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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

Preferred

• 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

Job Opening – Taproom Specialist

Posting Date – 8/21/18

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. Current distribution includes Oklahoma, Nebraska, Kansas, Arkansas, Missouri and Texas. Our brewery continues to grow, and we are looking forward to relocating and expanding the scope of our operations in the next couple years. As we grow into our new facilities, new concepts, new markets and new beers, one of our goals is to continue to build the root structure of our brands, our beers and our reputation as a leading craft brewery. We are looking to add aggressive, passionate and talented team members who will embrace our culture and objectives and grow with us into the future.

Job Description

The Taproom Specialist will assist in opening and closing the taproom, ensuring tapped beers meet quality expectations, create menu boards, ensure guests’ needs are met, assist during special events, maintain inventory and help educate guests on beers while serving them. The specialist may assist the Taproom Manager in production of specialty or taproom exclusive beers.

Successful candidates should expect 20-30 hours per week at an hourly rate of $12 per hour plus tips. Resumes should be emailed to jobs@coopaleworks.com.

Job Responsibilities

Opening and Closing the Taproom

• Prep and tap kegs and backup kegs in refrigerated cold room
• Create menu boards with accurate information related to beers on tap and on deck
• Clean floors, taps, crowler machine, bar tops and other areas as needed

Taproom Open Hours

• Monitor customer flow and interactions to ensure safe, fun and positive experiences
• Educate guests regarding brewery and beer while serving them
• Monitor and ensure appropriate stock levels of beer, merchandise and glassware during fluctuating travel levels

Additional Responsibilities

• Assist in special events outside of normal taproom hours
• Assist in scheduling and reserving food trucks, as well as coordinate upon arrival and departure to ensure proper setup and building security
• Work to develop processes that increase efficiency, profit and fun

Working Conditions

This position requires an individual who works under a range of circumstances, including: shift work, weekend work, work with challenging patrons, working in a fast-paced environment of a crowded taproom and working within close proximity of an operation brewery (noise, heavy equipment, odors related to the brewing process).

The Taproom Specialist will likely be required to stand for extended periods of time when overseeing taproom operations and/or serving as bartender. Specialist may also be required to lift boxes 35-60 lb. and move/empty full kegs.

Candidate Qualifications

Absolute (don’t apply without these)

• At least one year’s experience in restaurant, bar or hospitality
• 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
• Available to work evenings and weekends
• Desire to work hard, play hard and get things done

Posted on August 21st, 2018

Job Opening – Business Analyst

Posting Date – 8/3/18
Closing Date – 9/2/18

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. Current distribution includes Oklahoma, Nebraska, Kansas, Arkansas, Missouri and Texas. Our brewery continues to grow, and we are looking forward to relocating and expanding the scope of our operations in the next couple years. As we grow into our new facilities, new concepts, new markets and new beers, one of our goals is to continue to build the root structure of our brands, our beers and our reputation as a leading craft brewery. We are looking to add aggressive, passionate and talented team members who will embrace our culture and objectives and grow with us into the future.

Job Description

The Business Analyst will work with accounting, sales, marketing and management teams to collect and analyze data from all facets of the business. The primary responsibility will be to create useful intelligence from the data and provide insightful reporting for management to utilize with the goal of increasing company competitiveness, efficiencies and effectiveness. Key areas of focus will include finance, sales and the craft beer industry.

Job Responsibilities

• 1-week operations immersion with staff at the brewery
• 1-week sales and events immersion with staff in Oklahoma City
• Collect daily, weekly, monthly, quarterly and annual data from in-house and partner systems
• Create dashboard utilities for use by various teams
• Assist accounting and finance in the analysis of financial performance metrics
• Perform budget/forecast to actual variance analysis, capture and define drivers, develop improvement plans and assist various teams in implementation
• Assist sales team in the analysis of SKU, market, competitor and partner trends
• Perform ad hoc analysis for management teams and provide necessary analytics to drive strategic, operational, financial and tactical decision making
• Support accounting with entry duties and closing procedures

