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Standard Beverage has been offering fun and dynamic employment opportunities to Kansans for several decades. By hiring the right people, we have become the largest beverage distributor in Kansas and an industry leader in customer service. When you join our team, you help raise those standards even higher by bringing your own thoughts and energy to Standard Beverage.

Committed to hiring Veterans:
We have a great track record of hiring military veterans into roles in all levels of our organization, from entry level to senior leadership. Through this experience we know what it takes to translate military experience into a successful civilian career. We help you identify the right role by investing in training and mentoring, and we will work with you every step of the way to ensure your long-term success after your military service.

Available Positions Below:

Day Shift Warehouse Associate – Lawrence, KS[+]

Standard Beverage Corporation is a family-owned wine, spirits, and beer distributor with offices in Wichita, Lawrence and Lenexa, Kansas. We employ over 300 dedicated people and provide the most diverse portfolio of the industry’s top tier brands. Standard Beverage has been delivering world class service to customers throughout the state of Kansas since 1949 and has since become the largest Kansas-owned liquor distributor. Our mission is very simple: to provide the best possible service to both our customers and supplier partners. We’re a modern, dynamic, progressive beverage company, yet grounded with old-fashioned values of hard work, loyalty, and a genuine commitment to excellence.

We currently searching for an experienced order picker for our Lawrence, Kansas distribution center. The ideal candidate will have experience using an RF gun to capture inventory movements throughout the warehouse, along with 2+ years experience operating a cherry picker of fork lift. Current fork lift certification is required.

The most important qualities we are looking for in a candidate is a team player who is focused, dependable, has a strong work ethic, a positive attitude, and the ability to thrive in a fast-moving environment.

We offer:

  • Competitive starting pay
  • 4-day work week (Monday – Thursday from 7:00am – 5:30pm)
  • Health care benefits for full-time employees
  • 401 (k) with company contribution
  • Holiday and overtime pay
  • Paid time off
  • Tuition reimbursement program

Job responsibilities include:

  • Operating a Cherry Picker to drive around the warehouse and select cases for replenishment
  • Accurately picking cases using an RF gun to record inventory transactions
  • Replenishing individual cases into forward picking locations
  • Meeting all productivity requirements
  • Lifting and stacking product securely onto pallets
  • Putting away returned product
  • Performing location accuracy reporting
  • Maintaining a clean, neat, and orderly work area
  • Following standard operating procedures and adhering to all safety standards
  • General housekeeping and sanitation tasks will be requires

Requirements:

  • You must be able to report for all assigned shifts
  • This is a very physical job! You must be able to lift up to 25 pounds repeatedly, stand/walk continuously for 8-10 hours, and be able to frequently push, carry, pull, kneel, squat, bend, twist, and reach
  • Must be able to perform tasks efficiently and accurately in a fast paced environment
  • Must be able to communicate and interact well with coworkers and managers
  • Ability to function with minimal supervision and handle multiple task simultaneously
  • Must be able to work in a non-temperature controlled environment. Temperatures in our warehouse may vary between 60 and 90 degrees, and may occasionally exceed 90 degrees.
  • Must be at least 18 years old

Employment contingent upon pre-employment drug screening

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Warehouse Receiving – Lawrence, KS[+]

Job Description

Standard Beverage Corporation is a family-owned wine, spirits, and beer distributor with offices in Lawrence, Lenexa and Wichita, Kansas. We employ over 300 dedicated people and provide the most diverse portfolio of the industry’s top tier brands. Standard Beverage has been delivering world class service to customers throughout the state of Kansas since 1949 and has since become the largest Kansas-owned liquor distributor.

We are currently searching for warehouse associates to join our Receiving department in our Lawrence, Kansas distribution center. Candidates must have current forklift certification and a demonstrated history of forklift experience. Experience conducting inventory transactions with an RF gun, as well as experience using a WMS are highly preferred. This position will work Monday thru Friday from 8am – 4:30pm.

Essential job duties:

  • Receiving of all inbound shipments using a fork truck to unload pallets from trucks.
  • Confirm inbound shipments and reconcile shipments against BOL’s, PO’s and invoices.
  • Report discrepancies in BOL’s and PO’s.
  • Use RF gun to process inventory transactions and movements.
  • Put away and consolidate inbound shipments into designated warehouse location.
  • Sorts and places materials or items on pallet racks and shelves.
  • Perform product rotation to ensure FIFO and product processes.
  • Uses computer to enter records
  • Maintains a clean work

We offer:

  • Competitive starting pay
  • Excellent benefits
  • Weekends off
  • 401(k) with company contribution
  • Paid holidays
  • Paid vacation
  • Opportunity for advancement

About Standard Beverage Corporation:

Standard Beverage Corporation is a family-owned spirits, wine, and beer distributor with offices in Lawrence, Lenexa, and Wichita, Kansas. We employ approximately 300 dedicated people and provide the most diverse portfolio of the industry’s top tier brands. Standard Beverage has been delivering world class service to customers throughout the state of Kansas since 1949 and has since become the largest Kansas-owned full product line alcohol distributor. Our mission is very simple: to provide the best possible service to both our customers and supplier partners. We are a modern, dynamic, progressive beverage company, yet grounded with the old-fashioned values of hard work, loyalty, and a genuine commitment to excellence

Job Type: Full-time

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Print Production Lead Operator[+]

Print Production Lead Operator

 

Company Description

Standard Beverage Corporation is a family-owned wine, spirits, and beer distributor with offices in Wichita, Lawrence and Lenexa, Kansas.  We employ over 300 dedicated people and provide the most diverse portfolio of the industry’s top tier brands.  Standard Beverage has been delivering world class service to customers throughout the state of Kansas since 1949 and has since become the largest Kansas-owned liquor distributor.  Our mission is very simple: to provide the best possible service to both our customers and supplier partners.  We’re a modern, dynamic, progressive beverage company, yet grounded with old-fashioned values of hard work, loyalty, and a genuine commitment to excellence.

