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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

COOP Ale Works to expand Texas distribution

COOP Ale Works, a craft beer brewery based in Oklahoma City, has announced plans to further expand distribution in Texas.

COOP will launch in Houston in June 2017, and plans to distribute statewide by the end of 2017 in markets including San Antonio, Austin, Waco and El Paso. COOP’s current Texas distribution markets include Dallas-Fort Worth, Denton, Wichita Falls, Lubbock, Abilene and Amarillo. COOP also currently distributes in Nebraska, Kansas and Missouri, in addition to its home state of Oklahoma.

“We are so thrilled by the market acceptance we’ve seen in Texas so far,” COOP’s Director of Sales and Marketing Sean Mossman said. “We’ve been fortunate to build our base on the support of our friends here in Oklahoma, now Texas has been great about welcoming us to their scene. We’re very thankful for that reception.”

Distribution in Texas will include COOP’s flagship beer, F5 IPA, as well as Horny Toad Blonde, DNR Belgian Strong and Spare Rib Pale Ale. Seasonal beers include Alpha Hive Double IPA in Spring, Oktoberfest in Fall, Gran Sport Porter in Winter. Saturday Siren, a new summer seasonal dry-hopped pilsner, will launch in all markets this summer.

In addition to its core styles, COOP will allocate limited release styles to Texas markets, including its Territorial Reserve Barrel-aged series and DNR Cask-It series.

“We really have to give credit to Favorite Brand’s extraordinary sales representative Josh Baggett for helping us get this deal done,” Mossman said. “We met Josh through mutual friends and he showed us around all of the best craft beer spots in Houston. He tried our beer and felt strongly that we needed to be in Houston. We’re lucky that Josh and the entire team at Favorite Brands have such a keen understanding of the Houston market and that they’re supporting our presence there so strongly.”

“We are thrilled to welcome COOP Ale Works into the craft beer scene in Houston and other Texas markets,” Favorite Brands’ Samantha LaMantia said. “The brand has seen great success in North Texas and throughout the region, and we’re happy to introduce craft beer fans statewide to the quality beers that COOP brings to the table.”

Posted on May 9th, 2017

Job Opening – Administrative Assistant

Posting Date – 5/1/17
Closing Date – 5/21/17

Job Description

• The Administrative Assistant will lead the support activities and functions for our leadership, operations, accounting, regulatory, marketing and sales teams. Additionally, this team member will assist with events and philanthropic activities.

 Job Responsibilities

• 1-week operations immersion with staff
• 1-week sales and marketing immersion with staff
• 1-week finance and regulatory immersion with staff
• Consumer inquiries and follow-up
• Manage office activities, access, supplies and communications
• Primary phone coverage (priority to answer incoming calls)
• Sort and distribute all mail, UPS, FedEx and other deliveries
• Compile reports and manipulate data in support of multiple teams
• Assist marketing and events staff with event preparation and execution
• Assist marketing and sales team with merchandise inventory count and maintenance
• Assist sales staff with point of sale material delivery and customer service
• Assist sales staff with CRM data entry and updates
• Assist accounting and sales staff with depletion report reconciliations, data migration and analysis
• Coordinate with staff to maintain brewery-wide calendar
• Assist with philanthropic activities, events, donations and support

Candidate Qualifications

• Absolute (don’t apply without these)

o Self-motivated, self-starter with ability to excel in instances of limited direction
o Excellent interpersonal, communications, problem solving and conflict resolution skills
o Dedicated sense of urgency and drive to achieve objectives
o Ability to succeed in, and contribute to, a multi-disciplinary team environment
o Ability to manage and prioritize multiple projects with varying levels of importance and difficulty
o Proficiency in Microsoft Word, Excel, Outlook and PowerPoint
o Desire to work hard, play hard and get things done

• Preferred

o At least two years’ work experience in a customer service or support capacity
o Bachelor’s degree – no area preference
o Experience managing customer relationships and experiences

 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 full medical and dental insurance plans, a 401k matching program, 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 “Administrative Assistant” in the subject line.

 

Posted on May 5th, 2017

Job Opening – Shift Brewer

Posting Date – 5/1/17
Closing Date – 5/21/17

Job Description

Assist in all aspects of the brewing process from ingredient procurement, recipe development, brewing and generally helping to keep production operating smoothly day to day.

