At Central States Beverage Company, being the best means having the best team in the business. We are always looking to meet talented professionals who can lead our business to an even greater level of success.

Central States Beverage Company is a locally family owned and operated beverage distributor proudly servicing the Kansas City metro since 1932. We have been recognized by MillerCoors as a two time President’s Award winner for excellence in distribution as well as the Brewers’ Association for excellence in craft beer. Currently we employ nearly 200 team members and we are proud to call Kansas City home. We offer a fun, enthusiastic work environment and are looking for someone to join our team.

We are currently seeking candidates for the position of Accounting Assistant

This can be a full time or part time position.

Primary Responsibilities:

  • Position will support the accounting department and be trained to back up accounts payable and accounts receivable in their absence.
  • Position will be assigned daily duties and special projects as needed.

Job Qualifications:

  • Understanding of accounting principles. Some accounting education preferred, but not required if you have previous, appropriate accounting experience.
  • Must be proficient in Excel
  • Experience with Microsoft Word
  • Ability to pass a criminal background and drug screening.

Additional information:

Reports to the CFO

Part time hours and can be negotiated depending on the needs of the candidate.

Job Description The Category Manager position is a sales-oriented position utilizing sales, retail insights and category solutions necessary to grow our retailers’ beer category as well as expanding Central States Beverage Company’s portfolio via the space and assortment available in our retail accounts.

We are seeking a self-motivated, organized and results driven individual to represent Central States Beverage Company and our portfolio of brands in a professional manner.  This position will combine category selling as well as office work needed to identify, develop, and sell in cooler set projects in our off premise, retail accounts in Missouri and Kansas.

This position looks at account opportunities by leveraging multiple data sources and shopper insights along with a deep understanding of the total beverage alcohol category as well as the current retail environment. The Category Manager’s role requires excellent communication skills that will be used with our retail customers and the Central States sales team. Utilizing JDA Space Planning software, this person will create, sell in, and implement individual account cooler set projects as well as chain account projects from start to finish.

For Quality Assurance purposes, this person will conduct 20 to 25 Quality audits per month across both Missouri and Kansas.  Audits will be completed and turned in to the Vice President of Chain Sales at the beginning of each month for the previous month’s audits and then submitted to the Vice President/General Manager for review.

Preferred Qualifications
  • Strong MS Office skills specifically with Excel, Word, and Power Point.  (JDA Space Planning skill training will be provided after hire)
  • An understanding of selling, merchandising, and marketing products in retail accounts encouraged but not required.
  • Bachelor’s Degree encouraged but not required.
  • Previous sales experience encouraged but not required.

Draft Technicians service all draft accounts and perform scheduled maintenance to include cleaning of beer lines, inspection and cleaning of draft equipment.

Draft Technicians develop relationships with their retail customers and assist them with their draft beer needs. This position also assists our company in the execution of festivals and special events.

We are looking for a person with great integrity. It is a must that you are highly energetic and highly motivated with a strong work ethic. The beverage industry is for people who like a fast paced, physical work environment

Position Overview

This is a fast-paced and innovative entry-level role into the beverage wholesale industry. It is engineered to provide valuable experience and knowledge on multiple levels of our company, the area we serve and the careers it cultivates. Draft Technicians are assigned specific territories of our distribution footprint and are responsible for servicing the accounts in your designated territory.

Reports directly to the Draft Manager or Assistant Manager no later than 7:30 AM each business day

Technician will have an assigned territory, he or she will be responsible for and they will clean the draft lines in accordance with our distributor agreements and standards.

Assist additional departments as needed

Must be at least 21 years of age

High School diploma or GED required.

Flexibility on hours with a focus on early mornings, weekends and occasional holidays

Ability to lift at least 50lbs. consistently

Job Type: Full-time

  • 401(k)
  • 401(k) matching
  • Dental insurance
  • Employee assistance program
  • Flexible spending account
  • Health insurance
  • Life insurance
  • Paid time off
  • Referral program
  • Vision insurance

Central States Beverage Company is an industry leading wholesale beverage distributor located in Kansas City, Mo. The Company sells approximately 5.5 million cases of beer to our retail customers.

