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CDL Driver 

Job Description

  • Drive commercial delivery trucks, vans, and/or tractor-trailer combinations to deliver the product to retail accounts.
  • Follow an outlined itinerary and be willing to work as a part of a team whose account types and delivery routes can change based on daily need
  • Collect payments from accounts as needed
  • Lift, Stack, and transport cases and kegs of beer of varying weights to accounts
  • Build strong relationships with retailers by delivering products in a timely and efficient manner and rotating product as necessary to ensure freshness.
  • Complete and submit all required paperwork, invoices, display forms, load sheets, and cash/checks within appropriate time frames.
  • Manually load and unload product from side loader truck
  • May be assigned to warehouse duties as needed

Minimum Qualifications:

  • Must have valid CDL A license
  • 21 years of age
  • Ability to lift, load, unload, and move products weighing up to 180 lbs. and fulfill all physical requirements of the job
  • Communication skills
  • Basic math skills
  • Possesses organizational and follow-through abilities

Preferred Qualifications

  • H.S. Diploma
  • Beverage industry experience
  • Knowledge of basic Illinois Liquor Laws
  • Knowledge of territory
  • Knowledge of product portfolio

Wage and Benefits

  • Schedule: Tuesday-Friday Shift, flexible shift start time
  • Benefits: Health Insurance, 401 K, sick time, and paid time off after 1 year of service
  • Wage Based on Experience: $19.57 - $26.09 per hour

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Full-Time CDL Warehouse Worker 

Description:

This position is responsible for activities in the warehouse. This includes unloading inbounds, product rotation, cleanliness of facility and equipment, physical inventory, and other duties pertaining to maintaining operating standards for product and the facility as laid out by AB-InBev and Skeff Dist.

Duties and Responsibilities:

Inventory

  • Scan all warehouse inventory weekly and transmit it into the Route Accounting System (RAS).
  • Enter repaired breakage into the RAS.
  • Take breakage out of inventory in the RAS.
  • Assist the Sr. Director of Warehouse Operations in recounting.

Over-the-Road Trailers

  • Work with AB-InBev logistics and external carriers to ensure a steady flow of inbound deliveries.
  • Secure and unload Over-the-Road trailers.
    • Use plywood on all pallets stacked 3-high.
  • Practice and encourage accurate product rotation.
  • Mark the code date on the pallet as laid out in the WEA.
  • Verify each package and enter them into the RAS.
  • Verify all packages are correct on the bill of lading.
  • Note any discrepancies on the bill of lading.
  • Sign the bill of lading.

Load Returns to Brewery

  • Load and verify the count on return cooperage.
    • Kegs with keg pallets
    • Pallets with bulkheads and spacers.
  • Prepare the bill of lading on BudNet system.
  • Write the truck number on the bill of lading.
  • Enter the Purchase Order in the RAS.
  • Place paperwork in the back of the truck with the cooperage.
  • Copies should be sent to Sr. VP of Operations & CFO.

Build and Load Pre-Sell Orders/Wholesaler Transfer Orders

  • Retrieve picks sheets/load sheets.
  • Note any Out-of-Stocks or package changes and make notations on the sheets.
  • Check code dates.
  • Checkmark each package when putting on a pallet or loading a truck.
  • Wrap orders when necessary.
  • Mark pallets with note pads, including the pallet number and pallet count for the pick sheet (1-5, 2-5 etc.).

Communication

  • Facilitate a shift change meeting to communicate with the Night Shift, ensuring a smooth Day Shift transition.
  • Communicate with Lee on any truck issues and substitutions.
  • Communicate with Admin and Director, Operations on new product arrival.
  • Communicate to Sr. Director of Warehouse Operations any issues evolving throughout the day.
  • Communicate on-the-job injuries to Sr. VP of Operations & CFO or VP of Administration & Controller.

General Warehouse Duties

  • Wear the proper uniform.
  • Practice safety precautions.
  • Make sure the warehouse is maintained as laid out in the WEA
  • End of Shift:
    • Clean up the warehouse.
    • Secure the building.

