Kegstar is an innovative asset pooling startup that specialises in supplying rental stainless-steel kegs to the beverage industry. Founded in 2012 by serial entrepreneur’s Shane Bradley & Adam Trippe-Smith, The business has grown from a fleet of 880 kegs and a small serviced office in Sydney Australia to operations in New Zealand, UK, USA, Ireland and The Netherlands with a keg and cask fleet of over 700,000. In December 2015, Brambles, a leading asset pooling and supply-chain logistics company operating in more than 60 countries, acquired Kegstar with the intent to make Kegstar a global business whilst maintaining the its individualism, entrepreneurialism and unique culture.
Christian Barden, now our MD, started Kegstar in the highly competitive and a fantastic small dedicated team in the UK in March 2016. It’s growing fast with more than 600 customers welcoming a new smart keg solution across Europe and turnover now more than US$10m. Kegstar already has great business and brand momentum with an established fun team and many great third-party providers to help them succeed.
Young, vibrant and with an innovative business model, Kegstar partners with a large percentage of the breweries in Australia with a passionate, lean and high-performance team.
At Kegstar we value agility, innovation and getting s#*t done! We know that to deliver fast paced growth in a small team environment, success can only be achieved by working as one team. So, at Kegstar we work a little differently to what you might be used to in larger corporates. We look out for each other, find creative ways to solve problems and move quickly to implement solutions.
We love technology and our customers. We pride ourselves on being a friend to the industry, not just because we love great craft beer and cider but because by helping our customers to grow, our industry grows and so do we. To achieve our goals, we keep our eyes firmly planted on the data and make fast, smart decisions that enable us to change course quickly in response to market feedback.
Kegstar believe its entire customer experience starts from within and is dedicated to helping more great beverages be enjoyed by more happy drinkers and that starts with recruiting good people.
On the face of it our business is simple…we rent kegs…but when you dig down a bit you realise that to make that happen seamlessly, there is a whole level of complexity that requires the relentless need for simplicity, focus and discipline to succeed.
And that is where you come in… our Kegstar Business Manager, helping us to live up to our mission of getting as much quality beer, cider, wine and pre-mixed spirit mixers into the market as quickly as possible, by being a friend to the industry.
The role will suit a pragmatic, tenacious, dedicated, capable, sociable and fun-loving individual who is prepared to be truly hands on in every aspect of the business. Preferably, with a passion for craft brewing, you will bring your ‘hands-on’ experience of exceptional account management to build successful relationships with our customers and partners, all whilst learning and understanding their day to day requirements. Experience acquiring and onboarding new customers, as well as and working with existing customers to really develop both businesses is a core focus for this role.
Kegstar is a young company with a real drive for growth. And because we are a small team, we work together to deliver on our promises to our customers and investors. So, if you are excited by the prospect of joining an established fast-moving start-up, then Kegstar may well be the place for you.
Essential Capabilities and Qualifications
- Solid track record in growing business and identifying opportunities
- Eager, driven, results oriented and solution based selling technique
- Self-driven with a commercial mindset and good analytical skills
- Preferably, a lover of great beer and an intrinsic understanding of the beer, cider and drinks market
- High levels of sales acumen and operational integrity
- Ability to work in a fast-paced and ever-changing environment
- A willingness to roll up your sleeves and get involved
- Able to demonstrate self-motivation and self-management skills
- Tertiary qualification in commerce/marketing is desirable
- Strong industry reputation would be preferred
- Valid driver’s license
Kegstar support flexible working arrangements including working from home options. Therefore, flexible on location across Australia with a preference for a Sydney, Melbourne or Brisbane base.
No recruiters or sponsorship requests please.
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