 

Job Description

We are a small but dedicated department that supports our sales representatives with brand specific printed materials. Due to the number of products and region that Standard Beverage distributes our workload is heavy and dynamic.  We produce a wide breadth of materials and no production day is the same. We move quickly and it’s the goal of the department to serve our sales reps in the most efficient and highest quality possible.

 

We are currently looking for a Print Production lead operator for our graphics department. This position would involve preparing and ripping graphic via Onyx, flexi-cut, and command workstation front end systems for our printing and plotting devices. We have a suite of Mutoh large format roll to roll eco solvent printers, a vinyl plotter, and a xerox Versant 180 digital printer.   Other duties would include finishing activities including large format mounting, trimming, installing grommets, hot and cold laminating on a large format and small format laminating systems, cutting printed paper stacks via manual guillotine cutter, operating various manual finishing equipment, and preparing projects for delivery according to Standard Beverage Best practices.

 

Position also will be responsible for ordering and maintaining all ink and roll media inventory, ensuring that printers are well maintained via weekly scheduled maintenance intervals, solving technical issues that become present during printing operations.

 

This position is an integral component of the graphics team. You will be encouraged to bring forth any ideas that you feel might benefit the department and improve our efficiencies.

 

Position Specific Competencies

  • Working knowledge of Rip Software mentioned above
  • Working knowledge of Standard Graphic industry software (Adobe CC)
  • Excellent customer service skills
  • Good mechanical aptitude
  • Sharp eye to detail and quality
  • Ability to multi-task and set priorities of daily workload
  • Ability to understand the priorities are ever changing
  • Excellent organization skills
  • Excellent housekeeping skills (keeping your work area neat and organized)
  • Team player and willingness to assist when and where needed even if falling outside of normal job duties
  • Other duties as needed

PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS

  • Bachelor’s Degree or Associates Degree with an emphasis in Graphics
  • 1-5 Years in the printing industry with large format experience

 

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Retail Specialist, Premium Beer (Lenexa, Lawrence, Wichita)[+]

Retail Specialist (Beer)

 

Company Description

This is an exciting opportunity with an expanding company in Kansas.  Standard Beverage is a family-owned spirits, wine, and beer distributor with major offices in Wichita, Lawrence, and Lenexa, Kansas.  We employ more than 300 dedicated people and provide the most diverse portfolio of the industry’s top brands.  Standard Beverage has been delivering world class service to customers throughout the state of Kansas since 1949 and has since become the largest Kansas-owned alcohol distributor.  Our mission is very simple: to provide the best possible service to both our customers and supplier partners, while also providing an excellent working environment for our team members.  We’re a modern, dynamic, progressive beverage company, yet grounded with old-fashioned values including working hard, loyalty, and a genuine commitment to excellence.

 

During the past year, the Kansas legislature has implemented significant changes that will allow us to begin selling our strong beer portfolio to grocery and convenience stores around the state beginning April 1, 2019.  This legislative change has led us to re-evaluate our strategy, current organization and plans.  We are committed to moving forward to serve this new customer base, and are excited to expand our presence in a customer channel we have not historically served.  We understand the effort to get ready by April 1, 2019 will be a major commitment of both resources and dollars, and we are moving forward in an aggressive manner to recruit a number of important positions including this one.

 

Role Description

A Retail Specialist is responsible for ensuring assigned customer accounts are consumer ready; this entails stocking the store shelves and cold boxes/coolers with fresh products, by building displays to draw attention to our products, and by providing exceptional service to our retail clients.  It’s a role that requires a great deal of organization, customer service and initiative.

 

Key Responsibilities

  • Maintain fresh products by stocking and rotating, organizing, and refilling back stocks, cold boxes/coolers, shelves, beer caves and displays adhering to all quality and rotation policies.
  • Build displays and executes placement of signage and other merchandising items.
  • Ensure all Standard Beverage SKUs are priced appropriately and meet standards of visibility.
  • Keeps backroom and inventory areas clean and organized. Notifies manager of any product breakage in an account.
  • Walk the account for merchandising opportunities with Standard Beverage portfolio.
  • Complete the retail call and provides feedback to Sales Rep to ensure appropriate inventory levels and exceptional customer service in all assigned accounts.
  • Maintain a professional rapport and image with store personnel and customers.
  • Develop outstanding relationships with customers and co-workers while delivering exceptional customer service.
  • Gain expertise and ability to be responsible for a sales route while a rep is on vacation.
  • Strive to continually overtake the competition on every level, individually and as a team with other members of the division/company.
  • Adhere to current route and make all scheduled calls.