All Other Duties as Assigned

Minimum Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities Required:

  • Must have a valid CDL A license
  • Ability to demonstrate effective computer skills
  • Ability to communicate, both oral and written, to a diverse group of internal customers
  • Ability to organize and work efficiently
  • Ability to be flexible in order to accomplish tasks when different issues arise
  • DOT Health card
  • Basic Handheld Use.
  • Scanner.
  • Freshness Standard (Code Dates, Rotation Process).
  • Product Knowledge.
  • Inventory Management.
  • Knowledge of Territory.
  • Basic Illinois Liquor Laws.
  • Mathematics.
  • Forklift Certification.
  • OSHA standards.
  • Organizational and Follow-Through Abilities.
  • Ability to Self-Start and Work Independently.
  • Office Equipment (Copier, Fax, and Phone).
  • Basic Computer Skills (Microsoft Office, Email, etc.)
  • Lift, Push, and Pullover 180 lbs.
  • Familiarity with RAS software

Job Type: Full-time

Pay: $19.57 - $26.09 per hour

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Night Loader 

Job Description

This position is responsible for loading truck for the next day's delivereis.  This includes loading orders, properly putting pallets on trucks, handling paperwork and keeping warehouse standards as laid out by Skeff Dist. and AB-InBev. 

Duties and Responsibilites: 

Order Processing (for those who are trained) 

  • Check Salesman's orders, select and process the orders
  • Generate invoices and send to Driver's handhelds. 
  • Generate night reports. 
    • Scan and email key list and off-day deliveries by 5 p.m. to Sr. VP, Sales & Marketing Director, Information Systems, and Director of Delivery & Service Operations
    • Out-of-Stock reports compelted at 5 and 8 p.m. 
    • Sales by salesman compelted at 8 p.m.
    • Sales by Route completed at 8 p.m. 
    • Back Order reports (3) completed at 8 p.m. 
  • Sync Driver handhelds after all invoices have been generated. 

Truck Staging and Loading

  • Practice accurate product rotation. 
  • Check Close-Dated products in drive through.
    • Retrieve and scan picks sheets/load sheets for the night to ensure accurate picking statistics. 
    • Determine if any special instructions are on the sheets
  • Note any Out-of Stock or package changes and make a notation on the sheets. 
  • Check mark each package when putting them on the pallet or loading the truck. 
  • Wrap orders when necessary. 
  • Mark pallets with note pads, including the pallet number and pallet count for the pick sheet (1-5, 2/5 etc.)
    • Ensure accurate loading.
    • Ensure adherence to wieght restricitons fore the trucks
    • Manage out-of-sequence deliveries (off-day delieveries)
    • Coordinate loads to make deliveries as efficient as possible (first on, last off). 
  • Load draught (if ordered) on truck.
    • Summer months (draught on back of truck). 
    • Winter months (draught with normal load). 
  • Load pallet jacks, handcarts and secure the load. 
  • Initial all pick sheets. 
  • Put pick sheets in the appropriate dirver's mailbox. 

Communication

  • Facilitate a shift change meeting to communicate with the Day Shift, ensuring a smooth Night Shift transition.
  • Communicate with Lee on truck issues and substitutions. 
  • Stay in contact with: 
    • Salesmen about orders, displays, etc. 
    • Director of Operations for special events and/or issues with truck weight. 
  • Communciate with dirvers (ex: Call drivers about stacking two stops to ensure time, space and trips are saved in making the delivery). 
  • Ensure after-hour warehouse emails are being answered. 
  • Communicate to Sr. Director of Warehouse Operations any issues evolving throughout the evening. 
  • Communicate on-the-job injuries to Director of Operations & CFO or VP of Administration & Controller. 

End of Shft Activity

  • Close out the night: 
    • Clean up the warehouse.
    • Put the necessary paperwork in the dirvers' boxes. 
    • Pull all vehicles and equipment into the warehouse
  • Monitor safety precautions for all employees.

General Warehouse Duties

  • Stack empties
  • Continuously clean and straighten the wareouse (plastic wrap, spillage, etc.). 
  • Place breakage in the proper area (in the Repack Room, not the garbage cans).
  • Practice truck and equipement safety. 
  • Time management
  • Do the job right the first time. 
  • Control/reduce product breakage.

All Other Duties as Assigned

 

Minimun Knowledge, Skills and Abilites Required:

  • Ability to demonstrate effective computer skills
  • Ability to comunicate, both oral and written, to a diverse group of internal customers
  • Ability to organize and work efficiently
  • Ability to be flexible in order to accomplish tasks when different issues arise
  • CDL Preferred. 
  • DOT Health card
  • Basic Handheld Use. 
  • Scanner
  • Freshness Standard (Cod Dates, Rotation process)
  • Product Knowledge
  • Inventory Managment
  • Knowledge of Territory
  • Basic Illinois Liquor Laws
  • Mathematics
  • Forklift Certification
  • OSHA Standards
  • Organizational and Follow-Through Abilites
  • Ability to Self-Start and work Independently
  • Office Equipment (copier, Fax and Phone)
  • Basic Computer SKills (Microsoft Office, Email, etc.)
  • Lift, Push and Pull over 180lbs
  • Familiarity with RAS Software

Job Type: Full-time

Pay: $18.95- $25.26 (Non CDL)

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Decatur Merchandiser

Job Description

The merchandiser’s role is to work with retail accounts in properly rotating product, filling shelves, maintaining backstock, and building displays at retail.  Merchandisers must maintain a strong relationship with Retail Managers to ensure that product rotation, displays and backstock are followed in accordance with Skeff Distributing and the Retail Accounts standards and guidelines.

