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Job Posting – Events Specialist

***Closed & Filled***

Posting Date – 12/30/16
Closing Date – 1/22/17

Job Description

The Marketing Event Specialist will assist in the planning and execution of our internal and external event marketing activities with a focus on brewery-managed events, Oklahoma City metro community events, development of community-based partnerships and philanthropic activities.

Job Responsibilities

1-week operations immersion with staff
2-week sales and events immersion with staff

Brewery-managed events
• Work with leadership and the taproom manager to develop marketing strategies for the taproom
• Assist leadership, Marketing Specialist and outside agency with development of advertising and marketing support materials for the taproom
• Coordinate and manage all special events hosted at the taproom or brewery, including private events, regularly scheduled beer release parties and our annual anniversary party
• Develop and implement a marketing plan to grow the frequency and quality of special events
• Develop and manage a series of brewery-owned public events to be held in the OKC metro area
• Assist leadership in creation of brewery tour regiment and taproom setup

OKC metro community events
• Manage all interactions with organizers of community-based, COOP-supported events
• Organize and provide staff or volunteers to appropriately support events
• Develop additional support opportunities with an eye towards maximizing brand exposure

Community development
• Coordinate, schedule and support external events
• Manage philanthropic activities, to include events, donations and licensing support
• Further develop and enhance community outreach, relationships, partnerships and fundraising, in- and out-of-state
• Build additional rigor around COOP’s philanthropic passions of education, the arts, pet welfare and wellness/sports

Candidate Qualifications

Absolute (don’t apply without these)
• At least four years’ experience in sales, marketing or hospitality
• Self-motivated, self-starter with ability to excel in instances of limited direction
• Excellent interpersonal, communications, problem solving and conflict resolution skills, with strength in channeling communication through the entire sales and distribution chains
• Dedicated sense of urgency and drive to achieve objectives
• Ability to succeed in, and contribute to, a multi-disciplinary team environment
• Ability to manage and prioritize multiple projects with varying levels of importance and difficulty
• Proficiency in Microsoft Word, Outlook, Excel and PowerPoint
• Commitment to work evenings and weekends on a regular basis
• Availability to travel to, and work in, our regional markets as needed
• Desire to work hard, play hard and get things done

• Experience managing internal and external events, from start to finish
• Experience in consumer product marketing
• Experience managing customer relationships and experiences
• College degree in relevant field, or equivalent training
• Experience in beer, wine, spirits or food industries
• Cicerone or Sommelier certifications

Salary and Benefits

COOP Ale Works offers competitive salaries based on experience. This position includes semi-annual reviews as well as merit-based bonuses, raises and profit sharing. We also offer 100% paid employee health and dental insurance plans, a 401k match, paid vacation, sick leave and paid holidays.

If you’re passionate about beer and wish to apply for the position, please send a cover letter and résumé to jobs@coopaleworks.com. Include “Marketing Events Specialist” in the subject line.


Posted on December 30th, 2016