We are currently seeking an exceptional candidates that are licensed Class A CDL drivers

Job Description:

POSITION OVERVIEW

Oversee and deliver products safely and efficiently to assigned accounts daily. Safely unload and deliver product into retail accounts. Complete all assigned deliveries promptly in an organized and efficient manner.

Rotate delivered products in a customer’s place of business to ensure product freshness.

WHAT WE OFFER

  • Competitive compensation, growth and great work environment
  • Outstanding benefits
  • Drug Free Workplace

Job Requirements:

REQUIRED QUALIFICATIONS

  • Must be at least 18 years of age.
  • Must the employee must be able to lift products from 25 lbs. to 50 lbs. on a regular basis and up to 170 lbs. when handling keg products.
  • High school diploma or General Education Degree (GED) required. Class A CDL required
  • Clean Driving Record

Central States Beverage Company is an industry leading wholesale beverage distributor located in Kansas City, Mo. The Company sells approximately 5.5 million cases of beer to our retail customers.

We are currently seeking an exceptional candidate for the position of Delivery Driver Helper

Job Description:

POSITION OVERVIEW

Assist our drivers in delivering products safely and efficiently to assigned accounts daily. Safely unload and deliver product into retail accounts. Complete all assigned deliveries promptly in an organized and efficient manner.

Rotate delivered products in a customer’s place of business to ensure product freshness.

WHAT WE OFFER

  • Competitive compensation, growth and great work environment
  • Outstanding benefits
  • Drug Free Workplace

Job Requirements:

REQUIRED QUALIFICATIONS Must be at least 18 years of age.

Must the employee must be able to lift products from 25 lbs. to 50 lbs. on a regular basis and up to 170 lbs. when handling keg products.

High school diploma or General Education Degree (GED) required.

Central States Beverage Company is one of Midwest’s leading wholesalers, distributing top tier beverages to the Kansas City Metro every week. This is in large part anchored by our growing sales team.

Retail Specialists are our eyes and arms in the market, assisting our sales and delivery teams with product placement and keeping shelves looking fresh. They build creative displays to drive top of mind customer awareness and look for new opportunities to further our brands presence in a competitive industry. As an entry level position, Retail Specialists are developed, trained, and mentored to become sales experts with the intent to become a future Account Manager for Central States.

We are looking for a person with great Integrity. It is a MUST that you are highly energetic and highly motivated with a strong work ethic. The beverage industry is for people who like a fast paced, physical work environment

Position Overview

This is a fast-paced and innovative entry-level role into the beverage wholesale industry. It is engineered to provide valuable experience and knowledge on multiple levels of our company, the area we serve and the careers it cultivates. Retails Specialists are assigned specific territories of our distribution footprint to assist that area’s sales team in delivering, stocking and innovating the brands we distribute.

Job Description

  • Oversee proper stock rotation in retail accounts
  • Facilitate breakdown and load in of deliveries
  • Construct creative and unique displays
  • Restructure cooler and shelf layouts when necessary
  • Develop and execute Point of Sales tools in market
  • Assist additional departments as needed

What We Offer

  • Competitive starting hourly rate of $16
  • Mileage reimbursement
  •  Excellent Health Benefits
  • Expert knowledge in the beverage wholesale industry
  • Opportunity for advancement
  • Fast-paced, productive environment

Qualifications

  • Must be at least 21 years of age
  • High School diploma or GED required. College degree preferred
  • Must have reliable automobile transportation, covered by insurance and a valid Driver’s License with a good driving record
  • Flexibility on hours with a focus on early mornings, weekends and occasional holidays
  • Ability to lift at least 50lbs. consistently
  • Must have the focus, drive and determination to excel in a constantly moving environment
  • Must be professional and personable as building client relationships are key in a sales environment and possess sound judgment for on the spot decision making

Objective:
To build brand awareness of Central States Beverage Company’s products through increased distribution and the development of retailer relationships within the on premise segment.

Work environment:
Office work will be required. There will be occasions that lifting of product and merchandising materials will become necessary to a maximum lift of 175 lbs. Frequent driving and walking to retail outlets will occur. Frequency in participating in outdoor events is limited, but will occur. ‘Frequency in night promotions on a weekly basis will also be involved.

