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Standard Beverage is a family-owned spirits, wine, and beer distributor with major offices in Wichita, Lawrence, and Lenexa, Kansas.  We employ more than 400 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.

 

Standard Beverage Corporation is an equal opportunity employer and we value diversity. Employment is decided based on qualifications, merit and business need.

 

 

Available Positions Below:

Warehouse Oddball Picker, Night Shift – Lawrence, KS[+]

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About Our Company:

 

Standard Beverage Corporation is a family-owned wine, spirits, and beer distributor. We employ over 400 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.

 

Standard Beverage is currently hiring experienced oddball picker operators for the night-shift in our Lawrence, Kansas distribution center. Our night-shift employees enjoy a 4-day work week, Monday thru Thursday nights, with weekends off! Our night shift runs from approximately 5:00 pm to 4:00 am, but may end earlier or later depending on volume. Previous demonstrated cherry picker or fork lift experience and current mechanical lift truck certification is required.

 

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.

 

Job Description

Position: Oddball picker

 

As an Oddball picker your primary job responsibilities will include:

 

  • Operating a cherry picker to select products from warehouse rack locations and bulk storage locations
  • Picking and stacking product onto pallets using pick labels
  • Moving pallets of product throughout the warehouse and staging at specific drop points
  • Utilizing RF gun to report inventory discrepancies in the warehouse
  • Stacking and sorting empty pallets
  • Performing pre and post-shift equipment inspections
  • Changing, watering and charging equipment batteries as needed
  • Meeting all productivity requirements
  • Maintaining a clean, neat, and orderly work area
  • Following standard operating procedures and adhering to all safety standards
  • Cross-training and working other departments as necessary
  • General housekeeping and sanitation tasks will be required

 

We offer:

  • Competitive starting pay
  • 3 day weekends
  • A fun, dynamic working environment
  • Health care benefits for full-time employees
  • 401(k) with company contribution
  • Paid holidays and overtime pay
  • Paid time off
  • Tuition reimbursement program

 

Requirements:

  • Must have relevant cherry picker fork lift experience
  • Must be able to report for and complete all assigned shifts
  • Must be able to stand/walk continuously for 10+ hours
  • 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
  • Must be able to work in a non-temperature controlled environment. Temperatures in our warehouse may vary between seasons.
  • Must be at least 18 years old
  • Employment contingent upon pre-employment drug screening
  • Standard Beverage Corporation is an equal opportunity employer and we value diversity. Employment is decided based on qualifications, merit and business need.

 

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Warehouse Associates, All Positions, Night Shift – Lawrence[+]

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Warehouse Associate – Night Operations (all positions)

Standard Beverage is a family-owned wine, spirits, and beer distributor. We employ over 400 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.

Standard Beverage is currently hiring immediately for all night-shift warehouse positions in our Lawrence, Kansas distribution center. Our night-shift employees enjoy a 4-day work week, Monday thru Thursday nights, with weekends off! Shift runs from approximately 5:00 PM to 4:00 AM. Open positions include:

· Forklift drivers- (Forklift experience required)

· Oddball pickers (Cherry Picker experience required)

· Loaders

· Full-Case conveyor line pickers

· Bottle-Line pickers

We offer:

· Competitive hourly starting pay

· Paid breaks

· 3-day weekends

· A fun, dynamic working environment

· Health care benefits for full-time employees

· 401(k) with company contribution

· Paid holidays and overtime pay

· Paid time off

· Tuition reimbursement program

Job responsibilities may include:

· Accurately picking orders on pick lines using printed pick labels, RF guns or voice command software

· Placing individual cases onto conveyor lines while maintaining product quality

· Operating a fork lift or cherry picker to pull product (forklift driver positions only)

· Operating a forklift to replenish picking locations and move product throughout the warehouse

· Loading product securely onto trailers by floor stacking cases and pallets

· Utilize electric pallet jack to load pallets on trailers

· Cross-training and working other departments as necessary

· Meeting all productivity requirements

· 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 required

Requirements:

· Must be able to report for all assigned shifts

· Must be able to lift up to 25 pounds repeatedly and stand/walk continuously for 8-10 hours

· 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

· Must be able to work in a non-temperature-controlled environment. Temperatures in our warehouse may vary between seasons.

· Must be at least 18 years old

· Employment contingent upon pre-employment drug screening and background screening

Standard Beverage Corporation is an equal opportunity employer and we value diversity. Employment is decided based on qualifications, merit and business need.

Job Type: Full-time

 

 

 

 

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Retail Specialist/Merchandiser – Lenexa, Kansas[+]

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Retail Specialist/Merchandiser

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 400 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
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, 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 is helpful.
• 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
Full Time candidates 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.

