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Check out employment opportunities at SGBC below!

HUMAN RESOURCES ASSISTANT
(3-Month Contract)

Sleeping Giant Brewing Co. believes in not only building a great team member, but a great team. Every department at SGBC  is interconnected and all staff  work collaboratively, sharing the same goal of producing and selling high-quality craft beer for all of Ontario to enjoy! At SGBC we are a passionate, creative, fun, caring, and hard-working team. Come join us!

As a Sleeping Giant Brewing Co. Human Resources Assistant you will be working with Ownership as well as all employees to help assist and maintain HR related materials. Including but not limited to day to day operations, production, working with staff, helping with benefits and getting introduced to the fun world of manufacturing! 

This job opportunity was created by the Government of Canada as part of a job grant. As per the Canada Jobs Grant, candidates must meet ALL of the following criteria: Be between the ages of 18 and 30, be a Canadian Citizen OR a Permanent Resident OR a person to whom refugee protection has been conferred under the Immigration and Refugee Protection Act, have a valid Social Insurance Number at the start of employment and be legally entitled to work in Canada. International students who do not meet the above criteria are not eligible for this program.

Duties and responsibilities include:

  • assisting ownership with daily tasks;
  • updating handbooks as needed;
  • creating templates to be used by staff;
  • helping solve compliance issues;
  • ensuring staff training is up to date;
  • maintaining files are up to date;
  • defining and updating roles; and
  • reviewing and assisting departments in updating SOPs.

Key competencies required include:

  • ability to be an exceptional team player;
  • work in a fast paced environment;
  • high level of initiative and takes pride in your work;
  • ability to work independently and problem solve;
  • passionate and knowledgeable about craft beer and our culture/industry;
  • love of all things Thunder Bay and of our amazing community; and
  • strong interpersonal and problem-solving abilities

Sleeping Giant Brewing Co. is an equal opportunity employer, and we value diversity and inclusion in our brewery. We promise to consider all qualified applicants for employment without regard to race, colour, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability, or any other legally protected factors. We are also able to provide accessibility accommodation during the recruitment process – just let us know with an email and we’ll work with you to make sure your needs are met. We appreciate your interest in the position and welcome your application, however only those retained for an interview will be contacted.

Applications must be received by email, no phone calls please.  We hope to have the successful applicant start as soon as possible.

Please submit resumes to jobs@sleepinggiantbrewing.ca 

SPECIAL EVENTS ASSISTANT
(3-Month Contract)

Please submit a resume and cover letter that outlines why you would be the perfect person for this position: jobs@sleepinggiantbrewing.ca Attn: Elke Cullis.

Sleeping Giant Brewing Co. believes in not only building a great team member but a great team. Every department at SGBC is interconnected and all staff work collaboratively, sharing the same goal of producing and selling high-quality craft beer for all of Ontario to enjoy! At SGBC we are a passionate, creative, fun, caring, and hard-working team. We’d love for you to join us!

This is a new position, and is a great opportunity to be involved with Sleeping Giant Brewing Company. You will report to our Retail and Tap room team and your main responsibilities will include working with other companies in our community to set up sampling opportunities. The ideal candidate is someone who is comfortable working alone, engaging with customers and enjoys all aspects of delicious craft beer.

This job opportunity was created by the Government of Canada as part of a job grant. As per the Canada Jobs Grant, candidates must meet ALL of the following criteria: Be between the ages of 18 and 30, be a Canadian Citizen OR a Permanent Resident OR a person to whom refugee protection has been conferred under the Immigration and Refugee Protection Act, have a valid Social Insurance Number at the start of employment and be legally entitled to work in Canada. International students who do not meet the above criteria are not eligible for this program.

