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Inventory & Logistics Coordinator

The Inventory & Logistics Coordinator works as part of the Operations Team, reports directly to the Controller, and is responsible for assisting in developing and implementing Mikkeller’s transportation strategy through execution of managing all inbound and outbound freight. This is a full-time non-exempt position.

Inventory & Logistics Coordinator Details

Responsibilities and Duties:

  • Manage global logistics network with a mix of carriers and 3PL providers
  • Manage RFP process and selection of new carriers
  • Manage and track carriers & 3PL’s performance
  • Partner with team members to identify, implement and document cost savings and process improvement initiatives
  • Manage each distributor’s monthly beer, POS orders and invoicing
  • On a monthly basis, enter and audit freight invoices to ensure accuracy and to resolve discrepancies in a timely manner.
  • Manage Mikkeller’s cooperage fleet through our partner Microstar
  • Solicit, organize and analyze monthly purchase orders and seasonal pre-orders from distributor network
  • Maintain Mikkeller’s sales staff communications regarding orders and relationship management
  • Communicate with the Marketing and Sales teams for seasonal beer releases and ensure distributor-readiness
  • Set-up all newly released beers in VIP (distributor sales reporting tool)
  • Oversee monthly inventory counts of finished goods & raw materials
  • Process, file, and manage all claims for damaged or lost goods.
  • Pick, pack, ship, stage and load beer & POS orders on an as-needed basis
  • Assists in updating daily inventory reports within our distribution network
  • Establish, create, fulfill and invoice all of Mikkeller’s wholesalers
  • Assist in the management of raw materials ordering on an as needed basis

Qualification and Skills:

  • Passion for people and beer
  • A “marathon mindset” – meticulous planner, tenacious and determined
  • Strong judgment, professional maturity, and unimpeachable integrity
  • Highly motivated, self-starting, and resourceful
  • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills both oral and written
  • High “digital IQ” – familiarity with online resources, particularly with MS Office Suite (Outlook, Word, Excel, and Access)
  • Ability to work independently and within a team to accomplish goals
  • Effective time management, particularly the ability to multitask, prioritize and plan around different responsibilities and initiatives
  • Strong desire for continuous improvement in terms of process streamlining, automation and cost reductions
  • Strong sense of urgency to act quickly in solving logistics issues and updating all relevant parties using independent judgment and decision-making skills
  • Strong customer service skills
  • Ability to build effective relationships with business partners
  • Ability to deal successfully with complexities of a rapidly expanding organization
  • Detail oriented with excellent analytical skills
  • Ability to plan and manage projects within time constraints
  • Demonstrated ability to interface with business partners and cross-functional teams
  • Bachelor’s Degree in Supply Chain Management, Engineering, Logistics, Operations Research, Business Management, Computer Science or related field preferred

General Manager

The General Manager is responsible for the overall day-to-day operations. This includes building, leading, and coaching a high performing team, driving best-in-class sales and operational processes / systems, and to ensure the implementation of our brand’s Standards of Executional Excellence in the Marketplace.

General Manager Details

Responsibilities and Duties:

  • 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.

Qualification and Skills:

  • 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 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

Packaging Assistant

Mikkeller Brewing San Diego is seeking an entry-level Packaging Assistant.

Essential Duties & Responsibilities include but are not limited to: cleaning kegs and filling kegs in accordance with established Mikkeller Standard Operating Procedures, assisting Packaging Technicians during canning and kegging operations, assisting with warehousing duties, and general cleaning. This position will report directly to the Director of Packaging and Facilities.

Packaging Assistant Details

Responsibilities and Duties:

  • Operate keg cleaning equipment in accordance with SOPs in a safe manner.
  • Fill kegs in accordance with SOPs in a safe manner.
  • Fill out paperwork to report production output data to Supervisors.
  • Assist Packaging Technicians with can and bottle line operations.
  • Assist Warehouse crew with organization and cleanliness.
  • Safely dispense and handle cleaning chemicals including proper use of PPE.
  • Uphold Mikkeller’s high standards of quality, safety, and cleanliness.
  • Performs other duties as assigned.

Qualification and Skills:

  • High School diploma or GED equivalency
  • While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to stand, walk, kneel, crouch, duck, and lift.
  • Able to lift 55 lbs on a consistent basis.
  • Able to work well within a team as well as individually.
  • Communicate clearly with coworkers and supervisors, both verbally and written.
  • Forklift experience a plus.

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