CAREERS

“Since my first day at Mahaska over 15 years ago, I’ve been a part of a team where the employees are given the chance to help make decisions and share their ideas to help our company grow strong. I am so happy to be a part of a family owned business that truly cares about their employees and strives to make our community a better place. I’ve grown with the company during these 15 years, starting as a part-time Weekend Merchandiser and now as the Chief Marketing Officer. I’ve never forgotten what originally brought me to Mahaska, which was the opportunity to be a part of a team composed of happy, hard working people who distribute products that make people smile!”

- Chad Irving, Chief Marketing Officer

BENEFITS




401k options available for eligible employees after 1 year of service




Health, RX, Dental, Life Insurance, AD&D Insurance and AFLAC options.




Employees can purchase up to 5 cases of product a week at a discounted price.




Flexible Spending Account (FSA) not subject to payroll taxes



Part-Time Warehouse Picker
Mahaska is needing highly motivated warehouse associates to work in a fast pace environment. This position will work in the warehouse or stock room to fulfill orders and keep the warehouse stocked.

Hours:
Approximate hours worked 15-25 per week, depending candidate availability, with a start time between 2-3:30 p.m. Again, flexible on start time as well.


Duties:
  • Locate products in warehouse to fill orders
  • Put products away in proper places
  • Follow order sheets to pull products for each order
  • Assist with shipping and receiving as assigned
  • Assemble kits according to parts lists.
  • Responsible for receiving and stocking inventory, picking and packing for distribution.
Minimum Requirements:
  • Legible writing, math and reading skills
  • Ability to lift 25-50 lbs
  • Must be able to stand for long periods of time
  • Bending, stooping, squatting, reaching, grasping and repetitive motion required
  Come join a family-owned Company who values their team members, as well as their families.
Job Summary:         Responsible for growing and maintaining sales with customers by offering exceptional customer service while demonstrating a vast knowledge of the processes and product being sold. The individual would also be responsible for tracking all sales in a designated territory, as well as continually demonstrating a willingness to learn and work in a high-pace environment. Additionally, the individual would need to be able to work a flexible schedule which could include some evenings and weekends, when necessary.

Supervisory Responsibility: None

Reports to: Extended Territory Route Manager

Required Certifications: MBAA Beer Steward Certification*, Certified Beer Server Exam^, I-Pact Certified^^, - (Either possess the certifications/licensing or obtain within 90 days of date of hire).

Job Responsibilities include but are not limited to:
1.     Accountable for safely delivering product to different retailers and sales locations.
2.     Understand and promote the company’s marketing strategies for all product packages and categories.  Promote products in accounts in line with these strategies.
3.     Pre-sell product to various customers on a frequent basis.
4.     Report to the Route Manager concerning various items (sales and other reports, promotions, projections, etc.).
5.     Maintain and demonstrate detailed knowledge of a wide array of products and brewing processes.
6.     Demonstrate exceptional interpersonal, oral and written (communication) skills.
7.     Create and maintain relationships with new and prospective customers/retailers.
8.     Recommend and implement sales strategies for improvement based on market research and competitor analyses.
9.     Benchmark business data and sales trends for key accounts and provide monthly recommendations to Route Manager and Marketing Manager to aid in execution of the strategic business plan.
10.Coordinate various activities with retailers, wholesalers, customers, etc. to maintain and increase comprehensive network.
11.Train and work with Mahaska representatives in order to fully develop best sales and marketing practices.
12.Able to travel as needed to attend trade shows, conferences and visit other Mahaska locations and markets.
13. Prepare various types of campaigns (ads, sampling, promotions, etc.) to expand sales as well as generating creative ways to advertise product.
14. Must demonstrate good problem-solving skills.
15. Create and maintain various types of reports using VIP that help manage the channel such as:
·        Sales reports – showing business changes and opportunities.
·        An outline focused on information about competitor sales in similar environments – should be reported to Route Manager and other relevant parties.
16. Monitor condition of company vehicle (report any issues to the Route Manager).
17. Monitor sales inventory, which includes but is not limited to removing damaged or expired product at various locations (brewery and retailers).
18. May be asked to investigate and settle customer questions and complaints.
19. Constantly operates in a manner that complies with local, state and federal regulations like the Alcoholic Beverage Division (ABD). 20. Is self-motivated.
21. Develops and executes delivery orders for customers.
22. Open to continual learning and development of skills within areas such as advertising, communication, presentation, sales, etc.
23. Maintain up-to-date knowledge of relevant laws pertaining to beer dispensing, handling, selling, etc.
24. Focus on the individual customer’s/retailer’s specific needs in order to maximize sales potential.
25. Possesses an ability to work well under pressure and manage multiple tasks/accounts in a demanding environment.
26. Must keep up-to-date knowledge of the dispensary systems and all other components crucial to maintaining a high quality of service. 27. Will need to be able to execute proper maintenance on all beer serving, sanitary, and transportation equipment (excluding vehicle maintenance).
28. At various times throughout the week/month/year scheduled maintenance and sanitation of equipment will be required to be completed.
29. Exhibits an adept skill with basic computer programs (Excel, Word, PowerPoint, etc.).
30. Must be able to lift up to 160lbs. (keg weight)
31. Must be able to produce and maintain a valid driver’s license.
32. In this field, knowledge is a major component for development and growth – both on a personal and organizational level.  The ideal candidate should be willing to continually educate themselves.
33.Must be able to maintain business-like behavior during and after the consumption of alcohol during social events
34. May be asked to participate in additional trainings/certifications.
35. May be asked to complete additional functions.  

