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Founder/President

Brian Dunn

Director of Sales & Marketing

Anna Nadasdy

Sales

Bryan Baltzell- Denver Metro/ N. Midwest US Area Manager
Dave Broecker- Southeast US Area Manager
Sami Hartman- Denver Metro Rep
Adam Kimball- Colorado State Manager
Tannea Musselman- Western US Area Manager
Joel Scally – Denver Metro Rep
Kyle Svoboda- Southern Colorado Rep

Marketing

Shannon Berner- Marketing Manager
David Wright – Events & Festivals Coordinator

Tap Room & Tour Staff

Will Curtin – Tap Room Manager
Miguel Lopez- Barrel Bar Manager
Rachel Johnsen- Hop Shop Manager
Andrea Bracken
Mei Chiang
Tom DeAngelis
Adam Dreyer
Ilana Gdanski
Matthew McKniff
Morgan Maestas
Nathan Michaels
Cassie Silvia
Cory Sova
Jason Wilson

Vice President of Business Operations

Bryan Slekes

Vice President of Brewery Operations

Ryan Fox

Special Operations

Bob Malone

 

Brewers

Ro Guenzel – Brewery Manager
Ethan Osborne – Head Brewer
Katie Cochrane
Chris Depew
Bryan Harris
Elliot Kehoe
Charlie Parsons
Mark Ruiz
Jaroed Sarmiento
Zach Turner

Packaging

Jeff Martin – Manager
Drew Archuleta – Supervisor
Nick Utley – Supervisor
Todd Bellmyer
Jonathan Blair
Andrew Fischer
Sam Geiger
Jacob Johnson
Heath Michael
Wesley Morrison
Derrick Timm
Mike Waugh

Director of Finance

Mary Lehner

Human Resources

Brandon Harrelson – Director

Accounting & Administration

Alexis Zanetell-Hamlin

Logistics

Ryan Rafferty – Manager
John Ament – Supervisor
Tim Cave
Mike Josten
Grant Laughren
Brian McGinnis
Dan Moore
Adam Seppala

Quality Assurance

(See job opening below)

Maintenance & Facilities

Andrew Luedtke – Facilities Manager
Brian Alexander
Tyler Hudziec
Bill Pierson


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Job Opportunities

Our hardworking, creative, and passionate team is just as balanced and assertive as our beers. Want to join the ranks? We’ll post any openings here as they become available. Scroll down to see full job descriptions for the following available positions:

Western Colorado Sales Rep

Northeast Area Sales Manager

Quality Assurance Supervisor

Customer Service Representative (6 month fixed-term contract position)

 

Western Colorado Sales Representative

(posted 6/3/15)

This position will be based in western Colorado and will cover the western Colorado area.

Job duties include, but are not limited to:

- Obtaining new business through draft and bottle placements at new on- and off-premise accounts.

- Maintaining and increasing business in existing accounts.

- Coordinating and working events, promotions, and tastings throughout the area.

- Improving the visibility and position of Great Divide beers and POS in marketplace.

- Working closely with Great Divide Denver sales team and various western Colorado area distributing salespeople.

- Communicating weekly recap reports to Colorado Sales Manager.

Qualified applicants should possess a sturdy knowledge and passion of the Colorado craft beer business, experience in a similar role at a brewery, distributor, or retailer, strong written and verbal communication skills, capability to multi-task, and a major appreciation for organization. Applicants should also possess reliable car transportation, a clean driving record, night and weekend flexibility, and an exceptional relationship-building personality.

We offer a full benefits package, incentive plan, 401(k)… and of course plenty of delicious beer!

Interested and qualified applicants can send a resume and cover letter to CoolJobs.Sales@greatdivide.com with the subject line “Brewery Representative – Western Colorado”. This role will be posted until the position is filled.

 

Northeast Area Sales Manager

(posted 7/30/15)

Great Divide Brewing Company, an award-winning regional craft brewery located in Denver, Colorado, is adding to its Sales Team!

This position will be based in the Mid-Atlantic area and will cover the Northeast U.S. Region.