Candidate Qualifications

Absolute (don’t apply without these)
• Undergraduate degree
• Two years’ experience in supportive finance, accounting or business analysis role
• Firm understanding of accounting principles, financial statements and market economics
• Self-motivated, self-starter with ability to excel in instances of limited direction
• Excellent interpersonal, communications, problem solving and conflict resolution
• 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 Office suite
• Deep and broad executional knowledge of Microsoft Excel
• Your friends and colleagues should consider you a spreadsheet wizard
• There will be an extensive Excel test during interviews, so don’t kid yourself
• Desire to work hard, play hard and get things done

Preferred
• Advanced study in economics, finance and accounting
• Craft beer industry knowledge

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 résumé to jobs@coopaleworks.com. Include “Business Analyst” in the subject line.

Posted on August 3rd, 2018

COOP Ale Works announces plan to redevelop historic 23rd Street Armory in OKC

COOP Ale Works announces plan to redevelop historic 23rd Street Armory in OKC
Plans include a brewery, hotel, restaurant and more

COOP Ale Works is brewing up big plans for Oklahoma City’s historic 23rd Street Armory building. The Oklahoma Office of Management and Enterprise Services (OMES) recently accepted the company’s proposal to acquire and redevelop the armory, which includes restoring the building and creating a unique experience.

“Oklahoma City is our home and we always wanted to return to the core of the city. In planning for a final home for the brewery, we wanted to find a place that is meaningful to our town and state, and gives us an opportunity to create an incredible experience,” said Daniel Mercer, co-founder of COOP Ale Works. “The Armory, with its unique history, structure and space, is the perfect fit and we believe it will become a venue that attracts visitors from across the state, country and world.”

Under COOP’s proposal, the 70,000-plus-square-foot building will be purchased from the state for $600,000, and returned to its former glory with updates to the interior functionality. The exterior will be maintained to honor its unique history with modern refreshes, including updated windows, while the inside will be transformed into a bustling brewery production floor, full-service restroom, 22-room boutique hotel, multiple event spaces, offices and meeting rooms. In total, COOP plans to dedicate $20 million to the overall project.

A 60-barrel, state-of-the-art brewhouse on the first floor will be the heart of the operation. Fermentation, conditioning, packaging and other production equipment will occupy the remainder of the 22,000-square-foot drill hall floor. More than 24,000 square feet of perimeter space surrounding the production floor will house brewery storage, offices, barrel aging, cold storage, shipping, receiving and more.

On the second floor, the east wing will become an 8,000-square-foot restaurant and taproom, with indoor and patio seating for more than 160 patrons. The full-service restaurant will serve a diverse collection of food and beverages. On the third floor of the east wing, dedicated event spaces will be available for community and private events.

A 22-room boutique hotel will tie the experience together. Hotel rooms will occupy the second and third floors of the west wing of the building with a refined lobby located on the west side of the first floor to welcome guests.

The proposal also includes five acres surrounding the armory building as well as leases for two adjacent properties. The additional properties will provide substantial parking, opportunities for retail and downtown living, and green space.

Various development partners have been working alongside COOP throughout the project, including Spur Design, architecture and engineering; Smith & Pickel, general contractor; Preservation and Design Studio, historic preservation consulting; and Price Edwards, real estate and leasing.

“It’s a large and complex project, but we have assembled a team of highly experienced development partners that we look forward to working with to create an experience and legacy that all Oklahomans can be proud of,” said Mercer.

The 23rd Street Armory, constructed in 1938, was designed by architect and Oklahoma Armory National Guard Major Bryan Nolen and was built as part of the Depression-era Works Progress Administration. At the time of its original construction, it was promoted as the only armory in Oklahoma entirely funded by state funds generated from oil wells located on the Oklahoma State Capitol grounds. The three-story building served as the state’s hub for the Oklahoma National Guard and the storied 45th Infantry Division.

“The unique community role the 23rd Street Armory has long played for many Oklahomans was a driving factor in seeking redevelopment for this property. We are excited knowing COOP Ale Works’ goal is to honor and preserve this history, and we look forward to the revitalization that will breathe new life into the Oklahoma State Capitol corridor,” said Denise Northrup, OMES Director.

