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Brewmaster / Brewing General Manager

Company: GPAC
Location: Durango
Posted on: January 15, 2022

Job Description:

Head Brewer\Brewery General Manager is directly responsible for the daily support of the brewing teams, including brewhouse, cellar and batching/blending. This role requires strong communication skills and a strong teamwork-based approach to our daily operations and deep knowledge of all aspects of the brewing process. The Head Brewer also works directly with our clients and across all teams internally. An open, solution-oriented mind and positive attitude are a must as our diverse set of products and processes is ever changing. Interactions with many different departments are required daily, and the Head Brewer is a pivotal facilitator of all brewing operations. The following is a list of responsibilities:

  • Daily direct interaction with the Quality team to oversee fermentation, approve product and give direction on any needed corrective direction
  • Lead process improvement, support SOP and process development, develop individual product SOPs
  • Lead safety initiatives with EHS manager, cascading and escalating safety concerns, training and information
  • Support department leads to ensure thorough training of all brewers per the SOPs and established best practices
  • Support further growth of the brewing teams to develop skills in an ongoing manner commensurate with each brewer's development
    • Act as "next level" trainer by deepening the team's understanding of process and best practice so they continue to develop as brewers and problem solvers
    • Provide deeper analysis of issues and their solutions
    • Act as primary point of contact for clients as needed to translate or develop processes specific to their products
    • Produce and discuss brew-logs with clients
    • Act as primary point of contact for clients to respond to quality concerns, recipe and process adjustments on an ongoing basis
    • Work directly with our project manager and recipe specialist to develop and approve client recipes for new products, scaled to our systems
      • Includes scaling client recipes, drafting and confirmation of recipes with clients, adjustments and redrafting, price accommodation and follow up with our project manager to ensure timely upfront completion of prerequisites that facilitate flexible scheduling
      • Support brewing teams as a facilitator, following up with other teams on the status of many different inputs affecting schedule attainment to ensure continued process flow
      • Execute follow through of priorities established by Brewing Director
        • Covers all emerging needs for the brewhouse and cellar
        • Escalate observed needs and propose solutions and ideas to meet them
        • Ensure proper documentation throughout brewing
          • Enforce completeness
          • Add new as needed or prescribed by Brewing Director
          • Problem solving and decision making support with all brewing teams on a daily basis
          • Primary conduit to escalate, cascade and address maintenance needs
          • Primary contact for BH raw materials, interact with suppliers to respond to all needs and concerns regarding raw materials
          • Lead brewing team, manage personnel issues and accountability as a team with leads and Brewing DirectorQualifications:The Head Brewer must have a minimum of 2 years experience in a production brewery environment producing 15,000 bbl plus a year. A bachelor's degree in the sciences and/or related brewing education is a plus. Diverse experience and strong aptitude with Semi automated equipment is also plus.Required Skills/Abilities:
            • Ability to lift 55lbs and move 165lbs, as needed.
            • Ability to stand for an extended period of time.
            • Proficient in MS Office.
            • Basic troubleshooting skills in a brewing/manufacturing setting.
            • Understand mechanically brewing equipment and have the ability to perform basic maintenance.
            • Excellent organizational skills and attention to detail.
            • Time management skills.
            • Ability to prioritize tasks.
            • Ability to function well in a high-paced environment.This position offers competitive pay, benefits, and opportunity for advancement. Join a top-tier company today!Take the next step in your Brewing career. APPLY NOW! Please contact Stefan Todd directly at for more information on this or any other positions you may be interested in.All qualified applicants will receive consideration without regard to race, age, color, sex (including pregnancy), religion, national origin, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity, marital status, military status, genetic information, or any other status protected by applicable laws or regulations.GPAC (Growing People and Companies) is an award-winning search firm specializing in placing quality professionals within multiple industries across the United States for the past 31 years. We are extremely competitive, client-focused and realize that our value is in our ability to deliver the right solutions at the right time.

Keywords: GPAC, Santa Fe , Brewmaster / Brewing General Manager, Executive , Durango, New Mexico

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