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August Schell Brewing Company is a family owned and operated brewery in New Ulm, Minnesota. We began in 1860 when August Schell, a German immigrant, couldn’t find a traditional German beer in his new home. So, he made his own.

While the brewery has seen some changes, like plumbing, August’s legacy of being an innovative brewmaster remains. It has continued through six generations and over 100 variety of German Craft beer. Schell’s Brewery has a great opportunity for an individual to join our team.

Essential Functions

Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

  • Develops plans and strategies for business development and achieving the company’s sales goals.
  • Directs implementation and execution of sales policies and practices.
  • Ensures communications are coordinated, supports sales plan objectives and meets organizational expenditure requirements in conjunction with Marketing Manager.
  • Recommends sales strategies for improvement based on market research and competitor analyses.
  • Implements approved distribution strategies.
  • Manages multiple channel selling strategies.
  • Builds, develops and manages sales team capable of carrying out needed sales and service initiatives.
  • Performs other related duties as assigned.
  • Implements and manages the use of budgets.
  • Defines and coordinates sales training programs that enable staff to achieve their potential and support company sales objectives.
  • Manages customer expectations and contributes to a high level of customer satisfaction.
  • Compiles and utilizes information and data related to customer and prospect interactions.
  • Defines sales processes that drive desired sales outcomes and identifies improvements where and when required.
  • Puts in place infrastructure and systems to support the success of the sales function.
  • Provides detailed and accurate sales forecasting.
  • Monitors customer, market and competitor activity and provide feedback to company leadership team and other company departments.
  • Works closely with the marketing function to establish successful support, channel and partner programs.
  • Manages key customer and vendor relationships and participates in closing strategic opportunities, traveling for in-person meetings when necessary to develop key relationships.
  • Develops and implements programs by brand.
  • Manages personnel activities of staff to include hiring, training, coaching, motivating, disciplining, and making recommendations for termination as necessary.
  • Establishes and manages distributor sales meetings.
  • Ensures communications are coordinated between sales personnel and upper management which supports sales plan objectives and meets organizational expenditure requirements in conjunction with Marketing Manager.

Competencies

  • Problem Solving/Analysis.
  • Business Acumen.
  • Strategic Thinking.
  • Results Driven.
  • Leadership.
  • Customer Focus.
  • Technical Capacity.
  • Communication Proficiency.

Supervisory Responsibility

This position is directly responsible for leading managers of the division and indirectly responsible for all employees within the division.

Work Environment

This position will operate out of the New Ulm, MN main office location most days. This role will include some travel, such as distributor visits or work with sales staff, throughout the brewery territory.

Physical Demands

The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job.

While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to talk or hear. The employee frequently is required to stand, walk; use hands to finger, handle or feel; and reach with hands and arms.

Position Type and Expected Hours of Work

This is a full-time position. Days and hours of work are Monday through Friday, 7:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. Occasional evening and weekend work may be required as job duties demand.

Travel

This position requires frequent travel, more than 50%. Most travel is outside the local area and overnight.

Required Education and Experience

  • Bachelor’s degree in business administration, sales and marketing or related field.
  • A minimum of two years’ experience in beer/beverage sales and/or distribution is required.
  • Three or more years’ experience managing sales and/or brands.
  • Highly developed technical skills – proficient in Microsoft Office (Outlook, Excel, Powerpoint, and Word).
  • Passion for Craft Beer.

Preferred Education and Experience

  • MBA.
  • Strong understanding of beer distribution strategies.

Other Duties

Please note this job description is not designed to cover or contain a comprehensive listing of activities, duties or responsibilities that are required of the employee for this job. Duties, responsibilities and activities may change at any time with or without notice.

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To apply, please send your cover letter, resume, and references to hr@schellsbrewery.com

Essential Functions

  • Operate fermentation, cellaring, filtration, brewing and sanitation systems according to good manufacturing practice.
  • Maintain established quality parameters within the raw material handling, brewer, and cellar operations.
  • Record and verify all required data, within the brewery.
  • Submit daily logs for operations control and input data into Orchestrated Beer software.
  • Assist in the maintenance and requirement of raw material and process material inventories.
  • Provide required samples for laboratory analysis.
  • Monitor mechanical and operational integrity of brewing equipment.
  • Perform routine maintenance of equipment from all aspects of production, including fermentation, cellaring, filtration and brewing.
  • Conduct active, effective communication
  • Work variable shifts, as scheduled.
  • Work with prescribed cleaning chemicals, based upon established protocol, OSHA, and other regulatory requirements.
  • Maintain sanitary standards for the microbial integrity of the products.
  • Maintain the operational and aesthetic condition of the facility.
  • Complete other responsibilities, as assigned.