 

 

Requirements

  • High level of integrity, commitment, and possess a strong work ethic.
  • Bachelor’s Degree preferred. An equivalent combination of education and experience that is determined to be directly related to the foregoing specified requirements may be considered for substitution.
  • Strong persuasive presentations skills, including the ability to speak before large audiences both internally and externally.
  • Background or experience in the beverage or restaurant/bar industry a plus.
  • Knowledge of the alcoholic beverage industry, including knowledge of beer, beer terms, and beer production process techniques helpful.
  • Passion for beer with the ability to continuously learn new brands and represent effectively to customers.
  • Physical exertion will be necessary to achieve desired levels of account management. The employee must be able to lift products from 25 lbs. to 50 lbs. on a regular basis and up to 175 lbs. when handling kegs.
  • Licenses, Age restrictions:
    • Valid Driver’s License and maintain an acceptable driving record and valid driver license, and maintain auto insurance coverage at least to the minimum amount specified by the Company and state law.
    • Must be 21 years of age or older at the time of employment in order to sell alcohol in the state of Kansas.

 

Personal Characteristics

  • Adaptability to change and able to manage competing demands. Demonstrate a sense of urgency and reliability.
  • Self-confidence and a professional demeanor. Must be a self-starter with a strong work ethic who takes the initiative to get things done.
  • Must be organized, self-motivated, and adaptable.
  • Positive attitude towards daily work, team members, and customers.
  • Ability to identify and resolve problems in a timely manner.

 

 

Compensation

Candidate will receive a market-competitive compensation package.  Comprehensive benefits (medical, dental, 401k, etc.) and tuition reimbursement are also provided.   Standard Beverage Corporation offers this full benefits package in addition to a fun, interactive working environment.

 

Apply Online

Line Haul Drivers, Lawrence Kansas[+]

Line Haul Driver

 

Company Description

This is an exciting opportunity with an expanding company in Kansas.  Standard Beverage is a family-owned spirits, wine, and beer distributor with major offices in Wichita, Lawrence, and Lenexa, Kansas.  We employ more than 300 dedicated people and provide the most diverse portfolio of the industry’s top brands.  Standard Beverage has been delivering world class service to customers throughout the state of Kansas since 1949 and has since become the largest Kansas-owned alcohol distributor.  Our mission is very simple: to provide the best possible service to both our customers and supplier partners, while also providing an excellent working environment for our team members.  We’re a modern, dynamic, progressive beverage company, yet grounded with old-fashioned values including working hard, loyalty, and a genuine commitment to excellence.

During the past year, the Kansas legislature has implemented significant changes that will allow us to begin selling our strong beer portfolio to grocery and convenience stores around the state beginning April 1, 2019.  This legislative change has led us to re-evaluate our strategy, current organization and plans.  We are committed to moving forward to serve this new customer base, and are excited to expand our presence in a customer channel we have not historically served.  We understand the effort to get ready by April 1, 2019 will be a major commitment of both resources and dollars, and we are moving forward in an aggressive manner to recruit a number of important positions including this one.

 

 

Role Description

Standard Beverage is looking for dependable, experienced, results-driven and customer-focused Line Haul drivers for our Lawrence, Kansas distribution center. Our Line Haul drivers enjoy static routes, are home daily, and have 3 day weekends. Current Class A CDL with Doubles and Triple endorsements is required for this job. Work schedule is Monday thru Thursday from approximately 8PM until 6AM, with Friday, Saturday and Sunday off. The Line Haul driver will transfer trailers from our distribution center in Lawrence to a depot in Wichita, Iola, Junction City, Dodge City or Hays, Kansas, and then will drop and hook and return back to the Lawrence distribution center. Must have doubles/triples endorsements and experience pulling doubles/triples to be considered.

 

Key Responsibilities

  • Pull double or triple 28′ trailers over an established route.
  • Drop trailers at designated depots and hook empty trailers to return back to our Lawrence, Kansas distribution center the same day.
  • Perform pre-trip and post-trip inspections on trucks and trailers.
  • Utilize ELD (Electronic Logging Device) to log and track hours of service.
  • Drive in a safe manner.
  • Follow all state regulatory and D.O.T guidelines.

 

Requirements

  • Valid Class A Commercial Driver’s License
  • Valid Medical Examiner’s Certificate (Med Card)
  • Doubles/Triples endorsements
  • Experience pulling doubles or triples
  • Must have an acceptable MVR
  • Must pass DOT drug screen for consideration

 

Personal Characteristics

  • Adaptability to change and able to manage competing demands. Demonstrate a sense of urgency and reliability.
  • Self-confidence and a professional demeanor. Must be a self-starter with a strong work ethic who takes the initiative to get things done.
  • Must be organized, self-motivated, and adaptable.
  • Positive attitude towards daily work, team members, and customers.
  • Ability to identify and resolve problems in a timely manner.

 

Compensation

Competitive pay plus quarterly and annual safety bonuses. Full benefits offered including health insurance, dental insurance, vision insurance,  401(K) with company match, paid vacation and paid holidays.

Standard Beverage Corporation offers this full benefits package in addition to a fun, interactive working environment.

