Lower North Island Craft Beer Sales - Behemoth Brewing Co

Behemoth Brewing Company is a creative business with a focus on great craft beer. Alongside winning People’s Choice at GABS Auckland two years running, we’ve also won & taken runner-up at Beervana in that time. We love hops and making hop forward beers. As a fast-growing company, we are always looking for new ways to push boundaries and continue to bring better beers to more people. Signing on with Foodstuffs to make our beer available in most New World, Pak ‘n Save, & Foursquare supermarkets in the country has been a massive push this year and along with adding new export markets, we’re excited to see what comes next! 
We’re looking for an energetic, confident and intelligent Lower NI Business Development & Sales Representative (also savvy, proactive and forward thinking). We’re looking for candidates with hustle - people just bursting to get shit done and get sales cranking.
Are you passionate about selling and craft beer?? Would you like to work with an awesome brand, well, we may just have your perfect job! We are looking for a sales guru with proven experience across the complete sales-mix to lead our sales from Taupo to Wellington. (With the likely addition of x1 trip/ month to the South Island as well.) 
We want somebody who thinks best on their feet, someone who thrives on a challenge, a candidate who can speak persuasively and convince others of the rectitude of their approach. That can-do attitude and hands-on approach you mention on your CV? It will be tested. Every. Single. Day.
Job purpose

  • To develop, create and build awesome relationships (in Foodstuffs supermarkets, traditional liquor & on-premises) in order to take business sales growth to just under light-speed.

Essentials of the job
Day to day management of the Behemoth sales channel in the Lower North Island of New Zealand.
Provide the Behemoth team market insight that will assist in molding the Behemoth sales strategy in the Lower North island and further afield.
Make regular sales calls to designated accounts (existing and new) across the territory to cultivate customer relations and satisfaction. Ultimately delivering sales growth for the Behemoth brand.
Demonstrate sales abilities through successful presentation and tasting of beers and the promotion of new and existing products.
Provide accurate forecasting to enable production of beer in a timely manner for any specific activities that are planned.
Report on a monthly basis to the CEO on indicators as designated.
Organise and participate in sales and marketing events and tastings as designated.
Management of additional sales and tasting staff as and when required.
Some overnight travel will be required, with the potential requirement of some travel and work in Auckland and the South Island.

Experience, skills and qualifications

  • A proven track record as a sales representative, ideally having spent at least three years driving growth within one or more spirit/alcohol/beer brands (preferred, but any FMCG brand can suffice).

  • Proven experience of new product launching and a passion for craft beer.

  • Experience of using market insights to create a winning sales strategy; driving business growth at the same time

  • IT competency, including Google Suite of apps and CRM tools along with the ability to produce engaging presentations and sell sheets.


  • A passion to continue your understanding within craft beer

  • BJCP Certification

About you

  • Passionate about craft beer brands, heading towards becoming a guru.

  • A consummate sales professional capable of taking people with you with ease.

  • Creative and data-driven in equal measure.

  • A natural communicator able to tailor the tone and context of any message for maximum impact and understanding.

  • Visionary, able to take a brand and sales to the next level and follow through any opportunity that is presented to you.

  • Keen to board a rocket ship.

  • Highly intelligent, personable, eloquent and understands the need to inspire others to achieve your aims and objectives with enviable ease.

Why work for us?
Other than the standard benefits you expect to see from a business (think company car, phone, expense account, Kiwi Saver, per diem) we also offer…

  • Flexible and autonomous working. We’re focused on productivity, not the clock. We’ll work with you to make sure you’re happy with how and when you work. The position would require some work from home as we do not have offices in Wellington at present, but most of the time would be out in trade with your customers.

  • A relaxed, but motivated working environment There are no suits and ties here (unless you insist).

  • The opportunity to make a difference to the future of the business and grow professionally as we grow as a business.

  • Lieu Days - Completely flexible time in lieu days which accrue endlessly when time is spent working weekends or evenings (even while traveling!).

  • Free Beer Pretty much as much as you'd like to enjoy, research is important. How can you sell something you aren’t tasting?

Applicants for this position should have NZ residency or a valid NZ work visa.


Cathrine Van Venrooy