Head Brewer opportunity at Melbourne's Thunder Road Brewing Co

Thunder Road Brewing Co

Thunder Road Brewing Co is located in Brunswick, Melbourne Australia operating a science-focused urban brewery operation and small pilot brewing system.

We are the AIBA Champion Medium Size Australian Brewery 2014 and 2015.

We produce bulk keg and can beer in Australia as well as packaged bottle  beer outside Australia for export.

Our Head of Brewing  is moving to the USA, so this position is available with appropriate hand over time.

Role Scope:

This autonomous role involves the management of the overall brewing business, overseeing brewing expansion 24 hour per day including a move to full automation to deliver growing sales, reduce costs and greater efficiency, brewing tasks and continuous mprovements, quality consistency, capital allocations, cost reduction programs and maximizing efficiency.

You will also lead the product development with a support team in accordance with marketing directives and finance objectives.     

Specific day to day scope will include:

Production: all day to day production requirements, processes, production planning, monitoring inventory levels, ensure high standards of house keeping.

Beer quality: Overall responsibility for Quality KPI and measurability

People and Teams: Manage the teams daily and weekly activities, develop professional relationships and team cohesion, a culture of Safety First.

Focused Improvements and Projects:  Use measurable to identify improvements, drive an improvement culture,  manage and lead NPD

Cost Centre Management: Create FMO and CAPEX budgets and manage,  work with suppliers to reduce costs

Delight the Consumer:  Manage beer quality  in trade with sales as required, manage NPD calendar to deliver new beers to delight our customers.

Skill Requirements:

Formal International Brewing  qualifications e.g.,  IBD  and/or science/ engineering qualifications with experience in brewing   is essential.  Experienced in  process engineering would be an advantage including plant automation and project management.  Ability to work in a team environment , undertake shift brewing work and manage people well  is a requirement also. Minimum 5 years senior brewing experience.

You will have   a commitment to beer quality and can  support the team  with ongoing  quality  conformance and plant hygiene including HACCP / Food safety certification maintenance.

Applications: Please send detailed resumes or enquiries to Philip Withers.

A right to work in Australia is a requirement.

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