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



Mahaska is accepting applications for Route Sales Driver. No experience required.   

Description
: We are looking for an energetic, self-motivated, hard-working Route Sales Driver.  As a Route Sales Driver you will sell, deliver and place beverage products at established accounts throughout a designated route.  As the trainee, you will learn all of the conventional routes and be able to fill in during vacations as well as help out on all routes year round.  In the event that a route becomes vacant, you would then have the opportunity to fill that route permanently.  Duties include delivery of product, filling shelves and coolers and working with Manager to grow sales opportunities.   

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 have driver’s license with good driving record and be 21 years of age or older.   

Training will be provided for all aspects of the position, including obtaining Class A CDL. Previous sales and route driving experience 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
Mahaska is accepting applications for Route Sales Driver. No experience required. 

Description:
We are looking for an energetic, self-motivated, hard-working Route Sales Driver.  As a Conventional Route Sales Driver you will sell, deliver and place beverage products at established accounts throughout a designated route.  This position offers huge growth opportunities – as your sales increase, so will your income as pay is based on commission.  Duties include delivery of product, filling shelves and coolers and working with Manager to grow sales opportunities. 

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 have driver’s license with good driving record and be 21 years of age or older. Training will be provided for all aspects of the position, including obtaining Class A CDL. Previous sales and route driving experience 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
Position:  Weekend Merchandiser  

Description
:
Mahaska is looking for a self-starter who is motivated and has the ability to work independently as a Part-Time Weekend 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.
 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: Sales Representative

We are looking for a competitive, self-motivated, hard-working, dependable Sales Representative to work in the Omaha area, servicing existing and potential accounts.  Position is responsible for establishing, developing and maintaining business relationships with current customers and prospective customers in the assigned territory/market to generate new business for the organization’s product/services. Duties include, calling on and delivering product to retail customers in the designated area. At the current time this position will train on all aspects of the Sales position and be able to fill in to cover for vacations etc.  Once there is an available route, this role would then have the opportunity to fill that open route permanently. 

Requirements include but are not limited to
·         Ability to work independently and within a team environment. 
·          Obtain knowledge and familiarity with all company products. 
·         Evaluate customer needs and build productive long lasting relationships. 
·         Meet personal and team sales targets. 
·         Computer use competency. 
·         Strong communication skills. 
·          Must possess excellent verbal communication and customer service skills. 
·         Must be 21 years of age or older, maintain a valid driver’s license with an excellent driving record. 

Benefits:
Competitive wages with an excellent benefit packet which includes: Health, RX, Dental, Life Insurance, 401 (k), paid personal days, and paid vacation. Sales incentives available.  Company vehicle will be provided.

                              Mahaska is an Equal Opportunity Employer 



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 Merchandiser 

Mahaska is looking for a reliable individual to merchandise Mahaska products in the local Chariton supermarkets. Responsible for product rotation and stocking on store shelves, displays, and in coolers/vending equipment. 

Position requires approximately two to three hours per Sunday.
Mahaska is accepting applications for a Part-Time Sampler.  This position will be responsible for providing beer samples to the public in a wide-range of new and established customer accounts.  Samples are usually distributed during evenings and weekends.  The successful candidate must be 21 years of age or older with reliable transportation.  Must pass I-PACT online test.  

Will be servicing the Oskaloosa area.



Summary:         
The Director of Business Operations (DBO).  The DBO will oversee and direct all facets of directing and managing all Mahaska business interests in the Kansas Market Area and coordinate with the Kansas Chief of Operations, the Chief Marketing Officer and the other Operating Chiefs.  The DBO will work with the Marketing Manager to be involved with all marketing activities in all accounts and coordinate this with the General Manager and the sales department.                           

The DBO will help in the development of any new products and assist in the development of the current product line.  This will include designing brand promotions based on guidelines created with the Chief of Operations and Marketing Manager, as well as soliciting new business on a regular basis.

The DBO will help in the development of any new products and assist in the development of the current product line.  This will include designing brand promotions based on guidelines created with the Chief of Operations and Marketing Manager, as well as soliciting new business on a regular basis.

Reports To
  
Chief of Operations (Kansas) - Chief Marketing Officer                                    

Supervisory Responsibility
:
Marketing Manager, Vending Manager, Warehouse Manager, Operations/Fleet Manager, Route Managers, Training Managers

