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    We are The Boston Beer Company. We brew the best beer. We hire the best people.

    We are always eager to find competitive, motivated, hardworking people who love beer and want to join our team. We work hard and we play hard. Think you have what it takes?

    We are currently hiring a Distillery Manager in Milton, DE. Qualified candidates, please email Hilary Wright at

    The Distillery Manager role is responsible for developing and executing the strategic and short term plans for our distilled spirits and cocktails. The DM will provide clear direction to the distillery team for all things supply chain from safety, quality, production, capacity planning, production, procurement, packaging, inventory mgt and ensuring TTB compliance. Inclusive of all general supply chain responsibilities, this role will also partner with innovative leaders across Boston Beer to further expand our spirits based portfolio.

    What You'll Do:
    • Executes distillery vision, builds necessary infrastructure, continuous improvement and supports marketing strategies to efficiently and creatively grow our brand.
    • Creates and maintains production schedules and capacity plans to support short and long term production goals.
    • Tracks, inventories and logs all ingredients, materials and phases of the production process. This includes facilitating the efficient, orderly and timely filing of all Compliance and Regulatory Reporting.
    • Establishes, documents and maintains Standard Operating Procedures for areas of responsibility, including formation of Recipe Book.
    • Establishes and communicated distillery production and KPI’s, helping drive process improvement.
    • Consistently provide leadership through coaching and accountability, for direct reports and fellow coworkers.
    • Monitors performance of all production equipment, scheduling/performing maintenance as needed and coordinating/managing contractors/vendors as necessary
    • Maintains order, cleanliness and proper sanitation of production facilities, storage areas and equipment.
    • Develop technical distilling expertise and general knowledge of all spirits through training, spirits education and tastings for the distilling team and across the company, including our hospitality coworkers.
    • Owner of distillery budget, including general expenses, capital recommendations, growth projections, etc.;
    • Fosters positive working relationships and good communication

    What We're Looking For:
    • Degree/Certifications in Distilling preferred
    • Five or more years of experience in Distillery management at production scale.
    • Proven, positive leader - good interpersonal and team skills.
    • Proactive approach to anticipating issues and migrating risks as early as possible.
    • Strong, analytical problem solver with a common sense and practical solution orientation.
    • Experience in contributing on a strategic level as well as the ability to work tactically. Hands-on work is required.
    • Innovation and production experience on small and larger scales.

    Some Perks:

    Our people are our most important “ingredient.” We not only have to hire the best, but we have to reward, develop, and retain them too. We also have a variety of benefits including a competitive compensation package, extensive training programs, excellent healthcare, a discounted stock purchase plan, and a 401K program with a generous company match. Not to mention, there’s the free beer too!

    Boston Beer Corporation is an equal opportunity employer and is committed to a diverse workforce. In order to help ensure reasonable accommodation for individuals protected by Section 503 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, the Vietnam Veteran’s Readjustment Act of 1974, and Title I of the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990, applicants who wish to request accommodation in the job application process please contact us for assistance.