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At Hardywood Park Craft Brewery, we firmly believe that our people are our most valuable asset, and we are always looking for bright, talented, and beer passionate individuals to join our team. Hardywood Park Craft Brewery is proud to be an equal opportunity employer.

Current Openings

Application Deadline:
Sunday, April 27, 2014 - 11:30pm
Job Description:

Our Sales Representative shall be responsible for promoting and maintaining awareness in our brands, as well as the promotion and sales of our beer in on- and off-premise accounts within an assigned territory. This person will work closely with our distributor in central Virginia, as well as the rest of the Hardywood team, to grow sales volume, manage existing accounts, open new accounts, set up and execute events and promotions. The person in this position will report directly to Hardywood’s Regional Sales Manager.

 

The ideal candidate for this position is someone with a genuine passion for craft beer and excellent customer service skills, while being independently driven, outgoing, competitive, organized, hardworking, goals oriented and persistent. We are seeking applicants with experience in sales, account management, a strong working knowledge of the brewing process and a sound understanding of craft beer culture.

 

Job Responsibilities include but are not limited to:

  • Visit all assigned accounts and meet all scheduled appointments
  • Maintain a regular schedule of appointments with accounts in assigned area
  • Proactively pursue new accounts
  • Develop and maintain effective customer relationships
  • Become thoroughly acquainted with every key decision maker
  • Maintain expert knowledge of beer, the brewing process, beer history and current industry trends
  • Maintain familiarity with ABC laws and practices for assigned territory
  • Execute monthly goals as related to business activities
  • Increase market share and same store sales of our beers
  • Conduct beer tasting and account staff education with key accounts
  • Coordinate ride-withs and team sells
  • Organize, plan and staff promotions and events in accounts on a regular basis
  • Oversee special events in assigned territory. This includes seeking participation in appropriate special events, registration, logistical coordination between the distributor and the event staff and attendance and representation on behalf of the brewery.
  • Merchandise and execute effective floor displays in order to increase sales volume
  • Other duties as assigned
Job Requirements:

To be eligible for this position you must meet the requirements below:

  • A minimum of one year in sales or related industry experience is required
  • Bachelor’s degree preferred or equivalent work experience
  • Must live in, or have prior experience in the market area for which candidate is responsible
  • Candidate must have access to a registered vehicle for each day
  • Clean driving record, valid driver’s license and vehicle insurance is required
  • Desire to obtain Cicerone Certified Beer Server within 60 days, with interest in studying for and passing Cicerone Certification Exam within 6-8 month period
  • Ability to multi-task and work in an organized fashion
  • Ability to work both independently and within a team to accomplish goals
  • Ability to work evenings, weekends and holidays as needed
  • Must be familiar with the brewing, distribution and retail side of the beer industry
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills
  • Must be competent in basic computer applications
  • Must be willing and able to assist with out-of-market promotions and festivals as needed
  • Ability to lift and move 35 lb. cases of beer frequently, and move and place 165 lb. kegs as needed

 

This full time position will offer competitive compensation with bonus potential, and benefits will include health, vision and dental insurance, paid vacation, vehicle allowance and cell phone reimbursement.

Submission Instructions:
Please send a cover letter, resume and salary requirements to careers@hardywood.com with the job title as your subject heading and let us know what makes you the best candidate for the job.