Required Education and Experience

  • 2-year technical college degree preferred. Formal brewing education strongly preferred
  • Must be able to work in a varying environment, including hot and cold temperatures, while standing, walking, and climbing stairs continuously up to 12 hours per day.
  • Demonstrated mechanical proficiency.
  • The ability to follow and understand SOP’s, multitasking and attention to detail are a must.
  • Able to lift 55 lbs and move 165 lbs occasionally
  • Able to stand for 8-10 hours per day
  • Competent with MS Office
  • Excellent time management
  • Able to operate a forklift
  • Enjoy making great beer!!

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To apply, please send your resume and references to hr@schellsbrewery.com

This is a seasonal part-time position. Hours will average around 20 per week in spring and fall, and roughly 30 – 35 in the summer months. Winter months will have limited hours on an as needed basis only.

Essential Functions

  • Grass cutting, weeding, painting and staining, lawn equipment repair and maintenance, snow clearing, salting, trash removal, and all other duties as assigned.
  • Bedding area preparations, i.e. roto-tilling etc.
  • Raking, weeding and cleaning bedding areas.
  • Watering as needed.
  • Garden design.
  • Chemical applications as required.
  • Starting seedlings and planting seasonal flowers.
  • Maintaining and cleaning fountains.
  • Ensuring safety and security on the Brewery grounds.
  • Maintaining all lawn areas; mowing, weeding, and edging, as well as maintaining all exterior trash receptacles, pick up and properly dispose of all exterior trash and debris.
  • Snow and ice control.
  • Work on special projects as needed.
  • Participate in planning of garden areas.
  • Responsible for participating in Schell’s events/programs for quality assessment and utilization and improvement of the brewery grounds.
  • Work with management to improve grounds and services provided.
  • Responsible for care and feeding of animals on grounds.
  • Other duties as assigned. Duties, responsibilities, and activities may change at any time with or without notice.

Requirements

  • Previous experience with property maintenance, including caring for plants, trees and flowers.
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills.
  • Ability to interact well with staff and visitors.
  • Ability to work a flexible schedule due to inclement weather issues that may interfere with regularly scheduled hours.
  • Ensuring safety and security in the estate.
  • Must be able meet the physical requirements of the position. This may include standing, walking, lifting, squatting and bending for up to 10 hours a day. The individual must be able to lift to 30 pounds on a regular basis and 50 pounds on occasion.
  • Must have strong initiative for tackling projects on the grounds as see fit.

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To apply, please send your resume and references to hr@schellsbrewery.com

The Controller is responsible for directing the fiscal functions of the corporation in accordance with generally accepted accounting principles issued by the Financial Accounting Standards Board, and other regulatory and advisory organizations and in accordance with financial management techniques and practices appropriate within the industry. The Controller will provide leadership, management, and vision necessary to ensure that the company has the proper operational controls, administrative and reporting procedures, and people systems in place to effectively grow the organization and to ensure financial strength and operating efficiency. The position accomplishes this through a respectful, constructive and energetic style, guided by the objectives of the company.

Essential Functions

Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

  • Plan, develop, organize, implement, direct and evaluate the organization’s fiscal function and performance.
  • Assist with driving the company to achieve and surpass sales, profitability, business goals and objectives.
  • Participate in the development of the corporation’s plans and programs as a strategic partner.
  • Evaluate and advise on the impact of long range planning, introduction of new programs/strategies and regulatory action.
  • Develop credibility for the finance group by providing timely and accurate analysis of budgets, financial reports and financial trends to assist the President, the Board and other senior management in performing their responsibilities.
  • Establish credibility throughout the organization and with the Board as an effective developer of solutions to business challenges.
  • Provide technical financial advice and knowledge to others within the financial discipline.
  • Continual improvement and development of the budgeting process through education of department managers on financial issues impacting department budgets.
  • Work with Schell’s Brewery’s external accountants to complete required year-end audit and tax returns (federal and state). Be main point of contact for requested audit and tax schedules.
  • Optimize the handling of bank and deposit relationships and initiate appropriate strategies to enhance cash position.
  • Develop a reliable cash flow projection process and reporting mechanism that includes minimum cash threshold to meet operating needs.
  • Responsible for establishing, evaluating and implementing sound financial controls at Schell’s Brewery.
  • Report to Schell’s management team monthly on performance versus budget.
  • Evaluate the finance and purchasing division structure and team plan for continual improvement of the efficiency and effectiveness of the group as well as provide individuals with professional and personal growth with emphasis on opportunities (where possible) of individuals.
  • Foster a success-oriented, accountable environment within the organization.

