The US's third largest brewer Adolph Coors Co is hunting for a boss for its US beer business. The position has been run by the company's  president and CEO Leo Kiely since it was created in 2002.

Dow Jones newswire quoted spokeswoman Laura Sankey as saying that the company wants to fill the position by the end of the year and is looking both in and outside the brewer.

Sankey said the hope was that by filing it Coors would be able to allow Kiely to focus on the strategic direction of the company.