Flying Embers is a company that was founded in Ojai, California by a team of entrepreneurs, winemakers, musicians and surfers driven to create the best tasting, highest quality and most innovative organic alcohol drinks in the world. Flying Embers got its name when they banded together during the Thomas Fires to protect everything they had been working to build. The experience gave them the name and their drive towards a purpose beyond the brews. They established the Embers Foundation to support firefighters and first responders with 1% of all sales going directly towards Rewild, Respond and Recover efforts. We take intense pride in pushing the limits of innovation in our brewing and in building our biz. Today, Flying Embers is a national brand with strong local roots in Ventura, California.

We take pride in our innovative and thoughtful approach to brewing and business. Our team is currently looking for a Market Manager for the Wine Country area, that includes Napa Valley, up HWY 101, through the Oregon Coast. This is an exciting opportunity for an experienced sales manager who is looking for a new adventure with a rapidly expanding team.

Your Role

  • Daily wholesaler interactions with management and sales team to execute sales and distribution targets.
  • Manage key account base for sales and distribution with a minimum performance standard of at least a 160 calls/month.
  • Coordinate incentives and distribution drives
  • Manage and execute Flying Embers national programming, chain mandates/authorizations, and display programs.
  • Ensure proper merchandising of product and point of sale material in their market according to our brand standards.
  • Conduct staff educations, beer tastings and other events as needed.
  • Assist Regional Director manage orders and Inventory.
  • Operate effectively within the brewery and budgetary guidelines.
  • Utilize sales tools (VIP, KARMA, Nielsen, IRI, etc) effectively.
  • Recap Weekly KARMA accomplishments and follow up needed to wholesaler(s)
  • Coordinate with wholesaler(s) on Commitment Closure opportunities.

Your Experience

  • Understanding of the 3-tier system
  • Proficiency with Excel, PowerPoint, Office
  • Customer service oriented.
  • Strong verbal/written commutation and computer skills, detail oriented
  • Strong judgement, professional maturity, and responsible decision making.
  • Team player with a strong work ethic and self-starting attitude
  • Ability to demonstrate reliability and work in a fast-paced setting, ability to multitask.
  • Minimum of 3 years of business-to-business sales experience required.
  • Previous experience in the alcohol business preferred.
  • Bachelor’s Degree in Business or Marketing preferred

Benefits

Our benefits package is wellness focused and comprehensive. We offer a variety of benefits to meet everyone’s need:

  • Comprehensive health and wellness coverage that covers up to 99% of premium costs for employees
  • 401k
  • Flexible working environment
  • Flexible Spending Account/Commuter Benefits
  • Generous and flexible vacation policy
  • Pet Insurance for your furry kids
  • Free personal development therapy (EAP)

Perks

  • Free Flying Embers!!!
  • Company branded swag
  • Brand partnership discounts with other local purpose driven companies
  • Happy hours, team building, company-sponsored events and festivals
  • Casual/Creative Company Culture

Work Environment

Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions of this position. The noise level in the work environment is usually quiet. The lighting in the work environment may be dim. Candidate must be able to travel via car, train or airplane and attend events as needed.

Physical Requirements

Candidate must be able to perform physical activities which include but are not limited to lifting, bending over, kneeling, twisting, climbing on ladders, stooping, crouching, and routinely lifting up to 50 lbs. Candidates may be required to stand and or sit for various hours at a time. Prolonged periods sitting at a desk and working on a computer. Must have the physical and mental strength and endurance to be able to perform duties, as well as the ability to handle stressors of the position.

Equal Opportunity

We are an Equal Opportunity Employer and do not discriminate against any employee or applicant for employment because of race, color, sex, age, national origin, religion, sexual orientation, gender identity, status as a veteran, and basis of disability or any other federal, state, or local protected class.

To learn more visit FlyingEmbers.com or @FlyingEmbersBrew on Instagram.