Manufacturing Manager - Spirits

Los Angeles Craft Distillery

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Spirits Manufacturing Manager
  • Growing craft distillery based in Los Angeles.

  • Exceptional opportunity for a candidate who has succeeded in roles with progressive levels of responsibility in the manufacturing operations of a medium-sized brewery, winery or other food/beverage producer with on-site production and packaging.

Job Description

The position will report to the VP Operations and be accountable for:

  • Planning, sourcing, producing and shipping goods.

  • Assisting in managing and developing the manufacturing team.

  • Compliance work related to applicable local to federal laws.

  • Continual improvements to the cost, efficiency, quality, safety and environmental management of operations.

  • Maintenance and improvement of equipment and facilities, including preparing major equipment budgets and project plans that encompass the creation, design and execution of the plans for installation of new equipment and major repairs for existing equipment & facilities, most of which will be implemented in-house by candidate & team.

  • Embracing and improving company’s culture of operational excellence and continuous improvement through LEAN principles, implementation of work standards, automation and development of feedback mechanisms.

The Successful Applicant
  • Education: minimum bachelor's degree in science, engineering, business administration and related field OR equivalent on the job training.

  • Experience: 7+ years in a manufacturing environment in the food and beverage industry, with demonstrated experience in growing production, planning and team building.

  • Character: unrelenting problem solver/doer with developed management skills

  • Strong communication, interpersonal and negotiating skills.

  • Experience working with manufacturing based technology, software, processes and principles.

  • Willing and able to perform any other operations team member’s job, including physically demanding ones.

What's on Offer
  • Competitive compensation package, including healthcare.

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