Director of Beer

Indeed Brewing Company

Minneapolis, MN, USA

Full time

Jul 20

The Director of Beer is a champion of craft; this role requires expansive knowledge of beer coupled with a keen eye for what’s next. At Indeed Brewing, Beer is one of our three pillars, along with People and Experiences, and the Director of Beer should be deeply invested in all three. As the production leader, this role will have the experience to recognize the strengths of existing methods, the patient persistence to effect change, and the ability to make key decisions and strategy for the advancement of the brewery as a whole. With extensive experience in a production brewery environment, the Director of Beer will bring his or her invaluable knowledge of brewing, packaging, and quality to bear on our fast-growing operation.

ESSENTIAL JOB DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Work closely with operations leaders (Head Brewers and Packaging Manager) and other colleagues to hire, train, mentor, and manage a knowledgeable, diverse, and dedicated production staff
  • Constantly improve and communicate standard operating procedures in collaboration with the director of Business Services
  • Provide direction, development, evaluation, coaching and leadership to the brewery teams
  • Ensure there is bandwidth for innovation and contribute to a diverse and well-developed line-up of beers and craft beverages
  • Create and communicate a clear vision for the future to inspire and drive the brewery to achieve and surpass business goals and objectives
  • Own the financial operating and capital budgets of both breweries, delivering YOY savings through cost saving initiatives
  • Oversee equipment selection, building, installation, programming, and commissioning
  • Ensure operations comply with Quality, health, and Safety standards

LEADERSHIP-SPECIFIC RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Ensure the company's strategic objectives and plans which have been set are being met
  • Analyze and monitor the progress of its employees towards achieving the objectives and targets set
  • Coach and develop oneself and others by infusing learning into day-to-day leading; places an equal priority on development and accountability through motivation, hands-on coaching, regular exposure, and stretch assignments; builds development plans in partnership with teammates when necessary
  • Communicate regularly and transparently with teammates at all levels, understanding that honesty and clear communication channels are enablers of overall team success
  • Establish a vision and sets direction by enabling teammates to understand how their responsibilities and actions directly align to the common purpose and overall performance and success of the company; motivates and inspires while setting expectations to bring out the best in everyone
  • Be a champion of change, ensuring a full understanding of change is shared with the team in a way that helps everyone get on board

QUALIFICATIONS

  • 5+ years progressive experience in a similar role in the brewing production environment
  • 2+ years of leadership experience
  • Expert knowledge of the brewing process; proven ability to troubleshoot quality & production issues
  • Expert knowledge and understanding of brewery equipment, including maintenance and repair
  • Proficiency in all aspects of green, dry-hopped, barrel-aged, and brite beer production
  • Proven ability to communicate and collaborate with other departments and key stakeholders to deliver a high-quality product
  • Interest in and familiarity with a wide range of brewing styles and products; familiarity with other fermentables is a plus
  • Focus on developing and delivering high level strategy to ensure alignment and achievement of all production goals
  • Strong interpersonal and conflict resolution skills
  • Exceptional leadership and management skills
  • Strong financial acumen and proven project management skills

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