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

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. 

Job Summary:
We are looking for a self-motivated, hard-working, dependable Sales Representative to sell craft beer in the Des Moines area.  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. 
Additionally, the individual would need to be able to work a flexible schedule which could include some evenings and weekends, when necessary.  
  

Essential Job Functions:
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. 
Maintain and demonstrate detailed knowledge of a wide array of products and brewing processes. 
5. Recommend and implement sales strategies for improvement based on market research and competitor analyses. 
6. 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. 
7. Coordinate various activities with retailers, wholesalers, customers, etc. to maintain and increase comprehensive network. 
8. Train and work with Mahaska representatives in order to fully develop best sales and marketing practices. 
9. Able to travel as needed to attend trade shows, conferences and visit other Mahaska locations and markets. 
10. Prepare various types of campaigns (ads, sampling, promotions, etc.) to expand sales as well as generating creative ways to advertise product. 
11. 
. 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.
12. Monitor condition of company vehicle (report any issues to the Route Manager).  
13. Monitor sales inventory, which includes but is not limited to removing damaged or expired product at various locations (brewery and retailers). 
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. Open to continual learning and development of skills within areas such as advertising, communication, presentation, sales, etc. 
17. Maintain up-to-date knowledge of relevant laws pertaining to beer dispensing, handling, selling, etc. 
19. Focus on the individual customer’s/retailer’s specific needs in order to maximize sales potential. 
20. Must keep up-to-date knowledge of the dispensary systems and all other components crucial to maintaining a high quality of service.  
21. Will need to be able to execute proper maintenance on all beer serving, sanitary, and transportation equipment (excluding vehicle maintenance). 
22. Exhibits an adept skill with basic computer programs (Excel, Word, PowerPoint, etc.). 

Requirements include:
-Ability to work independently and within a team environment.
-Must possess excellent verbal communication and customer service skills.

-Must have a positive attitude, be able to multitask, be aggressive to help expand our beer sales, and adapt well to changing environments.
-Must be 21 years of age or older, maintain a valid driver’s license with an excellent driving record.
-Sales experience preferred, but not required.

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

Mahaska is an Equal Opportunity Employer
  
  

Join the Mahaska family as part of our Snack Express team as a part-time Merchandiser

Our ideal candidate is energetic, self-motivated and hardworking. This position is responsible for professionally representing Mahaska in servicing assigned customers on a part time basis. 

Responsibilities include:
Merchandising and stocking products at assigned accounts
Ensure out of date and damaged product is immediately removed from the shelf or display
Keep beverage sections, displays, vendors, and merchandising equipment properly cleaned, filled, and rotated to Model Store standards 

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, reliable and dependable as well as have excellent communication skills.  Ability to work in outdoors environment and able to twist, bend, and lift up to 50 lbs.   Must have reliable transportation.   

Shift starts at 7am to 1pm, with Sunday and Monday off. (This may be adjusted for the right candidate)



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.

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 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.

Opportunities in Nebraska

Mahaska is looking for a dependable, hard-working, and reliable Part-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.
  • Work in a safe manner, keeping work area and warehouse area clean and organized.  
  • Work well as a team.
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.  Must be reliable and have dependable transportation. 

                                          Mahaska is an Equal Opportunity Employer
   
Mahaska is accepting applications for a full time Pre-Salesperson  

Description

We are looking for  someone energetic, self-motivated, and hard-working.  As a Pre Sales person you will sell 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 filling shelves and coolers, ordering and rotation, managing account inventory, and working with store managers to increase sales opportunities and gain new business.  

Requirements:
 
Possess the ability to work independentlyas well as with a team. Be financially-driven and dependable as well as have excellent communication skills. Ability to maneuver two-wheel cart. 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. Previous sales experience helpful but 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
 

Description: We are looking for a detail oriented, self-motivated Staff Accountant / Financial Analyst who has excellent organization and time management skills.  Primary duties will involve assisting our finance team in multiple facets. This is a salaried position.  The ideal candidate will have some experience in a Finance / Accounting role.      

Duties (but not limited to): 
   
1.      Prepares monthly bank and other account reconciliations. 
2.      Analyzes general ledger accounts and makes recommendations to Assistant Controller and CFO. 
3.      Prepares Journal entries and manages parts of the monthly close process. 
4.      Process supplier invoices for payment.
5.      Manages Inventory for specific areas of the business including leading meetings to analyze Inventory Turns. 
6.      Inputs accurate and timely information into the general ledger system. 
7.      Process customer payments.
8.      Performs collection efforts for all past due accounts in line with the company's credit policy.
9.      Serves as a backup for other accounting positions.  
10.      Sales tax calculations, including identifying any savings opportunities. 
11.    Involved in Operational Accounting of business operations to make recommendations for improvement. 
12.    May assist in pricing and proposal analysis. 
13.    May assist in forecasting and budgeting activities. 
14.    Ad hoc analysis as needed.   

General Responsibilities (but not limited to):
 
1.      Communicate with co-workers and outside business associates in a respectful, courteous, and cooperative manner. 
2.      Maintain an organized and neat work area. 
3.      Promote and maintain company good will at all times. 
4.      Know, understand and adhere to all company policies and procedures. 
5.      Attend continuing education seminars as necessary. 
6.      While a set of standard core hours are typical, there may be surge periods that could require work on nights or weekends. Schedules           must be flexible to be able to accommodate during peak times.   

Requirements:
   
1.      Education - Bachelor’s Degree in Accounting, Finance, or Economics 
2.      Experience - 2 to 5 years of experience 
3.      Travel - About 10% 
4.      Computer Skills - Must be computer literate and proficient with Excel.

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.