Duties & Responsibilities include:

  • selling and sampling beer throughout the city of Thunder Bay;
  • setting up and taking down pop up/display booths at various events/locations;
  • organizing, maintaining and cleaning all equipment used;
  • engaging potential customers, answering questions and providing information on all products;
  • potential to create your own schedule as hours will vary, evenings and weekends will be part of the job;
  • will have shifts at Sleeping Giant Brewing Co. Retail and Taproom;
  • effectively and respectfully communicate with colleagues and customers; and
  • perform other related duties as requested by Retail and Taproom Manager.

Key Competencies include:

  • ability to listen to customers’ needs and work collaboratively;
  • ability to be an exceptional team player;
  • high level of initiative and takes pride in your work;
  • ability to work independently and problem solve;
  • passionate and knowledgeable about craft beer and our culture/industry;
  • able to think on your feet and meet short deadlines and/or shift focus and scope of work/projects; and
  • love of all things Thunder Bay and of our amazing community.

Qualifications include:

  • 1-year experience working in customer service preferred;
  • have a valid driver’s license;
  • have the ability to lift over 30lbs;
  • strong interpersonal and problem-solving abilities; and
  • updated Smart Serve.

Sleeping Giant Brewing Co. is an equal opportunity employer, and we value diversity and inclusion in our brewery. We promise to consider all qualified applicants for employment without regard to race, colour, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability, or any other legally protected factors. We are also able to provide accessibility accommodation during the recruitment process – just let us know with an email and we’ll work with you to make sure your needs are met. We appreciate your interest in the position and welcome your application. However, only those retained for an interview will be contacted.

SALES & LICENSEE ASSISTANT
(3-Month Contract)

Sleeping Giant Brewing Co. believes in not only building a great team member but a great team. Every department at SGBC is interconnected and all staff work collaboratively, sharing the same goal of producing and selling high-quality craft beer for all of Ontario to enjoy! At SGBC we are a passionate, creative, fun, caring, and hard-working team. We’d love for you to join us!

As a Sleeping Giant Brewing Co. sales team member, your role will support and report to the Licensee Sales Representative in multiple areas. You will assist the department by promoting and selling our products, including beer and a new hard seltzer product, supporting the sales team and assisting with off-site events. A passion for people, sales, events, physical labour, and the craft beer culture in Thunder Bay will ensure you’re the right person for this job.

This job opportunity was created by the Government of Canada as part of a job grant. As per the Canada Jobs Grant, candidates must meet ALL of the following criteria: Be between the ages of 18 and 30, be a Canadian Citizen OR a Permanent Resident OR a person to whom refugee protection has been conferred under the Immigration and Refugee Protection Act, have a valid Social Insurance Number at the start of employment and be legally entitled to work in Canada. International students who do not meet the above criteria are not eligible for this program.

Duties & Responsibilities include:

  • offsite tastings and events (evenings and weekends required);
  • sales invoicing;
  • sales calls to new and existing licensees;
  • assisting the Sales Department in all aspects of the sales cycle for multiple products;
  • phone sales and support to the sales team for sales promos;
  • assisting with the packaging and shipping of time-sensitive products;
  • supporting the Sales Team with new and existing SGBC projects and customers;
  • preparing orders for deliveries and assist with coordination of deliveries;
  • effectively and respectfully communicating with colleagues and customers;
  • performing other related duties as requested by Sales Manager and Licensee Sales Rep; and
  • working closely with other departments.

Key Competencies Required include:

  • ability to work a flexible work schedule with evening and weekend shifts;
  • ability to listen to customers’ needs and work collaboratively;
  • ability to be an exceptional team player;
  • high level of initiative and takes pride in your work;
  • ability to work independently and problem solve; and
  • passionate and knowledgeable about craft beer and our culture/industry.

Qualifications include:

  • 1-year experience working in customer service preferred;
  • experience working on marketing or sales projects an asset;
  • knowledge of Google Docs & Gmail an asset;
  • knowledge of Google sheets and ability to make spreadsheets an asset;
  • have a valid driver’s license;
  • have the ability to lift over 50lbs;
  • strong interpersonal and problem-solving abilities; and
  • updated Smart Serve.

