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South Puget Sound Community College (SPSCC)  seeks a highly motivated and qualified candidate for the position of Director of Business & Distribution for Craft Brewing & Distilling.  Please apply online at: https://www.schooljobs.com/careers/spscc/jobs/3913590/director-of-business-distribution-craft-brewing-distilling

The Director of Business & Distribution for Craft Brewing & Distilling reports directly to the Vice President for Finance & Operations and is responsible for financial management of Percival Creek Brewing, Distilling, and Cider. The Director of Business and Distribution works in close collaboration with the Director and Assistant Director of Craft Brewing and Distilling and the Dean of Social Science & Business as part of a team to build and grow the Craft Brewing and Distilling program.

South Puget Sound Community College is committed to increasing its cultural diversity with an emphasis on equity and inclusion among its professional staff. A firm understanding of anti racist policy development coupled with the skills to eliminate barriers that harm underrepresented people is a college requirement. The students that we serve come from a variety of backgrounds. On average, 43% of SPSCC students are people of color. We strongly encourage members of the underrepresented groups, veterans, and bi- or multi-lingual individuals to apply for this position to help meet the needs of our diverse students and service district. 

And if that isn't enough?  We also offer: 

  • A healthy work/life balance for our employees with the opportunity for flexible work schedules and remote work depending on position and college needs
  • Fine dining in the Percival Room, offering vegetarian, vegan, and gluten-free choices as part of our Culinary Arts and Baking & Pastry Arts programs
  • Campus bookstore offering snacks, apparel, and specialty supplies
  • The Clipper Coffee Corner serving Batdorf & Bronson coffee and a selection of delicious food items from our baking/culinary students
  • A brand new Health & Wellness Center
  • FREE Bus service every 15 minutes to downtown Olympia and beyond
  • FREE parking on our campuses – permits are not required
  • On-campus child care
  • Percival Creek, which runs beneath our campus footbridge, provides year-round beauty and views of Chinook, Coho, and chum salmon pass through each fall
  • Many walking paths that are marked and on nicely paved sidewalks
  • SPSCC promotes wellness with a variety of different workshops and events on campus
  • Lots of activities with our Artist & Lecture series, which are FREE for staff and faculty
  • Many community events in the Kenneth J. Minnaert Center for the Arts
  • Employee Resource Groups (ERGs) that offer an opportunity for SPSCC employees to gather and connect around issues that define them personally, and which affect their work at the College and their professional development. Current Employee Resource Groups include:
    • Staff and Faculty of Color (SFOC) ERG - an employee network which strives to create an intentional and relational foundation for community and trust building across different groups through shared values.
What You'll Do

Responsibilities and duties of the Director of Business and Distribution include, but are not limited to, the following: 

  • Responsible for financial management of Percival Creek Brewing, Distilling, and Cider; primary point of contact for budgetary needs within facility/program.
  • Maintains and monitors facility and program budgets; creates and reviews appropriate financial statements, activity reports, and other performance data to measure productivity and goal achievement; provides budget summaries to assist with long-term planning.
  • Responsible for maintaining financial and tax documents to comply with all local, state and federal government requirements.
  • Responsible for sales and marketing of Percival Creek brands.
  • Works closely with Director of Craft Brewing and Distilling to formulate productions protocols for all Percival Creek brands.
  • Develops and implements the communication and marketing strategies across all Percival Creek product lines.
  • Negotiates and maintains distribution, materials, and ingredient procurement contracts for the facility.
  • Works with Craft Brewing and Distilling team and product distributers for timely and effective product distribution; sets up and oversees tracking systems for purchases of materials and equipment, and sale of products.
  • Represents SPSCC and Percival Creek at trade associations, guild meetings and speaking engagements.
  • Serves as the liaison between the Craft Brewing and Distilling program and the SPSCC Foundation.
  • Other duties as assigned.


Qualifications You Possess

Minimum Qualifications:

  • 1-2 years minimum of proven success in the craft brewing and distilling industry and wholesale distribution management or associates degree in craft brewing, distilling, and cider making. 
  • A good understanding of industry leading analytic tools (i.e. RI, Nielsen, VIP, or others).
  • Understanding of pricing and general operations.
  • Passion for the industry, a genuine sense of pride in all that you do, and a strong work ethic.
  • Strong knowledge of the craft brewing and distilling industry. 
  • Highly motivated and a self-starter. 
  • Willingness to travel approximately 30% of the year.
  • Strong organizational skills and the ability to work alone and within a team environment.
  • Strong communication skills 
  • Intermediate computer competence in Word, Excel, Power Point, and Outlook.
  • Ability to complete administrative requirements on time.
  • Must have a clean driving record as Motor Vehicle Record checks will be conducted on candidates.
  • Conflict Management & Engagement -- The ability to engage cultural conflicts that occur between individuals and groups.
  • Flexibility -- The ability to respond and adapt to new and changing situations.

Preferred Qualifications:
  • At least 2 years of proven success in the craft brewing and distilling industry and wholesale distribution management.  
  • A thorough understanding of the three-tiered system.
  • Brilliant knowledge of the college history, and innovative craft, brewing, and distilling program. 
  • Strong aptitude or experience in selling craft brewing, distilling, and cider making offerings and distribution of products.
To Apply

Applications must be completed online at: https://www.schooljobs.com/careers/spscc/jobs/3913590/director-of-business-distribution-craft-brewing-distilling and include the following attachments:

  1. Cover letter addressed to the Screening Committee highlighting your ability to perform the responsibilities and competencies described in the job posting.
  2. Current resume/CV showing all educational and professional experience which demonstrates how you meet the minimum and any preferred qualifications.
Top candidates will be notified directly to interview for this position. Selection will be based on the applicant's knowledge, skills, and abilities to perform the duties listed in this job posting as identified in the materials requested above. Applications with comments directing the reader to see attachments will be considered incomplete.
Veterans Preference
Applicants who meet the minimum qualifications and are wishing to claim Veterans Preference should redact their personally identifiable information from a copy of their United States Department of Veterans Affairs honorable discharge documentation and email to neaton2@spscc.edu with the job number for which they are applying in the subject line.
Background Check Condition of Employment
Employment with the college is contingent upon the successful completion of a comprehensive background check. Any adverse information will be considered on a case-by-case basis and does not automatically preclude a candidate from employment.

South Puget Sound Community College values diversity and is an Equal Opportunity Employer and Educator

South Puget Sound Community College provides equal opportunity in education and employment and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, age, disability, genetic information, sex, sexual orientation, marital status, creed, religion, or status as a veteran of war. Prohibited sex discrimination includes sexual harassment (unwelcome sexual conduct of various types). SPSCC provides reasonable accommodations for qualified students, employees, and applicants with disabilities in accordance with the Americans with Disabilities Act and Federal Rehabilitation Act. The following person has been designated to handle inquiries regarding non-discrimination policies, Title II and Title IX, Samantha Dotson, Executive Human Resource Officer /Title IX Coordinator, 360-596-5361, ssoto@spscc.edu, Building 25, Room 220, 2011 Mottman Rd SW, Olympia, WA 98512;  South Puget Sound Community College is a smoke-free/drug free environment.

Applicants needing accommodation in the application process in an alternative format may contact the Human Resources office at (360) 596-5500.  
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