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01-23-2015, 02:24 PM
Craft Brew Alliance, representing high quality hand crafted beers with a portfolio from Widmer Brothers Brewing Company, Redhook Brewery, Kona Brewing Co. and Omission has an immediate opening for a Brewing Operations Manager in Kailua-Kona, HI. The primary responsibility is for the oversight and day-to-day tactical management of the Kona brewing operations, and serves as the ambassador for the Kona Brewing Company.

To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions:

Specific duties include:

Support the Company’s mission statement and Made True values.
Provides overall leadership for the Kona Brewery to ensure efficient and cost effective brewing, packaging, quality control, inventory control and storage.
Provides leadership to Hawaii Kona and CBA teams, become the face of Kona Brewery Company, both internal and external.
Collaborates with the corporate engineering function to execute strategic capital projects to maximize production/facility capabilities for reduced costs, improved margins and continuous process improvements.
Collaborates with Supply Chain and capacity planning functions to ensure production goals and objectives are met, and timely shipments are realized.
Leads the assessment of brewing processes, procedures and equipment, and makes recommendations for capital improvements to increase efficiency and reduce operating cost.
Develops standard operating procedures and training criteria for all production equipment and processes to ensure safe and efficient operation.
Develops implements and tracks various measurable goals, metrics and key performance indicators. Identifies variances and recommends appropriate actions for improvement.
Works in collaboration with Human Resources with the selection, training, succession planning and performance management of all production staff.
Oversees the sustainability initiatives specifically related to sustainable products and processes, waste management, environmental stewardship and efficient energy usage.
Interfaces with Corporate Brewing and Procurement to source raw materials (including specialty items – coffee, coconut, passion fruit, etc.)
Collaborates with various internal/external partners in support of special events and festivals.
Ensures facility and manufacturing compliance with all State, Federal and local laws and governance.
Provides a safe and sanitary production environment.
Interfaces with the various product development teams to evaluate current capabilities and capacity, and recommends alternative plans, if necessary.
Responsible for interviewing, hiring, and training employees; planning, assigning, and directing work; appraising performance; rewarding and disciplining; and addressing complaints and resolving issues.
In conjunction with the Sr. Dir. of Brewery Operations, develops and executes annual budgets and plans.

Position requirements:

Bachelor’s Degree in Engineering, Brewing Operations, or equivalent work experience. Cicerone certification is a plus. Professional certification from AOB, IBD or similar is preferred.
Minimum of 5 years of manufacturing operations management experience in a consumer packaged goods organization. Brewing or beverage manufacturing and packaging experience is preferred.

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Craft Brew Alliance offers a competitive compensation and benefits package, rewarding work environment and growth for committed professionals. We are an equal opportunity employer.