Pabst

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Pabst – Why Work For Us?

With over 30 beers in our portfolio, Pabst Brewing Company is the largest American-owned brewery. Since 1844, we’ve taken pride in brewing beers that have become iconic, cherished American brands. Brands that promote regional pride, and brands that express common bonds amongst people all over the world.

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Pabst is honored to be part of so many lives. We work tirelessly to provide worthy products and memorable experiences in local communities. Loyalty is hard to come by these days. Being your beer of choice is a great privilege, which is why we deliver nothing less than award-winning taste and quality.
Trust your good times to Pabst.

At Pabst, we craft distinctive brews for true beer-lovers. These people understand that quality doesn't come from expensive advertising.
It comes from maintaining the heritage of our brands, true community connections and, most importantly, meticulous brewing standards. Standards that can be tasted in every can and pint, which is why we're fortunate to have such loyal followings. With over 30 unique beers in our portfolio, we're sure that there's a PBC brand you'll come to cherish.

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With our diverse portfolio of national and regional brands, we are experiencing unprecedented growth. it's an exciting time to be at Pabst. It's a time for fostering an investment and growth strategy that allows us to maintain our entrepreneurial spirit.

We don't operate like the industry behemoths. Our local approach builds unique relationships with our consumers because we support them in fun, meaningful ways that are relevant to their communities. It's rarely the easiest approach, but the results are rapidly growing followings that exude passion and loyalty.

To accomplish this, we are looking for talented individuals committed to working with a team of genuine brand champions; our consumers feed off of us. If you're ready to be a beacon, we look forward to hearing from you!

  • Full Benefits (medical, dental, vision)
  • 401k w/ 4% match wth immediate vesting
  • Paid Holidays
  • Paid Vacation
  • Flex & Floating Days Off
  • Fun Company Culture - we sell beer!
  • Flexible Working Hours
  • Telecommuting for Positions in the Field
  • Beer Ambassador Program
  • Car & Phone Allowance
  • FREE BEER

Dean Metropoulos

 

Chairman
Pabst Brewing Company

 

C. Dean Metropoulos, Chairman and CEO of Metropoulos and Co., a boutique private equity and management firm, is chairman of PBC and is involved with the company's strategic and long-term direction.

 

 

Evan Metropoulos

 

Co-CEO
Pabst Brewing Company

 

Since taking ownership of Pabst Brewing Company in June 2010, Evan has worked with PBC's management team to develop strategies for marketing and sales, new product innovation, international growth, and complementary acquisitions.

Prior to PBC, Evan reenergized iconic American consumer brands through his father's acquisition and management business, CDM & Co. From a young age, he showed innate business sense and marketing acumen. At age 16, Evan brought a fresh, guerilla marketing approach to International Home Foods' portfolio of brands including Bumble Bee Tuna, Chef Boyardee, and Gulden's Mustard. His vision and strategies resulted in newfound cultural awareness, a welcomed shift in brand perception, and most importantly, a strong growth in sales.

Before turning 19, Evan had developed and negotiated national marketing campaigns with Vince McMahon and the WWE, which featured Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson's first commercial; the “Howard Stern Show;” NFL stars Warren Sapp, Jeremy Shockey, and Clinton Portis; and major motion pictures. These programs generated significant affinity and increased sales for brands such as Chef Boyardee, Gulden's Mustard, and the Hungry-Man frozen dinner line.

After selling International Home Foods in 2000 to ConAgra Foods for $2.9 billion, Evan worked with CDM & Co. to bring Aurora Foods, which includes brands such as Aunt Jemima, Duncan Hines, and Log Cabin, out of bankruptcy. After the successful restructuring and marketing overhaul, the new corporation, renamed Pinnacle Foods, was sold in 2007 to the Blackstone Group for $2.2 billion.

The consummate marketer, Evan has always been a sought-after personality with the uncanny ability to leverage his intriguing story for valuable brand exposure through personal appearances on programs such as “The Tonight Show with David Letterman,” MTV's “True Life: I'm the Youngest Tycoon in the World,” multiple appearances on “The Howard Stern Show,” CNN's “Money Line with Lou Dobbs,” CNBC, and “The Late Late Show with Craig Kilborn.” His marketing strategies have also been covered by Seventeen Magazine, the New York Times, and the Wall Street Journal.