Please send a resume and cover letter with attention to Maureen Mills, jobs@sleepinggiantbrewing.ca and include the Job title in the subject line.

Sleeping Giant Brewing Co. is an equal opportunity employer, and we value diversity and inclusion in our brewery. We promise to consider all qualified applicants for employment without regard to race, colour, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability, or any other legally protected factors. We are also able to provide accessibility accommodation during the recruitment process – just let us know and we’ll work with you to make sure your needs are met. We appreciate your interest in the position and welcome your application. However, only those retained for an interview will be contacted.

PART-TIME RETAIL & TAPROOM TEAM MEMBER
(Part-Time)

Sleeping Giant guests expect to be able to buy cool SGBC merchandise and do so in a clean, orderly, and friendly environment. Yes, this means folding shirts, dusting glasses, and cleaning up a beer spill or two. It also means having cool conversations about the products we carry, the beers we drink, and sometimes about the best places to go, and things to do in Thunder Bay.

The Part-Time Retail and Taproom Team Member is an energetic person who leads by example, sets the pace, assists where needed, and contributes to building a positive team spirit.

Key Competencies Required:

  • ability to work varied hours/days, including opening and closing of the store;
  • ensuring high customer service standards by supporting retail/taproom associates during peak periods or when scheduling conflicts arise and picking up shifts as needed;
  • knowledge of equipment and software including, but not limited to: Point of Sale (POS) programs, phone systems, spreadsheets, word processing, and inventory programs;
  • able to perform physical work in a busy environment; and
  • the employee must occasionally lift and/or move up to 55 pounds.

Duties & Responsibilities

The Part-Time Retail and Taproom Team Member is responsible for assisting with the day-to-day operations of the storefront and taproom, and making the guest experience a kickass one. This position reports to the Retail Store Manager.

General duties include:

  • setting the pace on the retail floor;
  • creating a positive team environment with all retail associates and working courteously and professionally with all vendors and co-workers;
  • respecting all SGBC staff and understands that no one person is more important than another;
  • ensuring that each guest receives outstanding service by providing a friendly, clean, and organized environment;
  • maintaining outstanding standards, solid product knowledge (both of retail products and SGBC beers), and all other components of customer service;
  • a thirst for learning about the craft beer industry locally and beyond is a definite plus;
  • ensuring appropriate merchandise stock levels, presentations, signage;
  • processing information and merchandise through computer system and POS register system;
  • balancing registers according to accounting and security procedures;
  • bringing potentially systematic problems that require immediate action to the attention of the Retail Store Manager;
  • providing friendly, knowledgeable brewery tours to visitors, guests and customers;
  • servicing brewery events in a friendly and professional manner;
  • demonstrating excellent craft beer and SGBC specific product knowledge when describing product features, serving, upselling or answering questions;
  • accurately operating and balancing cash register;
  • restocking retail items neatly and efficiently and keeping the taproom area (including the washrooms) stocked, clean and tidy;
  • restocking the beer refrigerator as needed;
  • bringing empty bottles back to the cleaning area;
  • cleaning and distributing dispensing units;
  • assembling gift baskets and executing upon a variety of promotions;
  • supporting events when required;
  • undertaking special projects, cleaning tasks per standard operating procedures and other related duties as assigned; and
  • any other responsibilities as assigned by the Retail Store Manager.

Sleeping Giant Brewing Co. is an equal opportunity employer, and we value diversity and inclusion in our brewery. We promise to consider all qualified applicants for employment without regard to race, colour, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability, or any other legally protected factors. We are also able to provide accessibility accommodation during the recruitment process – just let us know with an email and we’ll work with you to make sure your needs are met. We appreciate your interest in the position and welcome your application. However, only those retained for an interview will be contacted.

To apply, email your resume to jobs@sleepinggiantbrewing.ca and include your availability.