Job Responsibilities
Sales:
  1. Understand and promote the company's marketing strategies for all product packages and categories. Promote products in accounts in line with these strategies. Use Salient UXT and or VIP (I-DIG) daily. 
  2. Call on each headquarters of key accounts on a monthly basis including chain stores, mass merchandisers, and multiple outlets.  Communicate status of all programs to Sales Managers.
  3. Develop relationships with key people at store level.  Use relationships to promote an analytical approach to management. 
  4. Assist Sales Managers efforts to sell in brand promotions, ad features, and other programs.
  5. Assist Sales Managers in preparation of quarterly and annual sales reviews for key accounts.
  6. Achieve monthly sales quotas and gross profit objectives.
  7. Oversee introduction and development of new product lines and packages in key accounts.  Use Salient UXT daily or VIP to monitor progress.
  8. Meet with Marketing Manager and Route Managers frequently to discuss market conditions and opportunities and status of achieving objectives and targets set through Model Store, Merchandising Standards Program, and other incentives and KOIs.
  9. Review and approve incentive data and calculations.  Submit Incentive Achievement Reports to General Manager for final approval.
  10. Accompany each Route Manager on sales calls periodically.  Assist Route Managers in Model Store compliance during these ride-alongs.
  11. Assist General Manager and Sales Managers with design and implementation of sales promotions.
  12. Make at least two calls on new businesses per month.
  13. Review and approve all routing and/or service changes submitted by Sales Managers and Tel-Sell Rep. via Route Change Request Form.  Coordinate approved changes with Sales Managers whose routes will be affected.
  14. Assist Marketing Manager and Route Managers in setting goals for improving profitability and execution in their respective markets, including Model Store compliance, incentive targets, and KOI standards.
  15. Review monthly KOI reports with Sales Manager and Tel-Sell Representative.  Communicate questions and concerns, and make recommendations for improvements.  Assist in the development of action plans to correct variances.
  16. Review monthly KOI reports with Chief of Operations and Chief Marketing Officer.  Be prepared to explain trends and variances and to make recommendations for courses of action.
  17. Monitor and carry out one-year action plans for Mahaska Distribution Project per the direction of the Chief of Operations and Chief Marketing Officer.  Review progress monthly with Project Team.
  18. Actively promote Mahaska's Model Store program. Monitor achievement of Model Store objectives using Margin Minder, VIP, KOI reports and visual inspection of stores.
  19. Use Equipment Standards Exception Report to relocate all cold bottle equipment to more profitable, higher volume locations.  Train your Marketing Manager and Route Managers to do this also.  Recommend new equipment purchases to General Mangers.
Management Responsibilities: 
  1. Conduct and attend regular management meetings, as needed, to ensure effective communication and follow-up on KOIs, company and departmental performance, goals, and policies.
  2. Perform monthly and quarterly performance reviews. Ensure that all employees are given annual performance reviews by their Manager.
  3. Ensure all sales personnel are properly trained and evaluated in all aspects of their duties and responsibilities.
  4. View discipline in a constructive manner.  Convey this attitude to employees when using it.
  5. Develop and maintain a positive attitude among employees.  Encourage setting and achieve goals. Recognize those employees who excel.
  6. Review attainment of incentive objectives with Route Managers on a monthly and quarterly basis.  Suggest improvements where needed.
  7. Ensure all personnel are properly instructed in safety policy and procedure.  Ensure all safety procedures are adhered to and that proper documentation occurs in the event of accidents or injuries.
  8. Train your team to vigilantly look for and report any transshipment, of any brand or product. 
General Job Responsibilities: 
  1. Promote cooperation and communication between all departments, always encouraging that the primary goal is customer satisfaction.
  2. Work with the G.M., CMO, Marketing Manager and Sales Team to maintain and grow, in a profitable manner, our core, legacy business, our extended territory business, our snack business and our coffee business.
  3. Work with the CFO, to understand the financials in order to maintain and grow, in a profitable manner, our core, legacy business, our extended territory business, our snack business and our coffee business.
  4. Work with the G.M. and Vending Manager to make highest and best use of all vending equipment.  Work with the Vending Manager on what equipment to purchase, lease and sell and at what prices.  Also, parts and repairs. Maintaining the greatest efficiency at the lowest possible cost to the company.  Manage our supplier’s product, POS and equipment requests.
  5. Work with the G.M. and Warehouse Manager on product orders, inventory levels, product adds and deletes, product quality dates issues.  Maintaining the greatest efficiency at the lowest possible cost to the company.  Work with our Product Coordinator and Warehouse Manager to manage the new and low-velocity items.
  6. Work with the G.M. and Operations/Fleet Manager to make highest and best use of all fleet equipment.  Also, what fleet equipment to purchase, sell and repair.  Also, parts and repairs. Work with Operations Manager on recommended changes and repairs to the building itself.  Maintaining the greatest efficiency at the lowest possible cost to the company.
  7. Work with G.M. and Human Relations on hiring, firing, compensation packages and fringe benefits for all employees.  Also, work with HR to promote a positive, safe and healthy work environment. 
  8. Work with The G.M. and CMO managing all suppliers, for best net purchase price, promotional programs, SKU management and contractual elements.  Be alert for scams.
  9. Work with G.M., CMO and HR, on all political actions, and activities, national, state and local, that might impact our businesses.  Be involved and known in the community.
  10. Make annual Capital Expenditure recommendations with the Management Team.
  11. Review daily call-in report for opportunities or issues and investigate any time there is a second call.
  12. Assist entire AR Team in resolving Accounts Receivable issues when necessary.
  13. Know, understand, and adhere to all company policies and procedures.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 benefits between you and Mahaska.

