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 Des Moines.  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 Des Moines.  Samples are usually distributed during evenings and weekends.  The successful candidate must be able to work a  flexible work schedule and have reliable transportation 
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.



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
Mahaska is accepting applications for an individual to fill our full time Route Sales in Training position.   

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
 
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 stores in Oskaloosa. Responsible for product rotation and stocking on store shelves, displays, and in coolers. 

Position requires approximately two to three hours per Sunday.
Position: Customer Service Manager

Description: 
            Mahaska is looking for a hard-working & dedicated team player to oversee the Customer Service Department to ensure the company provides the highest level of customer service possible.  The Customer Service Manager must be knowledgeable about all of the products and services Mahaska provides. This position will work in collaboration with multiple managers and departments.  



Key Responsibilities: 
  • Understand and promote the company's marketing strategies for all product packages and categories.
  • Develop expansive knowledge of various products and systems to support multiple departments, necessary to achieving 100% distribution.  Keep Tel-Sell team informed of new product authorizations.
  • Develop sales presentation for calling on new business.  Establish regular schedule for calling on new business.
  • Consult with the Marketing Managers on sales objectives, marketing programs, strategies, and action plans on a weekly basis.
  • Gain knowledge of ordering inventory processes for all warehouses in order to provide back-up to Product Purchaser position.
  • Provides support to and supervises Tel-Sell team to ensure orders are relayed efficiently.
  • Position will provide to support to all 3 locations thus requiring travel to: Norfolk, NE; Salina, KS; Oskaloosa, IA. Amount of travel required may vary.
  • Complete additional tasks as requested.
Minimum qualifications:
  • Minimum of 21 years of age or older.
  • Minimum of 1-2 years supervisory experience.
  • Valid driver's license with good driving record.
  • Strong communication skills.
  • Superior computer skills and ability to pick up on new programs and procedures quickly
Benefits: Excellent benefit packet includes: Health, RX, Dental, Life Insurance, 401 (k), paid personal days, and paid vacation.
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 

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.

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.  
Position: Mahaska 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 timeframes and execution.   

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

Qualifications:
  1. Previous vending route experience is preferred.
  2. The ability to travel.
  3. Computer and technical skills – The ability to learn new technology and explain to others.
  4. Problem Solving Skills – The ability to identify problems, determine accuracy and relevance of information and use sound judgement to generate and recommend solutions.
  5. Attention to Detail – Is thorough and attentive to detail with good follow through.
  6. Customer Service Skills – Works with external customers to provide a positive experience.
  7. Oral 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.
  8. 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

Opportunities in Kansas

Mahaska is accepting applications for a full time Route Sales in Training position.   

Description

We are looking for an energetic, self-motivated, hard-working Route Sales Salesman.  As a Conventional Route Salesman you will sell, deliver and place 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 and cover for vacations and vacancies.  At times when there are no vacations to cover, this position would ride along and help out on routes as needed.

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 but preferred.

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: Mahaska 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 timeframes and execution.   

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

Qualifications:
  1. Previous vending route experience is preferred.
  2. The ability to travel.
  3. Computer and technical skills – The ability to learn new technology and explain to others.
  4. Problem Solving Skills – The ability to identify problems, determine accuracy and relevance of information and use sound judgement to generate and recommend solutions.
  5. Attention to Detail – Is thorough and attentive to detail with good follow through.
  6. Customer Service Skills – Works with external customers to provide a positive experience.
  7. Oral 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.
  8. 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

Opportunities in Nebraska

Mahaska is accepting applications for 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. 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: Mahaska 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 timeframes and execution.   

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

Qualifications:
  1. Previous vending route experience is preferred.
  2. The ability to travel.
  3. Computer and technical skills – The ability to learn new technology and explain to others.
  4. Problem Solving Skills – The ability to identify problems, determine accuracy and relevance of information and use sound judgement to generate and recommend solutions.
  5. Attention to Detail – Is thorough and attentive to detail with good follow through.
  6. Customer Service Skills – Works with external customers to provide a positive experience.
  7. Oral 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.
  8. 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

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.