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Area Sales Manager

Job Description:

  • Drive Craft beer volume and share growth in top Craft wholesalers 
  • Retailer call frequency to monitor sell-through velocity, check trade program execution, and build relationships 
  • Provide direct input from the market to Regional Sales Manager
  • Sales analysis to evaluate and target new accounts and other opportunities in the market 
  • Leveraging commercial resources to grow area volume and share  
  • Execution of National sales strategy and standards – distribution, promotion and merchandising
  • Delivering against business targets for the area (volume, share, distribution, profit, cost management) 
  • Developing strategic choices and resource allocation within the area and taking into account the impact of decisions on customer, brand equity, share, Breckenridge reputation, distribution and the competitive environment 
  • Managing the execution of Brand programs 
  • Leading sales team in territory analysis and annual planning 
  • Providing feedback and input on brand programs, channel strategies and tactical marketing initiatives 
  • Managing sales budget and market spending 
  • Coaching, developing and performance management for Sales Representatives 
  • Representing Breckenridge in the community

Qualifications:

  • B.S/B.A Degree in Finance, Business, Marketing or related field required 
  • 3+ year's experience in the consumer products industry 
  • 2+ years of craft brewery experience
  • Previous sales background with experience related to retail account management 
  • Effective communication, administrative, and interpersonal skills 
  • Working knowledge of Microsoft Excel, PowerPoint and Word

Lab Technician- QA/QC

Job Description:

  • Run routine analytical analyses on beer samples including: ph, alcohol, sodium, and iron. 
  • Run routine analyses of packaged beer for oxygen, carbon dioxide, fill level, etc.  
  • Conduct inspection and analysis of package integrity and specifications.  
  • Coordinate quality analyses ensuring accurate results, timely completion, and proper responses and notification.  
  • Perform various studies and perform statistical analyses to improve quality throughout the brewery.  
  • Other routine laboratory testing, including but not limited to: Microscope, Spectrophotometer, DMA and, pH meter 
  • Conduct aseptic and environmental sampling throughout the brewery 
  • Perform daily cell counts of yeast and fermenting wort and calculate pitch count. 
  • Communicate cell count results to brewers, ensuring proper pitch rates and healthy fermentations
  • Prepare microbiological media, sterile plating, and microscopic analysis of microbial growth 
  • Ensure calibrations and cleanliness of lab equipment and lab area 
  • Maintain and optimize sensory analysis program

Job Qualifications

Desired Skills and Experience:

  • Ability to operate laboratory instruments and perform basic instrument maintenance. 
  • Knowledge of basic laboratory procedures and techniques. 
  • Strong technical, troubleshooting, and problem-solving skills.  
  • Strong work ethic and self-starting attitude 
  • Solid interpersonal skills and team orientation.  
  • Knowledge and understanding of basic laboratory functions and microbiological concepts 
  • High standards of quality and accuracy 
  • Adhering to established guidelines and procedures 
  • Requires high degree of information gathering before decisions 
  • Must be comfortable in making decisions in area of specialty or expertise 
  • Understanding of the brewing and packaging process, HACCP and Good Manufacturing practices for food manufacturing a plus. 
  • Skilled in Microsoft Excel, PowerPoint and Word. 
  • Must be flexible to work day, afternoon, and midnight shifts. 

Education:

  • Bachelor's degree in a science-intensive discipline (e.g. Chemistry, Biology, Biochemistry, Microbiology, etc.) preferred.

Experience:

  • 2 (two) years of experience in brewing lab environment preferred. An equivalent combination of education and work experience that satisfy the requirements of the job may be sufficient). 

Supplemental Information: 

  • This position requires successful completion of pre-employment background check, driving records and drug screen. 
  • Must be able to work nights and weekends. Occasionally, due to business needs, the incumbents may receive short notice on working nights and/or weekends. 
  • Must be able to work overtime when needed.

Warehouse Team Member

Overview:

Breckenridge Brewery, Warehouse Team Member, is primarily responsible for ensuring all orders are in place for delivery at scheduled time. This position reports directly to the Warehouse Manager.

