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Head Brewer opportunity at Melbourne's 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.
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.
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.