BUSINESS DEVELOPMENT MANAGER - San Francisco Bay Area and Hawaii
Sierra Nevada Brewing Co. - California

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We are recruiting for a Business Development Manager for the San Francisco Bay Area and Hawaii markets. We are looking for someone exceptional who can “wow” distributors, retailers, and his or her direct-report team members alike with their outstanding work ethic, their extensive beer knowledge, their passion for great beer, and their ability to grow Sierra Nevada’s business at the retail and distributor level. The goal is to distinguish Sierra Nevada by being the craft beer expert in the market who partners with distributors and retailers by identifying growth opportunities in the market, and developing effective strategies to achieve those opportunities. The qualified candidate must have a thorough understanding of distributor workings, a thorough understanding of the marketplace, the ability to lead a team focused on reality-based business objectives, and the ability to conduct effective meetings with both team members and distributors. A commitment to the culture and values of SNBCo., as well as a strong sense of the place of SNBCo. in the minds of our consumers, is essential to success in this position. This position requires significant sales management experience, management of distributors in major markets and multiple states, outstanding people development and leadership skills, and solid strategic abilities with a demonstrated ability to grow a multi-million dollar revenue business to the next level. Must have a proven history of effective team management, understanding of state codes for alcohol compliance, as well as familiarity with recruiting activities, including effective and legally compliant interviewing skills. Strong communication, organizational, and selling skills are a must, as is experience with inventory management. A minimum of FIVE YEARS beer distributor management experience is required. A minimum 2-year college degree (or equivalent experience) required, 4-year college degree (or equivalent experience) preferred. Qualified candidates must be familiar with all or some of the responsible territory. Preference will be given to candidates living in San Francisco, South San Francisco and Berkeley. This position requires computer knowledge and proficient use of Microsoft Office Suite (including the ability to enter, retrieve and interpret data in spreadsheets), and the ability to learn and master Market Plan Tracker software. The duties for this position will require extensive car and air travel, including up to 15 nights/month overnight. The successful candidate must have a valid driver’s license free of any major violations in the last three years. A satisfactory background check, in conformance with established Sierra Nevada Brewing Co. employment standards, will be required as a post-offer, pre-employment check. You must be at least 21-years-old to work for Sierra Nevada Brewing Co.

**Applications will be accepted until Midnight PST on Tuesday, May 20, 2014**

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Sierra Nevada Brewing Co. (www.sierranevada.com) has a proud history as one of the pioneers of the craft brewing industry and as a brewer of...