Director of Operations

Vertical Distilling

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Job Purpose:

Vertical Distilling is a fully licensed distillery and wine plant that provides co-packing services to brand owners for canned cocktails across the US.  We are looking for candidates who share our vision and are able to lead our blending and packaging operation.  This person will be responsible for directing, overseeing and developing the blending, proofing, gauging of alcohol for canned cocktail creations, along with managing the team dedicated to production.  The person will also oversee processes and procedures including inventory management, purchasing, reporting, development and shipping of raw materials and finished products. This is a full-time, salaried position located in Longmont Colorado.


Key Roles and Responsibilities:

  • Resolute regard for quality
  • Lead the team safely and efficiently
  • Train, review and recruit staff
  • Manage production schedules, inventory, reporting, budgeting and forecasts
  • Shipping and receiving of all inbound and outbound shipments
  • Inventory management through physical and software application
  • Blending / proofing / gauging of alcohol
  • Formula and COLA submittals
  • TTB reporting



    • Effective communication – able to work within a variety of settings from one-on-one to large groups comprising of our organization, community, guests and vendors.  This includes receptive listening
    • Collaboration – work within the production groups along with third party contractors
    • Team building
    • Instill passion, engagement and mission to achieve goals
    • Accountability in all aspects under the outlined realm of responsibility
    • The ability to make decisions, problem solve, prioritize assignments and direct the production workforce in a warehouse environment
    • Maintain an effective working relationship with employees and others encountered through the course of employment
    • Manage manufacturing orders to completion in a timely manner



    • 5 years professional co-packing experience
    • Production leadership track record of successful staff management
    • Solid background in SOP
    • Experience with Good Manufacturing Processes (GMP)
    • Knowledge of FDA requirements



    • Health insurance
    • Dental insurance
    • Vision insurance
    • Paid time off
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