Competencies

  • Financial Management.
  • Business Acumen.
  • Communication Proficiency.
  • Ethical Conduct.
  • Leadership.
  • Performance Management.
  • Personal Effectiveness/Credibility.
  • Problem Solving/Analysis.
  • Strategic Thinking.
  • Technical Capacity.

Supervisory Responsibility

This position is responsible for the direct supervision of the Accounting and Purchasing Team.

Work Environment

This job operates in a clerical office setting. This role routinely uses standard office equipment such as computers, phones, photocopiers, filing cabinets and fax machines.

Physical Demands

This is largely a sedentary role; however, some filing is required. This would require the ability to lift files, open filing cabinets and bend or stand as necessary.

Position Type/Expected Hours of Work

This is a full-time position. Days and hours of work are Monday through Friday, 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Occasional evening and weekend work may be required as job duties demand.

Required Education and Experience

  • Bachelor’s degree in Accounting or related field, 5-10 years related experience required, or equivalent combination of education and experience.
  • CPA strongly preferred
  • Proficiency with Microsoft office (Excel, Work, PowerPoint, Etc.) required

Preferred Education and Experience

  • MBA.

Other Duties

Please note this job description is not designed to cover or contain a comprehensive listing of activities, duties or responsibilities that are required of the employee for this job. Duties, responsibilities and activities may change at any time with or without notice.

Apply Now

To apply, please send your resume and cover letter to hr@schellsbrewery.com

Directs overall production operations ensuring the achievement of production objectives at the lowest cost consistent with the company quality standards and customer delivery requirements. Organize and control release of production order documents to support the production schedule and provide administrative support to the production and planning staff.

Essential Functions

This list of duties and responsibilities is not all-inclusive and may be expanded to include other duties and responsibilities, as management may deem necessary from time to time.

  • Reviews production orders or schedules to ascertain product data such as types, quantities, and specifications of products and scheduled delivery dates in order to plan department operations.
  • Plans production operations, establishing priorities and sequences for manufacturing products.
  • Prepares operational schedules and coordinates manufacturing activities to ensure production and quality of products meets specifications.
  • Order and maintain inventory of direct materials to ensure seamless operation and prevent outages.
  • Maintain accurate inventory counts on both direct materials and finished goods.
  • Identify operational improvement opportunities within production and develop and implement workable, cost-effective solutions.
  • Reviews production and operating reports and resolves operational, manufacturing, and maintenance problems to ensure minimum costs and prevent operational delays.
  • Inspects machines and equipment to ensure specific operational performance and optimum utilization.
  • Develops or revises standard operational and working practices and observes workers to ensure compliance with standards.
  • Compiles, stores, and retrieves production data.
  • Prepare and maintain written correspondence.
  • Resolve problems and triage issues with guidance from the Operations Director.
  • Coordinate schedules for production staff and expedite any shortages.
  • Work closely with other areas of production on various assignments as necessary.
  • Oversee training and development of production staff.
  • Responsible for management of warehouse staff, including managing time off, training, performance management and employee relations.
  • Perform other duties as assigned.

Required Education and Experience

  • Bachelor’s degree in production and operations management from a four-year college or university or a minimum of five years progressively responsible related experience; or a combination of education and experience.
  • Ability to operate a computer, a variety of small hand tools and precision measuring devices, and standard office machines.
  • Requires a general knowledge of company products and procedures.
  • Working knowledge of accounting methods and cost control procedures.
  • Must be able to operate standard office equipment.

Physical Demands

The physical demands required of the position include prolonged sitting and walking, extended periods of computer use and keyboarding, and a normal range of hearing and vision.

The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

Apply Now

To apply, please send your resume and cover letter to hr@schellsbrewery.com