Work duties:

  1. Reports directly to the On Premise Sales Manager.
  2. Carry all needed sales materials that are directed by company goals and objectives. (i.e., sales pricing information, point of sale)
  3. Will inventory accounts, check pars if established by the account, merchandise all areas, and make contact with the key decision-maker to secure an order. The KAM will properly communicate all pre-sold orders on a daily basis.
  4. Call on assigned retail accounts selected by the On Premise Sales Manager adhering to the call frequency guidelines that are set.
  5. Maintain sales book of each retail account to include the following information; owner, key contacts if other than owner, phone number, present Central States Beverage Company distribution (effective), number of taps available, POS. dominance, table tent program, and monthly promotional calendar.
  6. Conduct wait- staff and bartender training to increase product usage.
  7. Table tents are required to be placed in each account visited on a daily basis. Certain accounts prohibit table tents and consideration will be made for these accounts.
  8. Conduct product samplings as directed by the On Premise Manager.
  9. Work with supplier reps or with the On Premise Manager as directed.
  10. Submit all necessary reports as directed to the On Premise Sales Manager. The reports included, but not limited to, are; cash and credit card expense sheets, daily call sheets, tap knob survey, competitive activity, feature tracking, new placement tracking and all other reports directed by management.
  11. To plan, sell, implement and be present for promotions designed to enhance product image and usage at retail.
  12. Have knowledge of draft beer sales and maintenance. Also, to inform the On Premise Manager and the Draft Manager of installations needed, maintenance needed and/or Sales Dept. Job Descriptions Page No. 2 Last Revised: February, 2019 delivery problems. The KAM will maintain some tools for draft use as well as some draft supplies.
  13. To increase present package and draft distribution in designated on premise retail outlets, supported by features and POS to bring awareness to our brands. To strengthen retailer relationships to provide positive growth of our brands.
  14. Book permanent POS. in key outlets and strive to attain dominate position in each zone. All related paperwork for POS is to be submitted to the Merchandising Department fully completed following installation.
  15. Perform any and all other duties assigned by management.

Reports To: Director of Marketing, in conjunction with Lead Merchandising Mgr.

Job Description

The Merchandising Manager for Central States Beverage Company will manage the distribution, inventory and installation of point of sale for the marketing department.  Additionally, this position will serve as the assistant on special events within the company’s distribution area. This position will work in tandem with the Lead Merchandising Manager occasionally during day to day tasks as well as the during events.

Job Responsibilities

  • Demonstrate consistent attention to detail when installing pos for brand portfolio at retail, while ensuring that installations are done so with safety in mind.
  • Responsible for assisting with the monthly inventory of all pos, dealer loaders & glassware inventory up to and including detailed tracking & organization of said items.
  • Responsible for maintaining all required drivers’ licenses for company vehicles as well as fork lift certification to operate in house lifts.
  • Responsible for maintaining a clean, organized work environment for assigned marketing department work areas up to and including assigned company vehicles.
  • Responsible for attending meetings and incremental training as directed by the Director of Marketing and provided by Central States Beverage Company.
  • Responsible for the merchandising and working of events and functions as determined by the Lead Merchandising Manager as well as other duties assigned by management in addition to those listed.
  • Responsible for receiving and securing all deliveries as well as distribution of said deliveries to the appropriate department head.
  • Responsible for ensuring that all neon and lighted point of sale items are in good working order when received as well to retail and placed in a good working order.
  • Responsible for the distribution of pos & dealer loaders to the sales department and other personnel daily. Tracking and maintaining records on all necessary items.
  • Responsible for managing the return of usable pos as it is brought back from retail as well as securing non-dated items for use later upon program expiration.
  • Responsible for creating sample displays of new pos available as needed.
  • Responsible for creating and maintaining a good working relationship with team members in sales dept, all CSBEV employees as well our customers.
  • Responsible for the management of all CSBEV social media outlets and works with the director of marketing to ensure that company posts are on point with current objectives and brand directions. This portion of the job will not occur right away, this will be a trained skill and we will add it to your job requirements at the right time.

Qualifications and Experience

  • Some experience in sales or merchandising prior- most skills will come from on-the-job training.
  • Great communication skills and a flexible attitude with a willingness to learn new skills.
  • Excellent decision-making and organizational skills

Special Job Conditions

  • Unusual/extensive hours: Special events tend to be long days, and almost always occur on weekends. Hours vary according to need, but the candidate must be available for some nights and weekends
  • Physical: Ability to lift 35 lb. cases, dolly 165 lb. kegs and various point-of-sales boxes
  • Must be comfortable with heights and working on extension ladders. Must be comfortable with power tools and willing to learn how to use them.

