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Brewing Technical Services Manager

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Location
Chicago, IL
Job Type
Direct Hire
Date
Nov 16, 2019
Job ID
2677475

North American Beverages Company producing RTD Spirits, Beers, Carbonated Drinks & Wine, hiring a Technical Services CI Leader to manage and coordinate organization wide efforts to ensure that our manufacturing and quality specifications are executed with the goal of creating products of the highest quality. Provides leadership and coordination for improving the organization’s core operations, focuses on enabling internal/external customers to achieve improvements in a cost effective and efficient manner. This position is the Company’s front line resource to insure that our co-manufacturers and suppliers are meeting our expectations and specifications.


Requirements:



  • Bachelor’s Degree in Food Science, Engineering, Operations or other with minimum 5 years carbonated beverage experience - highly prefer brewing experience
  • Project management experience (PMP Certification Preferred)


  • Expert knowledge of beer packaging, IBD Packaging or equivalent certification / experience required.
  • Expert knowledge of glass bottling and canning operations and knowledge of high speed carbonated beverage production and packaging process and associated testing / quality assurance procedures, methods, and equipment.
  • 5+ years of manufacturing experience in a quality assurance or direct operations leadership role.
  • 3+ years of experience in high speed, multi-sku beverage manufacturing and packaging facility.
  • Brewing and/or beverage experience preferred.
  • Thorough understanding of cleaning and sanitation technology.
  • Working knowledge of packaging material including can warranties, die line approvals, corrugate strength testing, glass bottle defects, etc.
  • Demonstrated leadership skills with proven ability to negotiate and influence effectively with internal and external partners.
  • Ability to make quick decisions with limited information that are in the best interest of the company.
  • Strong analytical background including knowledge of statistical applications and tools.
  • Advanced level MS Excel skills required.
  • 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, 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.
  • Works effectively with others and contributes within an environment that promotes teamwork and collaboration.
  • Proficient with personal computers and business applications.
  • Willing to travel approximately 60%.

Responsibilities:



  • Perform internal and external benchmarking, analysis, target setting, and publishing of key performance indicators (KPI).
  • Develop and maintain relationships with co-manufacturers and suppliers to ensure consistency among processes and procedures.
  • Management of the manufacturing process for our products with an emphasis on safety, quality and service while monitoring losses at a plant level.
  • Management of the commercialization of innovation projects while scaling projects from concept to finished products.
  • Management of proprietary information and processes.
  • Measure performance against capital expenditure strategy and process manufacturing strategy.
  • Identify and implement manufacturing process improvement opportunities.
  • Communicate manufacturing process vision, strategy, and objectives within team.
  • Improve efficiencies in our performance by collecting, interpreting, and translating data.