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

Description: Responsible for the marketing of company brands in line with company strategies within Conventional accounts.  Serve as the Category Manager for these customers.  Develop sales and communication skills for employees reporting to this position.  

Essential Job Functions:  
  • 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 daily to track progress. 
  • Solicit feedback from salespeople on a regular basis about areas for improvement.                                                                                                                                                
  • Work with salespeople to establish realistic goals to meet incentive objectives.  Monitor progress of Model Store program and refocus efforts of each salesperson as needed.                                    
  • View and use discipline in a constructive manner.  Ability to convey this attitude to employees.  
  • Provide salespeople with knowledge of full product line necessary to achieving 100% distribution.  Keep salespeople informed of new product authorizations. 
  • Convey monthly promotional activity to salespeople in a timely manner.                 
  • Make sure each salesperson understands monthly promotional strategies and has a plan of action for achieving goals.  
  • Complete Model Store checklist during visual inspections at every Model Store account a minimum of two per week per salesman.  Calculate incentives based on this program and submit to Marketing Manager quarterly for approval.  Maintain a file of each employee's checklists for each account.                                   
  •  Discuss all current marketing programs with salespeople on a regular basis and monitor customer compliance on an account-by-account basis.             
  •  Review weekly KOI reports for Conventional routes with Route Salesmen.  Communicate questions, concerns, and recommendations.  Assist Route Salesmen to develop action plans to correct any variances.  
  • Review weekly KOI reports with Marketing Manager.  Be prepared to explain trends and variances and to make recommendations for courses of action.              
  • Perform two ride-along per week, giving direction to develop account-specific goals for:
     *Improved customer relations
    *Improved merchandising activity
    *Maximizing product distribution                                                             
    *Attaining "Model Store" status for each account.    
  • Perform visual inspections and fill out Model Store checklists for Model Store accounts during the ride-with.    
  • Work with salespeople to develop sales presentation for calling on new business.  Establish regular schedule for calling on new business.          
  • Monitor accounts receivables on a weekly basis to ensure money is collected on time.                                                                                                                                              
  • Oversee salesmen's account service schedule, making sure all customers are being serviced properly.  Monitor call-ins and unscheduled delivery activity by sales route and correct problems.
  • Reset visa coolers and walk-in coolers, placing Mahaska products in the dominant position.                                                                                                       
  • Consult with the Marketing Manager on sales objectives, marketing programs, strategies, and action plans on a weekly basis.             
  •  Review all changes to conventional routes or service levels proposed by Routes Salesmen via Route Change Request Form.  Submit Change Request Form to Marketing Manager for approval.
  • Actively promote the Company’s "Model Store" program.  Monitor achievement of Route Salesmen's Model Store objectives.                 
  • Monitor and carry out one year action plan for objectives developed per the direction of the Marketing Manager.                                              
  • Follow up leads on cold bottle equipment provided by you and your route salesmen.  Use Model Store and Volume Standards.
  • Must have reliable and regular attendance.  

Management Responsibilities:                                                                                                                                     
  • Oversee activities of Route Salesmen within each account on an ongoing basis with respect to job functions, store objectives, and attainment of Model Store and KOI objectives.  Talk to all contact points within accounts and identify any service issues.  Take steps to rectify unresolved problems.
  • Meet with Route Salesmen individually and as a group throughout the month to discuss execution within accounts. Identify and take steps to correct issues that arise between team members.  Encourage open communication. 
  • Ensure that Route Salesmen have clear understanding of and able to communicate company goals/objectives with regard to management of beverage section and equipment placements.
  • Be responsible for completing annual and semi-annual performance evaluations for all Route Salesmen based on job descriptions and attainment of incentive objectives throughout the year.
  • Meet with Route Salesmen weekly to review current programs and month-to-date sales information.  Give commendation where appropriate and establish a plan of action for improving execution and meeting monthly sales goal if needed. 
  • Ensure that schedule changes or factors that affect other team members are communicated to the members affected in a timely manner.  Inform Tel-Sell Representative of daily schedule changes that affect his delivery lines. 
  • View discipline in a constructive manner.  Convey this attitude to employees when using it.   
  • Develop and maintain a positive attitude among employees.  Encourage setting and achieving goals.  Recognize those employees who excel.                 
  • Ensure that existing Route Salesmen receive ongoing training.  Ensure that new hires to these positions are adequately trained.                          
  • Review attainment of incentive objectives with each Route Salesman on a monthly and quarterly basis.  Suggest improvements where needed.                         
  • 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.                            
General Job Responsibilities:                                                                                                                                                       
  • Be available and capable of performing physical functions which will include lifting and moving loads of 50 lbs. or more and pulling non-power-driven carts of product weighing up to 2500 lbs.
  • Promote cooperation and communication between all departments, always encouraging that the primary goal be customer satisfaction.                       
  • Be available and capable of performing all functions of your Route Salesmen.  Including all handheld functions, promotions, pricing and being able to run the Routes if called upon to do so.   
  • Know, understand, and implement company safety policies and procedures, including use of proper load lifting techniques, etc.                                                 
  • Other assigned duties include:  
     *Constant awareness of cost-cutting alternatives
     *Maintain current file on each salesperson
     *Periodic weekend on-call
     *Assist in the development of new sales routes as necessary   
  • Review attainment of incentive objectives with each Route Salesman on a monthly and quarterly basis.  Suggest improvements where needed.  Submit data to Marketing Director for approval.

MENTAL REQUIREMENTS:
  • Communication skills with the public and employees.
  • Problem-solving skills.
  • Creating written communication.
  • Organize and analyze data.
  • Memorization skills for products and product prices.
  • Basic math skills.
  • Computer skills- Microsoft Office, composing emails.

Mahaska is accepting applications for an Account Manager. This position will be a training position until a route would become open for them to claim. The position entails selling product to stores over an established route to regular customers. Responsible for product rotation, stocking on store shelves, displays and in coolers/vending equipment. Builds displays and sets up promotional materials such as pricing signs and banners. This position requires pushing/pulling cases ranging from 20-50 pounds or more repeatedly throughout the day a well as kneeling, climbing, bending, reaching, and walking while stocking the product. Must work well with others, be self motivated, posses a high school diploma and a valid drivers license with a good driving record. This position is six days a week. A comprehensive benefits package is available to all full time employees to provide them with the coverage they need to support healthy and active lives, allowing them to be their best at home and at work.  Coverage includes: health and dental insurance, flexible spending account, vacation, personal days, paid holidays, 401k, vision insurance, etc.    

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.
  
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
  
  
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 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. 
·         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. 

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.
Deliver freight to our existing warehouses and customers.

Essential Job Functions
 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.

Skills &  Experience
 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. (E-log, and paper log knowledge, Bill of Ladings, Fuel reporting, etc.)
 Must have the ability to lift, push or pull up to 50 lbs. 
 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.
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
   
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.
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
 

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.