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Brewery Operations Manager- Calgary, AB, Canada

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  • Brewery Operations Manager- Calgary, AB, Canada

    Annex produces four year-round beers, way more experimental brews, and a selection of craft sodas—all from our centrally located headquarters in Calgary, Alberta. We claimed our spot on Alberta’s craft brewing map just as it was taking shape in 2015. Since then, we’ve kept experimenting, adding variables, and pushing ourselves to put out products that challenge how people think about the way they drink. We’re looking to add a new member to our management team to lead our brewery operations.

    The objective of the Brewery Operations Manager is to drive operational excellence, uphold safety standards, and foster a culture of innovation within the production team. The Brewery Operations Manager will play a crucial role in maintaining product quality, inventory control, and overall efficiency, while also contributing to the development and implementation of new brewing techniques and product innovations.

    • Supervise daily production operations encompassing brewing, packaging, and quality assurance
    • Establish, implement, and uphold standard operating procedures for brewing, packaging and quality assurance
    • Manage recruitment, training, and performance evaluation for the production team
    • Create and oversee productions schedules
    • Foster a culture of creativity and innovation by staying current with the latest brewing techniques, innovations and trends
    • Play a key role in developing and executing strategies for introducing new products, enhancing existing ones, and capturing market share
    • Nurture relationships with suppliers, contractors, industry partners, and third-parties
    • Administer the quality assurance program, involving data collection, analysis, interpretation and presentation of results
    • Ensure rigorous record-keeping practices are maintained
    • Develop, implement and enforce safety protocols in collaboration with Annex’s HR department
    • Supervise adherence to cleaning and maintenance schedules, promptly addressing equipment repairs for maximum operational efficiency
    • Maintain inventory levels in accordance with projections across all distribution channels
    • Coordinate the receipt of raw materials and the shipment of finished goods to distributors
    • Oversee budgeting and strategy for the production department, providing crucial business insights for informed decision-making and optimal financial performance
    • Deliver beer education to the Annex team and customers
    • Participate in industry events and educational opportunities
    • Facilitate effective communication among the operations team, various departments and management to align daily production operations with the company’s overarching goals
    Required Knowledge and Skills
    • Three years of experience in a brewery management position
    • Strong understanding of brewing and chemical processes, fermentation sciences, equipment and quality control measures
    • Experience overseeing daily production operations, including brewing, packaging, and quality assurance
    • Proven ability to develop beer recipes that have seen success in the market
    • Experience in the non-alcoholic beverage market an asset
    • Ability to develop, implement and maintain standard operating procedures
    • Skills in hiring, training and managing a production team
    • Proficiency in performance management and fostering a positive work culture
    • Capacity for production planning and scheduling employees to optimize efficiency
    • Ability to maintain inventory levels and align them with projections
    • Keen interest in staying current with brewing techniques, innovations, and industry trends
    • Experience managing a quality assurance program
    • Attention to detail and commitment to meticulous record keeping
    • Knowledge and ability to develop, implement and maintain safety protocols
    • Skills in overseeing equipment cleaning and maintenance schedules
    • Experience in shipping and receiving
    • Proven ability to manage positive relationships with suppliers and contractors
    • Excellent interpersonal skills and strong written and verbal communication skills
    • Proficient with computer software (Google Workspace, Excel) and experience with Ekos, Grist, and Draught Labs is an asset
    • Understanding of finance principles and budgeting
    • Excellent self-management, time-management and organizational skills
    • Must be able to lift 25 kg over your head
    • Must be able to move 65kg with assistance of a dolly
    • Must be able to climb a ladder and handle ingredients on a ladder
    • Must be able to safely navigate wet and slippery working conditions
    • $75,000 to $82,000
    • Performance-based bonus
    • Benefits and HSA

    Annex is an equal opportunity employer. We celebrate diversity and are committed to creating an inclusive environment for all team members.

    Please send cover letter and Resume to