Jobs

Would you like to be a part of the Founders Family? We’re an ever-growing team of hard-working beer enthusiasts that take what we do seriously but don’t take ourselves too seriously. We value all of our employees and their enthusiastic dedication to brewing delicious beer! We care about having a company where employees love what they do and regard themselves as the ultimate customers of the products we produce; we hire for personality, passion, and skill as much as for knowledge of our industry. If you’re interested in joining our team, please check for open positions below.

Even if there aren’t any open positions below, feel free to email an application and or resume our way. Please understand that you may not get a response if you send in an unsolicited application.

For all positions: Please download our application form here (right click and “download or save file as”) and submit it via email to Audrey Strieter, our Human Resources Manager, at strietera [at] foundersbrewing [dot] com. If you have a resume as well, feel free to send this along with the application!

 

Open Positions

POSITION: Southern Michigan Market Manager

DEPARTMENT: Sales

JOB SUMMARY:
Establish and maintain a professional sales relationship with wholesalers and key retailers within the assigned territory.

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Supports Founders Brewing Company Core Values and Purpose
  • Maintains constant communication with the Regional Sales Director.
  • Works directly with the assigned Founders Brewing Company territory wholesaler and their sales staff to promote the sale of the brand.
  • Maintains consistent market visitation schedule between all assigned territories; work quarterly target account list and visitation schedule including chain and independent of and off premise accounts.
  • Develops quarterly target lists built from goals and objectives.
  • Must be able to analyze and develop sales opportunity from VIP software or other company provided sales/CRM software.
  • Manages wholesaler direction; develop and maintain positive relationships with retail accounts.
  • Monitors beer inventory to maintain proper amounts based on sales trends, promotions, and seasonal changes; monitor product for freshness.
  • Holds monthly sales and marketing meetings at assigned distributors.
  • Conducts ongoing brand training.
  • Develops ride schedule with assigned wholesaler reps.
  • Attains pre-determined sales and distribution goals.
  • Assists at all special events and festivals in the territory.
  • Ensures proper and timely ordering of POS with wholesalers.
  • Ensures timely completion and accuracy of all reports submitted by wholesalers.
  • Performs administrative tasks as they are assigned (expense reports, monthly work calendar, build wholesaler sales programs, establish distribution targets, evaluate discount programs, conduct price surveys).
  • Assists in creating volume projections and marketing budgets; ensure compliance is maintained.
  • Maintains professional image and demeanor at all times.

QUALIFICATIONS OR SKILLS REQUIRED:
Successful candidate must live in the market for which Market Manager is responsible for, must have reliable car and be able to travel and have the ability to work a flexible schedule and ability work some week-ends.  Two years minimum experience working in the three tier distribution system either with a beer wholesaler or beer supplier is a must and must have strong knowledge of craft beer industry and its retail consumers.  Candidate must be knowledgeable of Founders Brewing Company brands and procedures, be draft beer knowledgeable, and have experience with sales data writing, reporting, and analysis as well as experience with sales/CRM software.

If interested in applying, please send an application and resume to Audrey Strieter, HR Manager  – strietera (AT) foundersbrewing (DOT) com.

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POSITION:  Cellar Operator

SHIFT:  Must be available days, nights, and week-ends

DEPARTMENT:  Cellar

JOB SUMMARY:
Assists in the beer making process by performing the following duties:

  • Perform duties necessary to maintain a clean and sanitary fermentation cellar.
  • Follow established SOP’s toward accomplishing all needs associated in processing from receipt of wort from brewhaus through fermentation process to finished and ready to package beer.
  • Clean and maintain all cold side brewing equipment through packaging tank.
  • Maintain and improve overall sanitation and safety levels of brewery.
  • Monitor fermentation profiles, progress, and temperatures of vessels and glycol system.
  • Contribute to brewing process as directed in adding of various ingredients to beer.
  • Participate in all factors of wooden barrel brewing procedures.
  • Assist other departments when time allows.

QUALIFICATIONS:

Good candidates must fit in with our enthusiastic and hardworking team environment, be a great communicator, and possess a mechanical aptitude.  Candidates should be serious about safety, quality and cleanliness.  Candidates need to be able to lift up to 100 pounds, be able to twist and turn, be able to reach over your shoulders, and work in standing/walking/ crouching position at a steady pace and love to clean.  Experience in sanitary food or beverage processing is a definite plus.  Constant cleaning and frequent maintenance is required.  Availability to work days, nights, and weekends is necessary.

If interested in applying, please send an application and resume to Audrey Strieter, HR Manager  – strietera (AT) foundersbrewing (DOT) com.

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POSITION: Packaging Machine Operator

SHIFT: Must be available 7 days per week – 1st/2nd/3rd shifts                      

DEPARTMENT: Packaging 

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:

Tends machines that perform one or more packaging functions such as filling, marking, labeling, banding, tying, packing, or wrapping containers by performing the following duties:

  • Starts machine and observes operation to detect malfunctions of machine;
  • Stops machine and reports malfunctions to Head or Lead Packing Machine Operator;
  • Makes minor adjustments or repairs such as opening valves, setting guides, or clearing away damaged product or containers;
  • Inspects filled containers to ensure that product is packaged according to specifications;
  • Feeds product to conveyors, hoppers, or other feeding devices;
  • Unloads packaged products;
  • Replenishes packaging supplies such as wrapping paper, boxes, cartons, glue, ink, or labels.
  • Mounts supplies on spindles or places supplies in hopper or other feeding devices.

QUALIFICATIONS OR SKILLS REQUIRED:

Good candidates must fit in with our enthusiastic team environment, be a great communicator, and possess a mechanical aptitude.  Candidates must be safety focused, love to clean, be able to lift up to 100 pounds, be able to twist and turn, be able to reach over your shoulders, and work in standing/walking position at a steady pace.  The packaging team members rotate through all of our packaging department functions including all areas of our bottling and keg filling lines.  Constant cleaning and frequent machine maintenance is required.  Availability to work days, nights, and weekends is necessary.

If interested in applying, please send an application and resume to Michelle Stevenson, HR– michelle (AT) foundersbrewing (DOT ) com.

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We’re always accepting applications and/or resumes, so feel free to email yours our way (even if you’re interested in a position outside of what we have listed), but please know that you may not get a response if you send in an unsolicited application.

Taproom, Deli & Company Store

Have retail, hospitality and/or customer service experience? Have a passion for making people happy? Interested in working in a friendly, fast-paced environment? We may be looking for you!

At the Founders Taproom, Deli and Company Store, we are always reviewing applications and resumes from folks looking for employment in the service industry. While we may not have any immediate openings, we encourage experienced and motivated individuals to apply. Our main focus in our taproom is on beer, but we also work to offer an unpretentious, welcoming environment that is very quick moving.

If you have the skills to pay the bills, we encourage you to fill out an application and shoot it via email to strietera (AT) foundersbrewing (DOT) com today!