Head Brewer


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Napier, NZ 



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Employment Type:

Full time



Position Title:

Head Brewer

Job Description:

bStudio Ltd is in it’s second year of operation as a service provider to the craft beer industry based in beautiful Napier, Hawke’s Bay.  bStudio is growing fast and maturing rapidly in terms of our systems & processes.  Our Head Brewer will bring great attention to detail, an ability to interact on all levels with our craft partner brewers, and an uncompromising adherence to their valuable IP by following their set recipes.
Our mission is to deliver the highest quality service and products through employing the best technology, process efficiencies and people.  The facility is fully managed under the international BRC Global Food Standard program which follows strict production policies and procedures to ensure our company values of exceptional service and quality product are met to exceed our client’s expectations.
We are currently seeking applications for a Head Brewer.  This key role in the site Senior Management Team is responsible for oversight of the brewing, fermentation & cellar team, to ensure that quality, safety, production & cost targets are consistently met.  It also has a clear strategic dimension, requiring a person with the ability to predict and plan for future needs as the business continues its rapid expansion.

Job Requirements:

Key Functions:
  • Ensure all production from the brewhouse and cellar meets client specifications.
  • Production scheduling to optimise plant efficiency & utilisation, whilst meeting customer needs.
  • Ensure all operations are conducted in line with our HACCP & BRC procedures, leading improvements and changes where required.
  • Develop & maintain a culture of cost awareness and profit maximization amongst the brewery team.
  • Customer recipe formulation and collaboration; refining and improving as required with the objective of repeatability & predictability in outcomes.
  • Hiring, training and performance management of brewery staff.
  • Coaching, leading and developing the brewery team to achieve the business objectives in a manner that both gets the job done and makes everyone feel valued.
  • Act as the department lead at site senior management meetings.
  • Weekend work will be required where operational needs dictate.
Qualifications:  we anticipate that the successful candidate will have
  • Degree level in Brewing Science/Technology, or a Bachelor’s degree in Engineering or Science and complementary brewing qualifications.
  • 5-10 years relevant experience, preferably in progressive craft and production breweries.
  • An exceptional ability to work with others and manage a team in a manner that both gets the job done and makes everyone feel valued as a part of the team is also required.
Ideal Competencies:
  • Strong problem-solving skills
  • Excellent attention to detail and high level of accuracy
  • Strong initiative and integrity
  • Strong verbal communication & organizational skills
  • Must be able to multitask and think quickly on your feet
  • Must have a positive can-do attitude
  • Good knowledge of Health & Safety and other regulations directly impacting production
  • Experience in working with BRC or similar

  • Fluency with Microsoft Office is required, as it the ability to gain in-depth knowledge and understanding of BOTEC (brewhouse software package).
If this exciting role, offering a real chance to influence the future of craft beer in NZ interests you, then please email your Covering Letter and CV to teresa@bstudio.co.nz. 
Applications for this role need to be received by 30 November 2018.

bStudio Ltd

2/6 Lever Street, Ahuriri, Napier
Napier, New Zealand

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