General Manager

Mikkeller Brewing San Diego

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  • Develop and deliver an annual business plan for the marketplace on volume, distribution development, taproom business, San Diego brewery and Key Performance Indicator’s (KPI’s.)
  • Establish Volume / KPI targets for each assigned direct report and appropriately manage the execution of these monthly KPI’s. This includes, but is not limited to, feedback/coaching, corrective counseling, and performance reviews.
  • Build a diverse organization that reflects the marketplace, lives to our values and inspires team through effective leadership.
  • Work collaboratively across the organization and share best practices with the Business Unit (BU), Sales and Operations Teams. The General Manager needs to be a major contributor/leader across our organization.
  • Work directly with assigned team to ensure flawless execution to of organization’s Standards of Executional Excellence.
  • Manage Operating Expense (OPEX) for the marketplace in line with annual business plan volume targets.
  • Conduct quarterly business reviews with your team to ensure performance to the annual business plan targets.
  • Lead by example. Ensure the team understands and adheres to Company standards and operating procedures.
  • Complete bi-annual reviews (annual & mid-year) with all direct reports to ensure career development/advancement.
  • Ability to travel as needed.
  • Other duties as may be assigned.


  • Qualified candidates will have a bachelor’s degree or a minimum of 10-12 years’ industry related experience which includes:
  • 10-12 years of experience with time spent on Supplier and Distributor side of the business with a proven track record of success (Preferably in the alcoholic beverage sector).
  • A strong professional image and high ethical standards/integrity
  • Exceptional leadership skills
  • Must be adaptable and nimble
  • Effective verbal & written communication skills
  • Strong analytical skills and experience using internal and external data sources (i.e. Nielsen, PRISM)
  • Outstanding organizational skills as demonstrated by your ability to set and handle multiple priorities
  • Working knowledge of warehouse and DSD operating systems/platforms preferred
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