Northern Oregon Brewery Representative (Westside)

Ecliptic Brewing

Position Title: Northern Oregon Brewery Representative (Westside)

Supervisor: Sales Manager

FLSA Status: Exempt

Wage Grade:  Salary

Supervisory: None

Pay Range: $45,000-$65,000 base (+bonus)

About Us

Our Purpose: Creating joy in the universe. 

Ecliptic Brewing is a venture from John Harris, an Oregon craft brewing icon. The name Ecliptic Brewing unites John’s two passions: brewing and astronomy. The ecliptic is earth’s yearly path around the sun, and we celebrate this journey through the seasons with the food and beer we make. 

Our core values: Collaborative, Good Ambassador, Innovative, Quality, Does the Right Thing. 

We are a Cosmic group of people, interconnected by our passion for knowledge, our jobs, and the industry. We care about Ecliptic Brewing and believe mindful experiences, respectful and free-flowing communication, and creative problem solving are the cornerstones for our company goals.  We work together, pushing the boundaries of beer and food to lead the industry, while providing the best products and services possible. We take pride in our work, we conduct ourselves with integrity, and are accountable to ourselves, the company and the community. 

Position Description:

As the Northern Oregon Brewery Representative (Westside) your job is to grow and manage sales at the account level in both the on and off premise throughout the footprint of Maletis Beverage and Fort George Distributing. This includes securing new distribution in accounts as well as maintaining existing ones, building incredible relationships with owners and buyers, and working closely with the distributor representatives to maintain and develop accounts. The candidate must reside in the Portland area but be able to travel throughout the entire Northern part of the state including SW Washington. Travel would include anywhere Maletis and Fort George distribute to including, but not limited to, Portland, west of Portland (above Salem), Vancouver and all other SW Washington cities, the Northern Oregon coast and the SW WA coast, however, this position will be heavily focused in the Portland market.

Job Duties and Responsibilities

  • Working with accounts and sales reps with our distributors in Oregon and SW Washington at Maletis and Fort George.

  • Pursue new on & off-premise distribution through a variety of methods including networking and cold calls

  • Develop and maintain strong, positive relationships with account staff, buyers, and owners. The same goes for distributor sales personnel; Develop and implement strategies for sales in an assigned region or industry.

  • Call on existing off and on-premise accounts to secure new distribution and maintain current business

    • Execute on and off -premise events that generate brand awareness and additional business

    • Applies knowledge of the field to ensure the product matches the needs of the account.

    • Answers inquiries from clients concerning products, their uses, and the industry at large

    • Is responsive to concerns of quality and quick to find solutions 

    • Be aware of POs, follow through with distributor reps on account level commitments, and ensure allocations are set

    • Periodically prepares and reports results, status of accounts, and leads to Sales Manager.

  • Participate in crew drives, distributor rep Work Withs, and any other sales/team building activities as needed

  • Travel to company for sales meetings/training at the brewery; Work with other members of the Ecliptic team as needed

  • Work with Sales Manager, Northern Oregon Brewery Representative Eastside and distributor partners to execute and achieve sales goals

  • Complete necessary administrative reporting and communications on a timely basis

    • Must become (or be) well versed in VIP and Karma applications with the ability to use them to identify and increase sales opportunities

  •  Adhere to all budgets outlined to you and your territory

  • Adhere to Employee vehicle policy

  • Other duties as assigned

 Skills and Experience

  • High School Diploma or GED required

  • Must be 21 years of age or older at the time of application

  • Acquire OLCC license within 45 days of the start date

  • Valid Driver License with a good driving record

    • This position is subject to certain pre-employment screenings and background checks

    • A car with the ability to use it for work for up to the first 6 months of employment

  • Cicerone Certified Beer Server within 90 days of hire

  • Experience with VIP/Karma a plus

  • Willingness to regularly work during evenings and weekends and more than 40 hours per week

  • Ability to travel often; Travel requirements can vary from month to month, flexibility is a must

  • Excellent time management skills; ability to be proactive and take initiative

  • Excellent organizational skills; detail oriented & able to manage priorities and routine functions effectively and efficiently

  • Strong persuasion skills but with the ability to listen

  • Strong communication skills: ability to talk to others to convey information effectively; strong written communication skills

  • Decision making skills: collect, assess and interpret relevant information and make sound judgment

  • Strong persuasion skills but with the ability to listen

  • Works courteously and professionally with all distributors and co-workers

  • Able to follow Ecliptic Brewing Company Values and Employee Led Code of Conduct

  • Computer proficiency in MS Office Suite; ability to use a telephone and office equipment.

  • Responds positively and quickly to voicemails, emails, coworker and customer concerns both internally and externally; Understands principles and processes for providing excellent customer service

  • Passion for craft beer and an active participant in the craft beer community

  • Strong work ethic and self-starting attitude; motivated to work hard in a sometimes-unstructured environment

  • The desire to work in a fast-paced, growing company 

  • Ability to think outside the box and propose new ideas

 Job Requirements

  • Able to stand for prolonged periods of time

  • Able to stoop, crawl, twist, turn, lift, kneel, climb ladders and stairs

  • Able to regularly lift/carry 50 pounds

  • Able to work in indoor and outdoor environment with sometimes slippery floors

  • Able to work in varying degrees of temperatures that is typical for a retail food industry

  • Floor surface may vary from hard tiled floor or concrete to carpet

  • Ability to tolerate a high-level work pace that is typical for a retail food industry

  • The noise level in the work environment can be loud

  • Able to work 6-8 hours on your feet 

What Ecliptic Offers:

What we offer

  • Competitive base salary/pay

  • Vacation: 80 hours a year PTO, 24 hours of Personal time, 8 hours Birthday PTO

  • Additional PTO potential: Ecliptic Observed Holidays, 8 hours volunteer pay

  • 50% paid Health Insurance premiums following waiting period

  • Food and Beer benefits

  • Free Employee assistance program and Telemedicine

  • Expense account for sales related expenses and travel

  • Partial cell phone reimbursement

  • Company car with reimbursed gas within the first six months of employment

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