Responsibilities:

  • Prepare and palletize cases/kegs for delivery, including loading and unloading delivery trucks
  • Must be able to operate forklift
  • Ensure maintenance on forklift
  • Must be willing/able to work extremely flexible hours including weekends
  • Provides positive teamwork efforts to achieve company results
  • Must be willing to learn Warehouse responsibilities including cleaning the warehouse space
  • Understand Packaging procedures
  • Maintains a clean and safe work environment in all areas including palletizing area while complying with rules and regulations

Skills and abilities:

  • Strong technical, troubleshooting, and problem-solving skills. 
  • Strong work ethic and self-starting attitude and Solid interpersonal skills and team orientation. 
  • High standards of quality and accuracy
  • Adhering to established guidelines and procedures
  • Excellent organizational, planning, and time management skills
  • Self-motivated for continuous improvement of personal skills and systems

Minimum Qualifications:

  • Prior experience in a warehouse environment preferred
  • Ability to carry/lift 50-165lbs. and work safely in a loud and/or hot work environment
  • Fork Lift Certified, or ability to obtain one soon after hiring
  • Must be flexible to work day, afternoon, and midnight shifts, including weekends and holidays. 

Education:

  • High School Diploma required

Supplemental Information:

  • This position requires successful completion of pre-employment background check, driving records and drug screen.
  • Must be able to work nights and weekends. Occasionally, due to business needs, the incumbents may receive short notice on working nights and/or weekends.
  • Must be able to work overtime based in business needs

Front Range Careers

AM (Account Manager)

Job Description:

  • Work with distributor sales force and retailers in your assigned universe to increase distribution and velocity on the Breckenridge Brewery family of brands 
  • 100% focus on gaining or expanding distribution of brands in On and Off retail accounts 
  • Improve velocity in accounts by building displays, driving distribution, resetting coolers, displaying point of sale items, educating retail employees, hand selling, sampling, securing features, developing promotional programs 
  • Conduct beer tastings, attend weekend festivals and evening promotions 
  • Identify key accounts that are not being penetrated with Breckenridge Brewery products, and develop a plan to establish sustained business with such accounts 
  • Add value to all key accounts by offering creative, impactful support and by keeping the accounts informed about the goings on at Breckenridge Brewery 
  • Know the key decision makers and influencers in the assigned territory, increase or develop partnerships in these arenas 
  • Develop market profile target lists and plans to deliver volume goals 
  • Drive distribution and velocity weekly through visiting a minimum of 10 accounts daily 
  • Add value to the distributor by helping with the growth of the Breckenridge brand and education of the distributor sales force 
  • Develop a keen understanding of how the distributor works and make sure Breckenridge Brewery is positioned to win in your assigned universe 
  • Have knowledge of who key people are at distributor(s) and how best to add value to their business 
  • Work with distributor sales reps and managers on a regular basis, at least one ride with weekly 
  • Ensure the Wholesaler is aware of developments at Breckenridge Brewery 
  • Ensure our portfolio is broadly represented and in distribution 
  • Assist with inventory management, POS ordering, insuring proper handling of product

Qualifications:

  • Desire to build a career in Sales 
  • Competitive drive 
  • Results oriented 
  • 1-3 years experience in Outside sales, Food and Beverage experience preferred 
  • Strong written and verbal presentation skills are a must 
  • Must have excellent judgment and the ability to articulate the Brand philosophy to all of our customers 
  • The ability to self motivate and work alone 
  • The ability to effectively plan and manage multiple tasks 
  • Proven ability to positively affect brands within the three tier system 
  • An understanding of the Brewing process, Beer styles and the story of the Breckenridge Brewery 
  • Bachelors Degree 
  • Ability to operate Microsoft Office 
  • Clean driving record and a working vehicle 
  • Ability to lift cases of beer and build displays 
  • Salary based on experience

Equal Opportunity:

Breckenridge Brewery, LLC is an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, gender, religion, age, disability, political beliefs, sexual orientation, or marital/familial status.

Please submit your resume and cover letter to khpropernick@breckenridgebrewery.com