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Job Title: Director of Production

Location: Clearwater, FL

Company: Big Storm Brewery and Distillery

About Us: Big Storm Brewery and Distillery is a dynamic and rapidly growing company dedicated to crafting high-quality beers and spirits. We pride ourselves on our innovative approaches, exceptional products, and commitment to sustainability. We are currently seeking a passionate and experienced Director of Production to lead our brewing and distilling operations.

Job Description:

The Director of Production will be responsible for overseeing all aspects of our brewing and distilling operations, ensuring the highest quality standards, and maintaining efficient and effective production processes. This role will report directly to the Chief Executive Officer (CEO) and play a critical part in shaping the strategic direction of our production department.

Reason for the Opportunity:

As Big Storm Brewery and Distillery continues to go further into distilling, we are looking for a visionary leader to take our production capabilities to the next level. This new role is a key part of our growth strategy, aiming to enhance our production processes, maintain our commitment to quality, and support our ambitious goals for the future.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Lead and manage the brewing and distilling teams, including the Head Brewer, Distilling Manager, QA/QC Manager, Packaging Manager, Supply Chain Manager, and Maintenance Manager.
  • Develop and implement production strategies that align with the company's goals and objectives.
  • Ensure all products meet quality standards and regulatory requirements.
  • Oversee production schedules to meet demand and maximize efficiency.
  • Manage and optimize production budgets and costs.
  • Collaborate with the CEO and other senior leaders to drive continuous improvement initiatives.
  • Ensure a safe working environment and compliance with safety regulations.
  • Foster a culture of teamwork, innovation, and excellence within the production department.
  • Meet weekly with leadership team to discuss upcoming beer releases & brewing schedule as it pertains to front of house, marketing & the kitchen
  • Maintain accurate raw materials inventory and order ingredients
  • Register labels with TTB & TABC for wholesale distribution
  • Monitor and control costs
  • File monthly comptroller report
  • File and make ready for payment monthly and quarterly excise tax
  • Exhibit kindness, professionalism & patience toward all staff & guests

Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree in Brewing, Distilling, Engineering, or a related field or a Minimum of 10 years of experience in brewing and/or distilling, with at least 5 years in a leadership role.
  • Strong knowledge of production processes, quality control standards, and regulatory requirements.
  • Proven ability to manage and lead diverse teams.
  • Excellent organizational and problem-solving skills.
  • Strong communication and interpersonal skills.
  • Ability to work in a fast-paced, dynamic environment.
  • Passion for craft beer and spirits is highly desirable.

Benefits:

  • Competitive salary and bonus structure.
  • Health, dental, and vision insurance.
  • 401(k) plan with company match.
  • Generous paid time off.
  • Employee discounts on products.
  • Opportunities for professional development and career advancement.

How to Apply:

Interested candidates should submit their resume and a cover letter outlining their qualifications and experience to LJ@Bigstormbrewery.com with the subject line “Director of Production Application – [Your Name].”

Big Storm Brewery and Distillery is an equal opportunity employer. We celebrate diversity and are committed to creating an inclusive environment for all employees.

Join us at Big Storm Brewery and Distillery and be a part of our exciting journey to craft exceptional products and experiences!

 
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