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



Opportunities in Iowa

Position: Part-Time Sampler

Mahaska is accepting applications for a Part-Time Sampler

This position will be responsible for providing samples of new beverage items to the public at designated customer locations in Cedar Rapids and Marion.  Samples are usually distributed during evenings and weekends.  The successful candidate must be able to work a  flexible work schedule and have reliable transportation
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Position: Part-Time Sampler

Mahaska is accepting applications for a Part-Time Sampler.  

This position will be responsible for providing samples of new beverage items to the public at designated customer locations in Iowa City.  Samples are usually distributed during evenings and weekends.  The successful candidate must be able to work a  flexible work schedule and have reliable transportation 

Join the Mahaska family as part of our Route Sales team! 

Do you have no experience but a great attitude? We'll provide on the job training to help you gain the skills and experience you need to be a successful and independent route sales driver.

Mahaska is proud to be an Equal Opportunity Employer and encourages people of all walks of life to apply today!

Our ideal candidate is energetic, self-motivated and hardworking.  In this position, you will be trained to work independently as part of a stellar team of motivated, hard working individuals.  Sales positions are responsible for selling, delivering and placing beverage products at established accounts throughout a designated route.  The  position is a full time, salary position, which will be responsible for learning all conventional routes during training.  Once a regular route is open, this person will transition to that route, giving them an opportunity to take ownership of their part of Mahaska's business!  Training will be provided for all aspects of the position, including obtaining Class A CDL.  We will give you the tools necessary to get the job done the Mahaska way. 

Candidates must possess the ability to work independently, be financially-driven and dependable as well as have excellent communication skills.  Ability to work in outdoors environment and able to lift up to 50 lbs. with ability to maneuver two-wheel cart weighting up to 200 lbs.  Must have driver’s license with good driving record and be 21 years of age or older.   

Shift starting times are flexible, and all the routes are local, allowing our team to be home every day!  Mahaska provides an excellent benefits packet includes: Health, RX, Dental, Life Insurance, 401 (k), paid personal days, and paid vacation time.  We also offer employee product discounts, the opportunity to earn sales incentives, college scholarships for our employee's dependents and more. 
Position: Snack Optimization Manager

Description: 
The Snack Optimization Manager will be responsible for oversight of routing, merchandising, and planning for all snack operations, geographies, and business activities across all snack territories. The role will require integration with cross-functional groups, partnering with various department heads to ensure successful business operations across all time frames and execution.

Responsibilities: 
-Manages the daily scheduling process for Mahaska Vending and MicroMarkets across all Mahaska Snack locations
-Assist in the development of Parlevel on existing routes and ensure that all applicable software functionality is being fully utilized
-Creates and maintains effective planograms per vending machine and MicroMarket asset across all locations
-Frequently travel to all Mahaska Snack locations to ensure operational efficiency, assist in MicroMarket deployments, ensure consistent training and onboarding of Snack personnel. 
-Merchandise each route on an ongoing basis utilizing Parlevel merchandising tools
-Communicate daily with Snack Route Salesmen and Snack Route Supervisors regarding schedule changes, merchandising, missed picks, skipped stops, etc.
-Utilizes Parlevel tools to dynamically schedule each route to maximize efficiency,  ensure standard pricing and eliminate or improve low performing assets and accounts
-Creates and maintains effective planograms per vending machine and MicroMarket asset across all locations.
-Optimize product facings in each machine and MircoMarket to decrease service frequency while maintaining a high level of customer satisfaction.
-Optimizes delivery of seasonal and highlighted items to ensure promotion success.
-Support and train end users as a Parlevel super-user.
-Works in conjunction with Snack Route Supervisors, Director of Purchasing, and Warehouse Managers to ensure appropriate product code dates and inventory levels
-Troubleshoot hardware including handheld units, mobile devices and MicroMarket kiosks in person or via phone or email.
-Assist in external customer facing Micromarket enrollment, training and troubleshooting.
-Assists all Snack Route Supervisors with the preparation of bid, pitches and contracts.
-Works closely with Finance department on budgets, profitably, pricing, inventory metrics and COGS.
-Works with the Information Technology department to ensure all internal data management systems are up to date.
-Notifies and follows up with the Mahaska Vending Maintenance department in ensure proper service attention on all machines.
-Monitor and coordinate resolution of driver over/short issues with collections and product variances.

