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About Lord Hobo Brewing Co.
Lord Hobo Brewing Company (LHBCo), located in Woburn, MA is one of the fastest growing craft breweries in the country. We are known for our hop-forward, New England-style beers, Boomsauce, Glorious, and Hobo Life, and we are investing in our facility, equipment, and people to continue with our aggressive growth plans. If you are excited by the challenge of fast-paced growth, and if your skills, experience, and career aspirations match the opportunity described below, then we look forward to meeting you.
About the Brewmaster role:
The Brewmaster role will lead and mentor the existing innovation team members and serve as the primary source of new recipe development and existing recipe optimization. The Brewmaster will join a cross-functional, product development team that includes Operations, Sales, Marketing, and Finance. The focus of the Brewmaster within the product development team includes; conceptualizing new beer profiles (or updates to existing), designing recipes, estimating bill of material costs, sourcing materials, brewing recipes (or assigning/supervising brews), critically tasting recipes, iterating recipes, scaling recipes, and managing other administrative requirements for launching or updating beers.
In addition to recipe development and optimization, the Brewmaster will join LHBCo’s continuous improvement efforts and will be responsible for identifying process improvement opportunities and implementing best practices across the brewhouse and cellaring operations (some areas of focus include improving brewhouse efficiency, yield, quality, consistency, etc.).
Specific responsibilities include, but are not limited to:
Develop recipes across many styles, but with a strong focus on modern, hop-forward beers
Lead the recipe development cycle, including: formulating, iterating, scaling, and project managing
Train and mentor a brew staff on systems, processes, and recipe development
Represent LHBCo and participate in industry and public events as the face of the brewing team, including attending festivals, events, and conferences throughout the year
Identify improvement opportunities in recipes, processes, and quality
Implement best practices in brewing and cellaring processes
Stay at the cutting edge of beer trends and styles, ingredients, brewing science, brewing processes, etc.
Identify and lead collaboration brews with other like-minded breweries
Manage recipes, brewing processes, and staff across multiple locations (additional future locations)
The ideal candidate for this role is an established, career Brewmaster, recipe developer, and leader with an exceptional, modern palate and expert ability taking beers from concept to completion.
At a minimum, the Brewmaster must have the following qualifications:
10+ years of relevant brewing and brewery management experience
5+ years of experience as a brewmaster in a brewery of relevant size and style
5+ years of experience as a production brewer and recipe developer
Demonstrated ability to produce award-winning and commercially successful recipes, at scale
Expert knowledge of brewing processes, brewing science, and beer quality
Expert knowledge of ingredients (grain, hops, yeast, water profiles, etc.), their characteristics, and how they perform under various conditions and modern applications
Experience managing at least 5 direct reports
Experience with project management
Knowledge of general brewery engineering, design, and implementation of equipment and systems
Excellent written and verbal communication skills
Strong computer skills, including proficiency with Excel and (ideally) experience with OBeer or other ERP/MRP systems
Willingness to travel for events/festivals and collaboration brewing opportunities
Team player with a strong work ethic and self-starting attitude
We offer competitive compensation packages and, for the ideal candidate, we are prepared to offer further compensation opportunities, such as relocation and performance-based bonuses.
How to apply:
If you are ready to join the Lord Hobo team, email your resume and a cover letter to firstname.lastname@example.org.Lord Hobo Brewing Company is proud to be an equal opportunity employer.