Route driving during the day to numerous on and off premise accounts.  Must keep company vehicle in good condition while maintaining a good and safe driving record.

Central States Beverage Company is an industry leading wholesale beverage distributor located in Kansas City, Mo. The Company sells approximately 5.5 million cases of beer to our retail customers.

We are currently seeking an exceptional candidate for the position of Delivery Driver Helper

Job Description:

POSITION OVERVIEW

Assist our drivers in delivering products safely and efficiently to assigned accounts daily. Safely unload and deliver product into retail accounts. Complete all assigned deliveries promptly in an organized and efficient manner.

Rotate delivered products in a customer’s place of business to ensure product freshness.

WHAT WE OFFER

  • Competitive compensation, growth and great work environment
  • Outstanding benefits
  • Drug Free Workplace

Job Requirements:

REQUIRED QUALIFICATIONS Must be at least 18 years of age.

Must the employee must be able to lift products from 25 lbs. to 50 lbs. on a regular basis and up to 170 lbs. when handling keg products.

High school diploma or General Education Degree (GED) required.

Reports To: Lead Graphic Designer

Job Description

The Graphic Designer for Central States Beverage Company will work as graphic designer in the shop at CSBEV. This position will create, design, produce and finish work created to support the brands that CSBEV represents.

Hours are flexible but looking for 20-30 hours per week.  Monday through Friday between 7:30-3pm.

Job Responsibilities

  • Demonstrate a consistent attention to detail when creating pos ensuring that all items produced meet and or exceed the standards of the marketing department.
  • Responsible for ensuring that all POS created meets and or exceeds both supplier partner & CSBEV standards.
  • Responsible for ensuring that all pos created for alliance partners are done within the guidelines set forth by the style guidelines for said partners.
  • Demonstrate consistent proficiencies in the operation and maintenance of all marketing department equipment and software utilized in the department.
  • Responsible for maintaining a clean, organized work environment for assigned marketing department work – spaces.
  • Responsible for attending meetings and incremental training as directed by the Lead Graphic Designer and provided by Central States Beverage Company.
  • Responsible ensuring that all creative jobs are completed in a timely manner.
  • Responsible for understanding sign shop inventories and communicating needs to Lead Graphic Designer when needed.
  • Responsible for the merchandising and working of select events and functions as determined by the Director of Marketing as well as, other duties assigned by management in addition to those listed.

Qualifications and Experience

  • Minimum: post high school education or experience in Graphic Design required
  • Proficiency in utilization of Mac platforms
  • Proficiency in utilization of Adobe Creative Suite software
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Excel, Word, Power Point is required
  • General knowledge of social media is required
  • Outstanding strategic and visionary skills with strong ability to grasp branding concepts and bring to life through pos created to utilize at retail
  • Excellent decision-making and organizational skills
  • Excellent verbal and written communication, including listening, and public speaking skills

Special Job Conditions

Physical: Ability to lift 50 lbs,  hand strength for hand cutting material is must.

Reports To: Director of Marketing

Job Description

The POS Installer and Inventory Manager for Central States Beverage Company will manage the distribution, inventory and installation of point of sale for the marketing department.  Additionally, this position will serve as the assistant on special events within the company’s distribution area. This position will work in tandem with our secondary POS Installer position.

Inventory Management

  • Responsible for monthly inventory of all pos, dealer loaders & glassware inventory up to and including detailed tracking & organization of said items.
  • Responsible for maintaining a clean, organized work environment for assigned marketing department work areas up to and including assigned company vehicles.
  • Responsible for attending meetings and incremental training as directed by the Director of Marketing and provided by Central States Beverage Company.
  • Responsible for the merchandising and working of events and functions as determined by the Director of Marketing as well as other duties assigned by management in addition to those listed.
  • Responsible for receiving and securing all deliveries as well as distribution of said deliveries to the appropriate department head.
  • Responsible for ensuring that all neon and lighted point of sale items are in good working order when received as well to retail and placed in a good working order.
  • Responsible for managing the return of usable pos as it is brought back from retail as well as securing non-dated items for use later upon program expiration.
  • Responsible for creating sample displays of new pos available as needed.
  • Responsible for creating and maintaining a good working relationship with team members in sales dept, all CSBEV employees as well our customers.

