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  • COO/Director of Brewery Operations - Mother Road Brewing Co.

    Mother Road Brewing Co. seeks a Chief Operating Officer to lead our growing brew team in Flagstaff, Arizona. Over the course of eight years, we have grown from brewing 650 barrels in 2011 to 12,798 barrels in 2019. Mother Road Brewing Co. plans to brew 17,500 barrels of taxable beer in 2020 - and plans for greater expansion in 2021.

    The Chief Operating Officer’s objectives are to integrate Mother Road’s Strategic and Trimester Operating plans, aid in the planning and integration of future brewing facilities, and to lead the brewing team through Mother Road’s mission and values. The COO is also responsible for financial planning, reporting, and adherence to budget through the lens of resourcefulness.

    Key Job Responsibilities Include:
    Behaves as a cultural role model by exemplifying Mother Road’s mission and values
    Communicates a clear vision of the Strategic and Trimester Plans to inspire and guide the brew team
    Assisting in the planning and integration of future brewing facilities
    Coaches and mentors all members of the brew team through formal and informal check-ins
    Works with the Director of People and Culture to find ways to embolden Mother Road’s mission and values through leadership, policy, traditions, and continuing education
    Assists Director of People and Culture in workforce planning
    Owns the implementation of the Trimester Plan for brewing operations
    Keeps abreast industry trends and demonstrates initiative to seek out opportunities for new products, ingredients, brewing techniques, technical developments, processes
    Executes brewing plans based on Sales Team and Distributor needs
    Accountable for Mother Road’s product quality across the entirety of its product mix
    Is an ambassador and representative for Mother Road Brewing Co. in the craft brewing community by supporting professional industry organizations’ events and activities
    Accountable for brewing financial, operating, and capital budgets through planning, preparing, controlling and monitoring

    Want to travel with us? The ideal candidate will embrace Mother Road’s mission and values. We provide radical hospitality, face challenges with positivity, continuously improve, and believe that laughter and work-life balance are essential. Love of food, travel, the outdoors, history and the Southwest are a candidate bonus.The winning candidate will be able to demonstrate their alignment with our culture and have seven years+ of executive leadership experience in beverage or food product manufacturing at the operational equivalent of a 10,000+ BBL per year brewery.

    Mother Road Brewing offers a competitive wage with benefits. We take care of our employees and keep their well-being a priority.

    A hidden gem of a mountain town in northern Arizona, located in the largest Ponderosa Pine forest in the world. You will feel at home if you are passionate about outdoor recreation and enjoy a strong sense of community. Flagstaff, AZ has a ski mountain 20 minutes from the center of town, some of the best rock climbing in the world, and hundreds of miles of trails for mountain biking & running. Its central location in the Southwest — between California, Nevada, Utah, New Mexico, Colorado, lends to a variety of weekend getaway possibilities. [Voted Top 25 Best Towns to Live in 2017 — Outside Online Magazine].

    Qualified candidates may submit their cover letter and resume in PDF form to Director of People and Culture, Oliver Adams by email at Please use ‘COO 2020’ as the subject line, and include salary / benefits requirements in your cover letter. Please no phone calls while driving or applying. Accepting candidates through Friday March 6, 2020. Interviews will be held on a rolling basis.