Southern Wine & Spirits

Southern Wine & Spirits – Why Work For Us?

​​Our Corporate Vision

To be the leading distributor of beverage alcohol— creating superior value for all tiers of the industry.

Our Mission
Providing superior business solutions that drive growth and value for customers and suppliers alike through our national scale, state-level share, local market intelligence and brand-building expertise.

Our Beliefs and Values
Our people are our most fundamental resource. Diversity in thoughts and actions are welcome. Individual differences are respected. We recognize that employee contributions through teamwork and empowerment are critical to the success of the Company. Our goal is to provide a positive environment for our employees that encourages creativity, recognizes innovation and rewards results.

Superior quality and continuous improvement in all aspects of our business results from a dedication to employee development; this, with a commitment towards ever increasing customer satisfaction.

By being customer focused, it provides us the understanding and the ability to address the needs and expectations of each; thus, enabling us to provide unsurpassed value in both product and services offered. Professional relationships cooperation and building long term relationships is the common goal in our successful relationships with our suppliers and customers alike. By conducting business in a manner beneficial for everyone, with highly trained and specialized resources, we are able to deliver superior value added services.

Integrity and Social Responsibility
Our Company accepts responsibility for maintaining the highest standards of integrity, ethics, and support for all our employees, customers, environment, and all the communities in which we live and serve.

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At Southern Wine & Spirits, our people are as diverse and dynamic as the products they support. From the warehouse to the conference room, the truck cabin to the corner office. It's the unique talents, perspectives, and personalities of our team members that empower us to achieve our common goals. That’s the spirit of our success. And that’s why we're looking for passionate, forward-thinking individuals like you to enrich our family, enhance our services, and drive our business forward.

Employees from different cultures and geographies bring together their unique backgrounds, experiences, and values to understand the needs of suppliers and customers. Diversity of thought is critical to the company’s success and growth; we are dedicated to hiring, developing, and retaining the best talent in the market.

Join us. Take your career to new heights. And we’ll take our industry into tomorrow. Together.

Southern Wine & Spirits recruits and hires qualified candidates without regard to race, religion, color, sexual orientation, gender, gender identity, age, national origin, ancestry, citizenship, veteran or disability status or any factor prohibited by law, and as such affirms in policy and practice to support and promote the concept of equal employment opportunity and affirmative action, in accordance with all applicable federal, state and municipal laws. The Company prohibits discrimination on other bases such as ancestry, medical condition, or marital status under applicable laws. We make reasonable accommodations to meet our obligations under the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) and state disability laws. Candidates should possess the right to work in the United States, as it is not the general practice of Southern Wine & Spirits to sponsor individuals for work visas.


At Southern Wine & Spirits of America, we recognize that our social, environmental and ethical conduct has an important impact. We, therefore, take our corporate social responsibilities (“CSR”) seriously and are committed to advancing our policies and systems across our network to ensure we address and monitor all aspects of CSR that are relevant to our business.

As its core mission, Southern Wine & Spirits strives to be a good corporate citizen – focusing a high percentage of its partnerships and giving on the support of local and regional communities and charities. Over the past 10 years, the Southern Wine & Spirits Foundation has donated millions in charitable gifts to organizations outside of our industry. The diverse mix of recipients of Southern’s donations include education, cultural, medical research and care, social and religious and emergency relief organizations.

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Southern Wine & Spirits Chairman and CEO Harvey R. Chaplin
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    It's been great so far.

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    I have been working at Southern Wine & Spirits


    Good hours, decent pay, and my boss is pretty awesome.


    It is a lot of physical labor, and they don't allow overtime.

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Southern Wine & Spirits Interviews

Updated Jan 12, 2015
Updated Jan 12, 2015

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    Trade Development Director Interview

    Anonymous Employee
    Anonymous Employee
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    I applied online. The process took 1+ weekinterviewed at Southern Wine & Spirits in December 2014.

    Interview Details

    I was called right away after I applied by the Hiring Manager (a VP) to set up an interview for the following week. When the interview kicked off, the position was described as a manager position that would be replacing an administrative role that didn't work out. I inquired as to the title since the posting was for a Director role and I wasn't prepared to take a step back. He breezed over it and said it could be worked out. I had already read the mostly negative interviews from employees on glass door so I was walking into this hopeful that they had worked out the kinks and were a good employer. I intended to uncover that tactfully during the interview process. Most of the interview, the hiring manager talked about their company and his career. He didn't really have many questions for me at all. Overall, he was very professional and I learned a lot about the company. Near the end of the interview, he asked if I would share my salary to see if I was in the right range. I did and he said that I was one of three candidates in the running and that he would contact me by the following Monday or Tuesday to let me know whether he wanted me to go to Raleigh to meet with his boss or if I wasn't going to be selected. I was surprised that there wasn't a test or any other process before being sent to meet with the top guy.

    I never received a phone call. I followed up with a note once again thanking him for his time and expressing interest in hearing back from him. Nothing. It would have been nice since I had taken time out of my schedule and off of work to at least take 2 minutes to call me back or send me an email, especially sine this was a high-level position. I think some companies have become too impersonal and don't keep in mind that job candidates are forming an opinion about their company by their actions and behavior. My opinion is not good and their ratings on this site are probably accurate.

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Southern Wine & Spirits Awards & Accolades

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America's Largest Private Companies, Forbes, 2009
America's Largest Private Companies, Forbes, 2008

Additional Info

Headquarters Miami, FL
Size 5000+ Employees
Founded 1968
Type Company - Private
Industry Business Services
Revenue $1 to $2 billion (USD) per year

Southern Wine & Spirits is a family owned sales and distribution organization with a renowned history of consistently delivering impeccable service through our 14,000 employees, covering 35 states. We offer an array of careers focused on delivering a captivating and rewarding experience. We challenge our colleagues every step of the way and provide them with tools to grow, succeed and accomplish their personal and professional goals. Together, we can deliver the highest quality service to each of our customers and put you on the career path you’ve been looking for.

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