We are seeking a highly motivated craft beer enthusiast to join our team as a sales representative in Western Massachusetts. You will work alongside our founders to continue to build this rapidly growing company. A successful candidate in this role will have the opportunity to significantly expand his or her responsibilities as the company grows.
Responsibilities include: maintaining relationships with new and existing on-premise and off-premise retail customers, soliciting orders, ensuring proper stock rotation, achieving a high level of customer service; scheduling and execution of promotional events; attending beer industry events and festivals to represent Craft Collective and/or our brewery partners.
DUTIES & REQUIREMENTS
Maintain a strong relationship with existing customers. Develop new account relationships. Demonstrate knowledge of our product portfolio to beer buyers and employees of retail accounts that we serve. Successfully sell and ensure placement of Craft Collective products. Handle customer inquiries. Organize and execute floor displays. Respect the beer — treat all product you handle as if it were beer you would be drinking. Communicate with customers in a professional and courteous manner. Follow Craft Collective’s Code of Conduct.
Work schedule is full-time, generally 9-5PM M-F, with work necessary on some nights and weekends. Craft beer sales can be a round-the-clock job. Please be comfortable with that.
College Degree. Industry experience in this market STRONGLY preferred but not necessary. Good general beer knowledge a must. Must be highly motivated. Must be a good problem solver. Must be a self-starter. Access to a vehicle that you are willing to use for business purposes. Must live in or very close to the described territory. Ability to lift up to 60 lbs consisting of cases and kegs.
Competitive pay based on experience including a base salary and bonuses. Employee stock options. Group health and dental. Life insurance and short & long-term disability insurance. 401(k) with match. 529 College Savings plan. Vehicle stipend. Expense account. Cell phone stipend. Access to awesome beer!
ABOUT CRAFT COLLECTIVE
Craft Collective is a 4-year old independent craft beer distribution company focused on quality, small, craft producers. We were founded by craft beer enthusiasts, with the goal of improving the distribution environment in New England for breweries and consumers. We maintain ample refrigeration, a fully climate-controlled warehouse, and refrigerated delivery vehicles. Our people represent our brands with enthusiasm and diligently care for our products. We’re honest, accommodating, and committed to helping small craft producers succeed. We primarily work with New England and New York breweries like Fiddlehead, SingleCut, Aeronaut, Finback, Idle Hands, Proclamation, Medusa, Banded, Fox Farm, Kent Falls, Graft Cider, and more. You can see our entire portfolio here.
EMPLOYMENT AT CRAFT COLLECTIVE
Craft Collective is a well-capitalized startup company. We offer competitive pay, employee stock ownership, terrific benefits, and a craft-beer enthusiast culture. We are dedicated and passionate about this industry. We work hard and will expect the same from you. This position offers the opportunity to become part of a great team of individuals driven to deliver the best quality craft beverages to the finest establishments in Massachusetts, Rhode Island, and Maine.
Submit your application here (no calls, please).
Note: The territory will be somewhere between Route 91 and the New York border, final territory will be determined with the applicant.
This posting is for a position in Western Massachusetts. We also have opportunities in Boston and Cambridge/Somerville. Preference given to applicants that live in or very close to the territory, but we’re always interested in meeting qualified applicants.