Head Brewer

Dewey Beer Company


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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

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 ownership 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 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 

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