COOP’s plans are designed to revitalize the building, restoring it with purpose instead of repurposing it, said Mercer.

“We understand and appreciate the historical significance of the Armory. The building is filled with stories from generations of Oklahomans,” said Mercer. “Honoring them and preserving that history is incredibly important to us.”

Posted on July 17th, 2018

COOP Ale Works to partner with Republic National Distributing Co. in Oklahoma

COOP Ale Works of Oklahoma City has announced an exclusive, statewide distribution partnership with Republic National Distributing Co.

Beginning in September, RNDC will distribute packaged and draft versions of all COOP core beer as well as seasonal and specialty beers. The portfolio includes F5 IPA, Native Amber Red IPA, Elevator Wheat, DNR Belgian Strong Ale, Horny Toad Blonde, Saturday Siren Dry-Hopped Pilsner, four seasonal releases, the Territorial Reserve series, the DNR Cask-It series, the Id series and other special releases.

“In the nine-plus years COOP has been selling in our home market, we have become familiar with leadership and several staffers at RNDC. Their reputation and service level in the local market as well as their substantial corporate infrastructure were among the most attractive features of this potential partnership,” says Sean Mossman, Sales & Marketing Director for COOP Ale Works. “Over the past several years, we’ve been fortunate enough to continue our substantial growth. We are excited by the prospect of RNDC partnering with us to continue that trajectory.”

“RNDC has been driving a craft beverage alcohol strategy for over eight years. The partnership with COOP was an ideal fit with their strategy to offer products that represent the spirit of the states where RNDC conducts business,” said RNDC Oklahoma Executive Daniel Zeigler. “The Local Craft segment is the fastest-growing category in the beer industry and COOP is the largest craft beer brand in the state of Oklahoma.

“We here at RNDC are proud that COOP has chosen us as their long-term partner and has recognized the efforts and investment RNDC has made to establish our business model to be a leader in the wine, spirits and craft beer segments in Oklahoma.

“As the modernization of beverage alcohol laws go into effect on October 1, 2018, RNDC is excited to be at the forefront of the growing craft beer sector.”

About COOP Ale Works

COOP Ale Works was founded in 2009 as one of the first local craft breweries in Oklahoma. Bolstered by the success of the brewery’s flagship F5 IPA, COOP has grown to more than 14,000 barrels of annual production. COOP brews nine brands year-round, including Native Amber, DNR and Horny Toad Blonde, as well as several seasonal and limited releases. COOP has distribution in Oklahoma, Texas, Arkansas, Kansas, Missouri and Nebraska.

About Republic National Distributing Co.

RNDC is the second largest distributor of premium wine and spirits in the United States with operations in Alabama, Arizona, Colorado, District of Columbia, Florida, Indiana, Kentucky, Louisiana, Maryland, Michigan, Mississippi, Nebraska, North Carolina, North Dakota, Ohio, Oklahoma, South Carolina, South Dakota, Texas, Virginia and West Virginia. RNDC employs more than 9,000 individuals nationwide. For more information about RNDC, visit www.rndc-usa.com.

For additional comments or questions:

Sean Mossman, COOP Ale Works, 405-205-5538
Daniel Zeigler, RNDC OK, 405-684-3515

Posted on June 27th, 2018

Job Opening – Taproom Specialist

Posting Date – 3/26/18

The Tap Room Specialist will assist in opening and closing the Tap Rom, ensure tapped beers meet quality expectations, create menu boards, ensure guests’ needs are met, assist during special events, maintain inventory and help educate guests on beers while serving them. The Specialist may assist the Tap Room Manager in production of specialty or Tap Room exclusive beers.

The successful candidates should expect to work 20-30 hours per week at an hourly rate of $12 per hour plus tips. Resumes should be emailed to jobs@coopaleworks.com.

Job Responsibilities

Opening and Closing the Taproom
• Prep and tap kegs and backup kegs in refrigerated cold room.
• Create menu boards with accurate information related to beers on tap and on deck.
• Clean floors, taps, crowler machine, bar tops and other areas as needed.

