Alabama Off Premise Sales Apprentice

United Distributors, Inc.

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Bessemer, AL

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Job Location:    AL-Bessemer - Bessemer, AL
Salary Range:    Undisclosed


The Sales Apprentice is responsible for executing all functions relating to selling, distribution, brand development, promotion and merchandising of UJBAL’s Chain/Wine/Grocery Division’s wine, non-alcohol and craft beer portfolio in target accounts.  The Sales Apprentice will develop deep understanding of UJBAL brands and working knowledge of the wine, non-alcohol and craft beer segment.  The Sales Apprentice will work together with Sales Representatives to accomplish UJBAL’s and goals, and develop a strong partnership with target accounts and UJBAL’s sales team to ensure seamless communication.


  • Must be 21 years or older
  • High school or vocational school diploma or GED equivalent required
  • 1-3 years of sales experience preferred
  • Valid driver’s license for applicable state
  • Valid auto liability insurance for applicable state
  • Ability to secure and maintain a State Alcohol Sales Permit in accordance with state laws


  • Work with sales team members to train and understand all facets of the United sales representative role
  • Drive to all call points
  • Perform sales deliveries to accounts
  • Run vacation routes for sales representatives
  • Sell new products or programs
  • Utilize Encompass to bill orders
  • Build displays in accounts
  • Merchandise accounts using point of sale material
  • Work back stock, shelf space, and cold boxes in accounts to ensure product rotation
  • Build and maintain strong relationships with account management
  • Build and maintain strong relationships within United with delivery associates, sales representatives, and sales management to work as a team
  • Perform other duties as assigned


  • Decision Making
  • Plan and Organize
  • Customer Focus
  • Professionalism
  • Flexibility
  • Communication
  • Relationship building
  • Time management
  • Positive attitude
  • Stress management
  • Conflict Resolution

Critical Skills

  • Time management
  • Selling skills
  • Quality Control
  • Product Knowledge
  • Proficient in use of Microsoft Office and other technology
  • Able to read, write, and perform business math computations

Working Conditions

  • Able to maintain very high proficiency and job standards while working in a non-temperature controlled environment that includes exposure to heat, high humidity, and inclement weather
  • Able to work occasionally in refrigerated areas
  • Able to work in an environment with moderate noise levels

Physical Requirements and Essential Functions

  • Regular, reliable attendance required
  • Able to drive and safely operate a vehicle
  • Able to frequently use hand trucks, stairs, ramps, and docks
  • Able to talk and hear, stand and walk, sit, reach with arms and hands, lift and carry, and use hands and fingers to handle or feel
  • Able to perform greater than average lifting up to 50-65 lbs, with some overhead lifting required
  • Able to frequently climb or balance, stoop, kneel or crouch
  • Able to learn and maintain knowledge of company and products
  • Must have specific vision abilities that include close vision, distance vision, and the ability to judge distance