Director of Business Development

We are currently seeking highly qualified candidates for a Director of Business Development to join our team. The Director of Business Development will be responsible for developing channel strategy, forecasting risks/opportunities, evaluating programming and execution, providing insights and analysis, and cultivate key corporate, wholesale and consumer relationships.

As we grow from being an early-stage start-up to a household brand, we’re looking for the right person to help build Teneral Cellars through strong multi-channel strategy consisting of DTC, wine club, virtual tastings, corporate gifting and wholesale.

Delivering profitable, sustainable revenue growth as quickly as possible: This is our collective number one success metric, and we’ll look to you to lead figuring out what works best - and scales.  We’ll also look to you to align planning, budgeting, monitoring, analyzing and optimizing against key performance metrics to ensure revenue goals are delivered in a sustainable way!

What you will be responsible for:

  • Adapting and implementing a sales strategy, aligned with overall corporate goals, to grow qualitative distribution and key relationships
  • Working hand-in-hand with the CEO to establish sales targets and KPIs by channel
  • Leading the management of partnerships strategic initiatives to maximize business opportunity and brand visibility
  • Building and maintaining strong relationships with sales counterparts at relevant distributors
  • Leading brand education efforts for distributor and trade partners in the region
  • Serving as a key stakeholder on all trade and consumer marketing initiatives in the region

What you will bring:

  • 8+ years of sales experience for alcohol beverage brands including track record of success building brands 
  • Strong analytical, organizational, problem-solving, presentation, reconciliation, and prioritization abilities / skills
  • Ability to gain insights from analytics to develop Strategic Sales and Marketing Plans
  • Strong communication skills to provide focus for sales channels and drive results
  • Advanced level Excel experience as well as strong software skills
  • Must be an analytical, organized, detail-oriented team player with the ability to multi-task in a fast-paced environment
  • Strong communication skills, both written and oral
  • Bachelor's degree required
  • Sense of ownership and pride in your performance and its impact on the company’s success
  • Critical thinker and problem-solving skills
  • Team player
  • Great time-management skills
  • Ability to travel, as much as needed to execute goals

Who you are:

  • You are curious and continuously learn and grow your capabilities.
  • You are goal oriented and love to win
  • Self-starter and outcome driven
  • You respect and value the power of conversation to bring people together, learn and solve problems.
  • You value inclusion and work to create an environment where everyone feels welcomed and every voice is heard.
  • You are innovative and have the courage to pursue new ideas.
  • You make an impact by being bold and taking action.

Compensation, Benefits, and Expectations:

  • Full-time role
  • Flexible work-from-home office
  • Competitive salary & commission, commensurate with experience

To apply: Please share a resume and send us an intro video that outlines why YOU should be chosen for the role and why you want to join the Teneral Cellars team, including what change you are most passionate to see in the world. Applications that do not include a cover letter will not be considered. Please email resume and cover letter with subject line “Director of Business Development Role” to 


Equal Opportunity: Teneral Cellars provides equal employment opportunity and does not discriminate against an employee or applicant because of age, race, color, religion, gender, national origin, veteran status, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, marital status, or other legally protected class status.

Diversity and Inclusion: We value a diverse and inclusive workforce and are committed to creating a workplace where everyone thrives. We promote an atmosphere in which diversity of people and ideas are welcomed and valued. Diversity includes differences in race, religion, gender identity or expression, age, lifestyle, ethnic background and sexual orientation as well as differences in experiences and ideas.