Brewing Manager - Great Divide Brewing Company - Denver, CO

Great Divide Brewing Company

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BREWING MANAGER – GREAT DIVIDE BREWING COMPANY

Great Divide Brewing Company, an award-winning regional craft brewery located in Denver, Colorado, is adding a Brewing Manager to its Team!

This position’s primary responsibilities will be the oversight of the production of wort, cellar work and beer filtration on a daily basis. The Brewing Manager position is a full-time position and will report directly to the Senior Director of Brewery Operations. Additionally, the Brewing Manager is responsible for the brewery’s quality assurance program, and is a key contributor to the Brewery’s new beer and product development process.

THIS POSITION WILL BE BASED OUT OF DENVER, COLORADO.

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES INCLUDE BUT ARE NOT LIMITED TO:
  • Leading a team in producing a high volume of quality beer in a safe and efficient manner.
  • Writing and communicating a shift schedule for all brewing and cellar staff.
  • Building and maintaining a strong team of motivated and educated employees.
  • Writing, updating, delivering and enforcing standard operating procedures for the department.
  • Ensuring clean and sanitary equipment and working environment.
  • Managing raw materials inventories and materials contracts.
  • Analyzing and reporting on all brewing operations and efficiencies.
  • Completing, entering and maintaining daily production records.
  • Scheduling and overseeing repairs and maintenance on all brewing and cellar equipment.
  • Working with the department heads and production team to create and improve processes that encourage safety, quality and efficiency.
  • Proactively managing yeast health and beer fermentations.
  • Managing barrel aged and sour beer program.
  • Managing the pilot beer program including creating new and unique processes and beer recipes.
  • Overseeing the cask beer program.
  • Leading departmental meetings.

EDUCATION, EXPERIENCE AND CERTIFICATION/LICENSE REQUIREMENTS:
  • At least 10 year of experience as a professional brewer.
  • Proven success in a leadership role managing 10 or more employees in a brewery setting.
  • Extensive experience and understanding of preventive maintenance, team motivation and management, ordering and inventory management, record keeping and data analysis.
  • Extensive experience and understanding of the brewing process, sanitation, yeast health and fermentation and beer transfer and clarification.
  • Experience with brewery quality assurance and quality control plans.
  • Experience in the theories and production of sour beer styles.
  • Formal brewing education preferred.

TECHNOLOGY REQUIREMENTS:
  • Advanced computer proficiency including MS Office Suite.

COMPETENCIES:
  • Positive attitude with an ongoing sense of urgency.
  • Excellent time management skills.
  • Proven ability to work with others.
  • Demonstrated mechanical aptitude.
  • A flexible schedule with the ability to work nights and weekends.
  • Strong ability to teach/mentor and motivate all types of individuals.
  • Advanced mathematical and reasoning skills.
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills.
  • Advanced sensory analysis skills.
  • Artistic vision coupled with creative thinking.
  • Strong overall understanding of OSHA regulations and requirements.

PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS:
  • Must be able to lift 65 pounds and move 175 pounds regularly.
  • Must have the ability to regularly stand, walk, use hands, reach, climb, work from heights, stoop, kneel and crouch.
  • The ability to work near moving parts and machinery.
  • Close vision, distance vision, peripheral vision, depth perception, the ability to adjust focus and the ability to see color; either with or without accommodation.
  • The ability to work in loud, wet, cold, hot, indoor and outdoor environments frequently.

Qualified applicants should possess superior knowledge and passion of the craft beer business, experience in a similar role at a brewery, ability to excel in an collaborative work environment, exceptional work ethic and ability to understand the big picture while keeping a close eye on the details, strong written and verbal communication skills, capability to multi-task, and a major appreciation for organization. Applicants should also possess reliable car transportation, a clean driving record, night and weekend flexibility, and an outstanding relationship-building personality.

We offer a full benefits package, incentive plan, and 401K.

Interested and qualified applicants should send a resume and cover letter to CoolJobs.Brewing@greatdivide.com with the subject line “Brewing Manager”. No drop-ins, no recruiters, no phone calls, please. Interviews will be conducted as qualified resumes are received and position will be posted until filled.
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