Duties and Responsibilities:

  1. Product Delivery
    • Merchandiser works directly with the driver and salesmen to deliver product into each retail account in accordance with each retail account’s specifications.
  2. Communication
    • Communicate with the manager/department head/receiving clerk and execute their instructions.
    • Communicate with drivers on work orders, especially on drop-and-go deliveries.
    • Communicate Out-of-Stocks, etc. to the salesmen.
    • Thank the manager/department head/receiving clerk for their business before leaving the account.
  3. Merchandising Tasks in Retail Account
    • Account/Pre-delivery preparation with existing product.
    • Stock and rotate coolers, shelves, displays, and back stock for all Skeff Distributing products (beer and NA).
    • Keep back stock organized, neat, and condensed.
    • Carry some current POS.
    • Keep all areas clean in accounts (backrooms, floors, displays, etc.).
      • Clean all work areas.
      • Discard all boxes and shrink wrap.
      • Take all A-B pallets and all other supplier pallets to proper storage area for Skeff pickup.
    • (Re)Building displays.
    • Take care of breakage and Out-of-Code product and dedicate an area for each.
    • Repair breakage, discarding any broken or leaking bottles, cans, etc.
    • Make note of Out-of-Stock, close-dated, outdated, or damaged product and inform salesman.
    • Place or note any paper POCM and permanent POC needed in each account – inside or outside the account (shelf strips, cooler stickers, price cards, banners, pole signs, etc.).
  4. Work Verification
  • Thank the manager/department head/receiving clerk to communicate and verify that all work has been completed.
  • Track all hours and mileage using the Paycor App.

 

Minimum Knowledge, Skills and Abilities Required:

  • Must be able to:
    • Lift 160 lbs.
    • Work outdoors in wet, cold (below freezing), and extreme hot weather conditions.
    • Work indoors in CEW environment (34 to 80 degrees).
    • Maneuver handcarts with product up to 140 lbs.
    • Use pallet jacks and maneuver up to 1,000 lbs.
  • Proper appearance (uniforms).
  • No earbuds in use while working in retail accounts.
  • Signed Customer 1st contract included in employment packet.
  • Valid driver’s license and good driving record.
  • Mathematical skills.
  • Organizational skills.
  • Be a team player (help other team members when needed).
  • Respect other team members.
  • Time management.
  • A-B product knowledge – ingredients, etc.
  • A-B freshness standards – code dates and rotation process.
  • Illinois liquor laws.
  • Inventory Management.
  • Fill, face, and rotate product.
  • Basic display building abilities.
  • Repack and “repair breakage.”
  • Price promotions, discounts, retail price points, in-store specials, and frontline pricing.
  • Display Building.

Job Type: Full-time

Pay: $18.00/hr (starting)

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Champaign Merchandiser

Job Description

The merchandiser’s role is to work with retail accounts in properly rotating product, filling shelves, maintaining backstock, and building displays at retail.  Merchandisers must maintain a strong relationship with Retail Managers to ensure that product rotation, displays and backstock are followed in accordance with Skeff Distributing and the Retail Accounts standards and guidelines.

Duties and Responsibilities:

  1. Product Delivery
    • Merchandiser works directly with the driver and salesmen to deliver product into each retail account in accordance with each retail account’s specifications.
  2. Communication
    • Communicate with the manager/department head/receiving clerk and execute their instructions.
    • Communicate with drivers on work orders, especially on drop-and-go deliveries.
    • Communicate Out-of-Stocks, etc. to the salesmen.
    • Thank the manager/department head/receiving clerk for their business before leaving the account.
  3. Merchandising Tasks in Retail Account
    • Account/Pre-delivery preparation with existing product.
    • Stock and rotate coolers, shelves, displays, and back stock for all Skeff Distributing products (beer and NA).
    • Keep back stock organized, neat, and condensed.
    • Carry some current POS.
    • Keep all areas clean in accounts (backrooms, floors, displays, etc.).
      • Clean all work areas.
      • Discard all boxes and shrink wrap.
      • Take all A-B pallets and all other supplier pallets to proper storage area for Skeff pickup.
    • (Re)Building displays.
    • Take care of breakage and Out-of-Code product and dedicate an area for each.
    • Repair breakage, discarding any broken or leaking bottles, cans, etc.
    • Make note of Out-of-Stock, close-dated, outdated, or damaged product and inform salesman.
    • Place or note any paper POCM and permanent POC needed in each account – inside or outside the account (shelf strips, cooler stickers, price cards, banners, pole signs, etc.).
  4. Work Verification
  • Thank the manager/department head/receiving clerk to communicate and verify that all work has been completed.
  • Track all hours and mileage using the Paycor App.