 

 

 

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Transportation Supervisor (Lawrence)[+]

Transportation Supervisor  (Lawrence KS)

 

Company Description

This is an exciting opportunity with an expanding company in Kansas.  Standard Beverage is a family-owned spirits, wine, and beer distributor with major offices in Wichita, Lawrence, and Lenexa, Kansas.  We employ more than 300 dedicated people and provide the most diverse portfolio of the industry’s top brands.  Standard Beverage has been delivering world class service to customers throughout the state of Kansas since 1949 and has since become the largest Kansas-owned alcohol distributor.  Our mission is very simple: to provide the best possible service to both our customers and supplier partners, while also providing an excellent working environment for our team members.  We’re a modern, dynamic, progressive beverage company, yet grounded with old-fashioned values including working hard, loyalty, and a genuine commitment to excellence.

 

Role Description

Our Transportation Supervisor is responsible for overseeing the SBC Transportation Team at our Lawrence KS warehouse and surrounding areas.  They will be responsible for the people, processes and transportation equipment required to meet business demands.  Assuring compliance with DOT regulations within local, state and federal guidelines is a key requirement. This position reports directly to the Transportation Manager and will assist in overseeing approximately 15-25 drivers. This is a very physical job. Work schedule is Monday through Friday and will vary slightly based on holidays or business needs. We offer competitive compensation including a bonus structure.

 

 

Key Responsibilities

 

Direct Oversight of Drivers

  • Open warehouse in the morning to assure drivers are on time, have correct paper work, kegs and load securement.
  • Help drive a culture of teamwork, optimism, continuous improvement and customer focus.
  • On-board new employees, including mentoring and coaching drivers on customer service, safe driving, safe working and what is expected of a Standard Beverage Delivery Driver on a daily basis.
  • Evaluate driver performance in the marketplace
  • Help drive and manage departmental KPI’s and objectives
  • Monitor drivers through the use of two-way communication and GPS units on trucks

 

 

Administrative Duties

  • Route driver assignments and conduct maintenance through Roadnet daily
  • Monitor driver certifications as required by DOT, including medical cards and drivers licenses
  • Monitor driver inspections and follow up as necessary
  • Assist with entering data for scheduling and follow-up of minor truck maintenance
  • Run monthly reports for Delivery Drivers Incentive program

 

 

 

Warehouse Duties

  • Assist with dock pickup and shipping orders as needed
  • Communicate with appropriate personnel and monitor the driver check-in process to assure drivers are following procedures
  • Access to properly close down and lock up the Lawrence Warehouse facility

 

Requirements

  • Ability to add, subtract, multiply and divide using whole numbers, common fractions, and decimals
  • Ability to key in data, type and operate a computer keyboard
  • Ability to effectively communicate with internal and external customers
  • Ability to operate warehouse lift equipment and other common warehouse mechanical equipment

 

  • Certificates, Licenses, Registrations:
    • Valid Commercial Drivers License- Class A
    • Medical Examiner’s Certificate – As required by the Department of Transportation
    • Mechanical Lift Truck Certification
    • Acceptable Motor Vehicle record (MVR)

 

  • Physical Demands:
    • While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to stand; walk/ use hands and fingers, handle or feel objects, tools or controls; reach with hands and arms; and talk and hear. The employee frequently is required to sit and stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl. The employee is occasionally required to climb or balance.
    • The employee must regularly lift and/or move up to 40 pounds, frequently lift and/or move up to 50 pounds and occasionally lift and/or move more than 120 pounds. Using a hand truck, the employee must regularly push, pull, and maneuver 180 to 250 pounds up and down inclines and uneven surfaces. Occasionally the navigation of stairs is required with a loaded hand truck.
    • Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, peripheral vision, depth perception, and the ability to adjust focus.
    • While performing the duties of this job, the employee occasionally works in outside weather conditions. The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate and occasionally loud.
  • Reasoning Ability:
    • Ability to carry out instructions furnished in written, oral or diagram form.  Ability to deal with problems involving several concrete variables in standardized situations.

 

Personal Characteristics

  • Adaptability to change and able to manage competing demands. Demonstrate a sense of urgency and reliability.
  • Self-confidence and a professional demeanor. Must be a self-starter with a strong work ethic who takes the initiative to get things done.
  • Must be organized, self-motivated, and adaptable.
  • Positive attitude towards daily work, team members, and customers.
  • Ability to identify and resolve problems in a timely manner.

 

Compensation

Candidate will receive a market-competitive cash compensation package with incentives paid monthly, quarterly and annually.  Comprehensive benefits (medical, dental, 401k, etc.) and tuition reimbursement are also provided.   Standard Beverage offers this full benefits package in addition to a fun, interactive working environment.

Apply Online

Retail Specialist, Premium Beer (Dodge City, KS)[+]

Retail Specialist (Beer)

 

Company Description

This is an exciting opportunity with an expanding company in Kansas.  Standard Beverage is a family-owned spirits, wine, and beer distributor with major offices in Wichita, Lawrence, and Lenexa, Kansas.  We employ more than 300 dedicated people and provide the most diverse portfolio of the industry’s top brands.  Standard Beverage has been delivering world class service to customers throughout the state of Kansas since 1949 and has since become the largest Kansas-owned alcohol distributor.  Our mission is very simple: to provide the best possible service to both our customers and supplier partners, while also providing an excellent working environment for our team members.  We’re a modern, dynamic, progressive beverage company, yet grounded with old-fashioned values including working hard, loyalty, and a genuine commitment to excellence.

