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Production Manager at Seattle Cider Co. and Two Beers Brewing

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  • Production Manager at Seattle Cider Co. and Two Beers Brewing

    Position Summary
    Provides planning, oversight, and communication of the production schedule. Works with the Brewing, Cider, and Packaging teams to create a practical schedule that meets the needs of the facility as a whole. Supports overall operations by reporting data and making process recommendations.

    About Us
    We are Seattle Cider Company and Two Beers Brewing, crafters of award-winning cider and beer in Seattle’s Sodo neighborhood. We’ve been in the beer game since 2007, and cider since 2013. We work hard, play hard, and enjoy nothing more than kicking back with a pint after-hours in our on-site tasting room.

    Desired Qualifications
    A successful candidate will be a skillful communicator with an eye for detail and a knack for problem solving, who is fearless when challenged by the unfamiliar, and greets each day with enthusiasm and a “let’s figure it out” attitude. An uncompromising commitment to quality is a must!

    Please Apply If:
    • You don’t check every box on this job description.
    • You don’t meet the preferred education or experience requirements. We believe the right skills, attitude, and desire to show up every day and learn are equally as important.
    • You have a background in beverage or food production, but not necessarily in the craft beverage industry. It’s our intent to foster a vibrant and inclusive space, and welcome the insight gained from fresh perspectives.
    • You have previously been incarcerated. We believe your past circumstances don’t dictate your future potential.

    • Coordinate with Operations Manager and production team on production, planning, and forecasting;
    • Support our company values and Pillars of Success;
    • Monitor daily manufacturing operations to meet production goals;
    • Create weekly brewery staff and activities schedule. Work and communicate well across all levels of the brewery operation (management, packaging, suppliers);
    • Maintain employee schedule and communicate changes;
    • Work with National Sales Director, and Supply Chain Manager to package the necessary products to fulfill forecasted orders;
    • Work with Facilities Dept. to schedule down time and improvement of canning line(s);
    • Work with Purchasing Dept. to ensure consumable good are always in stock and of highest quality.
    • Maintain and update inventory management software;
    • Work with Supply Chain Manager for proper and timely procurement of raw materials and to manage finished inventory;
    • Conduct annual performance reviews with any direct reports;
    • Facilitate hiring and training of production staff;
    • Work with department heads to train employees on Standard Operating Procedures;
    • Oversee employment policy compliance: shift breaks and overtime tracking;
    • Troubleshoot problems brought up by production staff;
    • Identify and execute process-improvement opportunities;
    • Work with team to ensure a clean and safe work environment;
    • Set a company-wide example of leadership to foster a healthy team environment;
    • Maintain all legally required and proprietary documentation related to brewing operations in a concise and organized fashion;
    • Coordinate with Quality/R&D Manager and Operations Manager to complete technology and process development projects;
    • Must be able and willing to work a variable shift schedule that is dependent upon the operational needs of the brewery which may require 12-hour days, weekends, and holidays;
    • Follow all company policies & procedures, reflect organizational core values, and strive to always maintain a clean and safe working environment. Practice safe work methods and comply with wearing and using the proper PPE.
    • Work in production spaces as necessary;
    • Any other job as asked by management.
    Preferred Requirements
    • Bachelor’s Degree in Fermentation Sciences or related field;
    • 3 years in the craft beverage industry with supervisory/leadership experience;
    • Excellent organization, time management, and problem-solving skills;
    • Integrity, creativity, persistence, honesty, and adaptability;
    • Ability to execute against a budget;
    • Ability to repeatedly lift up to 45 lbs.; ability to work in a cold, noisy, wet, slippery environment and to climb ladders.

    Compensation and Hours
    • Full-time, salaried, exempt, M-F daytime schedule, some remote work possible
    • $56-$68k/year, DOE

    • Bonus potential: $10k;
    • Paid Sick and Safe Time, up to 40 hrs. (accrued) per year;
    • Vacation: up to 2 weeks (accrued), with additional time as length of service with company increases;
    • 10 paid holidays per year;
    • Medical/Dental/Vision: premium paid 75% company and 25% employee;
    • 401(k): match up to 4%;
    • Free cider and beer, as specified in company handbook;
    • 50% product discount;
    • Items listed above are subject to a waiting period.

    Please respond with a cover letter and resume to