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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!!

Apply Now

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

Essential Functions

  •  Observes and enhances the “Safety First” culture of August Schell Brewery
  •  Plan and execute On and Off Premise promotions including both small and large scale events.
    • Minimum of 4 On-Premise and 4 Off-Premise are required monthly.
  • Obtains orders from On and Off Premise accounts in conjunction with distributor representatives.
  • Develop and maintain strategic partnerships with On and Off Premise accounts in area.
  • Sell in and conduct training programs with retailers, restaurateurs, and consumers on all aspects of Schell’s products.
  • Assume a leadership role in implementing key brewery initiatives with distributors, retailers, and restaurateurs in defined area.
  • Assist Lead Brewery Representative in communicating brewery’s objectives, policies, and procedures with distributor partners.
  • Responsible for effectively communicating information with distributor partners in order to keep product fresh and relevant.
  • Conduct required in-field work with sessions with distributor representatives.
  • Ensure that the Brewery’s quality standards are clearly understood and enforced by distributors and retailers.
  • Use data systems to identify opportunities for new or expanded distribution, lost sales, incremental volume increases, and other business insights.
  • Demonstrate knowledge in overseeing and managing a personal and professional calendar, with particular attention to balancing multiple deadlines at any given time.
  • Ensure proper use of available legal point of sale items throughout territory.
  • Assist Lead Brewery Representative in communicating sales data and market relevant insights with distributor partners.
  • Attend all Regional & Brewery Sales team meetings as requested.
  • Responsible to turn in weekly accountability worksheet in a timely manner.
  • Review and understand all legal restrictions regarding Brewery product in each market and ensure all initiatives are executed within those limitations.
  • Ability and willingness to maintain flexible work schedules, as weekend and extended workdays are necessary.

Required Education and Experience

To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily.  Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

  • Must be 21 years of age
  • Must possess a valid driver’s license
  • Weekend and night work regularly required
  • Demonstrated knowledge of the three-tier system
  • Demonstrated ability to build relationships and maintain effective working relationships with distributors, top level account decision makers, and all internal stakeholders
  • Demonstrated knowledge of Microsoft Office programs
  • Ability to work independently with little supervision – self- motivated
  • High level of craft beer product knowledge
  • Excellent oral, analytical, written, and group presentation communication skills
  • Strong organizational, planning, and sales skills
  • Ability to troubleshoot draft issues.
  • Passion for craft beer
  • Bachelor’s degree preferred
  • Two years of industry experience selling craft beer
  • Strong knowledge of the local market for craft beer
  • In depth knowledge of, and direct experience in, the craft beer scene in this geography
  • Live in Metro or surrounding area.

Physical Requirements

To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily.  Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

  • Performance duties of this job include regularly being required to sit, stand, walk, use hands to finger, handle or feel objects, tools, or controls; talk, hear, and smell.
  • Ability to frequently lift and/or move up to 50 pounds and occasionally move up to 155 lbs.
  • Ability to frequently reach with hands and arms and stoop, kneel, crouch, crawl and climb.
  • Must be able to critically assess beer quality.
  • Vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision and the ability to adjust focus.
  • The ability to travel via car on a regular basis.

Apply Now

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