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Recommendations Spirits Specialist

Recommendations | San Francisco, CA | Part Time

Job Description


Flexible Part-Time Positions for Sommeliers based in CA and NY for live-chat with Customers is seeking a Spirits Specialist who will serve as an expert responsible for assisting customers to determine their spirits needs and making recommendations through a live chat interface. They will be tasked with developing and ensuring a positive internal and external customer experience as well as providing sales leadership and product knowledge inspiration to the team. This will be achieved through their interaction with customers via’s online live chat as they recommend spirits, explain company policy and procedures, and quickly navigate the site for fast responses.    

Job Responsibilities:

  • Demonstrates capacity for customer engagement and salesmanship including perceptiveness, tact, resilience, patience, ability to remain upbeat and maintain a very positive attitude and take initiative when chatting with customers.
  • Provides exceptional customer service while giving great wine recommendations.
  • Makes daily checks before beginning of work shift on all sales, promotions, and campaigns through email updates from the Marketing department or the Recommendations Resources folder.
  • Ensures’s company branding standards are met at all times.    
  • Perform all other duties as assigned by manager.

Job Requirements:

  • Knowledge of spirits and spirits terminology (spirits certification/qualification/courses or schooling a plus).
  • Must have strong problem-solving skills and produce quality solutions.
  • Strong attention to detail and organizational skills.   
  • Ability to quickly navigate multiple websites at a time.
  • Ability to work in a fast-paced sometimes stressful holiday season driven environment.
  • Ability to prioritize work and multi task successfully.  
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office Suite.
  • Basic HTML skills. 
  • Fast typing skills with at a speed of at least 40wpm. 
  • Must be willing and able to work well individually with minimal remote supervision.

Essential Job Functions:

  • Ability to work in an environment that may be stressful due to adversarial situations resulting from seasonal demands of business.
  • Must be able to remain focused and work effectively, efficiently, and harmoniously and remain professional and courteous under challenging circumstances.  
  • Must have own computer or laptop with internet connectivity.
  • Must be able to work well under minimal remote supervision. 

ABOUT WINE.COM offers a diverse, fun and vibrant work environment. We are a family- oriented, fun-loving company. We have a “have fun while getting the job done and providing exceptional service and product to our customers” approach to how we work. We were awarded for being one of the best companies to work for by the Bay Area Top Workplaces in 2016. Our mission is to promote the wine lifestyle through innovation by providing customers with selection, guidance, convenience, and value not common in stores. For more information, visit our website at is based in San Francisco with regional warehouses in Berkeley CA, Avon MA, Medley FL, Westbury NY, Maplewood NJ and Houston, TX. 



Please visit our website at is an Equal Opportunity Employer committed to a diverse workforce.