Director of Operations
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Director of Operations, Something Else, Inc.
Something Else, Inc. is beverage startup with a portfolio of beverage brands that help people live healthier lives. The company has unique recipes in a new fast-growing segment of the beverage market, and it’s first beverages will be available by the end of the year. The company is currently less than 5 people and headquartered in Palo Alto, CA.
The company’s two founders are successful entrepreneurs who are new to beverage industry and are looking for an experienced beverage operations director to help launch and grow the company.
This Operations Director will lead all operational aspects of our beverage manufacture from R&D lab through manufacture & fulfillment. Responsibilities include:
Production planning - developing manufacturing schedules to ensure appropriate inventories for multi-SKU sales demand plan, including ingredient planning, pricing and procurement. Ingredient sourcing for R&D operations as well.
Production staffing and personnel management - hiring and managing the team responsible for the manufacture, packaging and fulfillment of product, including the R&D kitchen.
Production process management end-to-end - responsible for brewing, mixing, bottling, labelling, packaging, compliance, inventory management and fulfillment operations.
Equipment & facility maintenance - responsible for the purchase, safe operation, and maintenance of all equipment. Maintain facilities, responsible for facilities growth plan.
This is full time role, reporting to the CEO. Company production facilities expected to be in the SF peninsula area (in or around Palo Alto, CA).
Previous beverage industry experience with a ready-to-drink beverage company or co-packer is a requirement. 10-15 years experience is preferred.
Salary based on experience.