Standard Beverage Corporation is an equal opportunity employer and we value diversity. Employment is decided based on qualifications, merit and business need.

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Delivery Driver – Lawrence, KS[+]

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Delivery 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 400 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.

Standard Beverage is looking for dependable, experienced, results-driven and customer-focused delivery drivers for distribution to retail stores and restaurants across the state of Kansas.  We have opportunities in Lawrence and Wichita, as well as South-East and Western Kansas.  Our drivers are home nightly and enjoy 3-day weekends. Current Class A CDL is required for this job.

Role Description

Our delivery drivers run an established, local route, delivering product to retail stores and restaurants in the State of Kansas. Must possess a class A CDL . This is a VERY physical job. Work schedule is Tuesday through Friday and will very slightly based on holidays or business needs. We offer competitive pay with driver bonuses paid monthly, quarterly, and annually.

Key Responsibilities

  • Drives heavy “straight” truck, PUP or automobile over established route.
  • Pads, stacks and secures items in position on truck to prevent damage during shipment.
  • Loads and unloads vehicles by hand or by use of hand truck, electric pallet jack or dolly.
  • Rotates stock, lifts and stacks products inside customer premises.
  • Helps maintain or merchandise displays, shelves and cold-boxes.
  • Provides excellent customer service on a daily basis.
  • Collects proper payment (cash or check) for invoice at time of delivery.
  • Records damages, changes and discrepancies on invoices at time of delivery.
  • Meets or exceeds all productivity standards.
  • Interacts with members of the sales and merchandising teams.
  • Collects and returns empty boxes for repackaging of product.
  • Drives in a safe and lawful manner. Maintains an acceptable driving record.
  • Performs pre-trip and post-trip inspections on truck and trailer.

 

 

 

 

 

Requirements

  • Certificates, Licenses, Registrations:
    • Valid Commercial Drivers License- Class A
    • Medical Examiner’s Certificate – As required by the Department of Transportation
    • Acceptable Motor Vehicle record (MVR)
  • Language:
    • Ability to read a limited number of two- and three-syllable words and to recognize similarities and differences between words and between series of numbers. Ability to print and speak simple sentences.
  • Mathematical Skills:
    • Ability to add, subtract, multiply and divide two and three-digit numbers. Ability to perform these operations using units of American money.
  • 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 driver bonuses 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.

Standard Beverage Corporation is an equal opportunity employer and we value diversity.  Employment is decided based on qualifications, merit and business need.  

 

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Sales Representative, Beer – Emporia, Kansas[+]

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Sales Representative – On/Off Premise (Beer)

 

Company Description

Standard Beverage Corporation is a family-owned spirits, wine, and beer distributor with offices in Wichita, Lawrence and Lenexa, Kansas.  We employ more than 400 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.  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 currently looking for an On/Off-Premise Beer Salesperson/Draft Beer Technician. The preferred individual will be an experienced and responsible sales professional with a solid knowledge of beer.  The ideal candidate will have experience in beer sales, draft beer quality control, and/or hospitality beverage management.

 

Essential Duties and Responsibilities

 

  • Develop outstanding relationships with customers, co-workers, and suppliers while delivering exceptional customer service.
  • Consistent achievement of challenging sales goals.
  • Must be able to accomplish timely and productive execution of sales plans and promotions at retail.
  • Attain distribution of new and existing products, as well as, continued emphasis of current brands in the areas of sizes and brand extension.
  • Keep customers current on changes in pricing, including start/return/end of sales.
  • 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, as well as seek out and create new customer leads.
  • Maintain compliance with quality control and product code date standards.
  • Manage accurate inventory levels to minimize out-of-stock and out-of-code issues.
  • Assess/manage product rotation throughout the account to maximize product freshness.
  • Prepare reports, which include product distribution and positioning, display tracking, target accounts for specific products, and sales expenses.
  • 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.

 

Quality Control Responsibilities

 

In addition to actively growing the beer business in each of the assigned accounts, this position will also be responsible for maintaining SBC’s high quality control standards with respect to our draft beer business. This includes cleaning, sterilizing, repairing, and the overall maintenance of equipment used to operate beer dispensing systems. SBC’s draft technician/line cleaning standards will be covered in detail in a supporting document.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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.
  • 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.

 

Standard Beverage Corporation is an equal opportunity employer and we value diversity. Employment is decided based on qualifications, merit and business need.

 

 

Apply Online

Retail Specialist/Merchandiser – Wichita, KS[+]

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Retail Specialist/Merchandiser

 

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 400 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

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, 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 is helpful.
  • 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

Full Time candidates 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.

 

 

 

Standard Beverage Corporation is an equal opportunity employer and we value diversity. Employment is decided based on qualifications, merit and business need.

 

Apply Online
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