Mainstem is entering an extremely exciting new chapter. What was once a woefully under-capitalized and understaffed conservation craft malt brand is now launching into legitimacy. We’re raising money, building an industry-leading craft malt hub in Walla Walla, sowing the seeds for a future Alaskan malt supply, and growing an exceptional team to build on this most dynamic dream.
We’d like to have top picks identified for the following positions in December. The plan is to onboard as money comes in through March 2019, in anticipation for spring 2019 planting and our first in-house malting. If you’re interested in one of the positions below, or have a dream position in mind, please tell us more by sending a fresh cover letter & resume to firstname.lastname@example.org. Thanks in advance for your time & energy.
Full time professional positions starting at $50k/year plus benefits. Part time professional positions starting at $25/hr. Employee stock incentives for all.
AG & Procurement Manager
Work FT from friendly Walla Walla
Help form trusting, innovative, and resilient relationships with grain growers across Washington, Oregon, Idaho, and Alaska. Workload to include seeing eye-to-eye with a diversity of farmers from conservative to crunchy; annual crop contracting, forecasting & risk management; agricultural data collection & analysis; operational integration of on-farm conservation campaigns. Your work will flow downstream through Malt Production & Customer Engagement teams. You’ll help build a team of staff and contractors to support your work.
Specific Requirements: Agricultural BA or MS; team leadership experience; farm upbringing or work experience; computer & technology savvy.
plant & production manager
Work FT from sunny Walla Walla
Help build and oversee a state-of-the-art craft malt house and other ancillary production, enabling high caliber performance from specialist production staff. Your work will dovetail with upstream innovations via the Procurement & Agriculture team and with downstream innovation via the Customer Engagement team. You’ll help build a team of staff and contractors to support your work.
Specific Requirements: Formal education in engineering; manufacturing work experience; passion for OR production experience in brewing, distilling, or malting; team leadership experience; computer & technology savvy.
MALTing & pilot brewing specialist
Work FT from spectacular Walla Walla
Help whisper Mainstem grains into malt for full-custom and quick-ship order, with precision machinery and an unprecedented degree of land-based innovation. In your spare time, you’ll support a pilot brewing program to push the limits of place-based malt flavor. You’ll take the lead on developing and managing a QA/QC program for all malting fermentation products. You’ll help build a team of staff and contractors to support your work.
Specific Requirements: Formal training in fermentation and/or malting; production brewing, distilling, or malting work experience; QA/QC lab tech experience; computer & technology savvy; team leadership experience.
Customer engagement manager
Work FT from charming Walla Walla
Help develop and manage Mainstem’s unique non-salesy sales framework. You’ll work to close innovative feedback loops from field to finished product and back upstream, empowering customers as key decision makers in the malt supply chain. Work with Production to identify opportunities, constraints, and malt production targets; work with Customer Engagement Reps to ensure they have what they need to thrive in matching malt production capacity to malt demand.
Specific Requirements: Proven sales experience in the craft beverage industry, or associated raw materials supply; team leadership experience; computer & technology savvy.
Customer engagement specialist
work PT from seattle metro area
Help implement Mainstem’s unique non-salesy sales framework. You’ll close innovative feedback loops from field to finished product and back upstream, empowering customers as key decision makers in the malt supply chain. Workload will include identifying, developing, and supporting customer projects that connect Mainstem customers to upstream innovation in the supply chain; computer & technology savvy.
Specific Requirements: Active pro brewing or distilling career with extra capacity for 10-16 hour/week average commitment to Mainstem; supportive primary employer; strong team player; computer & technology savvy.
Technology & Data manager
work FT from lovely Walla Walla
Help develop & manage Mainstem’s data-driven approach to malt supply chain management, with an eye toward internal operational efficiencies, sustainability, and downstream experience. You’ll work closely with Production, Agriculture, and Customer Engagement teams to form effective data flows. Workload will include tech purchasing & setup, database development & management, data collection & analysis, and identifying things that curent management does not understand but will be extremely important to the above. You’ll help build a team of staff and contractors to support your work.
Specific Requirements: Formal computer science education; enterprise technology work experience; team leadership experience.