Taproom Assistant Manager

About Us:
Shannon Brewing Company brews all natural, beautiful, wholesome, easy-drinking beer. We fire-brew our award-winning beer with pure spring water, whole grain, whole flower hops and a whole lotta love.

Shannon Brewing Company fosters a team environment. We lend a hand with anything that needs to be done and support each other to ensure the brewery is successful. Come help us grow!

About the Position:
The Taproom Assistant Manager (TAM) will report directly to the Taproom Manager and be an integral part of our event management team. He or she will be responsible for helping with all aspects of the brewery’s taproom sales, private event sales, and hospitality operations — including but not limited to outbound sales calls for the taproom, taproom inventory management, taproom hospitality management, taproom personnel and volunteer management, hospitality sales and management, taproom and brewery rentals, brewery events, taproom beer operations, vendor management and all related taproom activities. The TAM is a primary member of our brand team, meaning he/she will be in a very visible position and participate in brewery tours, festivals, sales promotions and other outside activities.

The Ideal Candidate:
The ideal candidate must have at least two years of applicable brewery, taproom or bar experience and a passion for the brewing industry. He or she will have a strong background in bar sales, taproom/bar operations, beer quality assurance programs, inventory management, labor management, event planning, social media management, and applicable tax reporting processes. The ideal candidate will have a passion for solving problems and creating value for the company and its customers. This person will provide leadership and training both internally and externally, and represent the company within the industry.

Job Purpose:
The TAM’s primary responsibility will be to assist in running the brewery’s inside sales effort and taproom operations as a profit center, including all sales, marketing, promotions and events. This is a hands-on position — requiring the TAM to personally work in the taproom and at brewery events! The TAM will assist in scheduling / managing volunteers working in the taproom during normal hours, after hours and at all brewery events.

Duties include but are not limited to the following:

  • Independent bar shifts are required
  • Outbound calls to new and existing accounts as it pertains to inside sales.
  • New business development for the taproom.
  • Answer and manage in-bound sales calls.
  • Manage inventory for taproom sales — including beer, merchandise and supplies.
  • Assist in scheduling and managing volunteers to work the taproom during normal hours, after hours and at all brewery events.
  • Assist in scheduling and managing all taproom vendors — including food trucks, musicians, and all other vendors related to taproom activities.
  • Assist in scheduling and managing all brewery tour and open house operations — Saturday open house management and participation is required.
  • Assist in cost control and profitability for all taproom activities and events.
  • Rigorously maintain draft systems in the taproom.
  • Assist in managing all online sales, fulfillment, inventory and ordering.
  • Assist in managing front house POS operations.
  • Assist in managing cleanliness, appearance, and merchandising in the taproom, beer garden and surrounding exterior areas.
  • Field and manage customer, media and press inquiries.
  • Assist in managing on-site events, private parties and inside beer dinners.
  • Assist in managing all social media regarding internal brewery events and taproom activities.
  • Manage all cash transactions, deposits and sales reports for internal operations.
  • Other duties include: Manage effluent processing as it relates to the above operations, cleaning and organizing standards, equipment maintenance, assist with Daily Record of Activities, festival participation, brewery representation at appropriate events. Enter appropriate data into the CRM and ERP software systems.

Compensation:

  • Hourly + Tips

Benefits:

  • Monthly Beer Allotment
  • Shift Beer

Desired Skills and Experience:

  • A minimum of two years experience working in a brewery taproom or craft bar is required.
  • Strong understanding of craft beer is required
  • TABC Certification is required
  • Experience in event planning or coordinating strongly preferred
  • Knowledge of draft systems, including CO2 and Nitrogen gas is preferred
  • Previous brewery experience preferred
  • Cicerone certification preferred
  • Available to work flexible schedules including weekend and night shifts
  • Possess an entrepreneurial spirit and passion for beer
  • Strong work ethic.
  • The ability to work autonomously and as part of a team.
  • Strong organizational and multi-tasking capabilities, strong communication skills; verbal, listening and written
  • Ability to work on your feet; standing and/or walking 8-10 hours a day
  • Lift and/or carry up to 55 pounds
  • Lift and maneuver a keg (up to 165 lbs)
  • Work on wet floors and with wet equipment
  • Maintain a sanitary environment
  • Knowledge of Microsoft Office

Evening and weekend work is required.

If you wish to be considered for this position, send cover letter, résumé and salary requirements to:

Shannon Brewing Company
818 North Main Street
Keller, TX 76248
Or email to: info@ShannonBrewing.com