 

 

Daren Metropoulos

 

Co-CEO
Pabst Brewing Company

 

Since acquiring the Pabst Brewing Company, America's largest privately held beer company, with his brother, Evan, and father, Dean, in June 2010, Daren has overseen PBC's extensive organizational and operational restructuring, including the formation of a new management team and the reopening of an office in Los Angeles, the second-largest beer market in the country.

Pabst Blue Ribbon continues to be one of America's fastest growing consumer products and the only American lager growing in all 50 states. Daren and his brother work with the management team on new product innovation, international growth, and effective investment in the PBC brand portfolio, which includes one of the fastest growing American brands in Pabst Blue Ribbon.

Prior to PBC, Daren spent over a decade working for his father's acquisition and management business, Metropoulos & Co., with a focus on consumer goods. He played an integral role in restructuring the food conglomerate Pinnacle Foods, as well as successfully reenergizing iconic American brands -- such as Chef Boyardee, Ghirardelli Chocolates, and Hungry Man -- with award-winning marketing, packaging design, and sales strategies.

In 2005, Daren recruited NFL superstars Warren Sapp, Jeremy Shockey, and Clinton Portis for a national Hungry-Man Dinners advertising campaign. Three national television commercials featuring the players anchored the campaign. Daren's oversight of the creative development, production and editing resulted in content that was well received by consumers and the advertising industry, with two of the commercials being awarded the prestigious Telly award.

In addition to TV, Daren oversaw the campaign's market activation, which included game-day grassroots efforts in NFL stadiums nationwide, as well as consumer promotions with top Hungry-Man retailers. The campaign was a major success, leading to double-digit growth for the brand.

In addition to his consumer goods experience, he managed his family's acquisition of the distressed luxury hotel, Castle on the Hudson in Westchester, NY. His innovative hospitality vision and commitment to a top-tier staff established a new, positive culture, resulting in the hotel reaching profitability within two years of the purchase.

Daren has been involved in numerous commercial and residential real estate transactions in New York, Connecticut, Massachusetts, and California. He continues to look for new and exciting real estate opportunities nationally.

 

 

John Coleman

 

President
Pabst Brewing Company

 

John P. Coleman is the President of Pabst Brewing Company, with responsibility for overseeing all areas of business. Including but not limited to, national sales, distributor relationships, all marketing ventures, business planning, budgeting, creating and filling new positions, enterprise accountability, and research and development. John brings tremendous leadership skills and a vast knowledge of the alcoholic beverage industry to his role at PBC.

Prior to joining Pabst Brewing Company in February 2012, John spent 23 years at Anheuser- Busch, Inc. His last position at AB prior to joining Pabst was an Officer of the Company and the Vice President of Sales, West where he had responsibilities for overall sales, marketing and revenue for the key states of California, Arizona, Nevada, and Hawaii. He directed the activities of 560 employees in Field Sales, Wholesaler Operations, Key Accounts, Geographic Marketing, Sports Marketing, Media and Wholesaler Development and was responsible for $1.6 billion in revenue.

Prior to his Role as Vice President of Sales West, John served as Sr. Sales Director where he was responsible for managing 21 distributors in Northern and Central California and generated $420 million in sales during his time in this role. John’s previous positions at Anheuser-Busch, Inc. include Senior Sales Director of Northern California, Senior Sales Director Retail Sales, Sr. Key Account Manager, Key Account Manager, Manager of Total Quality Management and District Sales Manager.

A native of Brooklyn, New York, John holds a B.S. in Marketing from the University of Dayton. He currently resides in Thousand Oaks, California with his wife Laura and his two children Victoria and Emily.

 

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Additional Info

Website www.pabstbrewingco.com
Headquarters Los Angeles, CA
Size 150 to 499 Employees
Founded 1844
Type Company - Private
Industry Manufacturing
Revenue $50 to $100 million (USD) per year

The Pabst Brewing Company is a 19th-century brewer retooled for the 21st century. The company, founded in Milwaukee in 1844, today is something of a "virtual" brewer. Pabst owns no breweries, but instead, it contracts with MillerCoors to actually manufacture its beers, while Pabst retains the brand ownership of and does the marketing for its stable of blue-collar brands (including Pabst Blue Ribbon, Blatz, Pearl, Lone Star, Old Milwaukee, Old Style, Schlitz, and Colt 45). Pabst Brewing was owned by the Kalmanovitz Charitable Foundation until June 2010, when it sold the... More

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