Packaging Manager

Creature Comforts Brewing Co.

Athens, GA, USA

Full time

Jul 23

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Our mission is to build an industry-respected craft brewery that helps people navigate the beautiful and complex world of beer.


To Foster Human Connection.


Crave CuriosityA curious mind leads to a better living

Moderation Matters In life as in beer, being balanced is best

People Over ProductProducts are expendable. People aren’t

Extend Kindness Start with trust. No gossip. Give grace.

Make It BetterWhether job or community, make it better. The best idea wins

Leave A LegacySet up your successors for success


The Packaging Manager helps people navigate the beautiful and complex world of beer through the direction and strategy of Creature Comfort Brewing Company’s packaging department and staff.


Increase overall packaging efficiency from 84% – 90% by Dec. 31st, 2021.

  • Researches, recommends, and manages the implementation of improvements and investments for packaging processes, such as
  • consistent and repeatable line start-up
  • run and breakdown processes resulting in reducing beer and raw materials loss, etc.

Reduce Packaging Co2 usage by 2lbs before year-end.

  • Develops an expert level of knowledge of Brite beer and packaging equipment, including their maintenance, sanitation, and related processes.
  • Increase batch yields 2% by Dec 31st, 2021.
  • Manages available budgetary resources assigned to Packaging Department.
  • Researches, recommends, and manages sourcing, installation, and utilization of equipment upgrades.

Reduce material loss 2% by Dec 31st, 2021.

Fully cross-trained packaging staff by Dec. 31st, 2021.

  • Manages and keeps employees motivated for multiple shifts and locations with changing seasonal demands and package types.

Develop/Revise five SOP’s/PM’s monthly.

  • Maintains SOPs and reports statistics.
  • Adheres to and enforces all applicable local, state, and federal laws, rules, and regulations regarding health and safety.
  • Discuss new leadership tools with your team weekly.
  • Leads the hiring, training, and performance planning/evaluation for Packaging Department.
  • Review new leadership tools, allowing for collaborative conversations.
  • Reduce Packaging related QA complaints 5% by Dec. 31st, 2021.
  • Manages, supports, and achieves CCBC’s objectives by meeting production deadlines for quality packaged beer with efficient order fulfillment and minimal downtime.
  • Ensures that all finished goods meet quality control parameters, including but not limited to
  • flavor profiles
  • TPO/Carb levels
  • seam/package integrity

Reduce in-house related “QA HOLD” 20% by Dec. 31st, 2021.


  • Technical aptitude – overall understanding of high-speed production facilities and relevant equipment failures (E.g., electrical, mechanical, plumbing)
  • Time management – Ensuring all tasks are completed in a timely manner and broken down into priority, utilizing our Work Order Form.
  • Problem Solving Skills – The ability to review and assess our issues quickly while providing suggestions based on previous experience.
  • Staff Development – Understands the importance of cross-training with the department and analyzing skills gaps for future enrichment.
  • Active listening – The ability to diagnose what’s being said without speaking. Providing feedback and truly understanding what is being discussed.
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