Qualifications: 
-Previous vending route experience preferred
-The ability to travel
-Computer and Technical Skills; The ability to learn new technology and explain it to others
-Problem Solving Skills; The ability to identify problems, determine accuracy and relevance of information and use sound judgment to generate and recommend solutions
-Attention to Detail; Is thorough and attentive to detail with good follow through
-Customer Service Skills; Works with external customers to provide a positive experience
-Oral and Written Communication Skills; Expresses information to individuals or groups effectively, taking into account the audience and nature of the information; makes clear and convincing oral presentations; listens to others, attends to nonverbal cues, and responds appropriately
-Organizational Skills; The ability to handle multiple tasks under pressure while prioritizing effectively

Benefits: Excellent benefit packet includes: Health, RX, Dental, Life Insurance, 401 (k), paid personal days, and paid vacation- accrued monthly.  

This job description is general in nature and serves as a guide to your job responsibilities. It should be understood that management may periodically add, modify, or change these job responsibilities.
This job description is not to be construed as creating any type of employment contract or guarantee of 
employment or other employment benefit between you and Mahaska.

Mahaska is an Equal Opportunity Employer
Mahaska is looking for a dependable, hard-working, and reliable Full-time Loader.  The responsibilities of this position include, but are not limited to; 
·         Effectively read build sheets. 
·         Maintain the ability to build loads in a timely manner. 
·         Build loads utilizing a forklift or physical labor. 
·         Responsible for handling empties and full merchandise returned by drivers. 
·         Empty out route trucks and load product. 
·         Work in a safe manner, keeping work area and warehouse area clean and organized.  

Requirements:
 Possess the ability to work independently as well as in a team environment.  Ability to lift up to 50 lbs. repeatedly.  Ability to accurately read load sheets.  Forklift experience preferred, but not required.

Shift would start approximately 2:00pm Monday - Friday. 

  Benefits: Excellent benefit packet includes: Health, RX, Dental, Life Insurance, 401 (k), paid personal days, and paid vacation.  
Description:
Position:  Part-Time Sampler- Oskaloosa and the surrounding areas.

Mahaska is accepting applications for a Part-Time Sampler.  This position will be responsible for providing samples of new beverage items to the public at designated store locations around Southeast Iowa (Oskaloosa, Ottumwa, Pella, etc).  Samples are usually distributed during evenings and weekends.  The successful candidate must have their own transportation with a clean driving record and must be 21 years of age or older.



Position: Account Representative - KBOE/KMZN/740AM

The Opportunity: 
We are looking for a team member who wants to grow into the future with us. KBOE 104.9FM, KMZN 99.5FM & 740AM is looking for an Advertising Account Representative.

Description: 
What is it like to work in broadcast sales?  It is not about punching a clock and counting down the hours until the end of the day.  It’s about stepping up to the challenge of finding the right product or service that will most benefit the advertiser. If you are motivated by excellent products, great compensation, and working with talented people in a team environment, then we want to talk to you.

Requirements: 
The ideal candidate is coach-able, thrives in a goal-oriented team environment, and has strong interpersonal skills. The chosen candidate will work within our established Sales Department to increase sales volume with established accounts, aggressively seeking new customers for both radio, TV, and eMedia.  The Sales Representative will execute plans and strategies set forth by sales management and maintain visibility in the community.

Benefits: Excellent benefit packet includes: Health, RX, Dental, Life Insurance, 401 (k), paid personal days, and paid vacation.

Mahaska is an Equal Opportunity Employer 

Join the Mahaska family as part of our Snack Express team! 

Do you have no experience but a great attitude? We'll provide on the job training to help you gain the skills and experience you need to be a successful and independent route sales driver.

Mahaska is proud to be an Equal Opportunity Employer and encourages people of all walks of life to apply today!

