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About us

Fatcork is a Champagne importer, retail shop and wine club owned and operated by a small, close-knit team that includes founders, Bryan and Abby Maletis. For our retail clients, fatcork operates a brick-and-mortar wine cave, an online bottle shop and a flexible tasting space. But, the heart of the business is our Champagne club, where customers can choose from three membership tiers (4, 6, and 12 bottles) to have the world’s most delicious Champagne shipped directly to their door four times a year. Although you don’t need to join the club to purchase fatcork Champagne, members enjoy lots of extra benefits like member pricing for tasting events in our Seattle Champagne cave, educational materials, retail bottle benefits and member-exclusive pricing for certain bottles.

Current Opportunities:

Part-time Hospitality/Retail Associate

Fatcork is seeking a cheerful, hospitality-driven part-time celebration specialist to join our team. Core responsibilities include but are not limited to:
    • Performing opening and closing duties
    • Supporting our retail and operations team in the office, warehouse, cave and tasting room by:
      • Helping customers pick out bottles and checking them out using our e-commerce system and POS
      • Running allocation and online orders out to customers and members
      • Fulfilling Champagne orders. This includes preparing and packing club shipments, communicating with customers, and packing boxes.
      • Performing general office tasks as needed. This includes answering phones, cleaning, and maintaining/organizing fatcork systems and product information.
      • Keeping our warehouse clean, organized and stocked. This includes regular inventory counts, placing supply orders, creating Champagne displays and preparing packaging.
      • Accepting and assisting with large deliveries of Champagne
      • Assisting in the execution of future tastings and events. You will pour Champagne, interact with customers, answer questions and sell the world’s best bubbles! Once fatcork resumes tastings, they will take place on Thursday evenings and on the last Saturday of the month in the afternoon.
Details of the position:
    • This position reports to fatcork General Manager Iza Feyeux.
    • Fatcork is open 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesday through Saturday.
    • Probable schedule will be Thursday through Saturday.
    • Applicants must be available to work on Saturdays.
    • Hours are subject to change as fatcork evolves into a new space.
    • This position averages 18-20 hours of work per week with increased holiday hours in December.
    • Busy allocation months are March, May, September and November.
    • Vacation time is not available in November and December. This is our busiest season of the year, and hours and customer service attention during this time are subject to increase. Grace, patience and self-care are necessary during this time. 

Position requirements and qualifications:

We are most interested in a great personality fit and the right characteristics for the job (hustle, reliability, calm-under-pressure, low drama, flexibility, professionalism and a sense of humor). Other requirements include but are not limited to:
    • Retail customer service experience and/or tasting room, restaurant, event or other hospitality-related experience
    • A desire (not just the ability) to wear many hats and help out as needed
    • The ability to repeatedly lift cases of Champagne (sometimes over your head) that weigh 50 pounds
    • Outstanding communication and customer service skills, including the ability to engage in respectful communication with customers, fellow employees and management
    • Interest in, experience with and knowledge of wine is a plus.
    • Excellent time-management and follow-through
    • A hard-working, team-oriented and creative problem-solving mindset
    • Reliability
    • General office, tech and computer, and Microsoft Office skills are a plus.
The perks:
    • The hourly rate for this position is $22/hr. Actual rate commensurate with experience.
    • 4 bottles of fatcork Champagne every month as well as opportunities to buy Champagne at wholesale cost
    • Company-paid ORCA transportation
    • Monthly educational tastings of fatcork cuvées
    • The opportunity to learn about Champagne, wine service and customer service
    • The opportunity to contribute to a growing company where everyone’s voice is heard and new ideas are encouraged
    • The potential for moving into a full-time role and/or increased hours and job responsibilities depending on your interests, strengths and availability

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Full-time Warehouse & Packing Coordinator

