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Taproom Hospitality - Bartenders & Tour Guides

The Heavy Seas Taproom is always accepting resumes for bartenders and tour guides. While we may not always be hiring, we are continually growing our Taproom, which requires more enthusiastic beer lovers to help us with our mission.

The Heavy Seas Taproom is always accepting resumes for bartenders and tour guides. While we may not always be hiring, we are continually growing our Taproom, which requires more enthusiastic beer lovers to help us with our mission. Bartenders must be available afternoons, evenings and weekends, with Saturday and Sunday shifts required. Tour guides must be available on weekends. Knowledge and passion for craft beer preferred. If interested, please email your resume to taproom.resumes@hsbeer.com, subject line "Bartender" or "Tour Guide". No phone calls or walk-ins, please.

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National Accounts and Southeast Territory Manager

Heavy Seas Beer is looking for an experienced National Accounts and Southeast Territory Manager to grow the volume, revenue and value of the Heavy Seas brand.

Reporting to the Director of Sales, the National Accounts and Southeast Territory Manager will be responsible for the sale and distribution of products for the Heavy Seas portfolio with a heavy emphasis on national and regional accounts, as well as managing our southeastern distributors. This position is the primary contact for national and regional accounts in states where Heavy Seas is distributed. The ideal candidate will be expected to leverage their existing relationships in the chain market to increase sales, distribution, market share and brand awareness in assigned accounts and the southeastern distributor territory. The ideal candidate will reside in the Northern Virginia area. No walk-ins or phone calls, please.

Responsibilities Include:

National/Regional Account Management

  • Responsible for the development of the Heavy Seas portfolio in national and regional chain accounts for both the on and off premise segments.
  • Establish strong working relationships with senior level buyers and staff at key chains, both on and off premise.
  • Develop structured account objectives with supporting business analytics and programming to drive brand revenue, profit and awareness.
  • Collaborate and build relationships with distributor chain teams to both educate and execute growth strategies within assigned accounts.
  • Develop and execute promotional activity to increase velocity and distribution of the Heavy Seas portfolio.

Distributor Management

  • Work directly with distributor management to promote brands and implement programming to drive revenue and gross profit.
  • Develop and implement approved sales and marketing strategies throughout distribution network.
  • Monitor distributor inventory daily.
  • Establish retailer relationships within a targeted list of accounts to grow business.
  • Retailer Management
  • Maintain regular call frequency with assigned chain accounts and targeted top volume independent accounts.
  • Execute 2-3 days per week selling and executing national account programs.
  • Build relationships with distributors by working the trade with key distributor personnel.

Skills / Experience:

  • Bachelor's degree required.
  • Strong alignment to company culture and values. Personality fit with the Heavy Seas crew is key.
  • Strong knowledge of the three-tier alcoholic beverage distribution system, including full knowledge promotional legalities.
  • At least 5 years of experience calling on and working with the primary and secondary chains in the territory including but not limited to: Kroger, Publix, Food Lion, SEG, Wegmans, Giant, Harris Teeter, Total Wine & More and others.
  • Ability to collaborate with distributors and fellow Heavy Seas employees.
  • High tolerance for multi-tasking and ability to thrive in a dynamic, fast-paced executional environment.
  • Must be self-motivated with a passion to win.
  • Experience in customer service (either internal or external), strong project management skills, attention to detail, sense of urgency and personal accountability.
  • Proficient in VIP and Microsoft Office.
  • Experience in analysis of Nielsen and IRI information.
  • Significant travel required, approximately 50-60% of the time. Occasional nights and weekends will be required.
  • Northern Virginia resident preferred.

Physical Conditions:

  • Ability to lift up to 50lbs
  • Ability to stay seated at a desk for extended periods of time, as well as ability to stand and move around for extended periods of time
  • Work environment has a moderate to loud noise level (moderate noise - office with printers and computers; loud noise - factory or manufacturing space)

Compensation:

  • Compensation based on experience
  • Health insurance, as well as dental and vision, available
  • 401k with company match; vesting after 3 years
  • Car and phone allowance

To Apply

Please send all resumes to resumes@hsbeer.com with the subject line "National Accounts Manager". No phone calls or walk-ins, please.

