Quality Assurance Specialist / Wine & Spirit Taster

MPL Brands

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MPL is one of the fastest growing beverage companies in the United States. Independently owned, MPL has established itself by using a proprietary process with 100% Blue Weber Agave to innovate within the fast and growing ready-to-drink spirits category.

 MPL is a maker of margaritas, tequila, hard seltzers, and Irish cream liqueur among other spirits under our own brands and for private labels. Our own brands, with nationwide distribution, include:

  • Rancho La Gloria Ready to Drink Margaritas
  • TX Ranch Water Co Hard Seltzer
  • Pipers Irish Country Cream
  • Magave Tequila

 MPL products are sold in every major retailer including Costco, H.E.B., Kroger’s, Target, Walmart, and Whole Foods, just to name a few.

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Essential Duties and Responsibilities

  • Taste and approve production batches for our agave wine margaritas and other MPL Brand products
  • Use technical expertise to troubleshoot sensory issues
  • Participates in new product tastings
  • Maintaining record of quality history
  • Work with our copackers quality team to ensure products maintains MPL’s quality standard
  • Interprets reports and flag sensory issues
  • Assist with R&D projects determined by R&D team

 

Experience:

  • 2-5 years of sensory experience
  • Sommelier experience WSET level 2

Skills:

  • Knowledge and passion for food and beverage
  • Proven well developed and effective communication skills
  • Discerning and sensitive palate
  • Extensive knowledge of sensory science
  • Strong computer, project management and written communication skills


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