Our ideal candidate is energetic, self-motivated and hardworking.  In this position, you will be trained to work independently as part of a stellar team of motivated, hard working individuals.  The  position is a full time, salary position, which will be responsible for learning all snack express routes during training.  Once a regular route is open, this person will transition to that route, giving them an opportunity to take ownership of their part of Mahaska's business!  Duties include driving a delivery vehicle to bring product to businesses or schools to fill machines and rotating products to ensure customer satisfaction. Training will be provided for all aspects of the position, we will give you the tools necessary to get the job done the Mahaska way. 

Candidates must possess the ability to work independently, be financially-driven and dependable as well as have excellent communication skills.  Ability to work in outdoors environment and able to lift up to 50 lbs. with ability to maneuver two-wheel cart weighting up to 200 lbs.  Must have driver’s license with good driving record and be 21 years of age or older.   

Shift starting times are flexible, and all the routes are local, allowing our team to be home every day!  Mahaska provides an excellent benefits packet includes: Health, RX, Dental, Life Insurance, 401 (k), paid personal days, and paid vacation time.  We also offer employee product discounts, the opportunity to earn sales incentives,  college scholarships for our employee's dependents and more. 



Job Summary:   Professionally represent Mahaska in selling and servicing assigned retail customers according to scheduled call frequency.  Achieve monthly sales volume, distribution, merchandising, and other goals assigned by the Route Manager.

Reports to: Express Route Manager

Essential Job Functions:           
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 all assigned customers.  When deviating from the set schedule, inform Route Director.
 
4. Develop relationship with key people at store level.  Use relationship to promote analytical approach to soft drink category management.                                                                                           
5. Be familiar with all products including:
                                                                                                     
 *Advertising programs;                                                                                            
*Product attributes;
*Product attributes;                                                                                                        
*Pricing;
*Pricing;                                                                                                         
*Category;
*Category;                                                                                                           
*Retail price points;
*Retail price points;                                                                                                         
*Competitive brands within the category.
*Competitive brands within the category.                                                                        
6.  Solicit placement of cold vault equipment, including vendors, ELMs, and visi-coolers.  Submit leads to Route Director for follow-up.
7. Actively work to achieve Model Store criteria in each account serviced.                                                                     
8. Communicate schedule changes or factors that affect other team members to Route Manager in a timely manner.  Assist Route Manager to coordinate necessary adjustments with Delivery Drivers and other Account Managers.   
9. Must have reliable and regular attendance.  Position requires 6 days per week to service accounts.

Merchandising Responsibilities:                                                                                                    
1. Ensure out-of-date and damaged product is immediately returned to the warehouse.  
2.  Prepare the order and send to Oskaloosa before designated cut-off time on scheduled order days.   
3. Ensure all retailer complaints are resolved.  This includes investigating and resolving all complaints in assigned accounts and working closely with Express Drivers regarding recurring situations.                                                                                                    
4. Keep beverage sections, displays, vendors, and merchandising equipment properly cleaned, filled, and rotated according to Model Store standards.  Keep back stock organized and rotated.

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. Notify your supervisor immediately if involved in an accident and/or injured during work.
 
6. 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 2500 lbs.

MENTAL 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.
This job description is general in nature and serves as a guide to your job responsibilities.  It should be understood that management may periodically add, modify, or change these job responsibilities.  

This job description is not to be construed as creating any type of employment contract or guarantee of employment or other employment benefit between you and Mahaska.  



Opportunities in Kansas

Join the Mahaska family as part of our Route Sales team! 

Do you have no experience but a great attitude? We'll provide on the job training to help you gain the skills and experience you need to be a successful and independent route sales driver.

Mahaska is proud to be an Equal Opportunity Employer and encourages people of all walks of life to apply today!

Our ideal candidate is energetic, self-motivated and hardworking.  In this position, you will be trained to work independently as part of a stellar team of motivated, hard working individuals.  Sales positions are responsible for selling, delivering and placing beverage products at established accounts throughout a designated route.  The  position is a full time, salary position, which will be responsible for learning all conventional routes during training.  Once a regular route is open, this person will transition to that route, giving them an opportunity to take ownership of their part of Mahaska's business!  Training will be provided for all aspects of the position, including obtaining Class A CDL.  We will give you the tools necessary to get the job done the Mahaska way. 