Fatcork is looking for a dynamic team member to join our business. This person will draw on their broad range of skills to help manage inventory and warehouse systems, receive large deliveries of Champagne, and create and follow standards for packing operations. At fatcork, our small-but-mighty team is cross-trained in all areas, and it is important that everyone knows how to do a little bit of everything. To that end, our new full-time employee will also assist with everyday warehouse activities and office tasks. We currently have about 1,200 club members, and our busiests months are those in which our members receive their Champagne allocations: March, May, September and November. November and December are also the most high-volume times of the year for orders in general.
Our full-time warehouse and packing coordinator will be responsible for the following:
    • Fulfilling Champagne orders. This includes preparing/packing club shipments and regular orders, and communicating with customers.
    • Prepping for allocation months and high-volume times of the year; shipping assets and materials.
    • Keeping our warehouse clean, organized and stocked. This will include regular inventory counts of bottles, merchandise and order assets.
    • Keeping the cave stocked and organized
    • Placing supply orders
    • Creating Champagne displays
    • Accepting and assisting with large deliveries of Champagne and shipping supplies, and guiding temp help during “unload” days and allocation months.
    • Laser-labeling new deliveries with “Geeky Details”
    • Performing general office tasks like answering phones, cleaning, and maintaining/organizing fatcork systems and product information
    • Running allocation and online orders out to customers and members parked curbside
    • Organizing/managing pickup orders and allocations, and reaching out to customers who have their left order sit in the warehouse for too long
    • Helping customers pick out bottles and checking them out using our e-commerce system and POS
    • Assisting in the execution of future tastings and events. You will pour Champagne, interact with customers, answer questions and sell the world’s best bubbles! Once fatcork resumes tastings, they will take place on Thursday evenings and on the last Saturday of the month in the afternoon.

Position Requirements & Qualifications:

We are most interested in a great personality fit and the right characteristics for the job (hustle, reliability, calm-under-pressure, low drama, flexibility, professionalism and a sense of humor). Other requirements include but are not limited to:

    • The ability to repeatedly lift and carry cases of Champagne (sometimes over your head) that weigh 50 pounds. Bending at the waist, reaching and climbing are frequently required.
    • Outstanding communication skills
    • The ability to be extremely organized and detail-oriented
    • Versatility, flexibility and a willingness work toward constantly-changing priorities with enthusiasm
    • Excellent time-management and follow-through
    • A hard-working, team-oriented, creative problem-solving mindset
    • General tech and computer savviness. Microsoft Office skills are a plus!
    • Basic wine knowledge and interest is a plus.
    • Former warehouse experience is a plus.

Details of position:

    • This position reports to fatcork General Manager Iza Feyeux.
    • Our doors are open for customers 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesday through Saturday, but the schedule for this position is Monday through Friday 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. It will be roughly 35-40 hours per week. Very French!
    • To be considered, the applicant must be available to work occasional Saturdays if needed.
    • Location and hours are subject to change as we evolve into a new space.

Compensation, Benefits & Extras:

    • Starting salary of $40,000 - 45,000
    • $50 cell phone reimbursement every month
    • $200 healthcare reimbursement every month
    • Up to 40 hours of Sick & Safe Time leave per the City of Seattle ordinance
    • 4 bottles of fatcork Champagne every month
    • Company-paid ORCA card transportation or paid parking during work hours
    • Vacation Days:
      • 10 days paid vacation per year (January through October*)
      • Bonus vacation days: first week of January
      • Standard Paid Holidays: New Years Day, Easter, Memorial Day, Independence Day, Labor Day, Thanksgiving Day, Friday after Thanksgiving, and Christmas Day
      • Additional paid holidays: Indigenous People’s Day, MLK Jr. Day and Christmas Eve.
    • Monthly educational tastings of fatcork cuvées
    • The opportunity to learn about more about Champagne, wine service and hospitality
    • The opportunity to contribute to a growing company where everyone’s voice is heard and new ideas are encouraged
    • A very nice, very flexible, very collaborative team!
    • *Vacation time is not available in November and December. This is our busiest season of the year, and hours and customer service attention during this time are subject to increase. Grace, patience and self-care are necessary during this time.
    • We require a full year-long commitment with a review of the role in 2023. Any changes agreed upon during quarterly check-ins will be reflected in a new contract.

 

Interested in joining our team? Email Iza Feyeux at iza@fatcork.com. Cheers!