Plant Manager
 Hillside, NJ
Plant Manager - High Speed Brewery RTD

Why is This a Great Opportunity?

This is a plant startup!  

Job Description

Plant Manager to lead a high-speed brewery startup by creating the strategic direction for a 24/7 brewing and batching both craft and RTD (ready to drink) operations.
  • Perform internal and external benchmarking, analysis, target setting, and publishing of key performance indicators (KPI).

  • Partner with corporate HR & Executive Supply Chain Leadership to evaluate and hire staff creating a culture of inclusiveness, mutual trust and understanding

  • Develop autonomous working teams capable of managing the brewing and batching operations running on a 24/7 schedule.


 Position Requirements:

  • Bachelor’s Degree with minimum 10 years progressive brewing (may consider carbonated beverage manufacturing experience)

  • Proven ability to create and manage operating budgets of at least $10M.

  • 10+ years of experience in high speed, multi-sku beverage manufacturing and packaging facility.

  • Successful Plant Management of direct reports across all shifts in 24/7 operation.

  • Prior plant startup or expansion experience acquiring & implementing new equipment.  

  • Project management experience (PMP Certification Preferred)

  • Ability to prioritize and manage multiple projects at one time.

  • Ability to manage and implement quality requirements including product specifications and sensory evaluation.

  • Experience initiating and managing capital projects from conception to completion

  • Expert knowledge of brewing and blending. IBD Brewing or equivalent certification / experience required.

  • Thorough understanding of cleaning and sanitation technology.

  • Demonstrated leadership skills with proven ability to negotiate and influence effectively with internal and external partners.

  • Experience working within a union manufacturing environment.

  • Proficient in the identification, management and resolution of risk relating to raw materials, ingredients, processes and products, and willingness to proactively take necessary precautions to minimize risk.

  • Working knowledge of ISO, GMP, JSA, and HACCP food safety as it relates to the manufacturing process.

  • Working knowledge of TTB requirements for alcoholic beverages including tax policy, state and federal regulations, SOP and COLA approvals.