Candidates must possess the ability to work independently, be financially-driven and dependable as well as have excellent communication skills.  Ability to work in outdoors environment and able to lift up to 50 lbs. with ability to maneuver two-wheel cart weighting up to 200 lbs.  Must have driver’s license with good driving record and be 21 years of age or older.   

All the routes are local, allowing our team to be home every day!  Mahaska provides an excellent benefits packet includes: Health, RX, Dental, Life Insurance, 401 (k), paid personal days, and paid vacation time.  We also offer employee product discounts, the opportunity to earn sales incentives, use of an on-site gym and college scholarships for our employee's dependents. 

Opportunities in Nebraska

Position:  P/T Merchandiser  

Description
:
Mahaska is looking for a self-starter who is motivated and has the ability to work independently as a Part-Time Merchandiser servicing the Norfolk customers. This position is responsible for professionally representing Mahaska in servicing assigned retail customers.  Duties include but are not limited to;  
  • Develop and maintain a professional relations hip with key people at store level and customers.
  • Ensure out-of-date and damaged product is immediately removed from the shelf or display.
  • Keep beverage sections, displays, vendors, and merchandising equipment is properly clean, filled, and rotated according to Model Store standards.
  • Keep back stock organized and rotated.
  • Flexible work schedule; Weekends and evenings
  Requirements: Ability to lift up to 50 lbs. Must be able to lift, twist, bend for extended period of time.   Must have own transportation. Must be reliable.
Mahaska is accepting applications for Route Sales Driver, in our Snack Express department.   


Description
: We are looking for an energetic, self-motivated, hard-working Route Sales Driver.  As a Route Sales Driver you will be filling and servicing vending machines over an established route to regular customers. This is a salary position, that will train and learn all routes in Snack Express and be able to cover routes.  Duties include driving a delivery vehicle and bringing product into the businesses or schools as needed to fill the machines properly. Rotate product as required, to ensure customer satisfaction. Establish a good working relationship with customers and managers.   

Requirements:
 Possess the ability to work independently, be financially-driven and dependable as well as have excellent communication skills.  Ability to work in outdoors environment and able to lift up to 50+ lbs. with ability to maneuver two-wheel cart weighting up to 200+ lbs.  Must be 21 years of age or older, with a good driving record.   Training will be provided for all aspects of the position, including obtaining Class D2. Current Class D2 license not required.  

Benefits:
 Excellent benefit packet includes: Health, RX, Dental, Life Insurance, 401 (k), paid personal days, and paid vacation.  

                                     Mahaska is an Equal Opportunity Employer

Join the Mahaska family as part of our Route Sales team! 

Do you have no experience but a great attitude? We'll provide on the job training to help you gain the skills and experience you need to be a successful and independent route sales driver.

Mahaska is proud to be an Equal Opportunity Employer and encourages people of all walks of life to apply today!

Our ideal candidate is energetic, self-motivated and hardworking.  In this position, you will be trained to work independently as part of a stellar team of motivated, hard working individuals.  Sales positions are responsible for selling, delivering and placing beverage products at established accounts throughout a designated route.  The  position is a full time, salary position, which will be responsible for learning all conventional routes during training.  Once a regular route is open, this person will transition to that route, giving them an opportunity to take ownership of their part of Mahaska's business!  Training will be provided for all aspects of the position, including obtaining Class A CDL.  We will give you the tools necessary to get the job done the Mahaska way. 

Candidates must possess the ability to work independently, be financially-driven and dependable as well as have excellent communication skills.  Ability to work in outdoors environment and able to lift up to 50 lbs. with ability to maneuver two-wheel cart weighting up to 200 lbs.  Must have driver’s license with good driving record and be 21 years of age or older.   

All the routes are local, allowing our team to be home every day!  Mahaska provides an excellent benefits packet includes: Health, RX, Dental, Life Insurance, 401 (k), paid personal days, and paid vacation time.  We also offer employee product discounts, the opportunity to earn sales incentives, use of an on-site gym and college scholarships for our employee's dependents. 

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.