Tap Room Open Hours
• Monitor customer flow and interactions to ensure safe, fun and positive experiences.
• Educate guests regarding brewery and beer while serving them.
• Monitor and ensure appropriate stock levels of beer, merchandise and glassware during fluctuating traffic levels.

Additional Responsibilities
• Assist in special events outside of normal Tap Room hours.
• Assist in scheduling and reserving food trucks, as well as coordinate upon arrival and departure to ensure proper setup and building security.
• Work to develop processes that increase efficiency, profit and fun!

Working Conditions

This position requires an individual who works under a range of circumstances, including: shift work, weekend work, work with challenging patrons, working in the fast-paced environment of a crowded tap room and working within close proximity of an operating brewery (noise, heavy equipment, odors related to the brewing process).

The Tap Room Specialist will likely be required to stand for extended periods of time when overseeing tap room operations and/or serving as bartender. Specialist may also be required to lift boxes 35-60 lb. and move/empty full kegs.

Candidate Qualifications

Absolute (don’t apply without these)

• At least one years’ experience in restaurant, bar or hospitality
• 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.
• Available to work evenings and weekends.
• Desire to work hard, play hard and get things done.

Posted on March 26th, 2018

Job Opening – Northeast Oklahoma and Arkansas Sales Representative

Posting Date – 11/28/17
Closing Date – 12/13/17

COOP Ale Works is a seven-year-old production/packaging craft brewery located in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma’s heartbeat and home of a growing craft beer scene. Current distribution includes Oklahoma, Nebraska, Kansas, Arkansas, Missouri and Texas. COOP currently employs one lead Sales Representative in Northeast Oklahoma and Arkansas markets and seeks a second Sales Representative to assist in this growing market. Our brewery is in a rapid growth phase and expects to continue distribution growth on our way to regional brewery status. As we grow into our newest facilities, new markets and new beers, one of our goals is to continue to build the root structure of our brands, our beers and our reputation as a leading craft brewery. We are looking to add aggressive, passionate and talented team members who will embrace our culture and objectives, and grow with us into the future.

Job Description

• The Northeast Oklahoma Arkansas Sales Representative will work with our current area Sales Representative as well as our distribution partners throughout the territory to expand our in-market sales activities for on-premise (bars and restaurants) and off-premise (liquor stores, grocery stores and gas stations) retailers, to include customer development, customer retention, sales planning, events and product launches.

Job Responsibilities Include:

• 1-week operations immersion with staff at the brewery
• 2-week sales and events immersion with staff in Oklahoma City and Tulsa
• Assist Sales & Marketing Director in development and execution of strategic sales plans
• Day travel to Arkansas and non-Tulsa markets five days every month
• Build, maintain and enhance relationships with retailers
• Lead new product launch promotions with distributors and retailers
• Support retailers’ sales efforts through event promotions and attendance, point of sale materials development and delivery, co-branding opportunities, etc.
• Quarterly and annual development of local market business plans
• Periodic travel to future out-of-state markets to assist with new market launches
• Periodic attendance of sales and marketing staff meetings
• Work with marketing staff to develop retailer-specific product promotional materials, point of sale materials, event materials, etc.
• Coordinate, schedule and attend events throughout assigned territory
• Provide customer service support to retailers directly and via distributors
• Manage database records of potential, current and former retailers
• Manage, monitor and evaluate sales numbers as they relate to budgeted/forecasted sales
• Pursue, manage and adapt company and personal sales objectives

Candidate Qualifications

Absolute (don’t apply without these)

• At least two years’ experience in craft beer marketing, sales or hospitality management
• 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 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, Excel, Outlook and PowerPoint
• Available to work evenings and weekends
• Desire to work hard, play hard and get things done

Preferred

• Bachelor’s degree
• At least four years’ experience in beer, wine, spirits or food industries
• Experience managing customer relationships and experiences
• Draft beer system build and troubleshooting knowledge

Salary and Benefits

COOP Ale Works offers competitive salaries based on experience. This position is paid through a combination of base pay and quarterly commissions. This position includes semi-annual reviews as well as merit-based bonuses, raises and profit sharing. We also offer a health insurance and retirement benefits package, paid vacation, sick leave, company vehicle and paid holidays.