POS Installation

  • Demonstrate consistent attention to detail when installing pos for brand portfolio at retail, while ensuring that installations are done so with safety in mind
  • Responsible for ensuring that pos installs are completed on or before deadlines in a safe manner.
  • Responsible for maintaining all required drivers’ licenses for company vehicles as well as fork lift certification to operate in house lifts.
  • Responsible for maintaining a clean, organized work environment for assigned marketing department work areas up to and including assigned company vehicles.
  • Responsible for creating sample displays of new pos available as needed.
  • Responsible for creating and maintaining a good working relationship with team members in sales dept, all CSBEV employees as well our customers.

Qualifications and Experience

  • Some experience in sales or merchandising prior- most skills will come from on-the-job training.
  • Great communication skills and a flexible attitude with a willingness to learn new skills.
  • Excellent decision-making and organizational skills
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Excel and Word is required
  • General knowledge of social media is required

Special Job Conditions

  • Unusual/extensive hours: Special events tend to be long days, and almost always occur on weekends. Hours vary according to need, but the candidate must be available for some nights and weekends
  • Physical: Ability to lift 35 lb. cases, dolly 165 lb. kegs and various point-of-sales boxes
  • Must be comfortable with heights and working on extension ladders. Must be comfortable with power tools and willing to learn how to use them.
  • Route driving during the day to numerous on and off premise accounts. Must keep company vehicle in good condition while maintaining a good and safe driving record.

Reports To: Director of Marketing

Job Description

The POS Installer and Special Events Manager for Central States Beverage Company will manage the planning, merchandising, execution, staffing, and reporting on all Special Events within our distribution area.  This role is also responsible for POS installation in our entire market in tandem with our POS Installer and Inventory Manager. Additionally, this position will serve as the assistant, when necessary, on Inventory management with our Inventory Manager.

Special Event Management

  • This individual will need to collaborate with multiple internal and external partners to plan and execute of all events throughout the year
  • They must be able to lead a team to successfully deliver results and growth through events and sponsorships within our distribution area.
  • Manages all event teams to ensure smooth execution of prior, during and post recap of special events and sponsorship activities.
  • Act as the company’s liaison between event promoters and sponsors, alcoholic license holder and potential co-sponsors from like-minded companies
  • Coordinate and/or conduct the education and training of all event personnel representing CSBEV
  • Work with Lead Graphic Designer to schedule and develop signage and POS for events
  • Work with the Director of Marketing to develop goals, responsibilities and investment plans required for future events

POS Installation

  • Demonstrate consistent attention to detail when installing pos for brand portfolio at retail, while ensuring that installations are done so with safety in mind
  • Responsible for ensuring that pos installs are completed on or before deadlines in a safe manner.
  • Responsible for maintaining all required drivers’ licenses for company vehicles as well as fork lift certification to operate in house lifts.
  • Responsible for maintaining a clean, organized work environment for assigned marketing department work areas up to and including assigned company vehicles.
  • Responsible for attending meetings and incremental training as directed by the Director of Marketing and provided by Central States Beverage Company.
  • Responsible for creating sample displays of new pos available as needed.
  • Responsible for creating and maintaining a good working relationship with team members in sales dept, all CSBEV employees as well our customers.
  • Responsible for receiving, distributing and securing all deliveries; assist Inventory Manager with tracking and organization of all POS items.

Qualifications and Experience

  • Some experience in sales or merchandising prior- most skills will come from on-the-job training.
  • Great communication skills and a flexible attitude with a willingness to learn new skills.
  • Excellent decision-making and organizational
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Excel and Word is required
  • General knowledge of social media is required

Special Job Conditions

  • Unusual/extensive hours: Special events tend to be long days, and almost always occur on weekends. Hours vary according to need, but the candidate must be available for some nights and weekends
  • Physical: Ability to lift 35 lb. cases, dolly 165 lb. kegs and various point-of-sales boxes
  • Must be comfortable with heights and working on extension ladders. Must be comfortable with power tools and willing to learn how to use them
  • Route driving during the day to numerous on and off premise accounts. Must keep company vehicle in good condition while maintaining a good and safe driving record.

