Brewing and Beer

Head Brewer

South West ref: 1314

Our client, a craft brewery based in the South West, is looking to recruit a Head Brewer to lead the brewing and packaging operations to ensure the production of high quality and consistent beer.  Working with the Managing Director this is a senior appointment and will be responsible for developing the brewery and its leading brands.


Key responsibilities:

  • Oversee the supply of brewhouse materials, package goods and other materials. Managing the inventory to keep up with production, balancing cost and cash flow considerations
  • Create and maintain a method of continuous process improvement of brewery operations with regards to efficiency, cost reduction and quality
  • Maintain a safe working environment by keeping facilities and equipment in good condition and ensuring adherence to safe working practices
  • Assess equipment purchases and major expenditures to maximise benefit and oversee design operation and improvement of production systems
  • Oversee the quality program and practices.
  • Manage the team, including staffing decisions, training & development and performance management
  • Represent the company with professionalism, knowledge and passion


Skills, experience and attributes:

  • A formal brewing education or professional brewing experience is considered above all else
  • Full understanding of brewing science, brewhouse, cellar operations and packaging
  • Solid/proven knowledge of the craft beer and brewing industry
  • Ability to experiment and create new beers
  • Capex experience
  • A strong understanding of process controls, troubleshooting and process improvement
  • Excellent leadership skills with the proven ability to lead and motivate a team and maintain a positive morale in the workforce
  • Professional communication skills both verbal and written
  • Exceptional analytical, decision making and problem solving skills
  • Strong planning and organizational skills
  • A strong work ethic and the ability to multi-task, prioritise, adapt to changing situations and stay focused on objectives
  • Extensive knowledge of industry compliance standards: including safety standards, Government regulatory programs, HACCP, and production management systems


For more information, please contact Tricia Tappin at The Carling Partnership


Telephone: + 44 1483 893 100




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