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.

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.

Work Duties:

  1. Reports directly to the Draft Manager or Assistant Manager no later than 7:30 AM each business day
  1. 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.
  1. Technician will follow the directives for cleaning laid out in their draft handbook.
  1. Technicians are employees of Central States Beverage and must abide by all rules and regulations governing them.
  1. Technicians will work a minimum of 40 hours per week and may be asked to work overtime and holidays. All subject to managers discretion.
  1. Technicians will be provided a company vehicle and must maintain it in an orderly fashion. Company vehicle is to be used for company related business, driven to work and home, used when draft tech is on call, and use of the company vehicle other than work related is prohibited.
  1. Technicians will be provided all equipment, chemicals, and supplies to adequately perform their job.
  1. Technicians will follow the directives of either the draft manager or his assistant and all management personnel of Central States Beverage.
  1. Technicians must maintain a minimum of a Class B Drivers License.
  1. Technicians will receive training from Central States and our suppliers and vendors as directed by management.

Work environment:  Office work will be necessary.  There will be occasions that lifting will occur with a maximum of 175 lbs., frequent driving and walking to retail and chain assigned accounts.  Frequency to work outdoor/weekend and after normal working- hours events will occur.

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.

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.

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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