JOHNSON BROTHERS 101

Johnson Brothers is a leading beer, wine, and spirits distributor, providing world class service to customers across the U.S. We’ve been in business since 1953, representing global, industry-leading suppliers as well as the best local brands. To learn more about our rich history, click here.

STEP - Johnson Brothers Sales Talent Engagement Program Johnson Brothers will Provide Foundational Sales Experience which will Develop Talent and Leadership Abilities and Promote to all arms of the organization.

Advancing Through Sales

Sales Consultant in Training points to Sales Consultant which points to District Manager

Sales Consultant in Training

Supporting.
Learning.
Developing.

Over the first few weeks of your career, you'll receive training in the form of shadowing sales routes, providing merchandising support, and in trainings through the Johnson Brothers Learning Academy

Sales Consultant

Driving Business, Relationships, and Industry Knowledge

In the next few years of your career, you’ll interact with retailers in your assigned territory, building relationships, driving sales, and learning more about industry trends, history, and the stories behind our products.

District Manager

Coaching, Mentoring, Leading, and Driving Results Through Others

Your next step is to take on a role as a people leader. Delivering coaching and feedback based on your sales consultant experience and thinking strategically, analytically, and outside of the box will help you get the best out of your team!

  • Sales Consultant in Training

    Supporting. Learning. Developing.

    Over the first few weeks of your career, you'll receive training in the form of shadowing sales routes, providing merchandising support, and in trainings through the Johnson Brothers Learning Academy

  • Sales Consultant

    Driving Business, Relationships, and Industry Knowledge

    Over the first few years of your career, you’ll interact with retailers in your assigned territory, building relationships, driving sales, and learning more about industry trends, history, and the stories behind our products.

  • District Manager

    Coaching, Mentoring, Leading, and Driving Results Through Others

    Your next step is to take on a role as a people leader. Delivering coaching and feedback based on your sales consultant experience and thinking strategically, analytically, and outside of the box will help you get the best out of your team!

WHERE DOES THIS LEAD?
CAREER GROWTH

District Manager

Sales Management

Category Management

Supplier Relations

Trade Development

Training and Development

Epiphany Fine Wine Sales Team

National Accounts

E-commerce

Business Analytics

Epiphany Luxury Sales Team

How You'll Learn

You’ll learn an incredible amount while you ascend the career ladder here at Johnson Brothers! We have internal, on-demand learning resources with our Johnson Brothers Learning Academy and external certifications that we sponsor in the WSET. You’ll also be surrounded by experienced and talented peers and leaders who will help to mentor you as you grow in the process.

Internship

An internship with Johnson Brothers provides the opportunity to gain experience in sales/merchandising, accounting, information technology, and marketing. Interns also enjoy social outings including sporting events, mixology contests, happy hours, brewery tours, and more! For more information on internship locations and timing, please use the link below to navigate to the application, or reach out to a member of our team.

5 interns on a brewery tour

WHY INTERN AT JOHNSON BROTHERS?
HEAR FROM FORMER INTERNS

Gracie Olson

St. Paul, MN | Marketing Communication Intern

How would you describe your internship in one word?
Interesting!
Did your internship meet your expectations?
Yes, Johnson Brothers exceeded my expectation with their Internship Program which I am grateful I got to be a part of. Everyone is so welcoming and genuinely trying to help you succeed!
My favorite part of my Internship was the events that we got to do together. From learning together to getting to know each other this Internship filled all my buckets for a great networking opportunity!
What advice would you give a new intern at Johnson Brothers?
Don't be afraid to ask questions. There are so many wonderful people at JB ready to help out anyone!

Jad Saouma

St. Paul, MN | Business Analyst Intern

How would you describe your internship in one word?
Underestimated. Amazing Experience.
Did your internship meet your expectations?
It did not meet my expectations, it went over them. I thought it will not be an interesting experience, I underestimated it because as far as I knew that the internship program at JB is new, so I thought it wouldn’t be as serious. But it turned out, at least for me, to be a useful and interesting one.
What was your favorite part about your internship?
Meeting and working with professionals!
What advice would you give a new intern at Johnson Brothers?
Always ask for stuff to do, keep yourselves busy, don’t waste your time. Don’t wait for someone to reach out and assign work for you to do. Ask, engage, be curious.

Levi Hapka

St. Paul, MN | Sales Intern  

How would you describe Johnson Brother’s culture?
A culture of excellence is very apparent at Johnson Brothers. From top to bottom the Johnson Brothers team is full of individuals that know and love their job. They are all the best at what they do! The culture at Johnson Brothers is fun and friendly. From in-office events to outside-of-office events, there is always a friendly face and a good time waiting.
How would you describe your internship in one word?
Fulfilling
Did your internship meet your expectations?
Yes! My internship at Johnson Brothers provided me with a real-life, tangible work experience that leveled up my understanding of the beverage industry.
What was your favorite part about your internship?
My favorite part of the internship was the Stoli Ukraine project I worked on. From working on this project, I gained independent sales experience and was able to achieve the goals my managers set for me.
What advice would you give a new intern at Johnson Brothers?
Be all in & go to everything! Johnson Brother’s hosts several work events and tastings that happen both during and after work hours. These events are always fun and a great opportunity to meet more of the Johnson Brother’s Family!

Chelsea Erickson

Raleigh, NC | Sales Intern

How would you describe Johnson Brother’s culture?
Caring is how I would describe the culture at Johnson Brothers. Everyone I talked to whether it was truck drivers, warehouse workers, people working at the front desk, managers, or sales reps I shadowed, were all very welcoming with questions about my career goals and explained how much they like to work with each other at Johnson Brothers. Everyone was very happy to see each other and had a story to tell.

Jake Tauer

St. Paul, MN | Sales Intern

How would you describe Johnson Brother’s culture?
The culture at Johnson Brothers is one big family. Everyone is very friendly, motivational, and willing to help each other out.
What advice would you give a new intern at Johnson Brothers?
Be a sponge, take in as much information as you can from your co-workers and never be afraid to ask questions. Most importantly be yourself. 

Local Philanthropy & Giving Back

  • DE&I Sponsorship at University of Minnesota
  • 10 Years of “Step Up for Students” in Florida
    • 13,000+ K-12 Private School Scholarships Funded, $12 million donation in 2022, $9 million in 2021
  • Holiday Giving Campaigns
    • Toys for Tots
    • Ronald McDonald House Charities
  • Women in Leadership with the ACS
  • Food Packing Events
  • River Clean Ups
    • Mississippi River, Crosby Park (MN)
Marine Toys for Tots Foundation Ronald McDonald House Charities of the Upper Midwest