*The certification is designed to instruct the individual in different areas such as how to serve beer properly, essential cleaning techniques to maintain a sterile serving environment, the manner in which you properly store beer, the ins-and-outs of different dispensary equipment, as well as introducing effective ways to sell the product.     -----     (Mahaska will cover the initial $195.00 cost to take the test. However, each retake will cost $35.00 and the individual will be required to pay this fee – if the test is not passed the first time). 

  
^The exam requires the individual to exhibit competent knowledge of beer storage and service issues as well as modest knowledge of beer styles and culture and basic familiarity with beer tasting and flavors and basic knowledge about brewing process and ingredients.     -----     (Mahaska will cover the initial $69.00 cost to take the exam. Each payment covers two attempts at passing the test. However, each additional pair of attempts after the second will be required to be paid for by the individual.)

^^I-PACT covers the Alcoholic Beverage Control Act (Iowa Code chapter 123), and trains the individual to identify valid and non-valid forms of altered and fake IDs. This program specializes in the prevention of underage sales and sales to intoxicated patrons. Participants will learn techniques for refusing the sale of alcohol with minimal confrontation and how to legally confiscate an altered or fake ID. The training also includes regulations and tips for offsite delivery of alcohol. (Certification is valid for 3 years).    


Who We Are:
Things are happening here at Mahaska. A family-owned business since our start 1889, we've served the Midwest and beyond for more than 125 years. And we're still growing. Owner Branden Muhl continues to expand Mahaska beyond bottling into new territory, opening up opportunities and careers in hospitality, transportation and distribution.   

Position: Sunday Part-Time Merchandiser 

Mahaska is looking for a reliable individual to merchandise Mahaska products in customer stores in Oskaloosa. Responsible for product rotation and stocking on store shelves, displays, and in coolers. 

Position requires approximately two to three hours per Sunday.
Job Summary:         
Professionally represent Mahaska in existing accounts, new markets and new accounts. Service assigned retail customers according to scheduled call frequency.  Achieve monthly sales volume, distribution, and other goals assigned by the Marketing Manager.
 

Reports to:  Marketing Manager
   

Job Responsibilities:  
1.         Understand and promote the company's marketing strategies for all product packages and categories.                                     Promote products in accounts in line with these                                          strategies.  
2.        Solicit promotions; tie to pricing, ads, and displays.  
3.         Regularly call on new accounts daily.  When deviating from the set schedule, inform Marketing Manager.  
4.         Develop relationship with key people at store level.  Use relationship to promote analytical approach to Mahaska brands.  
5.         Aggressively pursue new accounts and placements.  
6.         Present all authorized company programs to assigned and new accounts. This includes actively participating in their incentive and/or promotional programs.  
7.         Monitor competitive activity.  Compare market share to shelf space and conduct weekly price surveys.  
8.         Be familiar with all products including:                                                 *Advertising programs; *Product attributes; *Pricing; *Category; *Retail price points; *Competitive brands within the category.  
9.         Update product knowledge and procedure methods by attending and participating in sales and sales training meetings.  
10.       Have a thorough understanding of competitive strengths and weaknesses.  
11.       Have a thorough understanding of tools such as Service Policy and Market Channel Characteristics.  
12.       Actively work to achieve Model Store criteria in each account serviced.  
13.       Communicate schedule changes or factors that affect other team members to Marketing Manager in a timely manner.   
14.       Submit recommended changes to routes or service level to Marketing Manager for approval via Route Change Request Form.    

