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At Central States Beverage Company, being the best means having the best team in the business. We are always looking to meet talented professionals who can lead our business to an even greater level of success.

Category Manager


Category Manager

Area of Focus

Category Management/Cooler Sets

Job Description

The Category Manager position is a sales oriented position utilizing sales, retail insights and category solutions necessary to grow our retailers’ beer category as well as expanding Central States Beverage Company’s portfolio via the space and assortment available in our retail accounts. 

We are seeking a self-motivated, organized and results driven individual to represent Central States Beverage Company and our portfolio of brands in a professional manner.  This position will combine category selling as well as office work needed to identify, develop and sell in cooler set projects in our off premise retail accounts in Missouri and Kansas.

This position looks at account opportunities by leveraging multiple data sources and shopper insights along with a deep understanding of the total beverage alcohol category as well as the current retail environment. The Category Manager’s role requires excellent communication skills that will be used with our retail customers and also in a working relationship with the Central States sales team. Utilizing JDA Space Planning software, this person will create, sell in, and implement individual account cooler set projects as well as chain account projects from start to finish.  

Preferred Qualifications

  • Strong MS Office skills specifically with Excel, Word and Power Point.  (JDA Space Planning skill training will be provided after hire)
  • Understands selling, merchandising, and marketing products in retail accounts.
  • Bachelor’s Degree encouraged but not required.
  • Previous sales experience encouraged but not required.

Draft Technician - Full Time

Central States Beverage Company is seeking applicants to fill one full time opening within our Draft Department.

The Draft Department Central States Beverage Company is responsible for the quality of our draft beer products at retail first and foremost. In addition, the team also is responsible for the execution of daily dispense maintenance, working special events and more.

This position requires attention to detail, clean driving record and willingness to learn regardless of experience. Nights, weekends, holidays are a part of the schedule we maintain so be ready to work. This is a very rewarding position with a growing company who is looking for a great addition to our team.

Class A CDL is required or employee must obtain class A license within 90 days of employment.

What do we offer? Competitive pay, outstanding Health Insurance, Paid Holidays, 401k, Company Vehicle and more.

What are you waiting for? Apply Today!

Merchandiser - Entry Level - Full Time

We are currently accepting applications for our merchandiser position, an entry-level position into our sales department.

Candidates must be responsible, detail oriented, passionate about quality and committed to the little details often overlooked by others. Candidates for this position must be a minimum of 21 years of age with a clean driving record. A college degree is preferred as well as knowledge of beers. Certified Beer Server via the Cicerone training program is desired at a minimum.

This job includes weekends, holidays, special events and more. The team members in this role often spend a great amount of time lifting and bending thus the candidate must be able to lift at least 50 lbs. This is a very physical job, as you know beer by the pallet is not light and we sell a lot of beer. This position often assists in the delivery, stacking and rotation of product to ensure quality. The ability to use a 2-wheeler/hand-truck/pallet jack is a plus. All of the hard work makes the cold beer at the end of the day that much better.

MUST obtain Class A CDL within 90 days of employment. Training provided.

Prospective applicants please email your resume to rgliesman@csbev.com

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