If you’re passionate about beer and wish to apply for this position, please send a cover letter and résumé to jobs@coopaleworks.com. Include “Northeast Oklahoma and Arkansas Sales Representative” in the subject line.

Posted on November 27th, 2017

Job Opening – Tap Room Specialist

Posting Date – 10/11/17
Closing Date – 10/30/17

The Tap Room Specialist will assist in opening and closing the Tap Rom, ensure tapped beers meet quality expectations, create menu boards, ensure guests’ needs are met, assist during special events, maintain inventory and help educate guests on beers while serving them. The Specialist may assist the Tap Room Manager in production of specialty or Tap Room exclusive beers.

The successful candidates should expect to work 20-30 hours per week at an hourly rate of $12 per hour plus tips. Resumes should be emailed to jobs@coopaleworks.com no later than Monday, Oct. 30.

Job Responsibilities

Opening and Closing the Taproom
• Prep and tap kegs and backup kegs in refrigerated cold room.
• Create menu boards with accurate information related to beers on tap and on deck.
• Clean floors, taps, crowler machine, bar tops and other areas as needed.

Tap Room Open Hours
• Monitor customer flow and interactions to ensure safe, fun and positive experiences.
• Educate guests regarding brewery and beer while serving them.
• Monitor and ensure appropriate stock levels of beer, merchandise and glassware during fluctuating traffic levels.

Additional Responsibilities
• Assist in special events outside of normal Tap Room hours.
• Assist in scheduling and reserving food trucks, as well as coordinate upon arrival and departure to ensure proper setup and building security.
• Work to develop processes that increase efficiency, profit and fun!

Working Conditions

This position requires an individual who works under a range of circumstances, including: shift work, weekend work, work with challenging patrons, working in the fast-paced environment of a crowded tap room and working within close proximity of an operating brewery (noise, heavy equipment, odors related to the brewing process).

The Tap Room Specialist will likely be required to stand for extended periods of time when overseeing tap room operations and/or serving as bartender. Specialist may also be required to lift boxes 35-60 lb. and move/empty full kegs.

Candidate Qualifications

Absolute (don’t apply without these)

• At least one years’ experience in restaurant, bar or hospitality
• 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.
• Available to work evenings and weekends.
• Desire to work hard, play hard and get things done.

Posted on October 11th, 2017

Job Opening – Central Oklahoma Sales Representative

Posting Date – 9/27/17
Closing Date – 10/16/17

COOP Ale Works is a seven-year-old production/packaging craft brewery located in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma’s heartbeat and home of a growing craft beer scene. Current distribution includes Oklahoma, Nebraska, Kansas, Arkansas, Missouri and North Texas. COOP currently employs one lead Sales Representative in the Central Oklahoma market and seeks a second Sales Representative to assist in the growing market. Our brewery is in a rapid growth phase and expects to continue distribution growth on our way to regional brewery status. As we grow into our newest facilities, new markets and new beers, one of our goals is to continue to build the root structure of our brands, our beers and our reputation as a leading craft brewery. 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 Central Oklahoma Sales Representative will work with our current Central Oklahoma Sales Representative as well as our distribution partners throughout the territory to expand our in-market sales activities for on-premise (bars and restaurants) and off-premise (liquor stores, grocery stores and gas stations) retailers, to include customer development, customer retention, sales planning, events and product launches.