Responsibilities:
1.         Ensure out-of-date and damaged product is immediately returned to the warehouse.  
2.         Collect funds where required (rentals and receivables).  
3.         Ensure all retailer complaints are resolved.  This includes investigating and resolving all complaints in assigned accounts and working closely with Delivery representative regarding recurring situations.                                                                                                   4.         Work closely with Delivery representative to assure that beverage sections, displays, vendors, and merchandising equipment are properly cleaned, filled, and rotated according and keep back stock organized and rotated.  
5.         Build and merchandise booked displays; closely coordinate delivery requirement.                                    
  
6.         Maintain the company's assigned shelf space and prevent encroachment by competitors.  
7.         Place and maintain POS in accounts.  Replace or repair soiled or damaged POS as needed.  
8.         Communicate with Marketing Manager on a regular basis any product outage on sales floor.  Note movement of competitive products as well.  
9.         Communicate schedule changes or factors that affect other team members to Marketing Manager in a timely manner.   

General Job Responsibilities    
1.         Perform competitive price checks as requested.  
2.         Attend and actively participate in sales meetings.  
3.         Promote and maintain company goodwill at all times.  
4.         Know, understand, and adhere to all company policies and procedures.  
5.         Report to your supervisor on a daily basis, or as required.  
6.         Notify your supervisor immediately if involved in an accident and/or injured during work.  
7.         Be available and capable of performing physical functions which will include lifting and moving loads of 50 lbs., or more and continuously pulling wheeler loads of product weighing up to 250 lbs.  
8.         Assist others and perform other tasks as appropriate and/or necessary.  
9.         Help maintain the positive image of the company in the trade.  
10.       Wear only company-approved uniform and maintain personal appearance standards.  
11.       Know, understand, and implement company safety policies and procedures including use of proper load lifting techniques, etc.  

JOB REQUIREMENTS:  
  1. Communication skills to customers and the public.
  2. Problem-solving
  3. Organizing and coordinating daily schedules.
  4. Basic math skills.
  5. Determines product orders
  6. Must have experience and knowledge in coffee industry.
Benefits:  Excellent benefit packet includes: Health, RX, Dental, Life Insurance, 401 (k), paid personal days, and paid vacation.
Position:   Route Manager – Extended Territory (Omaha)  

Description
:
  We are looking for a Route Manager in our Omaha Nebraska territory, to lead and support the sales team and as well as our customers. This key position reports directly to the Marketing Manager. If you have leadership and sales experience and are looking for a career with opportunities, apply at Mahaska.  

Job Overview
;

·         Responsible for the marketing of company brands in line with company strategies. 
 ·         Provide training for developing and improving teams communication skills and sales technique.
·         Understand and promote the company's marketing strategies for all product packages and categories.  Promote products in accounts in line with these strategies.
·         Work with sales team to establish realistic goals to meet incentive objectives.
·         Provide salespeople with knowledge of full product line necessary to achieving 100% distribution.  Keep sales team informed of new product authorizations.
·         Convey monthly promotional activity to sales team in a timely manner.
·         Make sure each sales team understands monthly promotional strategies and assist with creating a plan of action for achieving goals.
·         Discuss all current marketing programs with sales team on a regular basis and monitor customer compliance on an account-by-account basis.
·         Work with sales team to develop sales presentation for calling on new business.  Establish regular schedule for calling on new business.
·         Provide leadership and guidance to sales team to ensure
·         Display and encourage positive attitudes and promote teamwork 
·         Motivate and engage the store team 
·         Create and support a positive and fun work environment 
·         Exhibit professionalism in appearance, conduct, and judgment 
·         This position is responsible for developing relationships with new markets and new accounts.

  
Job Requirements; 
  • Leadership and sales experience
  • Must have strong verbal, written, analytical, persuasion and interpersonal skills. 
    Ability to organize and prioritize work, control multiple projects, and to meet deadlines.
  • Customer service-oriented and like to help others 
  • At your best in a fast-paced environment 
  • Positive & professional 
  • Comfortable multi-tasking and adapt easily to change  -Proficient with computer programs, Microsoft, composing emails
Benefits: Excellent benefit packet includes: Health, RX, Dental, Flex Spending, Life Insurance, Short Term Disability, 401 (k), paid personal days, and paid vacation (accrued monthly).  

Mahaska is an Equal Opportunity Employer

                                                     
  
 

APPLY FOR A JOB

If you are interested in any of the above job descriptions, please apply using our online form. The form includes basic information, employment history, education, and supplemental questions. Please be prepared with all necessary information before starting the form. At the end of the application you will be able to upload a resume (PDF or Word Doc only/ 5MB max.). Please note, only one document can be uploaded per submission. Thank you for applying to Mahaska.