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Job Opening – Procurement Specialist

Posting Date – 9/4/18
Closing Date – 9/30/18

COOP Ale Works is a nine-year-old production/packaging craft brewery located in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma’s heartbeat and home of a growing craft beer scene. In 2014, we completed an expansion that has set the foundation to launch our popular beers into a growing regional footprint. As we grow into new space, new markets and new beers, one of our goals is to build efficient and effective craft brewing operations that allow us to maximize our creative freedom, all while maintaining the highest quality standards in the business and delivering our faithful fans what they expect. We are looking to add aggressive, passionate and talented team members who have the drive to embrace our culture and objectives, and grow with us into the future. The faint of heart need not apply.

Job Description

The Procurement Specialist will maintain and actively manage all aspects of inventory throughout the brewery including raw materials, marketing materials and merchandise, as well as shipping/receiving.

Job Responsibilities

• 1-week immersion with Operations, Regulatory and Sales teams
• 1-week immersion with Marketing, Events and Taproom teams
• Report daily progress, challenges and concerns to marketing department and production leads
• Lead procurement of all inventoried items
• Execute bi-weekly inventory of all items
• Coordinate logistics of all incoming and outgoing shipments
• Become proficient in basic operations of enterprise resource planning software (EKOS)
• Maintain clear direction and professionalism in the face of challenges and adversity
• Set an example of work efficiencies and upholding proper protocol
• Work with leadership team and department leads to maintain adequate stock
• Engage in active prioritization and daily task management of shipping, receiving and general BOH needs

Candidate Qualifications

Absolute (don’t apply without these)

• Flexible schedule, ability to work nights and weekends on occasion
• Ability to stand, crawl, pull, twist and jump for prolonged periods
• Forklift experience
• Ability to drive a manual transmission
• Self-motivated, self-starter with ability to excel in instances of limited direction
• Excellent interpersonal, communications, problem solving and conflict resolution skills
• Dedicated sense of urgency and drive to achieve objectives
• Ability to manage and prioritize multiple tasks with varying levels of importance and difficulty
• Computer and software competency, proficiency in Excel
• Ability to lift 50lbs shoulder high and 100lbs waist high
• Ability to climb stairs and ladders
• Ability to work on your feet for an entire shift
• Competence with all forms of safety protocol
• Detail oriented and diligent record keeper
• Have extreme detail for cleanliness
• Ability to work in a production brewery which may loud, hot, humid, cold and/or slippery
• Desire to work hard, play hard and get things done


• Experience working for a production brewery
• Understanding of raw materials, supply chain and lead times
• Mechanical intuition and ability to troubleshoot on the fly
• Experience with an ERP or inventory management system
• Commercial driver’s license

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 a robust health insurance plan, 401k plan and match, profit sharing, paid time off, paid holidays and a continuing education program. Beer is an obvious perk.

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

Posted on September 4th, 2018