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



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 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 with an Affirmative Action Plan

Apply electronically by logging onto www.mahaska.com Or email HR directly at jmontgomery@mahaska.com
Mahaska is accepting applications for Route Sales Driver - Summer Help. 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 the routes.  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.  
  


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: 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.
Mahaska is accepting applications for a full time Route Sales Driver.  

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:  Full-Time Warehouse Loader  

Description
:

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.  Regular work schedule is Monday through Friday, with a start time of 2:30 p.m.

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.
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
Mahaska is accepting applications for a Janitor, working approximately 32 hours per week.

Description:
Responsible for cleaning building, which includes office and warehouse area, removing debris and keeping the areas clean and sanitized.

Primary responsibilities:
  • Sweep and mop floors.
  • Empty trash containers, sweep, mop and clean surfaces.
  • Fill coolers in certain offices and meeting rooms.
  • Use mild cleaning chemicals to clean area.
  • Clean windows, mirrors and other glass items in work area.
  • Dust furniture and scrub surfaces clean.
  • Clean and service restrooms with mops and disinfectants.
  • Identify and report possible repairs.
  • Complete daily tasks specified in the Cleaning Binder.
Requirement:

  • Able to lift and move up to 50 lbs.
  • Able to lift, twist and bend repeatedly.
  • Able to use mild cleaning chemicals.
  • Must be reliable and efficient.
  • Must be able to work with very little supervision, but also be a team player.

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

Description
:


·        Safely operate tractor-trailer combination.
·        Perform vehicle inspections required under sections 396.13 of the Federal Motor Carriers Safety Regulations.
·        Maintain a current Class A CDL.
·        Operate and maintain records in accordance with Federal Motor Carrier Safety Regulations (FMCSR), Department of Transportation (DOT) and company policies as required.
·        Provide excellent service to customers.  
·        Able to work a flexible schedule that may require 6 days a week, and as many as 12-14 hours in a day.
·        Able to make runs that require overnight stays.
·        Perform other duties as assigned. 


Requirements:


·        Possess and maintain a valid Class A Commercial driver’s license.
·        Minimum of 3 years over the road driving experience.
·        Must have excellent time management skills
·        Excellent organizations skills. Keeping track of paperwork accurately. (Log books, Bill of Ladings, Fuel reporting, etc.)
·        Must be 21 years of age or older.
·        Safe driving record and history.
·        Pass DOT drug test and have no prior positive tests or refusals.
·        Pass DOT physical. 


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:  Account Manager – Ottumwa

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.     

Description
: Mahaska is looking for a self-motivated, reliable, hard-working Account Manager to service Ottumwa.  This position is responsible for professionally representing Mahaska in selling and servicing assigned retail customers in Ottumwa.  Duties include but are not limited to;
  • Understanding and promoting the Company’s marketing strategies for all products.
  • Solicit promotions; tie to pricing, ads, and displays.
  • Regularly call on all assigned customers.
  • Develop and maintain a professional relationship with key people at store level and customers.
  • Recommend shelf and cooler resets to retailers as necessary.
  • Build and maintain displays, fill and rotate coolers and shelves.
  • Position reports directly to customer locations to service accounts daily. 
    Requirements: Possess the ability to work independently, be financially-driven and dependable as well as have excellent communication skills.  Ability to lift up to 50 lbs. with ability to maneuver two-wheel cart weighting up to 200 lbs.  Must have driver’s license and reliable transportation. 

Position is only required to travel to main office in Oskaloosa once a month for Sales meetings.

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

                                        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.