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



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 store in Oskaloosa. 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 Route Sales Driver-Trainee. 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. As the Trainee you will learn all of the Conventional Routes and be able to fill in on routes if the event of a vacancy.  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
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.
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.  Samples are usually distributed during evenings and weekends.  The successful candidate must be able to work a  flexible work schedule and have reliable transportation.

We have sampling positions available in the following areas:  Oskaloosa, Des Moines, Iowa City, Ames, and  Cedar Rapids.  

When applying, please designate which area you are interested in covering.

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
Mahaska is accepting applications for Route Sales Driver ( trainee). 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. As the Trainee you will learn all of the Conventional Routes and be able to fill in on routes if the event of a vacancy.  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: Vacation (accrued monthly),Health, RX, Dental, Life Insurance, 401 (k),  and paid personal days. 

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 - Ottumwa

Mahaska is looking for a reliable individual to merchandise Mahaska products in the Ottumwa 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.

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.