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Project Manager – Wine, Beer & Spirits
Chicago, IL

ABOUT US

IMI Agency specializes in Building Better Beverage Business™ for our Hospitality Clients through-cutting edge marketing programs and promotions, interactive food & beverage merchandising and operations tools, staff training, and recognition/reward programs for all channels in the Hospitality industry. IMI programs create brand value and opportunities with consumers while driving food and beverage sales and profits for our Hospitality Operator clients.

JOB DESCRIPTION

Given the high visibility of IMI Agency within the Chain Hospitality Operator, Beverage Supplier and Beverage Distributor B2C and B2B communities along with the ethical, transparent, and legally compliant ethics of our company, all IMI representatives must be intelligent, mature, well-polished, trustworthy, and have a high standard of ethics and leadership. You must have confidence and class in carrying out IMI’s and the Client’s mission, but also know how to take constructive feedback and implement the necessary changes in performance and work, based on that feedback. You must dress and carry yourself in a manner that is superior to the standard, along with speaking and writing clearly.

CRITICAL COMPETENCIES

Given the high visibility of IMI Agency within the Chain Hospitality Operator, Beverage Supplier and Beverage Distributor B2C and B2B communities along with the ethical, transparent, and legally compliant ethics of our company, all IMI representatives must be intelligent, mature, well-polished, trustworthy, and have a high standard of ethics and leadership. You must have confidence and class in carrying out IMI’s and the Client’s mission, but also know how to take constructive feedback and implement the necessary changes in performance and work, based on that feedback. You must dress and carry yourself in a manner that is superior to the standard, along with speaking and writing clearly.

RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Assist, manage and organize client-supplier relations, marketing, and promotional programming, and distributor buying programs for the clients United States locations under the beverage program
  • Assist with supplier solicitations, negotiations, invoicing, and collection
  • Assist in planning large-scale meetings and conferences, including coordinating and selecting locations, agendas, workshops, food & beverage, etc. as assigned
  • Help consult on alcoholic beverages for client’s beverage programs and core mandates
  • Become a trusted partner and liaise for Account Managers and Directors; working with designers and developers to identify and define project scopes, objectives, and requirements, ensuring alignment with IMI and client(s) organizational goals
  • Coordination of internal and external resources, defining budgets and schedules.
  • Assist in property compliance and support client’s properties
  • Assist with ensuring beverage program regulatory compliance from federal, state, and local by working with the Director of Account Management
  • Provide clients with analytics regarding forecasting, cost control, and margin improvement
  • Help create beverage training programs for clients
  • Recommend, create, and assist in executions of promotions and ideas to capture in-house guest
  • Assist each client with beverage menus by working with internal and external creative teams
  • Report project results and risk to management—escalating issues as needed based on the project plans
  • Prioritize tasks and assignments ensuring all responsibilities are completed in a timely and efficient manner
  • Accurately track and report beverage developments and implementations
  • Perform any other assignments as directed
  • 35% Travel required
EDUCATION & QUALIFICATIONS
  • Bachelor’s Degree in Marketing, Business, or a related field
  • Experience in Hospitality, Supply Chain Beverage Program, or Event Planning, activations, and/ or trainings
  • Knowledge of the alcoholic beverage industry. related products, and the three-tiered system
  • Successful track record of complete high-level Project Management duties
  • Proficient level of experience analyzing data; experience recommending, or instituting program or project changes based on sales, and creating program metrics to measure results are pluses
  • Understanding of on-premise beverage performance
  • Creative experience implementing beverage promotions
  • Experience maintaining a database for budgets and record of expenditures; reported frequently
  • Experience communicating effectively with all levels of management, including high-level stakeholders
  • Speaks and writes clearly and concisely • Able to work with different management styles as needed
  • Takes initiative and is a part of the solution to issues and problems that arise
  • The ability to multi-task handling several projects simultaneously and efficiently
  • High-energy interpersonal skills and a professional demeanor
  • High proficiency in all Microsoft Office Applications (i.e., Excel, Word, PowerPoint, etc.)
  • Excellent organizational and time management skills
  • Ability to prioritize work assignments and work under minimal direction
  • Hospitable, with a service-prone, client-first mentality
  • Follow-up and follow-through must be your mantra
  • Ability to travel as needed

The following experiences are a plus:

  • Alcohol beverage knowledge-related products, and the three-tiered system
  • Event management, hosting, coordination, and planning
  • Food and Beverage marketing development and data analysis
  • Food and Beverage operations
  • Beverage supplier or distributor sales analysis
SALARY

Commensurate with experience and demonstrated successes

If this describes you and you can work in a macro-managed environment and complete tasks with spot-on accuracy, we want to hear from you!

Send your resume and CV to hrdept@imiagency.com or click ‘Apply’ below.

IMI Agency is an equal-opportunity employer. We celebrate diversity and are committed to creating an inclusive environment for all employees.

IMI Agency (Incentive Marketing, Inc.) specializes in Building Better Beverage Business™ for our Hospitality Clients through cutting-edge marketing programs and promotions, interactive food & beverage merchandising and operations tools, staff training, and recognition/reward programs for all channels in the Chain Hospitality industry. IMI programs create brand value and opportunities with consumers while driving food and beverage sales and profits for our Hospitality Operator clients. For over 30 years, we have maintained a singular focus: to manage in the best interests of our clients. We exist as an extension, a partner—there to simplify the complex, to be transparent, to offer a unique perspective that goes beyond the bottom line…but is always completely aligned with you.