 

During the past year, the Kansas legislature has implemented significant changes that will allow us to begin selling our strong beer portfolio to grocery and convenience stores around the state beginning April 1, 2019.  This legislative change has led us to re-evaluate our strategy, current organization and plans.  We are committed to moving forward to serve this new customer base, and are excited to expand our presence in a customer channel we have not historically served.  We understand the effort to get ready by April 1, 2019 will be a major commitment of both resources and dollars, and we are moving forward in an aggressive manner to recruit a number of important positions including this one.

 

Role Description

A Retail Specialist is responsible for ensuring assigned customer accounts are consumer ready; this entails stocking the store shelves and cold boxes/coolers with fresh products, by building displays to draw attention to our products, and by providing exceptional service to our retail clients.  It’s a role that requires a great deal of organization, customer service and initiative.

 

Key Responsibilities

  • Maintain fresh products by stocking and rotating, organizing, and refilling back stocks, cold boxes/coolers, shelves, beer caves and displays adhering to all quality and rotation policies.
  • Build displays and executes placement of signage and other merchandising items.
  • Ensure all Standard Beverage SKUs are priced appropriately and meet standards of visibility.
  • Keeps backroom and inventory areas clean and organized. Notifies manager of any product breakage in an account.
  • Walk the account for merchandising opportunities with Standard Beverage portfolio.
  • Complete the retail call and provides feedback to Sales Rep to ensure appropriate inventory levels and exceptional customer service in all assigned accounts.
  • Maintain a professional rapport and image with store personnel and customers.
  • Develop outstanding relationships with customers and co-workers while delivering exceptional customer service.
  • Gain expertise and ability to be responsible for a sales route while a rep is on vacation.
  • Strive to continually overtake the competition on every level, individually and as a team with other members of the division/company.
  • Adhere to current route and make all scheduled calls.

 

 

Requirements

  • High level of integrity, commitment, and possess a strong work ethic.
  • Bachelor’s Degree preferred. An equivalent combination of education and experience that is determined to be directly related to the foregoing specified requirements may be considered for substitution.
  • Strong persuasive presentations skills, including the ability to speak before large audiences both internally and externally.
  • Background or experience in the beverage or restaurant/bar industry a plus.
  • Knowledge of the alcoholic beverage industry, including knowledge of beer, beer terms, and beer production process techniques helpful.
  • Passion for beer with the ability to continuously learn new brands and represent effectively to customers.
  • Physical exertion will be necessary to achieve desired levels of account management. The employee must be able to lift products from 25 lbs. to 50 lbs. on a regular basis and up to 175 lbs. when handling kegs.
  • Licenses, Age restrictions:
    • Valid Driver’s License and maintain an acceptable driving record and valid driver license, and maintain auto insurance coverage at least to the minimum amount specified by the Company and state law.
    • Must be 21 years of age or older at the time of employment in order to sell alcohol in the state of Kansas.

 

Personal Characteristics

  • Adaptability to change and able to manage competing demands. Demonstrate a sense of urgency and reliability.
  • Self-confidence and a professional demeanor. Must be a self-starter with a strong work ethic who takes the initiative to get things done.
  • Must be organized, self-motivated, and adaptable.
  • Positive attitude towards daily work, team members, and customers.
  • Ability to identify and resolve problems in a timely manner.

 

 

Compensation

Candidate will receive a market-competitive compensation package.  Comprehensive benefits (medical, dental, 401k, etc.) and tuition reimbursement are also provided.   Standard Beverage Corporation offers this full benefits package in addition to a fun, interactive working environment.

Apply Online

Retail Specialist, Premium Beer (Hays, KS)[+]

Retail Specialist (Beer)

 

Company Description

This is an exciting opportunity with an expanding company in Kansas.  Standard Beverage is a family-owned spirits, wine, and beer distributor with major offices in Wichita, Lawrence, and Lenexa, Kansas.  We employ more than 300 dedicated people and provide the most diverse portfolio of the industry’s top brands.  Standard Beverage has been delivering world class service to customers throughout the state of Kansas since 1949 and has since become the largest Kansas-owned alcohol distributor.  Our mission is very simple: to provide the best possible service to both our customers and supplier partners, while also providing an excellent working environment for our team members.  We’re a modern, dynamic, progressive beverage company, yet grounded with old-fashioned values including working hard, loyalty, and a genuine commitment to excellence.

 

During the past year, the Kansas legislature has implemented significant changes that will allow us to begin selling our strong beer portfolio to grocery and convenience stores around the state beginning April 1, 2019.  This legislative change has led us to re-evaluate our strategy, current organization and plans.  We are committed to moving forward to serve this new customer base, and are excited to expand our presence in a customer channel we have not historically served.  We understand the effort to get ready by April 1, 2019 will be a major commitment of both resources and dollars, and we are moving forward in an aggressive manner to recruit a number of important positions including this one.

 

Role Description

A Retail Specialist is responsible for ensuring assigned customer accounts are consumer ready; this entails stocking the store shelves and cold boxes/coolers with fresh products, by building displays to draw attention to our products, and by providing exceptional service to our retail clients.  It’s a role that requires a great deal of organization, customer service and initiative.