Job duties include, but are not limited to:

- Managing existing distributor network across 6 states, including helping to create and implement goals for Annual Business Plans, conducting periodic Business Review Meetings, maintaining clear and consistent communication with Brand Managers, and working with Distributor Sales Reps to learn, know, and love the Great Divide brands.

- Working closely with the Denver Logistics Team to ensure adequate and appropriate inventory levels are maintained.

- Obtaining new business through draft and bottle placements at new on- and off-premise key accounts and maintaining and increasing business in existing key accounts.

- Improving the visibility and position of Great Divide beers and POS in marketplace, including coordinating and working events, promotions, and tastings throughout the area.

- Working closely with Sales & Marketing Director to strategize future growth of region, including hiring additional street-level Sales Reps.

Qualified applicants should possess superior knowledge and passion of the craft beer business, experience in a similar role at a brewery or distributor, ability to excel in an autonomous work environment, exceptional work ethic and ability to understand the big picture while keeping a close eye on the details, strong written and verbal communication skills, capability to multi-task, and a major appreciation for organization. Applicants should also possess reliable car transportation, a clean driving record, night and weekend flexibility, and an outstanding relationship-building personality.

We offer a full benefits package, incentive plan, and 401K.

Interested and qualified applicants should send a resume and cover letter to CoolJobs.Sales@greatdivide.com with the subject line “Area Sales Manager – Northeast”. Interviews will be conducted as qualified resumes are received and position will be posted until filled.

 

Quality Assurance Supervisor

(posted 5/1/15)

Great Divide Brewing Company in Denver, CO is currently looking for a Quality Assurance Supervisor.

This position’s primary responsibilities will be the management of the Quality Department and the daily operations of the lab. The Quality Assurance Supervisor position is full-time, available immediately and will report directly to the Brewing Manager. Additionally, the Quality Assurance Supervisor will work closely with all departments within the brewery.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities Include but are not limited to:
• Perform quality assurance testing and analytical procedures on work in progress, finished beer and raw materials.
• Prepare media, assays and reagents for quality testing.
• Collect samples for analysis from the brewery at various stages in the brewing process.
• Perform chemical and microbiological analysis of water, wort, yeast, beer, brewery equipment and environment.
• Train and validate employees on aseptic sampling procedure, sanitation practices and at-line testing.
• Assist in raw materials selection and maintain lot tracking.
• Perform routine audits of packaging materials for consistency and performance.
• Collect, maintain, compile and present quality related data including departmental proficiency information.
• Maintain a clean and orderly laboratory environment and accurate data documentation including the QA database.
• Investigate customer complaints and communicate with our customers and sales team.
• Use, maintain and calibrate analytical equipment and instrumentation.
• Conduct periodic quality, process and food safety audits.
• Maintain an organized beer archive.
• Assist in identifying critical control points and drive overall process control and improvement.
• Work with all brewery departments to ensure consistent, high-quality product and efficient release of packaged beer.
• Communicate consistently with brewery personnel and management regarding quality assurance issues.
• Advocate and promote continuous quality and safety improvement.
• Organize and lead the sensory analysis program.
• Order lab supplies as needed.
• Attend meetings and brewery functions as required.

Education, Experience and Certification/License Requirements:
• At least 5 years of experience in brewery quality assurance.
• At least 3 years proven success in a leadership role managing 3 or more employees.
• Degree in microbiology, chemistry, biology or biochemistry preferred.
• Formal brewing education a plus.
• Extensive experience and understanding of aseptic packaging procedures, cleaning and sanitation, preventive maintenance, brewing microbiology and microscopy, record keeping and data analysis.

Technology Requirements:
• Computer proficiency including MS Office Suite.

Competencies:
• Positive attitude with an ongoing sense of urgency.
• Ability to understand and execute against deadlines.
• Excellent time and people management skills.
• Strong interpersonal skills and a proven ability to work effectively with others.
• Ability to prepare, maintain and execute against a budget.
• Demonstrated mechanical aptitude.
• Strong ability to teach/mentor and motivate all types of individuals.
• Advanced mathematical and reasoning skills.
• Excellent written and verbal communication skills.
• Strong overall understanding of HACCP programs and OSHA regulations and requirements.

