Beer Sales Trainee
Job Details
Topeka Crown - Topeka, KS


$20.25 per hour

Full time/hourly

Shift: Sunday- Thursday


Interested in joining a winning team? Start your career in beer with Crown Distributors!

CDK is always looking for great employees to share in our passion for excellence! Our team oriented culture and can-do attitude provide the perfect platform for individual growth opportunities in delivery, sales, marketing, warehouse, and administration.

Our Culture / Our Mission:

CDK's goal is to be the best distributor in the country. We provide our customers with superior service compared to our competition. We maintain the quality of our products at the highest standards possible. CDK provides a safe and ideal work environment for our employees that generate pride in their work and sets goals for personal improvement. CDK is a fast-paced company that's always looking for ways to improve customer and employee satisfaction.

Why CDK?

CDK employees rave about the team members and management they work with. The organized
systems we have in place keep things running smoothly which keeps our employees happy. Not
to mention, a career in beer has a lot of perks, including but not limited to:

  • Taxi Reimbursement to prevent drinking and driving and promote safe fun
  • Company sponsored parties including Friday Afternoon Club and holiday parties
  • Safety shoe reimbursement
  • High quality, low personal cost benefits including medical & dental and vision insurance, ST/LT Disability, Life Insurance, Accident & Critical Illness insurance
  • 401K with up to a 5% match
  • Paid sick leave
  • Paid vacation
  • Paid holidays

Position Purpose

This position is designed for people who are looking to start their career in sales. Sales trainees will learn the skills needed to succeed in any sales role here at Crown Distributors. Trainees are put through a structured training program including working with managers, chain, on and off premise representatives, and cross-training with other departments to prepare them to move into a more permanent sales role.

Trainees work with others on customer accounts to ensure customer satisfaction. This position will stock shelves, build displays, ensure stores are stocked, and overall quality assurance of products while working for accounts.

Once through the basic training the position will assist the Chain, On and Off premise pre-sales teams as assigned by the Sales Trainee Manager while continuing education on advanced sales skills such as opening accounts, building contacts, closing, and more.

  • May include weekends, holidays, special events, and more


Essential Functions:

  • Attendance 
  • Safely maneuver cases and kegs
  • Remain compliant with drug, alcohol, and motor vehicle policies 
  • Maintain work productivity over differing conditions including but not limited to temperature and order quantity 
  • Adhere to all state and company processes and procedures


Principal Accountabilities

  • Assists in liquor and grocery store re-sets as assigned by the manager.
  • Aggressively solicit and secure primary positions of Crown brand permanent and paper P.O.S.
  • Performs major merchandising projects assisting the managers and pre-sales staff. Position requires a significant amount of physical activity
  • Responsible for understanding and complying with all quality assurance guidelines of Crown.
  • Takes on special projects as assigned by the manager; i.e., supplier retail surveys, crew drives, short week assistance, etc.
  • Develop and maintain excellent customer rapport.
  • Submit all required reports neatly and on time.
  • Responsible for adhering to State and Crown credit regulations and policies and collects outstanding debts as requested by Crown management.
  • Maintains proper upkeep of Company vehicles and observes safe driving habits when operating all Company vehicles.


Ideal Candidate

  • Responsible, detail-oriented, passionate about quality
  • Ability to lift 35 pounds repetitively
  • Ability to push, pull, or lift 165 pounds occasionally
  • Must be a minimum of 21 years of age
  • Clean driving record
  • Ability to use 2-wheeler/hand cart
  • Outgoing personality, ability to communicate with customers professionally
  • College degree is preferred but not required
  • General knowledge of beer
  • The ideal candidate will live within 30 miles of Manhattan

Please note, employment will be aligned with laws across the board and aspects of the position are subject to change.


Sales Trainee, Topeka KS

Full Time/ Hourly


Please note selected candidates will be subject to an MVR & criminal background check and a pre-employment physical/drug screen.