Job Responsibilities

• 1-week immersion with Operations, Regulatory and Sales teams
• 1-week immersion with Marketing, Events and Taproom teams
• Operation of mill, brewhouse, cellar and all associated equipment
• Regular maintenance, troubleshooting, emergency repairs, CIP, set-up and tear-down of all brewhouse systems
• Report daily progress, challenges and concerns to Head Brewer
• Assist in preparation and execution of weekly brewing/cellaring schedule
• Become proficient in basic operations of keg washer, packaging lines, and centrifuge
• Maintain clear direction and professionalism in the face of challenges and adversity
• Set an example of work efficiencies and upholding proper protocol
• Work with QA/QC department to maintain brewing and packaging standards
• Maintain inventory and order all raw materials associated with brewing
• Engage in active prioritization and daily task management of brewing, cellaring, and packaging personnel

Candidate Qualifications

• Absolute (don’t apply without these)

o 100+ batches brewed (homebrew or production)
o Flexible schedule, ability to work nights and weekends on a regular basis
o Ability to stand, crawl, pull, twist, jump for prolonged periods
o Strong knowledge of brewing science and techniques
o Self-motivated, self-starter with ability to excel in instances of limited direction
o Excellent interpersonal, communications, problem solving and conflict resolution skills
o Dedicated sense of urgency and drive to achieve objectives
o Ability to manage and prioritize multiple tasks with varying levels of importance and difficulty
o Computer and software competency, proficiency in Excel
o Mechanical intuition
o Familiarity with sanitary processes
o Display knowledge of mechanical equipment and ability to troubleshoot on the fly
o Ability to lift 50lbs shoulder high and 100lbs waist high
o Ability to climb stairs and ladders
o Ability to work on your feet for an entire shift
o Competence with all forms of safety protocol
o Detail oriented and diligent record keeper
o Have extreme detail for cleanliness
o Ability to work in a production brewery which may be loud, hot, humid, cold, slippery
o Desire to work hard, play hard and get things done

• Preferred

o Experience working for a production brewery
o Formal brewing education (UC Davis, ABG, Siebel, etc.)
o Forklift experience
o CIP experience
o Familiarity with techniques used in a brewery lab

Salary and Benefits

COOP Ale Works offers competitive salaries based on experience. We also offer a full medical and dental insurance plans, a 401k matching program, paid vacation, sick leave and paid holidays. Position eligible for relocation allowance, based on candidate qualifications and circumstances.

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 “Shift Brewer” in the subject line.

 

Posted on May 5th, 2017

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

Preferred
• 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

Job Opening – Brand Marketing Specialist

***Closed & Filled***

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

Job Description

The Brand Marketing Specialist will assist in the planning, promotion and execution of all internal and external marketing activities, sales support, product management, social media platforms and website.

Job Responsibilities

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

Marketing support
• Work with leadership to develop marketing and branding strategies for the brewery and its products
• Assist leadership and outside marketing agency with development of advertising and marketing materials
• Provide light graphic design support for projects, products and campaigns managed in-house

Sales support
• Provide support to sales staff during new market and new product launches through development of collateral materials such as glassware, signage, point-of-sale material, clothing and other items
• Manage the sourcing and vendor relationships for all collateral material
• Provide marketing, graphics and information support to distributors, retailers, partners and consumers

Product support
• Assist with the development of new products to release into all markets
• Develop and distribute marketing support material for new products
• Develop and distribute additional marketing support material for existing products
• Develop, source, introduce and manage all consumer merchandise

Digital and social marketing management
• Manage social media platforms (Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, etc.)
• Develop strategic plans to increase regional consumer reach of all social media platforms
• Provide support to sales staff and regional markets through event and partnership promotions
• Manage website content, platform upgrades and integration with other services

Candidate Qualifications

Absolute (don’t apply without these)
• At least four years’ experience in consumer goods sales or marketing
• 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
• Proficiency with Adobe Creative Suite, particularly Adobe Illustrator
• Availability to work evenings and weekends as needed
• Availability to travel to, and work in, our regional markets as needed
• Desire to work hard, play hard and get things done

Preferred
• Experience managing customer relationships and experiences
• Experience developing company merchandise and product support collateral
• Professional social media experience
• 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 “Brand Marketing Specialist” in the subject line.

