k articles out there about us, and please dear 8-pound, 6-ounce newborn infant baby Jesus, stalk us on Instagram. We are absolutely not for everybody.
Wait, did you read all the way to the bottom here? Well, our first way to weed out lazy people is to not even look at the resumes sent to whatever email the “apply” button is hooked to. Now onto the step two of getting this job. Send iWantToSellWine at RebelCoast.com a one paragraph bullet point list of your accomplishments in the cannabis space and that relate to this job. We don’t care if you won a bikini contest in Cabo the same year our girlfriends graduated college. Oh oh oh and don’t waste time answering a hypothetical “Why do you want to work here” question. We make the world’s first weed wine and are ~12 months ahead of any competitor 🙂
I promise we are not dicks in real life. No joke, we once wrote a formal job description and had to spend weeks weeding through the thousands of unqualified shotgunned out resumes. Turns out it is better to be real about what’s up now, and save folks an embarrassing phone call to their mom about why they did not get an interview for a job that was “So perfect for me.” Either way, if anything we said offends you, shoot us an email with your home address and we will send a bouquet of flowers to apologize.
BRAND AMBASSADORS (SF & Bay Area)
Then this is the perfect job for you! (and possibly your friends!)
Rebel Coast Winery is seeking fun, reliable, and enthusiastic brand ambassadors to represent our company at promotional events.
In this role, you will serve as the face and voice of Rebel Coast, build brand recognition, and successfully promote our products.
You will communicate and engage with customers to increase our company’s brand awareness, while giving away tons of free stuff!
– 3+ Years experience as a Brand Ambassador, Promoter, Influencer or Similar role.
– Engaging, outgoing, and approachable personality.
– Passion for meeting new people and evangelizing great products.
– Don’t be a dick.
If this sounds like you, then we want to get in touch with you asap!
Email us a quick “Hello” to ComeWork@RebelCoast.com and you’ll get a response on how to apply!