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  • General Manager Reaver Beach Brewing Co. Virginia Beach, VA

    Reaver Beach Brewing Co. located in beautiful Virginia Beach, VA is the oldest craft brewer in Va. Beach.[/B] We just celebrated our 9th year and are excited about our expansion. We will be opening an additional 5,000 sq. ft. taproom and pilot brewery in Norfolk Va. to complement our Va. Beach location.
    We’re seeking to hire a dynamic general manager for our team who will be responsible for all aspects of the overall daily operations of both locations including the taproom, wholesale sales and work closely with our head brewer. An upbeat, positive demeanor, excellent leadership and communication skills, and high-level organization skills, along with financial management experience are crucial for this position. The ideal candidate will have craft brewery experience in a leadership role with a proven track record of delivering superior customer experiences and driving sales and profits.

    Financial and payroll reporting, record keeping, accountability, forecasting of sales, costs and profits
    Posting and paying bills
    Development of and compliance with operational standards, company policies, and Federal, State, and Local laws, licensing, and regulations
    Hire, train, motivate, evaluate, schedule and supervise a team of approximately 8 -10 employees
    Security procedures, creating a safe working and guest environment
    Sanitation practices and all relevant trainings
    Managing events, festivals, food trucks, and entertainment
    Managing distributor and customer experiences and outreach
    Facilitate positive interactions among all staff, customers, vendors, and owner
    Think critically, troubleshoot and work unsupervised
    Inventory management and ordering
    In conjunction with owner, develop comprehensive marketing plan including social media and other formats and monitor results as required
    Managing all relevant technology within the brewery
    Collaborate with head brewer and maintain high-level knowledge of all beers brewed
    and brewery operations for production goals
    Develop and execute long & short term sales planning goals
    Collaborate on all production activities and create schedules to meet sales forecasts and demands
    Monitor and continuously improve operations with regards to efficiency, cost reduction and profitability
    Translate the overall business strategy into operational goals and objectives
    Coordinate maintenance of indoor and outdoor spaces
    Oversee events, entertainment and food trucks Research and implement industry trends and compliance initiatives
    Reports to and evaluated by the owner or owners

    Understanding of basic cooperative principles, philosophy, and operations
    Provide and follow oral and written instructions
    Positively and professionally represent the brewery to the public and at events
    Must be punctual, responsible, self-motivated, positive and an excellent communicator
    Strong computer skills necessary for record keeping and the point-of-sale system
    Understanding of accounting, finance, and payroll
    Strong work ethic and desire to succeed
    Multi-task and manage time efficiently
    Must be over 21 years of age
    Appreciation and working understanding of craft beer, along with a desire to continue learning
    High standards in quality, positive customer experiences and cleanliness
    Cost control management
    Motivation to see brewery succeed and grow
    Flexibility in schedule and work assignments
    Work calmly and effectively under pressure
    Familiarity with required Licensing and Labor Laws
    Determine applicability of experience and qualifications of job applicants

    High school diploma or equivalent required
    Relevant higher education degree preferred
    Experience working in management capacity, preferably within the craft brewing or hospitality industries
    Knowledge of budget planning, payroll processing, financial reporting, and QuickBooks
    Experience in building and maintaining business relationships
    Experience with developing and executing sales and marketing strategies
    Knowledge of craft beer brewing, beer service, beer tasting, and beer styles
    Willing to wear multiple hats

    This is a full-time salaried position, pay commensurate with experience
    Valid driver’s license and reliable transportation required
    Expected to be on-site, working nights, weekends and holidays if needed
    Must be able to stand for long periods of time
    Must be able to routinely see, hear, walk, sit, stand, lift, squat, reach, bend, twist, kneel and carry objects weighing up to 55 pounds on occasion
    All applicants will be required to have references and background checks prior to hire
    Salary, raises and bonuses determined by ownership

    Applicants should provide a cover letter, resume and reference list by email to Mark Adkins. Applications accepted by email only to More information about Reaver Beach Brewing Co. can be found at and check out our Facebook page.

    Reaver Beach Brewing Co. is an equal opportunity employer that does not discriminate on the bases of race, color, religion, sex (including pregnancy, gender identity, and sexual orientation), parental status, national origin, age, disability, family medical history or genetic information, political affiliation, military service, or other non-merit based factors.