Physical Requirements:
• Must be able to lift 65 pounds and move 175 pounds regularly.
• Must have the ability to regularly stand, walk, use hands, reach, climb, work from heights, stoop, kneel and crouch.
• The ability to work near moving parts and machinery.
• Close vision, distance vision, peripheral vision, depth perception, the ability to adjust focus and the ability to see color; either with or without accommodation.
• The ability to work in loud, wet, cold, hot, indoor and outdoor environments frequently.

Great Divide offers a very comprehensive benefit program to its employees. Compensation is competitive and will depend upon experience and qualifications.

Please send resume, cover letter and references to CoolJobs.Production@greatdivide.com and reference “QA Supervisor” in the subject line. No drop-ins, no recruiters, no phone calls, please.

Customer Service Representative (6 month fixed-term contract position)

(posted 7/27/15)

Great Divide Brewing Company in Denver, CO is currently looking for a Customer Service Representative (CSR) for a 6 month fixed-term contract position, with the possibility to hire full-time afterwards.

Great Divide is looking for a passionate individual who loves working directly with people. The ideal candidate will be passionate not only about craft beer and everything about our company, but also about ensuring the highest possible customer experience for those trying to contact us for inquiries or issues. This person will often serve as the first point of contact through mail, email, phone, and possibly face-to-face interactions. Must be incredibly knowledgeable of the company’s values and be up-to-date on company products and activities. Must be able to communicate articulately both verbally and in writing to effectively relay knowledge, solve issues, and direct customers to the appropriate department.

Summary
This job functions as a marketing support role, and therefore will be responsible for general customer service duties, but also helping with press and customer related shipments, assembly of marketing kits for distribution, monitoring of office items and various other tasks.  This role interacts with customers to provide and process information in response to inquiries, concerns and requests about products and services.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities Include but are not limited to:

  • Resolve customer complaints via phone, email, mail, or social media.
  • Greet customers warmly and ascertain problem or reason for calling.
  • Respond promptly to customer inquiries.
  • Handle and resolve customer complaints.
  • Provide pricing and delivery information.
  • Organize workflow to meet customer timeframes.
  • Direct requests and unresolved issues to the designated resource.
  • Communicate and coordinate with internal departments.
  • Follow up on customer interactions.
  • Assist with placement of keg reservations.
  • Act as the company gatekeeper.
  • Work with manager to ensure proper customer service is being delivered.
  • Compile reports on overall customer satisfaction.

Qualifications and Education Requirements

  • High school diploma, general education degree or equivalent.
  • Knowledge of customer service principles and practices.
  • Knowledge of relevant computer applications, and the ability to type.
  • Knowledge of administrative procedures.
  • Numeric, oral and written language applications
  • General product knowledge of craft beer and specific knowledge of Great Divide beer.

Preferred Skills/Key Competencies

  • Interpersonal skills
  • Communication skills – verbal and written
  • Listening skills
  • Problem analysis and problem-solving
  • Attention to detail and accuracy
  • Data collection and ordering
  • Customer service orientation
  • Adaptability
  • Initiative
  • Stress tolerance

Work Environment
The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate.

Other Duties
Please note this job description is not designed to cover or contain a comprehensive listing of activities, duties or responsibilities that are required of the employee for this job. Duties, responsibilities and activities may change at any time with or without notice.

We offer a full benefits package, incentive plan, 401(k)… and of course plenty of delicious beer!  Please remember that this is a fixed-term contract position.

Interested and qualified applicants can send a resume, cover letter, and references to CoolJobs.Marketing@greatdivide.com with the subject line “Customer Service Representative”. This role will be posted until the position is filled.  No drop-ins, no recruiters, no phone calls, please.

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Nothing available for you? In the meantime, if you’d like to submit your resume for future consideration please send it to the appropriate department below. We’ll keep it on file and contact you should a suitable position open up.

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