 

Minimum Knowledge, Skills and Abilities Required:

  • Must be able to:
    • Lift 160 lbs.
    • Work outdoors in wet, cold (below freezing), and extreme hot weather conditions.
    • Work indoors in CEW environment (34 to 80 degrees).
    • Maneuver handcarts with product up to 140 lbs.
    • Use pallet jacks and maneuver up to 1,000 lbs.
  • Proper appearance (uniforms).
  • No earbuds in use while working in retail accounts.
  • Signed Customer 1st contract included in employment packet.
  • Valid driver’s license and good driving record.
  • Mathematical skills.
  • Organizational skills.
  • Be a team player (help other team members when needed).
  • Respect other team members.
  • Time management.
  • A-B product knowledge – ingredients, etc.
  • A-B freshness standards – code dates and rotation process.
  • Illinois liquor laws.
  • Inventory Management.
  • Fill, face, and rotate product.
  • Basic display building abilities.
  • Repack and “repair breakage.”
  • Price promotions, discounts, retail price points, in-store specials, and frontline pricing.
  • Display Building.

Job Type: Full-time

Pay: $18.00/hr (starting)

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Edgard/Vermilian Merchandiser

Job Description

The merchandiser’s role is to work with retail accounts in properly rotating product, filling shelves, maintaining backstock, and building displays at retail.  Merchandisers must maintain a strong relationship with Retail Managers to ensure that product rotation, displays and backstock are followed in accordance with Skeff Distributing and the Retail Accounts standards and guidelines.

Duties and Responsibilities:

  1. Product Delivery
    • Merchandiser works directly with the driver and salesmen to deliver product into each retail account in accordance with each retail account’s specifications.
  2. Communication
    • Communicate with the manager/department head/receiving clerk and execute their instructions.
    • Communicate with drivers on work orders, especially on drop-and-go deliveries.
    • Communicate Out-of-Stocks, etc. to the salesmen.
    • Thank the manager/department head/receiving clerk for their business before leaving the account.
  3. Merchandising Tasks in Retail Account
    • Account/Pre-delivery preparation with existing product.
    • Stock and rotate coolers, shelves, displays, and back stock for all Skeff Distributing products (beer and NA).
    • Keep back stock organized, neat, and condensed.
    • Carry some current POS.
    • Keep all areas clean in accounts (backrooms, floors, displays, etc.).
      • Clean all work areas.
      • Discard all boxes and shrink wrap.
      • Take all A-B pallets and all other supplier pallets to proper storage area for Skeff pickup.
    • (Re)Building displays.
    • Take care of breakage and Out-of-Code product and dedicate an area for each.
    • Repair breakage, discarding any broken or leaking bottles, cans, etc.
    • Make note of Out-of-Stock, close-dated, outdated, or damaged product and inform salesman.
    • Place or note any paper POCM and permanent POC needed in each account – inside or outside the account (shelf strips, cooler stickers, price cards, banners, pole signs, etc.).
  4. Work Verification
  • Thank the manager/department head/receiving clerk to communicate and verify that all work has been completed.
  • Track all hours and mileage using the Paycor App.

 

Minimum Knowledge, Skills and Abilities Required:

  • Must be able to:
    • Lift 160 lbs.
    • Work outdoors in wet, cold (below freezing), and extreme hot weather conditions.
    • Work indoors in CEW environment (34 to 80 degrees).
    • Maneuver handcarts with product up to 140 lbs.
    • Use pallet jacks and maneuver up to 1,000 lbs.
  • Proper appearance (uniforms).
  • No earbuds in use while working in retail accounts.
  • Signed Customer 1st contract included in employment packet.
  • Valid driver’s license and good driving record.
  • Mathematical skills.
  • Organizational skills.
  • Be a team player (help other team members when needed).
  • Respect other team members.
  • Time management.
  • A-B product knowledge – ingredients, etc.
  • A-B freshness standards – code dates and rotation process.
  • Illinois liquor laws.
  • Inventory Management.
  • Fill, face, and rotate product.
  • Basic display building abilities.
  • Repack and “repair breakage.”
  • Price promotions, discounts, retail price points, in-store specials, and frontline pricing.
  • Display Building.