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Quality Manager

The Quality Manager is the Quality Champion. The successful applicant is responsible for executing all functions regarding maintaining the brewery's quality control and quality assurance program, including quality-related analyses, operations and laboratory equipment maintenance. This role provides leadership to the entire production staff and supports the rest of the team in running a successful brewery.

Here is your opportunity to join an independent craft brewer that brews beers with unparalleled quality, At Heavy Seas Beer we have a pretty clear sense of purpose, make beers that taste exactly the way they should. Every time. No frills. No fluff. Where we come from, really good beer doesn't need to be something it's not. In fact, it never should be. It boils down to a simple recipe; make it drinkable, make it approachable, execute to the highest possible standards, and have some fun. That's not just what matters most - it's the only thing that matters at all.

Clipper City Brewing Company, dba Heavy Seas Beer was founded in 1995 and is owned by Mid-Atlantic residents led by Founder, Hugh Sisson. A new leadership team is transforming the Company, pushing for cultural change reinforcing the principle that quality comes before anything else. The team is committed to building a one team culture that is collaborative, outward facing and recognizes that the beer is fun.

This will be an exciting time to join the Brewery as we continue to renovate our Brewery, building out a new Brewery Lab and a larger Taproom. The Brewery is looking to grow its Taproom business alongside its existing sales to wholesalers. The Brewery  is building on the success of the Loose Cannon brand while working to reinvent the Heavy Seas brand.

Quality Manager Position Summary 

The Quality Manager is the Quality Champion. The successful applicant is responsible for executing all functions regarding maintaining the brewery's quality control and quality assurance program, including quality-related analyses, operations and laboratory equipment maintenance. This role provides leadership to the entire production staff and supports the rest of the team in running a successful brewery.

Reports to

Brewmaster/Director of Operations

Position Requirements:

  • Maintain and manage a comprehensive Quality Control Plan and Quality Assurance Plan
  • Directly supervise laboratory technician(s)
  • Daily sampling, analysis and organization of data in accordance with a designated sampling plan
  • Manage fermentation from brewhouse knockout through filtration (go/no-go on tank temp changes, capping, yeast dumping, track all applicable data such as pH, gravity, co2 vols and implement an action plan)
  • Maintain go/no-go plan(s) for all finished products (daily sensory panels prior to packaging, for example).
  • Daily microbiological sampling in accordance with a designated sampling plan
  • Yeast management including harvest schedule, cell counts, viability counts, pitch rate calculation, in collaboration with Brewing Team Leader
  • Packaged product sampling and analysis including gas analysis, seam analysis, microbiological analysis and total package quality checks
  • Maintain a neat and clean laboratory
  • Care, cleaning and maintenance of all laboratory equipment
  • Maintain sensory analysis program, conduct scheduled sensory training for production staff
  • Contribute to management of safe production practice
  • Contribute to a culture of consistency and constant improvement while inspiring creativity
  • Produce weekly quality report and participate in weekly meetings with production management team to assist with total brewery process flow

Credentials and Experience

  • Assist with other production functions and support as needed
  • Bachelor's Degree in microbiology, chemistry or other related field
  • Experience - A minimum of 5 years of experience in brewing or food & beverage manufacturing.
  • Minimum 3 years experience working in a lab

Skills

  • Experience supervising and leading coworkers
  • Ability to multitask and work at a fast pace
  • Attention to detail and ability to produce accurate, precise and reproducible data
  • Excellent verbal and written communication
  • Proficiency with Microsoft Office suite
  • Optimistic, self-motivated, positive attitude
  • Ability to work as part of a team
  • Desire to take initiative, act promptly and be proactive
  • Passion for quality beer

Physical/Working Conditions

  • Ability to lift up to 50lbs
  • Ability to stay seated at a desk for extended periods of time, as well as ability to stand, move around and climb ladders
  • Work environment has a moderate to loud noise level (moderate noise -office with printers and computers; loud noise - factory or manufacturing space)
  • Work environment can include areas that are wet and non-temperature controlled

Heavy Seas Beer offers a fun working environment, as well as great benefits. Please send all resumes to resumes@hsbeer.com with the subject line "Quality Manager".

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