Sales Manager (Columbus)

Rhinegeist Brewery

Columbus, OH, USA

Full time

Dec 13

 Reports To: Self Distribution General Sales Manager

Position Type:  Full-time, Salary + Bonus, Benefits

Based In: Central Ohio

 Company Overview: 

Rhinegeist Brewery is a regional craft brewery based in the historic Over-The-Rhine in downtown Cincinnati, Ohio. We have built a strong and dedicated team of employees that believe in the power of beer to bring people together, create fantastic ideas, and build a community. Our unique group of employee-owners believes that it is our responsibility to make inspiring beverages and cultivate memorable experiences. We strive to find high-quality, creative solutions with a fierce spirit of independence as we grow. Rhinegeist welcomes all people and is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Diverse candidates are strongly encouraged to apply. 

 Position Summary: 

This role will focus on the growth of Rhinegeist in Central Ohio and the surrounding areas, the creation of incredible relationships within our current market and building awareness of the Rhinegeist brand in areas currently not served

 Essential Functions:

  • Develop and execute a business plan to grow the Columbus market
  • Build & execute Weekly, Monthly, Quarterly Plans to achieve annual market goals
  • Develop and maintain strategic relationships with key retailers and distributor personnel
  • Represent Rhinegeist at festivals, dinners, tastings and events
  • Manage Point of Sale (POS) & execute marketing strategy throughout the territory
  • Sell in and conduct training programs with retailers, restaurateurs and consumers on the Rhinegeist portfolio
  • Conduct and/or attend wholesaler(s) sales meetings, educate sales personnel on Rhinegeist brands, and ride with sales personnel
  • Represent Rhinegeist at festivals, dinners, tastings and events
  • Execute quarterly sales and performance metrics
  • Have strong sales, communication and presentation skills
  • Live in or are willing to move to the central Ohio area
  • Be energetic, organized and a motivated problem solver who can focus and achieve quarterly objectives
  • Deep knowledge of the local craft geography and culture
  • All other tasks as assigned


  • Enjoy extensive car travel.
  • 2+ years experience in beverage sales experience preferred but not required
  • Valid Driver’s License, good driving record and a reliable automobile
  • Basic understanding of industry terminology and beverage reporting metrics
  • Ability to lift  and maneuver more than  30 pounds

Please consider applying even if you do not match all the listed qualifications. Additionally, reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions of a position. 

Benefits at Rhinegeist 

  • Health/Dental/Vision Insurance
  • Employer Paid Basic Life Insurance
  • 17 days of PTO
  • Paid Parental Leave
  • Employee Paid Short-Term/Long-Term Disability/Additional Life Insurance
  • Dependent Care – Flexible Spending Account
  • 401k Match Offered
  • 10 Paid Holidays
  • Employee Assistance Program
  • Employee Stock Ownership Plan (ESOP)
  • Free Breakroom Snacks
  • Beer and Merchandise allowance

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