Wayfinder Beer – Sales Manager – Brewbound.com Craft Beer Job Listing

Wayfinder is a vaguely sinister, lager-centric brewery restaurant located in the Southeast Industrial District of Portland, Oregon and is committed to making compelling and clean lagers and ales. As a primarily self-distributed brewery, we’re looking for an ambitious and experienced sales manager to continue growing our brand presence in both the local market and in select out of market regions.

Primary Responsibilities

Act as a primary point of contact for full account base and out of market distributors

Grow business within existing accounts and customers

Solicit new business from retail accounts

Meet or exceed monthly, quarterly and annual goals

Assist in forecasting and inventory management

Manage sales + delivery team members

Work with leadership team to build brewing schedule

Identify, develop and execute sales initiatives and opportunities

Regularly provide updates to management and team 

Command deep understanding of market dynamics

Demonstrate in depth understanding of the Wayfinder Beer’s brand, ethos and values 

Maintain clear and consistent communication to ensure goals and deadlines are met

Use data to identify market opportunities to strengthen sales

Identify business issues quickly and take corrective action to minimize impact

Conduct meetings and trainings to develop, and motivate the team to ensure success

Perform all other duties as assigned



Self-motivated and ability to work with a limited amount of direction

Time management, project management, analytical and problem-solving skills

Ability to operate with ambition and positive attitude

Ability to work both independently and within a team to accomplish goals

Detail oriented and extremely organized

Strong sense of urgency and commitment to achieving results

Strong written and verbal communication skills

Ability to be a great listener 

General knowledge of basic brewing practices



An interest and knowledge of craft beer

Minimum 3-4 years’ experience in alcohol beverage industry, preferably including 3+ years of sales experience

3-5 years of management experience

Prior experience with a self-distributed brand or with a distribution company is A plus

Experience with Ekos, Quickbooks, Google Suite and/or ability to learn new platforms 

Must be available to work nights and weekends when necessary

Must be 25 years of age

Must have a valid driver’s license and clean driving record  

Must have OLCC Server’s Permit or ability to obtain upon hiring

Must be able to lift and or move up to 50 pounds and regularly maneuver 165 pound kegs

Must currently reside in the Portland, Oregon metro or willingness to relocate immediately

Bonus points for Cicerone Certification



Competitive pay + bonus structure

80% paid insurance


Beer Benefits

Meals in the pub / employee discount


You should apply if you’re passionate about food and beverage and if you’re excited to be a part of building the future of the beer industry. We want to meet you; whoever you are, wherever you’ve been, and wherever you’re going.


Wayfinder Beer provides equal employment opportunities (EEO) to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability or genetics. In addition to federal law requirements, Wayfinder Beer complies with applicable state and local laws governing nondiscrimination in employment.