Smog City Brewing Co. Jobs

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Smog City Brewing Co.

Open Positions 


Job Description

Part-time Beertender

 (Positions open at Glendora and Torrance Brewery & Taproom)

To apply to any of our open positions, please send your resume along with a cover letter to ilovebeer@smogcitybrewing.com and be sure to include the job title & location in the subject line.

Smog City Brewing Co. has four taprooms that are the heart of our business and we are looking for experienced restaurant/bar professionals to join our amazing team. Our beertenders are the frontlines of our brewery, getting the opportunity to guide our customers to their favorite beer, help them explore new styles, and ensure everyone that comes to Smog City is welcomed with open arms. We pride ourselves in being a diverse group of creative individuals that have a strong passion for quality beer, all things Smog City, and coloring outside the lines. 

Job duties may include, but are not limited to:

  • Uphold Smog City customer service standards, making our taprooms a welcoming place for everyone.
  • Greet and interact with guests in a polite and respectful manner.
  • Answer questions and educate guests about Smog City beer, teaching them about our products, culture, and brewing process.
  • Pour and serve our beer with an attention to detail.
  • In addition to beertending, there will be shifts that will require you to be the Smog City host, greeting customers, seating them at their table, and maintaining wait lists.
  • Act as the primary taproom cleaner and dishwasher on certain shifts.
  • Follow all Taproom SOPs, including all new COVID-19 cleaning and social distance procedures.
  • Help maintain our draft systems as needed, including cleaning draft lines and communicating any issues or changes you notice to the appropriate team member.
  • Make recommendations for improvements and constantly be looking for opportunities to make our taproom experience better. 
  • Help us with social media content, taking photos when appropriate and adding them to our shared albums.
  • Maintain a safe work environment.
  • Practice responsible service standards.
  • Do you part to make sure our space stays clean, including sweeping, mopping, washing glassware, restocking restrooms, etc.
  • Work morning, afternoon, night, and/or weekends as needed.
  • Participate in beer festivals and events as needed.
  • Work Smog City special events as needed.
  • Help with Smog City deliveries as needed to the local L.A. area, including prepping orders and making deliveries.

Requirements:

  • 1 - 3 years of restaurant or bar experience in a customer facing role.
  • Good interpersonal skills with the ability to work effectively with individuals and groups at all organizational levels.
  • Impeccable customer service skills and a desire to interact with and host a wide range of individuals with varying levels of beer knowledge.
  • Ability to proactively look for opportunities to make improvements in taproom operations and suggest steps to make changes. 
  • Must be a motivated self-starter.
  • Ability to multitask and prioritize responsibilities in a fast-paced environment.
  • Desire to learn about craft beer and quality standards, including draft maintenance.
  • Flexibility to work at any of our 4 taproom locations when needed.
  • Knowledge and passion for craft beer is preferred with an emphasis on education and helping customers find their new favorite beer they didn’t know they liked.
  • Knowledge of Square POS systems preferred.
  • Draft system knowledge preferred.
  • Proof of completion of LEAD course in accordance with ABC regulation within 30 days of hire.
  • Open availability to work weekends (Friday - Sunday).
  • Ability to follow and adhere to all COVID-19 procedures and guidelines.
  • Clean driving record preferred.

Minimum Physical Requirements:

  • Must be in good physical condition and able to maneuver in tight/confined spaces.
  • Must be able to walk, sit, stand, crouch for extended periods of time.
  • Must be able to lift at least 50 lbs. and maneuver at least 165 lbs. kegs.
  • Must be able to perform all job duties while wearing a face mask at all times.


Job Description 

Brand Ambassador/Sales Rep (LA County - East LA)

Smog City Brewing Co. is a Torrance based, family-owned craft brewery and we are are looking to expand our sales team. We’re focused on brewing quality products & have been leaders in the craft beer industry since 2011. The Brand Ambassador will be accountable for ensuring that sales goals are met by strategically increasing sales volume through sustainable growth. They will utilize strategic sales skills and consumer purchasing habits to target new accounts and maintain long-term relationships. This position will start as a part time role but there will be room to grow into a full-time position.

To apply to any of our open positions, please send your resume along with a cover letter to ilovebeer@smogcitybrewing.com and be sure to include the job title & location in the subject line.

Job duties may include, but are not limited to:

  • Responsible for increasing distribution and volume of Smog City products across both the key on & off premise accounts.
  • Manage an account list of on-premise & broad market accounts in LA County.
  • Conduct sales calls (core sales via distributor as well as direct self-distro products).
  • Self-distro deliveries, including loading kegs and cases of beer, dropping them off at an account, and collecting payment. 
  • Use time efficiently to balance sales, deliveries, events and relationship management.
  • Complete weekly recaps/breakdowns of what was accomplished each week (google form filled out after each stop).
  • Prioritize growth of placements as well as volume including but not limited to events.
  • Conduct an average of 1 event per week (when the market is ready again). Events are to be held at retail accounts with the purpose of educating customers about Smog City beers.
  • Work with the wholesaler to manage brand growth in the market.
  • Add value to all key accounts by offering creative, impactful support and by keeping the accounts informed about all upcoming releases within the company.
  • Improve velocity in accounts by building displays, driving distribution, resetting coolers, displaying POS items, educating retail employees, hand selling, sampling, securing features, and developing promotional programs.
  • Communicate with all departments as necessary.
  • Participate in beer festivals and company events as needed.
  • Embody the Smog City Brewing Co. culture in everything you do.
  • Maintains responsible expense planning to achieve maximum return on investment.

Requirements:

  • This position requires excellent communication skills across voice, email, and use of Slack/messaging app. 
  • Highly motivated self-starter willing to get results and grow volume and loyalty for the Smog City brand.
  • Ability to multitask & prioritize responsibilities in a fast-paced environment.
  • Work morning, afternoon, night, and/or weekends as needed (max 30hrs a week to start).
  • Be a team player. 
  • Ability to manage a budget.
  • Industry Knowledge and existing relationships are a plus.
  • 1-3 years of sales related experience – beverage industry preferred .
  • Good interpersonal skills with the ability to work effectively with individuals and groups at accounts, wholesaler & brewery.
  • General craft beer & draft system knowledge is preferred.
  • Clean driving record.
  • Ability to follow and adhere to all COVID-19 procedures and guidelines when out in the field or at the brewery.

Minimum Physical Requirements:

  • Must be in good physical condition and able to maneuver in tight/confined spaces. 
  • Must be able to walk, sit, stand, crouch for extended periods of time. 
  • Must be able to lift at least 50 lbs. and maneuver at least 165 lb kegs. 
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