Are you an outgoing, super-friendly, goal-driven, self-starter who wants to spend your days talking about beer and DIY-food?
Brooklyn Brew Shop and FarmSteady are looking for an enthusiastic, entry-level Sales Assistant to join our multi-brand and globally-focused startup to support and help drive growth among our extensive network of retail partners.
Brooklyn Brew Shop’s mission is to get the world making beer one gallon at a time. We sell our line of compact, easy-to-use Beer Making Kits online and to retailers in 25 countries. In 2016, we launched a new brand called FarmSteady focused on less boozy food fermentation (cheese, kraut, etc…), urban gardening, foraging and other new and exciting kitchen projects.
As part of a small team based in DUMBO, you will work directly with the co-founders, creative director, marketing, production and customer service departments, retail partners, media and outside event organizers to devise and execute new sales initiatives to promote our mission, products and partners.
You: • Are a sales natural • Are a great team player • Love craft beer, small food producers and makers of all kinds • Are a solid writer, have a discerning eye for branding and keep on top of new products, retailers and trends • Have an entrepreneurial mindset: If you don't know something, you make it your mission to figure it out • Are a workhorse: You have a lot of energy, work quickly and are excited to support and create new accounts • Brooklyn Brew Shop and FarmSteady align with your passions and you're genuinely excited to bring our products to more people
Responsibilities include: • Assist the Sales Team with owning and deepening relationships with Brooklyn Brew Shop’s accounts • Follow up frequently via phone and email with new and existing customers • Research and build fantastic leads lists of new markets and potential retail partners • Assemble and ship out sales sheets, point-of-sale materials and samples • Represent Brooklyn Brew Shop at retail demonstrations and other beer events • Work with the warehouse team to make sure orders are shipping out accurately and on time and maintain contact with retail partners to make sure product is received on time and in good condition • Work with marketing team to create sales presentations, point-of-sale materials and retailer e-marketing campaigns • Keep up to date, accurate and organized CRM and Excel files
Qualifications: • Bachelors degree • You have at least one year of relevant work experience and/or fantastic internships under your belt • You are gregarious and would love to spend your days talking about beer • You are extremely self-motivated and able to juggle multiple projects + tasks efficiently • You have impeccable written and communication skills • You are a terrific team player, and are comfortable asking questions • You aren't afraid of technology and are ready to dive into new programs (such as our CRM system) • French or Spanish language skills are a huge bonus!
What your typical day might look like: • Reach out to new and existing customers via phone and email • Relay information between the Logistics Team, Sales Team and retailers to get orders that might need extra attention, out the door • Follow up with new accounts on their experience with Brooklyn Brew Shop • Research solid account leads in underserved regions • Basic data entry & order processing • Update the internal CRM system frequently
Perks: • A chance to work in a fast-paced beer and DIY food brand • Fun working environment with a team of bright and enthusiastic coworkers • 50% Employer-paid health & dental insurance coverage • Cool shared workspace with great amenities like bottomless coffee, beer on tap and rotating free events and happy hours
About Us: Brooklyn Brew Shop started out of the Brooklyn Flea in 2009 to get space-strapped New Yorkers brewing. With the idea that making beer (real beer from real ingredients) can be simple, tasty, and most important, fun, we design stylish, easy-to-use Beer Making Kits made especially for stove-top brewing and ingredient mixes for seasonally inspired beers.
In 2016, we launched FarmSteady: A new brand designed to bring the same straightforward and approachable attitude to all things food (including growing, foraging, making and fermenting).
Our products can be found at Urban Outfitters, Macy's, Nordstrom, as well as at independently owned shops nation-wide and across the UK, Canada, Spain, South Africa, Austria, Denmark, Switzerland, Norway, the Netherlands, and Singapore with retailers in new countries being brought on at an ever-increasing pace.
Please include a personalized cover letter with application.