Posted on December 30th, 2016

Job Opening – Central Oklahoma Sales Representative

***Closed and Hired***

Posting Date – 11/16/16
Closing Date – 12/5/16

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 Sales Representative in the Central Oklahoma market 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 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 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 the Director of Sales & Marketing 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 Texas and Louisiana 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 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 Oklahoma City and familiarity with greater OKC 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 insuranceplans, 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 the position, please send a cover letter and résumé to jobs@coopaleworks.com.  Include “Central Oklahoma Sales Representative” in the subject line.

Posted on November 16th, 2016

Job Opening – Houston Sales Representative

***Closed***

Posting Date – 11/16/16

Closing Date – 12/5/16

 

 

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 Nebraska, Kansas, Arkansas, Missouri and North Texas. COOP is scheduled to launch in the Houston market in Spring 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 Houston 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, Tulsa or Kansas City
  • Assist the Director of Sales & Marketing in development and execution of strategic sales plans for the Houston 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 Houston market business plan
  • Periodic travel to future Texas and Louisiana 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 Houston
  • 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 Houston area and familiarity with Houston 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 the position, please send a cover letter and résumé to jobs@coopaleworks.com.  Include “Houston Sales Representative” in the subject line.

Posted on November 7th, 2016

Job Opening – Dallas, Ft. Worth, and West Texas Sales Representative

***Closed and Hired***

Posting Date – 11/16/16

Closing Date – 12/5/16

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 has been growing within the DFW market since its launch in May 2016. COOP is launching distribution with several distribution partners in West Texas in December 2016. COOP currently employs one Sales Representative in the DFW market 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 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 DFW and West Texas Sales Representative will work with our current DFW 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 Dallas, Tulsa or Kansas City
  • Assist the Director of Sales & Marketing n development and execution of strategic sales plans for the DFW and West Texas markets
  • Travel to West Texas 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 DFW and West Texas market business plans
  • Periodic travel to future Texas and Louisiana 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 DFW and West 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 western DFW area and familiarity with greater DFW 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 the position, please send a cover letter and résumé to jobs@coopaleworks.com.  Include “DFW and West Texas Sales Representative” in the subject line.

Posted on November 7th, 2016

Job Opening – Shift Packaging Technician

***CLOSED AND HIRED***

Posting Date: 10/17/16
Closing Date: 11/13/16

COOP Ale Works is a 7-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 Shift Packaging Technician will work varying shifts to accomplish the necessary functions and tasks associated with setting up, running and shutting down the appropriate equipment for kegging, canning and bottling beer.

Job Responsibilities
• 1-week immersion with Operations, Regulatory and Sales teams
• 1-week immersion with Marketing, Events and Taproom teams
• Operation of can filler, bottling line, keg filler, centrifuge and all associated equipment
• Regular maintenance, troubleshooting, emergency repairs, CIP, set-up and tear-down of all packaging equipment
• Report daily progress, challenges and concerns to Packaging Lead
• Assist in preparation and execution of weekly orders
• Maintain clear direction and professionalism in the face of challenges and adversity
• Maintain high levels of efficiency and follow proper protocol
• Work with QA/QC department to maintain packaging standards
• Work varying shifts – primarily afternoons, nights and weekends
• Maintain a clean working and packaging environment

Candidate Qualifications
Absolute (don’t apply without these)
o Self-motivated, self-starter with ability to excel in instances of limited direction
o Excellent interpersonal, communications, problem solving and conflict resolution skills
o Dedicated sense of urgency and drive to achieve objectives
o Ability to manage and prioritize multiple tasks with varying levels of importance and difficulty
o Computer and software competency, proficiency in Excel
o Mechanical intuition
o Familiarity with sanitary processes
o Display knowledge of mechanical equipment and ability to troubleshoot on the fly
o Ability to lift 50lbs shoulder high and 100lbs waist high
o Ability to climb stairs and ladders
o Ability to work on your feet for an entire shift
o Competence with all forms of safety protocol
o Detail oriented and diligent record keeper
o Desire to work hard, play hard and get things done
• Preferred
o Food or beverage packaging systems and process experience
o Familiarity with beer and brewing processes

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 benefits package, paid vacation, sick leave and paid holidays. Position eligible for relocation allowance, based on candidate qualifications and circumstances.

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 “Packaging Technician” in the subject line.

Posted on October 27th, 2016