Craft Brew Alliance, representing high quality hand crafted
beers with a portfolio from Widmer Brothers
Brewing Company, Redhook Brewery, Kona Brewing
Co. and Omission has an immediate opening for a Brewing Operations Manager
in Kailua-Kona, HI.
The primary responsibility is for the oversight and day-to-day tactical
management of the Kona brewing operations, and serves as the ambassador for
the Kona Brewing Company.
To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able
to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed
below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required.
Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with
disabilities to perform the essential functions:
Specific duties include:
Support the Company’s mission statement and Made True
Provides overall leadership for the Kona Brewery to ensure
efficient and cost effective brewing, packaging, quality control, inventory
control and storage.
Provides leadership to Hawaii Kona and CBA teams, become the
face of Kona Brewery Company, both internal and external.
Collaborates with the corporate engineering function to
execute strategic capital projects to maximize production/facility
capabilities for reduced costs, improved margins and continuous process
Collaborates with Supply Chain and capacity planning
functions to ensure production goals and objectives are met, and timely
shipments are realized.
Leads the assessment of brewing processes, procedures and
equipment, and makes recommendations for capital improvements to increase
efficiency and reduce operating cost.
Develops standard operating procedures and training criteria
for all production equipment and processes to ensure safe and efficient
Develops implements and tracks various measurable goals,
metrics and key performance indicators. Identifies variances and
recommends appropriate actions for improvement.
Works in collaboration with Human Resources with the
selection, training, succession planning and performance management of all
Oversees the sustainability initiatives specifically related
to sustainable products and processes, waste management, environmental
stewardship and efficient energy usage.
Interfaces with Corporate Brewing and Procurement to source
raw materials (including specialty items – coffee, coconut, passion fruit,
Collaborates with various internal/external partners in
support of special events and festivals.
Ensures facility and manufacturing compliance with all
State, Federal and local laws and governance.
Provides a safe and sanitary production environment.
Interfaces with the various product development teams to
evaluate current capabilities and capacity, and recommends alternative
plans, if necessary.
Responsible for interviewing, hiring, and training
employees; planning, assigning, and directing work; appraising performance;
rewarding and disciplining; and addressing complaints and resolving issues.
In conjunction with the Sr. Dir. of Brewery Operations,
develops and executes annual budgets and plans.
Bachelor’s Degree in Engineering, Brewing Operations, or
equivalent work experience. Cicerone certification is a plus. Professional
certification from AOB, IBD or similar is preferred.
Minimum of 5 years of manufacturing operations management
experience in a consumer packaged goods organization. Brewing or beverage
manufacturing and packaging experience is preferred.
Craft Brew Alliance offers a competitive compensation and
benefits package, rewarding work environment and growth for committed
professionals. We are an equal opportunity employer.
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