Long-Term Decisions. Long-Term Success
We work on executive searches across the country with large and small beverage companies. Our driving goal is to provide a professional, honest and expedient recruiting experience – which respects the unique and individual needs of clients and candidates alike.
If you are an industry professional with a strong record of success, we encourage you to submit your resume now, even if you are not actively looking. This will enable you to be in our system and easier to identify when a suitable position becomes available. Please note that we hold your information in confidence and don’t share your backgrounds with clients until we have first contacted you and you express interest in a specific role.
Frequently Asked Questions
We are here to help. Our goal is support great long-term careers and make positive changes in people lives. We understand how difficult finding the right job can be. Here are some helpful tips to help you along the journey.
Any resume-writing tips?
- Be clear and specific
Format your resume carefully to make sure it is easy to read
Include specific accomplishments, not just a job description or profile
Don’t use company-specific acronyms
Replace your “Objective” with a short “Career Summary”
2 pages are ideal, but 3 is o.k.
- Check spelling!
How do I prep for the interview?
- Do your research on anything you can find on the internet – articles, interviews of key management, financials, etc.
- It’s important to understand their products and competition.
- When possible, sample the products the company makes.
- We will talk through specific prep for certain roles live before the interview.
What do I wear to the interview?
As a general rule, you should wear what the client would expect you to wear in the position you are interviewing for. Each company’s culture is different, and part of our role is to help explain the client’s culture and environment. Please ask us if you are unsure.
Thank You Notes
Should I send a thank you note after a call or interview?
- We always recommend a thank you note after both a phone interview or an in-person interview
- Thank the interviewer for their time, reflecting your key takeaways from the meeting, and expressing your interest/value in moving forward, or interest in keeping touch for future roles
Hand-written notes or Email for thank you notes?
Always send a thank you note immediately after the interview to everyone you met. We recommend a quick email with a thoughtful show of appreciation of their time and consideration. Hand-written notes are a nice touch in circumstances where timing isn’t as important, but email will be faster.
Working with Recruiters as a Candidate
Can I hire you to find me a job?
Our clients are wine, spirits and beer companies that engage us when they need help filling a specific role. We then actively recruit candidates that meet the client’s requirements and could be a good fit for the job. We do not prospectively shop candidates when they are looking for a job, hoping that a client might have an opening. Clients typically do not appreciate being “sold” to in that way, some may not have budget for a recruiter fee, and the candidate’s potential status may be impacted negatively.
That said, we are always happy to know if you are interested in new roles and will be happy to keep you in mind for new roles that might be a suitable fit. Feel free to submit your latest resume and we will add it to our database.
Do I need to have experience in beverage alcohol?
Most of the searches we work require that candidates have experience in the wine, spirits or beer industry. And in some cases, our clients want candidates with specific experience in only beer or only wine or only spirits.
Sometimes clients are open to candidates from other industries, depending on the function. Since the beverage alcohol business is a sub-set of the larger consumer packaged goods (CPG) industry, candidates with CPG experience are typically the closest adjacent match for some roles (e.g., marketing, and sometimes sales or larger corporate roles). Hospitality is another category for some Direct-to-Consumer roles, and consumer-focused technology is useful for technical or digital roles. Finance, Administration, HR and Creative roles can also transfer from other industries. It all depends on the client and the specific role they are looking to fill
Do you conduct executive searches for other industries?
With almost twenty years of experience in the beverage alcohol industry, we are specialists as wine recruiters, spirits recruiters and beer recruiters.
Over the years, we have also developed a specialty in recruiting for natural and sustainable consumer packaged goods companies (as candidates have moved into that industry and referred us internally). We work with clients in this category at www.greengig.com.
If you are interested in either industry specialty, we will be happy to keep you in mind for searches that come up in both categories.
Please note that we are a recruiting agency hired by winery, spirits and beer clients to fill specific executive searches that meet their needs. We only present candidates to clients when we have specific searches and candidates that meet a client’s requirements. We do not prospectively shop candidates to companies.