Job Responsibilities Include:

• 1-week operations immersion with staff at the brewery
• 2-week sales and events immersion with staff in Oklahoma City
• Assist Sales & Marketing Director in development and execution of strategic sales plans
• Day travel to non-OKC metro markets five days every month
• Build, maintain and enhance relationships with retailers
• Lead new product launch promotions with distributors and retailers
• Support retailers’ sales efforts through event promotions and attendance, point of sale materials development and delivery, co-branding opportunities, etc.
• Quarterly and annual development of Central Oklahoma market business plans
• Periodic travel to future out-of-state markets to assist with new market launches
 Periodic attendance of sales and marketing staff meetings
 Work with marketing staff to develop retailer-specific product promotional materials, point of sale materials, event materials, etc.
 Coordinate, schedule and attend events throughout Central Oklahoma
 Provide customer service support to retailers directly and via distributors
 Manage database records of potential, current and former retailers
 Manage, monitor and evaluate sales numbers as they relate to budget/forecasted sales
 Pursue, manage and adapt company and personal sales objectives

Candidate Qualifications

Absolute (don’t apply without these)

• At least two years’ experience in craft beer marketing, sales or hospitality management
 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 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, Excel, Outlook and PowerPoint
 Available to work evenings and weekends
 Desire to work hard, play hard and get things done

Preferred

Bachelor’s degree
• At least four years’ experience in beer, wine, spirits or food industries
• Experience managing customer relationships and experiences
 Draft beer system build and troubleshooting knowledge

Salary and Benefits

COOP Ale Works offers competitive salaries based on experience. This position is paid through a combination of base pay and quarterly commissions. This position includes semi-annual reviews as well as merit-based bonuses, raises and profit sharing. We also offer a health insurance and retirement benefits package, paid vacation, sick leave, company vehicle 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 “Central Oklahoma Sales Representative” in the subject line.

Posted on September 26th, 2017

Job Opening – South Texas Sales Representative

Posting Date – 5/15/17
Closing Date – 6/6/17

COOP Ale Works is an eight-year old production/packaging craft brewery located in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma’s heartbeat and home of a growing craft beer scene. Current distribution includes Nebraska, Kansas, Arkansas, Missouri and Texas. COOP is scheduled to launch in the San Antonio/Austin/Corpus Christi market in August 2017 and seeks a lead Sales Representative to assist in long-term market growth. Our brewery is in a rapid growth phase and expects to continue distribution growth toward a larger regional footprint. As we grow into our newest facilities, new markets and new beers, one of our goals is to continue to build the root structure of our brands, our beers and our reputation as a leading craft brewery. 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 South Texas Sales Representative will lead our in-market sales activities for on-premise (bars and restaurants) and off-premise (liquor stores, grocery stores and gas stations) retailers, to include customer development, customer retention, sales planning, events and product launches.

Job Responsibilities Include:

• 1-week operations immersion with staff
• 2-week sales and events immersion with staff in Dallas, Houston, Tulsa or Kansas City
• Assist the Director of Sales & Marketing in development and execution of strategic sales plans for the South Texas market
• Build, maintain and enhance relationships with retailers
• Lead new product launch promotions with distributors and retailers
• Support retailers’ sales efforts through event promotions and attendance, point of sale materials delivery development and delivery, co-branding opportunities, etc.
• Quarterly and annual development of South Texas market business plan
• Periodic travel to future markets to assist with new market launches
• Quarterly travel to Oklahoma City for sales and marketing staff meetings
• Work with marketing staff to develop retailer-specific product promotional materials, point of sale materials, event materials, etc.
• Coordinate, schedule and attend events throughout South Texas
• Provide customer service support to retailers directly and via distributors
• Manage database records of potential, current and former retailers
• Manage, monitor and evaluate sales numbers as they relate to budgeted/forecasted sales
• Pursue, manage and adapt company and personal sales objectives

Candidate Qualifications

Absolute (don’t apply without these)

• At least two years’ experience in marketing, sales or hospitality management
• 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 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, Excel, Outlook and PowerPoint
• Availability and commitment to work evenings and weekends
• Desire to work hard, play hard and get things done

Preferred

• Bachelor’s degree
• At least four years’ experience in beer, wine, spirits or food industries
• Experience managing customer relationships and experiences
• Draft beer system build and troubleshooting knowledge
• Residence in San Antonio area and familiarity with South Texas geography

Salary and Benefits

COOP Ale Works offers competitive salaries based on experience. This position is paid through a combination of base pay and quarterly commissions. 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, an investment matching contribution, paid vacation, sick leave, a branded company vehicle and paid holidays.

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

Posted on May 15th, 2017