Director of Production

Krebs Brewing Co. maker of Prairie Artisan Ales


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Director of Production - Krebs Brewing Co. – McAlester, OK

 

Krebs Brewing Company, the maker of Prairie Artisan Ales and Choc Beer, is a regional craft brewery located in Oklahoma.  We stay adaptable by being team focused and dedicated to the organization while turning knowledge into innovation and creating great customer and consumer experiences.  We strive to create a legacy of creativity and well-being by delighting with cool beer.  The ideal candidate for this position will embrace these values and goals.   

We currently operate a 50,000 sq ft production facility in McAlester, Oklahoma and 100 seats innovation brewery taproom in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma.  Our 2020 production grew to over 15,000 barrels shipped making us the 5th fastest growing regional brewer in America. We are on pace to ship well in excess of 20,000 barrels in 2021. Our beer consistently ranks as some of the best in the world.

The Director of Production is responsible for ensuring safe, sanitary, and efficient operation of all production departments in order to ensure timely delivery of world class beer to our customers.  The position reports directly to the company President.  The position directly manages the heads of the brewing, cellar, packaging, warehouse, quality control, maintenance and research departments.  

 

Essential Job Functions

 

Operations Management

Direct and oversee the daily operations of the brewhouse, cellar, packaging, warehouse, research and development, and quality control 

Work with senior management on production planning and forecasting

Develop and maintain product production schedules

Maintain a high standard of facility cleanliness and organization

Identify and address opportunities to increase operational efficiency

Create and ensure standard operating procedures (SOP) are followed and improved upon

Make decisions with KBC’s vision traction organizer (VTO) in mind.  

 

Facility and Staff Management

Participate in hiring and disciplinary procedures with human resources and other staff members

Maintain and improve existing training for all production staff members

Conduct annual performance reviews with all direct reports

Create and maintain an adaptable team that is dedicated to the organization and that turns knowledge into innovation to deliver great customer and consumer experiences.  

Coordinate repairs and maintenance of brewery equipment and facilities

 

Material Sourcing and Handling 

Oversee key sourcing of raw materials and maintain supplier relationships

Maintain inventory storage and ordering of raw materials and finished goods

Manage raw materials to ensure best pricing and adequate supply to meet demand

 

Record Keeping and Reporting

Ensure all production data is correctly and timely entered into Ekos

Prepare weekly and monthly production, quality and budgetary reports

Ensure all federal and state brewery production reporting requirements are completed

 

Product Development and Quality

Work with management to develop recipes and processes for new products

Oversee tight quality control standard throughout the brewery to ensure standards are met

Ensure proper yeast handling systems are in place

Ensure lab product quality measurements are being taken

Implement and oversee the sensory tasting panel

Take responsibility for quality and consistency of finished product

 

Required Knowledge, Skills and Abilities

At least three years of experience in a leadership role at a production beverage company

Degree in brewing science or related field is preferred

Experience with quality control lab procedures

High level of organization and attention to detail

Strong written and verbal communication skills

Experience with production forecasting, scheduling, and management

Ability to train, motivate and inspire team members

Experience with Google suite and Ekos 

Strong mechanical aptitude

Ability to lift at least 100 (lbs.) pounds, stand for long periods of time, able to bend, and work in a loud, hot, and quick paced environment.          

Forklift certification or ability to become certified        

 

We offer highly competitive pay and a very impressive benefits package which includes fully paid health, dental, life, short term disability and long term disability insurance. We also have paid leave and a retirement plan.

Visit our website at prairieales.com for application and supplemental questions. Please submit your resume to info@prairieales.com.

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