 

Key Responsibilities

  • Maintain fresh products by stocking and rotating, organizing, and refilling back stocks, cold boxes/coolers, shelves, beer caves and displays adhering to all quality and rotation policies.
  • Build displays and executes placement of signage and other merchandising items.
  • Ensure all Standard Beverage SKUs are priced appropriately and meet standards of visibility.
  • Keeps backroom and inventory areas clean and organized. Notifies manager of any product breakage in an account.
  • Walk the account for merchandising opportunities with Standard Beverage portfolio.
  • Complete the retail call and provides feedback to Sales Rep to ensure appropriate inventory levels and exceptional customer service in all assigned accounts.
  • Maintain a professional rapport and image with store personnel and customers.
  • Develop outstanding relationships with customers and co-workers while delivering exceptional customer service.
  • Gain expertise and ability to be responsible for a sales route while a rep is on vacation.
  • Strive to continually overtake the competition on every level, individually and as a team with other members of the division/company.
  • Adhere to current route and make all scheduled calls.

 

 

Requirements

  • High level of integrity, commitment, and possess a strong work ethic.
  • Bachelor’s Degree preferred. An equivalent combination of education and experience that is determined to be directly related to the foregoing specified requirements may be considered for substitution.
  • Strong persuasive presentations skills, including the ability to speak before large audiences both internally and externally.
  • Background or experience in the beverage or restaurant/bar industry a plus.
  • Knowledge of the alcoholic beverage industry, including knowledge of beer, beer terms, and beer production process techniques helpful.
  • Passion for beer with the ability to continuously learn new brands and represent effectively to customers.
  • Physical exertion will be necessary to achieve desired levels of account management. The employee must be able to lift products from 25 lbs. to 50 lbs. on a regular basis and up to 175 lbs. when handling kegs.
  • Licenses, Age restrictions:
    • Valid Driver’s License and maintain an acceptable driving record and valid driver license, and maintain auto insurance coverage at least to the minimum amount specified by the Company and state law.
    • Must be 21 years of age or older at the time of employment in order to sell alcohol in the state of Kansas.

 

Personal Characteristics

  • Adaptability to change and able to manage competing demands. Demonstrate a sense of urgency and reliability.
  • Self-confidence and a professional demeanor. Must be a self-starter with a strong work ethic who takes the initiative to get things done.
  • Must be organized, self-motivated, and adaptable.
  • Positive attitude towards daily work, team members, and customers.
  • Ability to identify and resolve problems in a timely manner.

 

 

Compensation

Candidate will receive a market-competitive compensation package.  Comprehensive benefits (medical, dental, 401k, etc.) and tuition reimbursement are also provided.   Standard Beverage Corporation offers this full benefits package in addition to a fun, interactive working environment.

Apply Online

Retail Specialist, Premium Beer (Salina, KS)[+]

Retail Specialist (Beer)

 

Company Description

This is an exciting opportunity with an expanding company in Kansas.  Standard Beverage is a family-owned spirits, wine, and beer distributor with major offices in Wichita, Lawrence, and Lenexa, Kansas.  We employ more than 300 dedicated people and provide the most diverse portfolio of the industry’s top brands.  Standard Beverage has been delivering world class service to customers throughout the state of Kansas since 1949 and has since become the largest Kansas-owned alcohol distributor.  Our mission is very simple: to provide the best possible service to both our customers and supplier partners, while also providing an excellent working environment for our team members.  We’re a modern, dynamic, progressive beverage company, yet grounded with old-fashioned values including working hard, loyalty, and a genuine commitment to excellence.

 

During the past year, the Kansas legislature has implemented significant changes that will allow us to begin selling our strong beer portfolio to grocery and convenience stores around the state beginning April 1, 2019.  This legislative change has led us to re-evaluate our strategy, current organization and plans.  We are committed to moving forward to serve this new customer base, and are excited to expand our presence in a customer channel we have not historically served.  We understand the effort to get ready by April 1, 2019 will be a major commitment of both resources and dollars, and we are moving forward in an aggressive manner to recruit a number of important positions including this one.

 

Role Description

A Retail Specialist is responsible for ensuring assigned customer accounts are consumer ready; this entails stocking the store shelves and cold boxes/coolers with fresh products, by building displays to draw attention to our products, and by providing exceptional service to our retail clients.  It’s a role that requires a great deal of organization, customer service and initiative.

 

Key Responsibilities

  • Maintain fresh products by stocking and rotating, organizing, and refilling back stocks, cold boxes/coolers, shelves, beer caves and displays adhering to all quality and rotation policies.
  • Build displays and executes placement of signage and other merchandising items.
  • Ensure all Standard Beverage SKUs are priced appropriately and meet standards of visibility.
  • Keeps backroom and inventory areas clean and organized. Notifies manager of any product breakage in an account.
  • Walk the account for merchandising opportunities with Standard Beverage portfolio.
  • Complete the retail call and provides feedback to Sales Rep to ensure appropriate inventory levels and exceptional customer service in all assigned accounts.
  • Maintain a professional rapport and image with store personnel and customers.
  • Develop outstanding relationships with customers and co-workers while delivering exceptional customer service.
  • Gain expertise and ability to be responsible for a sales route while a rep is on vacation.
  • Strive to continually overtake the competition on every level, individually and as a team with other members of the division/company.
  • Adhere to current route and make all scheduled calls.

