Party Wizard II, Bay Area, CA (Sales and Marketing)

Modern Times Beer


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TITLE: Party Wizard II

LOCATION: Bay Area

STATUS: Full Time, Non-Exempt

REPORTS TO: Market Development Manager

SALARY RANGE: $16.00-20.25 per hour

 

THE BIG PICTURE

The Party Wizard II is responsible for helping increase awareness of Modern Times’ brand, products, and company history in their assigned territory.  The Party Wizard reports to Market Development Manager, this role is responsible for helping build brand-awareness at myriad locales, including bars, restaurants, grocery stores, convenience stores, beer festivals, entertainment venues, and all other places where Modern Times’ brand needs to be. The Party Wizard will often be the person that fans and potential buyers of Modern Times’ beers and coffee will interact with, and it is the Party Wizards’ responsibility to represent Modern Times in the most informative way possible while providing an outstanding service experience for every person. Candidates must share Modern Times’ commitments to quality, safety, business ethics, and continuous innovation.

THE EVERYDAY VIEW

  • Be an expert in all things Modern Times including but not limited to brand identity, understanding of the coffee and craft beer industry including but not limited to; knowledge of the craft brewing/ coffee production process, styles, and ingredients.
  • Must possess a base level understanding of the outside sales process
  • Interface with consumers and accounts as a representative of the brand
  • Develop and foster strong relationships with accounts in assigned territory
  • Ensure thorough coverage of POS material at accounts, and provide additional sales support as needed
  • Maintain a weekly sales route
  • Conduct Adult Beverage (alcohol) tastings
  • Generate deep brand awareness and positive product passion for Modern Times brands
  • Share a passion for all things craft coffee and beer, as well as the ability to taste, describe, and evaluate qualities and characteristics
  • Assess customer’s individual usage needs and interests in order to best recommend products
  • Continually learn and retain detailed, precise, often scientific, information which you must present in an interesting, fun, and engaging manner to groups of all sizes and levels of craft coffee and beer knowledge
  • Provide timely and accurate post-event reporting and communicate ideas for improved program development
  • Set-up, attend and break down all festival materials for outside events
  • Coordinate and execute all aspects of promotional events
  • Interact in a friendly, enthusiastic, energetic, and outgoing manner with management, clients, and consumers in any setting
  • Be capable of identifying future opportunities for Modern Times through consumer dialogue and event activation
  • Complete monthly surveys of key off-premise accounts
  • Assist with Chain distribution and store-level maintenance
  • Merchandise existing product and maintain product displays
  • Enforce all applicable alcohol laws and rules
  • Be a team player and able to act with all levels of the organization
  • Act as a brand ambassador always
  • Other tasks as needed

DESIRED SKILLS AND EXPERIENCE

  • Must be 21 years of age or older at the time of application
  • Able to pass a post-offer, pre-employment background check, including DMV history
  • Minimum 1-year related education or related work experience required
  • Valid SERV Safe, or applicable State or County Food Handler certificate required
  • Must live in assigned territory, travel required for off-site scheduled events
  • Evening, weekend, and holiday availability required
  • Personal vehicle required (paid mileage reimbursement provided)
  • Professional appearance and demeanor
  • Strong interpersonal and communication skills both internally with the Modern Times Sales’ Team and externally toward current and prospective accounts and fans.
  • Preferred Cicerone beer certification
  • Preferred Bar/service industry experience
  • Desire to work in a fast-paced, growing company
  • Able to work independently and as a motivated team player
  • Must adhere to company’s policies and procedure

PHYSICAL AND MENTAL REQUIREMENTS

  • Able to both work and thrive in a high-stress environment that has a quiet to moderate noise level
  • Able to read and follow written English instructions
  • Able to safely navigate the tasting room and snack bar areas, including crowded spaces
  • Able to work in a factory/production environment that may be loud, slick, humid, cold, and hot
  • Able to work in indoor and outdoor environments with moderate noise and occasionally slippery floors
  • Able to comply with and enforce all health, safety, and personal hygiene policies and standards
  • Able to be active for prolonged periods
  • Able to stoop, crawl, twist, turn, lift, kneel, climb ladders and stairs
  • Able to regularly lift/carry 44-pound boxes
  • Able to regularly twist, turn, kneel, climb, stoop, bend, crawl, lift and carry supplies and equipment weighing up to 75 pounds using appropriate techniques and tools
  • Able to lift/move 165-pounds with appropriate equipment and/or assistance
  • Able to drive, stand, walk, kneel, lift and bend required for virtually the entire shift
  • Able to balance - pulling product, climb in and out of the truck


**Applications accepted until the role has been filled**

 

EMPLOYEE BENEFITS, PERKS, AND ELIGIBILITY

  • Modern Times is a partially employee-owned company, with 30% of our equity held in an Employee Stock Ownership Plan (ESOP), guaranteeing employees the opportunity to earn equity in the company over time
  • Health, Chiropractic & Acupuncture benefits (with a CA-$159.00 per month employer contribution towards any plan)
  • Dental benefits (with a 100% employer contribution option)
  • Vision benefits (with a 100% employer contribution)
  • Life insurance (with a 100% employer contribution)
  • Long-term disability (with a 100% employer contribution)
  • Unlimited paid time off (pending manager approval)
  • Eligible to participate in 401(k)
  • Eligible for a 2-month paid sabbatical after 5 years
  • Radical beer and coffee perks

Full-time employees become eligible for health benefits on the first 1st after 30 days of employment (For instance, if your start date is May 15th, you’d be eligible for benefits July 1st).

 

ABOUT MODERN TIMES

Modern Times began as a 30bbl production brewery in the Point Loma neighborhood of San Diego. Modern Times is named after a beautifully crazy utopian community founded in 1850, and many of our beers are named after real utopian experiments or mythological utopias. Today, we're distributed throughout California, Nevada, Arizona, Maui, the Pacific Northwest, and select international markets. We operate a tasting room at the brewery, as well as in San Diego’s North Park community, and opened brewery/restaurant locations in Portland, Los Angeles, and Encinitas in 2018, Santa Barbara and Oakland in 2019, and Anaheim in 2020. We brewed our first batch on May 18th, 2013; our beer went on tap for the first time on June 24th, 2013; we held the soft opening for the Lomaland Fermentorium tasting room on August 9th, 2013; and our Grand Opening was September 7th, 2013.

In the summer of 2017, we became California’s first-ever employee-owned brewery, with 30% of the company now owned by our employees and the goal of 100% employee ownership in the future. We think that’s pretty radical.

 

Learn more at www.moderntimesbeer.com

 

EQUAL EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITY

Modern Times Beer strongly supports equal employment opportunity for all applicants regardless of race, color, religion, sex, gender identity, pregnancy, national origin, ancestry, citizenship, age, marital status, physical disability, mental disability, medical condition, sexual orientation, genetic information, or any other characteristic protected by state or federal law.

 




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