Production Manager

Thimble Island Brewing Company

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Thimble Island Brewing Company is a rapidly growing craft brewery located in Branford, CT and is producing over 10,000 BBLs a year.  We pride ourselves on making well-balanced beer and delivering high-quality, personal service to our customers at a competitive price.  We are looking for an experienced, motivated, personable individual to join our team as the Production Manager.

This role is responsible for overseeing the entire beer production cycle, from the brewhouse to packaging.  All Brewing Operations and Packaging personnel will report to the Production Manager.  Main responsibilities are to develop/improve process for each stage of the process, maintain accurate records, aide in costing with the Finance Manager, order raw materials, scheduling, workflows and quality control.  This person must have a background in brewing beer, cellar practices and packaging of products.  This position plays an active role in daily production operations and is expected to promote a culture of quality and safety.  The Production Manager must have a strong ability for creative collaboration, clear communication and a constant desire to teach, learn, create new beers and solve problems that arise.

  • Minimum of 5 years of brewing experience
  • Minimum of 3 years of personnel managing experience
  • Strong leadership abilities
  • Strong knowledge in production, logistical planning and vendor management
  • Passionate, enthusiastic, team player, with good judgment and an ability to work in a fast-paced environment and adapt quickly to changing needs and priorities; proven ability to prioritize and manage multiple tasks simultaneously with little direction
  • Self-Starter and strong problem-solving skills
  • Must be detail oriented and have strong organizational skills
  • Ability to keep information confidential
  • Computer proficiency in Microsoft Office Suite; Excel is a MUST
  • Mechanical knowledge a plus
  • Hard worker and great attitude a must


  • Manage and mentor a staff of 5+ people; Brewing Operations & Packaging Team
  • Schedule the production and packaging of products produced
  • Keep accurate records of all products produced
  • Work with the CEO and Sales team to forecast products in demand
  • Order raw materials as needed
  • Build weekly tasks for your team
  • Continuously innovate in conjunction with Brewers
  • Maintain brewery, brewing equipment and packaging equipment
  • Enforce SOPs and Sanitary Standards
  • Keep the place a safe place to work.


  • Base Salary + Bonus
  • Paid time off (PTO)
  • Will consider reasonable relocation expenses

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