MENTAL REQUIREMENTS
:
  1. Communication skills- to employees and customers.
  2. Written communication skills.
  3. Computer skills- Microsoft Office, company programs, composing emails.
  4. Intermediate mathematical, quantitative, & financial modeling skills.   
  5. Analyzing and interpreting data.
  6. Problem Solving.
  7. Memorization Skills.

Benefits: Excellent benefit packet includes: Health, RX, Dental, Life Insurance, 401 (k), paid personal days, and paid vacation.  
 
                                                                Mahaska is an Equal Opportunity Employer

Description
:
Mahaska is looking for a full time technician who is a self-starter to deliver, install and repair sales equipment.  Duties for this position include, but are not limited to, servicing existing accounts by analyzing work orders, plan daily travel schedule, investigate complaints, conduct tests and resolving problems. Working hours are Monday through Friday with some weekends, on-call. 

Requirements: Ability to troubleshoot electronics, analyze information, possess excellent communication skills. Must have be mechanically inclined.  Experience and knowledge of refrigeration, preferred. Must be able to lift up to 50 lbs., with ability to maneuver equipment weighing up to 200 lbs.  Must have driver’s license as well as good driving record.

Benefits: Excellent benefits package includes: Health, RX, Life Insurance, 401 (k), paid vacation and paid personal days.


Position: Process Improvement Coordinator  

Description:

We are looking for a self-motivated, detail oriented, individual to work as Part-Time Seasonal (May through August with possibility of longer duration) as Process Improvement Coordinator.  This position will work approximately 20-25 hours a week on specific business development task which include, but are not limited to:  
·         Updating Account Information and Classifications (account research, work with Management personnel to identify correct classifications and make updates based on account criteria)
·         Systems & Market Research and Data Entry
·         Badge Printing
·         Policies & Procedures creation and updates (work with various departments to create step by step policies for various situations, write up policies and turn in to supervisors for review and approval)
·         Forecasting & Ordering (work with various departments on a company-wide project to streamline our ordering processes, research next steps, help to determine coordinate meetings and bring fresh ideas, data entry once decisions have been finalized, testing)

Requirements: Possess the ability to work independently, but also in a team environment.  Must be very accurate and detail oriented.  Excellent computer experience which includes excel, word, and Microsoft office.  
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 keeping track of sales and inventory 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 that could include weekends and evenings.

Supervisory Responsibility: Potentially - Route Delivery Personnel

Reports to: Marketing Manager

Required Certifications: MBAA Beer Steward Certification*, Certified Beer Server Exam^, I-Pact Certified^^, Commercial Driver’s License (CDL) - (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.     Pre-sell product to various customers on a frequent basis.
3.     Report to the Marketing Manager concerning various items (sales and other reports, promotions, projections, etc.).
4.     Maintain and demonstrate detailed knowledge of a wide array of products and brewing processes.
5.     Demonstrate exceptional interpersonal, oral and written (communication) skills.
6.     Create and maintain relationships with new and prospective customers/retailers. 
7.     Coordinate various activities with retailers, wholesalers, customers, etc. to maintain and increase comprehensive network.
8.     Able to travel as needed to attend trade shows, conferences and visit other Mahaska locations.
9.     Prepare various types of campaigns (ads, sampling, promotions, etc.) to expand sales as well as generating creative ways to advertise product.
10.      Must demonstrate good problem solving skills.
11.      Create and maintain various types of reports 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 Marketing                            Manager and other relevant parties.
12.      Monitor condition of company vehicle (report any issues to the Marketing Manager).
13.     Monitor sales inventory, which includes but is not limited to removing damages or expired product at various locations.
14.      May be asked to investigate and settle customer questions and complaints.
15.      Constantly operates in a manner that complies with local, state and federal regulations like the Alcoholic Beverage Division (ABD).
16.      Is self-motivated.
17.      Develops and executes delivery orders for customers.
18.      Open to continual learning and development of skills within areas such as advertising, communication, presentation, sales, etc.  19.      Maintain up-to-date knowledge of relevant laws pertaining to beer dispensing, handling, selling, etc.
20.      Focus on the individual customer’s/retailer’s specific needs in order to maximize sales potential.
21.      Possesses an ability to work well under pressure and manage multiple tasks/accounts in a demanding environment.
22.      Must keep up-to-date knowledge of the dispensary systems and all other components crucial to maintaining a high quality of service.
23.      Will need to be able to execute proper maintenance on all beer serving, sanitary, and transportation equipment (excluding vehicle maintenance).
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.      At various times throughout the week/month/year scheduled maintenance and sanitation of equipment will be required to be completed.
25.      Exhibits an adept skill with basic computer programs (Excel, Word, PowerPoint, etc.).
26.      Must be able to lift up to 160lbs. (keg weight)
27.      Must be able to produce and maintain a valid driver’s license.
28.      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.
29.      May be asked to participate in additional trainings/certifications.
30.      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).

CDL – If the individual does not possess a CDL at the date of hire, Mahaska will provide training in order help the individual pass Iowa’s CDL test.  Required licensing must have obtained within 90 days of date of hire.
 

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 interpreted as creating any type of employment contract or guarantee of employment or other employment benefit between you and Mahaska.

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.