Supply Chain/Sales Administrator

Job Objective:

To assist the Director of Inventory Management to assure that all supplier products are made available for sale to retail to include, forecasting, ordering of product and monitoring the shipment of ordered products, maintaining proper inventory days of sale by brand and by package to meet the standards set by each supplier.  To assist the Sales Department in tracking of incentives, creating sales materials, and helping with aspects of product setup.

Work Environment:

This position will be done in an office environment.  There will be occasions with this position to check physical inventory in the warehouse, lifting case products of 24 lbs as needed to check code dates/expiration dates. There is a tremendous amount of computer work and must have the ability and skill to handle Excel and other supplier related programs.

Work Duties:

  1. This position reports directly to the Director of Inventory Management
  2. Is responsible for being the backup to the Director of Inventory Management and to know how to handle his/her day to day duties.
  3. Is responsible for assisting in the handling of the forecasting, ordering and tracking of product from assigned suppliers. These suppliers will be assigned by the Director of Inventory Management.
  4. Is responsible for assisting in the daily downloading of Purchase order files into EoStar.
  5. Is responsible for assisting with the entering of all purchase orders for any supplier order that cannot be downloaded.
  6. Is responsible for assisting in providing inventory and sales status/depletion reports for each supplier on a weekly and or monthly basis depending on the standards set by our suppliers.
  7. Is responsible for assisting in providing all information by registered suppliers to the VIP network.
  8. Is responsible for completing the monthly VIP audit.
  9. Is responsible in assisting in the transferring of products of our suppliers from different states as needed to maintain product availability.
  10. Is responsible for assisting in the handling of sub-distributors orders and billings as they come available.
  11. Is responsible for assisting in the handling of the invoicing of suppliers for beer samples, donations and incentives.
  12. Is responsible for assisting in providing and updating the daily “Out of Stock Report”, “Product Updates Report,” and “Cut Report” to the General Manager and the Sales Department.
  13. Is responsible for providing all daily reporting to VIP and Red Bull.
  14. Is responsible for completing sales and inventory reports requested by management, CSBC sales representatives and suppliers.
  15. Is responsible for being the backup for all hot shot tickets.
  16. Is responsible for working with the Operations Department regarding any shipment discrepancies, product changes, product transfers, distributor orders and any other questions or concerns with the product that is in our warehouse.
  17. Is responsible for updating the Frontline pricing (MO & KS) with new & current product information.
  18. Is responsible to participate in all Monthly Business Objectives monthly meetings with the Sales Department to assure of proper product ordering and any new product introductions.
  19. Is responsible for entering MVG’s each month.
  20. Is responsible for tracking and sending out MVG’s and MBO’s to the sales team weekly and wrapping up at month end. This includes the tracking of display photos, etc.
  21. Is responsible for creating new product sheets that include product description, product number and UPC numbers.
  22. Is responsible for checking state registration websites for product registration approvals.
  23. Is responsible for creating new brand family/brands, entering ABV, State approval codes, UPC codes and SRS item numbers in Eostar.
  24. Is repsponsible for setting up retail samplings to include communication with both suppliers and CSBC sales representatives through Outlook calendar invites.
  25. Is responsible for ordering all business cards.
  26. Is responsible for keeping the employee shirt size document up to date.
  27. Is responsible to maintain a professional demeanor in working with all of our beverage suppliers.

Central States Beverage Company is an industry leading wholesale beverage distributor located in Kansas City, Mo. The Company sells approximately 5.5 million cases of beer to our retail customers.

We are currently seeking an exceptional candidate for the position of Warehouse Order Picker

Job Description:

POSITION OVERVIEW

As a picker, you will be putting together retail orders of beverages for the followign day delivery.  This crucial position requires attention to detail and a strong work ethic.  You will be expected to be productive & complete all assigned instructions in an organized and efficient manner.

WHAT WE OFFER

  • Competitive compensation, growth and great work environment
  • Outstanding benefits
  • Drug Free Workplace
  • Job Requirements:

REQUIRED QUALIFICATIONS Must be at least 18 years of age.

Must the employee must be able to lift products from 25 lbs. to 50 lbs. on a regular basis and up to 170 lbs. when handling keg products.

High school diploma or General Education Degree (GED) required.

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