Quality Manager

Flying Dog Brewery

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Job summary

At Flying Dog, we view craft beer as an art form unlike any other. We’re committed to brewing world-class beer that’s only rivaled by our dedication to innovation and love for our brilliant band of craft beer artisans.

Getting all hot and bothered? You’re not the only one. We’re looking for a Quality Manager to join our team and ensure our beer is top-notch all day e’rrry day.

The Quality Manager is responsible for implementing and verifying quality strategies for both in-process and in-market beer as well as monitoring and evaluating QA standards for brewery suppliers and brewery processes. The expectations for this role are big, but the reward for the right person will be unreasonably satisfying. (It’s cool if you need to take a minute.)

Role and Responsibilities

  • Responsible for leading a QA program responsible for monitoring incoming materials, analyzing beer quality, sensory, microbiology, fermentation and yeast management
  • Manage and interpret data from the market quality program
  • Maintain and audit Standard Operating Procedures
  • Gather and present sensory data
  • Working collaboratively across all departments ensuring processes and procedures that impact quality are completed properly
  • Lead projects related to research and development of products and processes
  • Implementing and maintaining safety procedures including MSDS
  • Investigating and responding to customer feedback
  • Investigation of quality related concerns
  • Analyzing and optimizing the laboratory budget
  • Stay current on new equipment and practices and maintain lab capital expenditures wish list
  • Participate in supplier audits and provide quality parameters

Qualifications 

  • Related experience managing a laboratory, ideally in the brewery quality assurance field
  • Knowledge of the brewing process and demonstrated abilities problem solving from a QA/QC standpoint
  • Must have an understanding of HACCP/GMP
  • Sensory experience a plus
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