Job Type: Full-time

Pay: $18.00/hr (starting)

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Decatur Acount Manager/Sales Position

Role Scope:

The Account Manager, Hybrid position is a critical connection between Skeff Distributing sales personnel and our valued customers. This position is vital to utilizing the technology available via LOLA, ABIQ etc. and assisting in the sell in of new items/trends that will be crucial to the long-term success of these customers.  It will also ensure that our sales personnel are focusing on those objectives outlined each month to drive success for retail customers and Skeff Distributing.

Duties and Responsibilities:

1.  Managing Selling using Mobility Sales Tools

  • Monthly Objectives as established by AB and Sales Managers
  • Sell in new brands and packages to achieve distribution objectives.
  • Order inventory correctly to eliminate Out-of-Stocks.
  • Submit work orders through Mobility for:
  • Ensure KARMA surveys for Taps, Sampling and Friday Market Plans are completed.
  • Utilize Go Spot Check surveys to ensure execution at retail.
  • Utilize LOLA, ABIQ, BIR and other reports to drive business results.
  1. Execution of National and Regional A-B Blueprint
  • By channel and by month in accordance with A-B guidelines.
  • Review LOL results following each market visit.
  1. Account Planning
  • Identify opportunities in markets/accounts (displays, placements, POCM, etc.).
    • Competitive activity (pricing, brand positioning, new products, etc.).
    • Create a plan to obtain monthly objectives in each account each week.
      • Account plan by segment (KPIs, POD, KAM/National Accounts, POCM).
      • Measure objectives completed using M360 and KARMA.
      • Ensure new and existing accounts are opened, maintained, and classified correctly (BUD classification, on-, or off-premise, account contacts, etc.).
    • Execution of A-B market plans and route level objectives.
    • Ensure that the correct SKUs are available in each account whether single brand sell in or multiple package distribution behind major brands are required.
    • Knowledge of wholesaler SKUs in inventory.
    • Knowledge of discount scenarios by brands and packages.
  1. Servicing Retail Accounts
  • Manage all activities in a retail account in accordance with IL law.
  • Customer 1st in all dealings.
  • Build and leverage relationships.
  • Night Calls, promotions and samplings executed on and off premise.
  • Special Event Management.
  • Managing POCM in an account in accordance with IL law (temporary and permanent).
  • Updating POCM placements monthly in accordance with AB guidelines
  1. Communication
  • Communicate all pertinent account information with all departments (Admin, Delivery, Sales, Warehouse, Merchandisers, and Sign Shop) and retailers:
  • Out-of-Code,
  • Out-of-Stock,
  • Close-to-Code,
  • Displays,
  • Sampling,
  • special event equipment and delivery
  • account setup and changes,
  • inventory changes,
  • package placement location,
  • Communicate all on-premise activations and special event activity info (location, specials/brands, time, date, etc.) to Communications Manager to blog/post to social media sites.
  1. Product Knowledge and Corporate Training
  • Complete ABU BREW U required training and certification annually.
  • Continuous training through other resources if necessary.
  • Understand price markups/margins for PTC and PTR.
  • Knowledge of all supplier code date systems (Best by vs. Julian date).
  1. Knowledge and Use of Technology
  • Email
  • iPhone, iPad
  • Google Drive
  • A-B Marketing
  • M 360
  • VIP Sales App
  • Microsoft Office Suite of Programs
  • KARMA
  • Big Tin Can
  • Go Spot Check
  • Docs to Go.
  • Social Media
  1. Any other items assigned by SVP, Sales & Marketing and Sales Manager/Team Leader

 

Minimum Knowledge, Skills and Abilities Required:

  • College degree preferred or 3-5 years of industry experience.
  • Beverage sales experience preferred.
  • Ability to demonstrate effective computer skills.
    • Proficient with Microsoft Office Suite
      • Word
      • Excel
      • PowerPoint
    • Proficient with VIP, IDIG reporting tool software.
  • Must be highly organized with the ability to work efficiently and to set priorities.
  • Ability to communicate, both oral and written to a diverse group of external and internal customers
  • Must have a valid Driver’s License with a driving record acceptable to Skeff Distributing Company’s insurance carrier.
  • Must have completed AB Draught training and be able to fix draught issues at retail as well as draught issues on trailers at special events.
  • Must be able to pass all random substance exams.

Job Type: Full-time

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