 

 

Requirements

  • High level of integrity, commitment, and possess a strong work ethic.
  • Bachelor’s Degree preferred. An equivalent combination of education and experience that is determined to be directly related to the foregoing specified requirements may be considered for substitution.
  • Strong persuasive presentations skills, including the ability to speak before large audiences both internally and externally.
  • Background or experience in the beverage or restaurant/bar industry a plus.
  • Knowledge of the alcoholic beverage industry, including knowledge of beer, beer terms, and beer production process techniques helpful.
  • Passion for beer with the ability to continuously learn new brands and represent effectively to customers.
  • Physical exertion will be necessary to achieve desired levels of account management. The employee must be able to lift products from 25 lbs. to 50 lbs. on a regular basis and up to 175 lbs. when handling kegs.
  • Licenses, Age restrictions:
    • Valid Driver’s License and maintain an acceptable driving record and valid driver license, and maintain auto insurance coverage at least to the minimum amount specified by the Company and state law.
    • Must be 21 years of age or older at the time of employment in order to sell alcohol in the state of Kansas.

 

Personal Characteristics

  • Adaptability to change and able to manage competing demands. Demonstrate a sense of urgency and reliability.
  • Self-confidence and a professional demeanor. Must be a self-starter with a strong work ethic who takes the initiative to get things done.
  • Must be organized, self-motivated, and adaptable.
  • Positive attitude towards daily work, team members, and customers.
  • Ability to identify and resolve problems in a timely manner.

 

 

Compensation

Candidate will receive a market-competitive compensation package.  Comprehensive benefits (medical, dental, 401k, etc.) and tuition reimbursement are also provided.   Standard Beverage Corporation offers this full benefits package in addition to a fun, interactive working environment.

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Retail Specialist, Premium Beer (Pittsburg, KS)[+]

Retail Specialist (Beer)

 

Company Description

This is an exciting opportunity with an expanding company in Kansas.  Standard Beverage is a family-owned spirits, wine, and beer distributor with major offices in Wichita, Lawrence, and Lenexa, Kansas.  We employ more than 300 dedicated people and provide the most diverse portfolio of the industry’s top brands.  Standard Beverage has been delivering world class service to customers throughout the state of Kansas since 1949 and has since become the largest Kansas-owned alcohol distributor.  Our mission is very simple: to provide the best possible service to both our customers and supplier partners, while also providing an excellent working environment for our team members.  We’re a modern, dynamic, progressive beverage company, yet grounded with old-fashioned values including working hard, loyalty, and a genuine commitment to excellence.

 

During the past year, the Kansas legislature has implemented significant changes that will allow us to begin selling our strong beer portfolio to grocery and convenience stores around the state beginning April 1, 2019.  This legislative change has led us to re-evaluate our strategy, current organization and plans.  We are committed to moving forward to serve this new customer base, and are excited to expand our presence in a customer channel we have not historically served.  We understand the effort to get ready by April 1, 2019 will be a major commitment of both resources and dollars, and we are moving forward in an aggressive manner to recruit a number of important positions including this one.

 

Role Description

A Retail Specialist is responsible for ensuring assigned customer accounts are consumer ready; this entails stocking the store shelves and cold boxes/coolers with fresh products, by building displays to draw attention to our products, and by providing exceptional service to our retail clients.  It’s a role that requires a great deal of organization, customer service and initiative.

 

Key Responsibilities

  • Maintain fresh products by stocking and rotating, organizing, and refilling back stocks, cold boxes/coolers, shelves, beer caves and displays adhering to all quality and rotation policies.
  • Build displays and executes placement of signage and other merchandising items.
  • Ensure all Standard Beverage SKUs are priced appropriately and meet standards of visibility.
  • Keeps backroom and inventory areas clean and organized. Notifies manager of any product breakage in an account.
  • Walk the account for merchandising opportunities with Standard Beverage portfolio.
  • Complete the retail call and provides feedback to Sales Rep to ensure appropriate inventory levels and exceptional customer service in all assigned accounts.
  • Maintain a professional rapport and image with store personnel and customers.
  • Develop outstanding relationships with customers and co-workers while delivering exceptional customer service.
  • Gain expertise and ability to be responsible for a sales route while a rep is on vacation.
  • Strive to continually overtake the competition on every level, individually and as a team with other members of the division/company.
  • Adhere to current route and make all scheduled calls.

 

 

Requirements

  • High level of integrity, commitment, and possess a strong work ethic.
  • Bachelor’s Degree preferred. An equivalent combination of education and experience that is determined to be directly related to the foregoing specified requirements may be considered for substitution.
  • Strong persuasive presentations skills, including the ability to speak before large audiences both internally and externally.
  • Background or experience in the beverage or restaurant/bar industry a plus.
  • Knowledge of the alcoholic beverage industry, including knowledge of beer, beer terms, and beer production process techniques helpful.
  • Passion for beer with the ability to continuously learn new brands and represent effectively to customers.
  • Physical exertion will be necessary to achieve desired levels of account management. The employee must be able to lift products from 25 lbs. to 50 lbs. on a regular basis and up to 175 lbs. when handling kegs.
  • Licenses, Age restrictions:
    • Valid Driver’s License and maintain an acceptable driving record and valid driver license, and maintain auto insurance coverage at least to the minimum amount specified by the Company and state law.
    • Must be 21 years of age or older at the time of employment in order to sell alcohol in the state of Kansas.

