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Director of Brewery Operations at Deschutes Brewery in Bend, OR

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  • Director of Brewery Operations at Deschutes Brewery in Bend, OR

    At Deschutes Brewery in Bend, Oregon, we unapologetically make award-winning, damn tasty beer. We are determined to innovate, challenge the status quo, and be thought leaders at every turn. Our company culture bonds us together and creates conditions for success. It is lived daily as a behavioral expression of our collective set of core values: Love It or Dump It, One Team One Dream, Blow Our Customers' Minds, Time for Better Is Now, Celebrate, Crafted for Community and Own It! If you are on our team, it means you are part of creating something extraordinary. You're part of Deschutes.

    The Director of Brewery Operations leads all functions and processes from grain to glass for our award-winning beer! This position directs and leads the operations leadership team across our production facility and is responsible for ensuring the safe, consistent, high quality, and efficient operations of the brewery. This senior leadership role is responsible for developing and communicating the brewery's operational strategy and holds our team accountable for achieving those results. This role will operate out of our production facility in Bend, Oregon and candidates will need to live in the Central, Oregon area.

    Ideal candidates will possess:
    • At least ten (10) years of experience in brewery operations management with a minimum of five (5) years leading a large-scale commercial brewery of >50,000 barrels with a complex mix of products
    • Candidates must possess expert knowledge of Brewing Science which includes a strong emphasis on quality assurance across the business and best practices for producing and packaging the highest quality products.
    • Excellent leadership and communication skills that are focused on developing teams, collaboration, process improvement and change management. Continuous improvement certification (i.e. Six Sigma) would be a bonus.
    • Proven track record of managing a commercial brewery, skilled in financial management and leading organizational change.
    • A college degree in Fermentation Science, other sciences, or engineering - applicable experience may be considered in lieu of a degree. Post graduate degree (i.e. Masters of Business Administration) in applicable field would be a bonus.

    Working at Deschutes Brewery includes a competitive compensation and total rewards package consisting of, but not limited to:
    • Comprehensive medical, dental and vision insurance.
    • Value for work-life balance with paid time off including; vacation time, sick leave, and holidays.
    • 401k with a 4% company match, vested immediately!
    • Employee stock ownership - be a part owner of Deschutes Brewery! We are one of the few breweries that is still 100% employee and family owned: a very special part of our co-owner culture!
    • Opportunity for a monetary bonus based on company performance.
    • Collaborative and passionate co-workers. Locally voted as one of the "2022 Best Places to Work".
    • Free award-winning beer and discounts on merchandise from Deschutes Brewery, Boneyard Brewery, other partnering companies and so much more!

    Where we are located: There's just something extraordinary about Bend, Oregon...

    The Central Oregon high desert oasis has something to offer year-round. It's easy to see why our town is an outdoor paradise. Nestled in the shadow of the Cascade Mountain range and the towering trees of our forests, our namesake, the Deschutes River runs through the center of the town. Central Oregon provides countless picturesque locations for hiking, camping, skiing, rafting, biking, rock climbing, golfing and so much more. Our hometown is the perfect base camp for outdoor adventures, but we offer numerous activities inside our walls too! Within our chic downtown, you will fine several eclectic and unique shops, a variety of cultural and artistic experiences, and delectable dining options for every palette (perfect for pairing with a pint of our damn tasty beer!)

    Studies have shown that women and people of color are less likely to apply for jobs unless they believe they meet every one of the qualifications as described in a job description. We are most interested in finding the best candidate for the job, and that candidate may be one who comes from a less traditional background. We would encourage you to apply, even if you don't believe you meet every one of our qualifications described. If you are unsure whether you meet the qualifications of this position, or how this would be determined, please feel free to contact to discuss your application.