Red Bull Sales Associate

Columbia Distributing - Portland, OR (30+ days ago)3.4

Columbia Distributing is one of the nation's largest malt beverage, wine and non-alcoholic distributors. Our success is based on the fact that we never lose sight of delivering what are really important-quality products, timely service, and a genuine concern for our customers' needs. And we succeed because of the enthusiasm and dedication our employees bring to their jobs every day. Whether it's their dedication to our customers, their dedication to the communities we serve, or their dedication to each other-it's the people who work here that make it such a great place to work.

When you work for Columbia Distributing, you are part of a progressive, growing organization with a reputation for high quality products and services. We are hardworking, dedicated, men and women who have set out to become the nation's top distributor.


Medical, Dental, Vision, RX
Life and AD&D Insurance
Flexible Spending Accounts
Disability Insurance

Employee Assistance Program
Family and Medical Leave Act
401(k) Plan
Educational Assistance Program
Paid Vacation, Holiday and Sick time


Sales Associates accomplish sales, merchandising and distribution goals by assisting the execution of business objectives and company initiatives.

Key Responsibilities

Effectively sell, rotate and merchandise the Columbia Distributing portfolio in all assigned accounts
Provide route relief for Sales Representatives as scheduled
Interact respectfully and maintain dialogue with inter-company departments, suppliers and customers
Establish and maintain a high level of industry knowledge: beer, non-alcoholic, food journals, trends, market share, etc.
Maintain appropriate themed programs to meet supplier and company standards
Submit all required reporting, preplans, trackers, surveys, market surveys (MVPs), expense report, mileage log, etc. by the required due date
Manage inventory expenses in accordance with company policy
Understand and assist with MVP Standards
Monitor competitive activity and communicate strategies
Key Competencies

Strong sense of accountability
General knowledge of industry products
Excellent oral and written communication skills
Ability to develop strong relationships with internal and external customers
Ability to work independently while managing multiple tasks and meet deadlines
Work Environment

Work indoors with frequent walking in customer accounts

Physical Demands

Lift/carry/push/pull up to 50lbs.
Bend/stoop/crouch/squat/use arms/wrists/hands/grasp
Use of industry tools: hand truck, six wheeler, manual pallet jack, box cutter
Work indoors and outdoors
Driving required
Position Type/Expected Hours of Work

This is a full-time position, days/hours of work vary and may include weekends.


Ability to travel throughout the day to customer accounts
Required Education and Experience

High school diploma or GED required
Valid driver's license and auto insurance required
Minimum of 18 years of age
Preferred Education and Experience

Bachelor's degree
1 year of previous beverage industry sales experience

AAP/EEO Statement

Columbia Distributing is an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, sex, religion, national origin, age, protected veteran status, disability status, or any other characteristic protected by law.

Please note this job description is not designed to cover or contain a comprehensive listing of activities, duties or responsibilities that are required of the employee for this job. Duties, responsibilities and activities may change at any time with or without notice.

Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.