 

Personal Characteristics

  • Adaptability to change and able to manage competing demands. Demonstrate a sense of urgency and reliability.
  • Self-confidence and a professional demeanor. Must be a self-starter with a strong work ethic who takes the initiative to get things done.
  • Must be organized, self-motivated, and adaptable.
  • Positive attitude towards daily work, team members, and customers.
  • Ability to identify and resolve problems in a timely manner.

 

 

Compensation

Candidate will receive a market-competitive compensation package.  Comprehensive benefits (medical, dental, 401k, etc.) and tuition reimbursement are also provided.   Standard Beverage Corporation offers this full benefits package in addition to a fun, interactive working environment.

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Full Time and Part Time Merchandisers- Lenexa, Lawrence, Wichita Locations[+]

Merchandisers

 

Standard Beverage Corporation is a family-owned spirits, wine, and beer distributor with offices in Wichita, Lawrence and Lenexa, Kansas. We employ approximately 300 dedicated people and provide the most diverse portfolio of the industry’s top tier brands.  Standard Beverage has been delivering world class service to customers throughout the state of Kansas since 1949 and has since become the largest Kansas-owned full product line alcohol distributor. Our mission is very simple: to provide the best possible service to both our customers and supplier partners. We are a modern, dynamic, progressive beverage company, yet grounded with the old-fashioned values of hard work, loyalty, and a genuine commitment to excellence.

Standard Beverage Corporation (SBC) is currently looking for enthusiastic people to be full and part time alcohol merchandisers in our Lenexa and Wichita markets.

You are the person SBC depends on to fully merchandise all of Standard’s brands which in turn assures the success of Standard’s brands.

JOB DESCRIPTION

You are responsible for managing your retail stores in a very responsible way to achieve maximum sales volume. To achieve this you must be proficient at building many different sizes of displays, stocking and setting shelves and cold boxes in a fast, neat, and orderly manner. Also to install various kinds of point of sale materials and price tags.

You are expected to:

-Be punctual and work hard with integrity.

-Constantly communicate any information that has been requested or that you feel is important to the salesperson assigned to that store

-Dress and act in a professional manner

-Maximize sales on all products

-Ensure that all Standard Beverage Corporation brands are rotated so the consumer is assured of clean, fresh stock

Requirements

The ideal candidate

-College degree preferred but not required

-Must be able to work well with others

-Must be able to lift upwards of fifty pounds

-Merchandiser experience preferred, but not necessary

 

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Lawrence Warehouse Associate Night Shift[+]

Are you looking for a fun and exciting place to work where you can be part of a team? Standard Beverage Corporation is currently hiring Warehouse Associates for all night-shift positions in our Lawrence, Kansas distribution center. Open positions include order fulfillment, fork lift drivers, order pickers and loaders. The most important qualities we are looking for in candidates are team players who are energetic, dependable, have a strong work ethic, a positive attitude, and the ability to thrive in a fast-moving environment with a willingness to learn.

 

Standard Beverage Corporation is a family-owned wine, spirits, and beer distributor with offices in Wichita, Lawrence and Lenexa, Kansas. We employ approximately 270 dedicated people and provide the most diverse portfolio of the industry’s top tier brands. Standard Beverage has been delivering world class service to customers throughout the state of Kansas since 1949 and has since become the largest Kansas-owned liquor distributor. Our mission is very simple: to provide the best possible service to both our customers and supplier partners. We’re a modern, dynamic, progressive beverage company, yet grounded with old-fashioned values of hard work, loyalty, and a genuine commitment to excellence.

 

We offer:

Competitive starting pay with bonus potential

4-day work week (Monday – Thursday)

Health care benefits

401 (k) with company contribution

Holiday and overtime pay

Paid time off

Tuition reimbursement program

 

Job Responsibilities:

Accurately pick cases using printed pick labels, RF gun or voice command

Placing individual cases onto conveyor lines while maintaining product quality

Meet all productivity requirements

Safely operate a fork lift or cherry picker to pull product (lift driver positions only)

Load product securely onto trailers by floor stacking cases and pallets

Cross-train and work in other departments as necessary

Maintain a clean, neat, and orderly work area

Follow standard operating procedures and adhere to all safety standards

General housekeeping and sanitation tasks will be requires

 

Requirements:

You must be able to report for all assigned shifts

This is a very physical job! You must be able to lift up to 40 pounds, stand/walk continuously for 10-12 hours, and be able to frequently push, carry, pull, kneel, squat, bend, twist, and reach

Must be able to perform tasks efficiently and accurately in a fast paced environment

Must be able to communicate and interact well with coworkers and managers

Ability to function with minimal supervision and handle multiple task simultaneously

Must be able to work in a loud environment around conveyor systems and moving equipment

Must be able to work in a non-temperature controlled environment. Temperatures in our warehouse may vary between 60 and 90 degrees, and may occasionally exceed 90 degrees.

Must be at least 18 years old

Willing and able to work all shifts

 

Employment contingent upon pre-employment drug screening

 

 

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