Brewing Operations Planner
About The Bruery
The Bruery is a boutique craft brewery located in Orange County, CA. The company goes to market under three brand names; The Bruery, Bruery Terreux, and Offshoot Beer Co, each offering a high quality, unique offering. The Bruery specializes in barrel aged and experimental ales, Bruery Terreux is focused on innovative wild and sour ales, and Offshoot Brewing Co. is the company’s newest brand that focuses on a rotational hop-forward offering.
The company has built a strong following among a passionate base of customers, and more than half of The Bruery’s overall sales are direct-to-consumer through the company’s society membership programs and Orange County tasting rooms. The company selectively distributes its products to a network of distributors across the U.S. with a focus on craft beer-centric retail and restaurant accounts.
Founded as a small, family-run business in 2008, The Bruery takes its unique moniker from founder Patrick Rue’s family surname.
Patrick picked up home brewing as a hobby, which later became an obsession, as a distraction from the banality of law school. Early on, while driving his wife Rachel mad with the messes that he would leave on the kitchen stove, Patrick was winning awards for his beers. Upon finishing school, he took it upon himself to draft a business plan for The Bruery rather than study for the California Bar exam – a risky endeavor that still shows through today in the creative, genre-tilting beers that The Bruery prides itself on.
The Bruery was founded on the excitement that Patrick felt in his early years of homebrewing and continues to strive for that same passion in every aspect of its business today. The company has never stopped challenging itself to develop distinctive and imaginative beers, and constantly pursues improvement. The Bruery produces dozens of original beers each year with a perpetually growing list of ingredients and inspirations . Nearly half of The Bruery’s beer is aged in wine or spirit barrels bringing forth flavors reminiscent of the Belgian countryside or classic American distillers.
About the Role:
The position's primary role is providing support to internal managers in production, brewing staff and leadership team in administrative nature, executing production scheduling, ordering, inventory and documentation.
Essential Duties (include but are not limited to the following):
Maintain continuity between pre-planned production schedule, shift schedules, and Orchestrated Beer expression
Manage input of production schedule in Orchestrated Beer
Lead organization of monthly, quarterly and end-of-year production inventories according to timeline dictated by accounting; provide managers with consistent format and provide count support as needed
Attend production, sales and operations meetings, translate pertinent information into necessary schedule adjustments
Execute procurement for traditional and non-traditional ingredients; conduct research on sourcing, pricing, SOC requirements and product quality production beers
Create and maintain new item numbers in Orchestrated Beer
Coordinate with brewing manager and Shipping/Warehouse for internal supply movements
Work with VP of Operations to optimize production processes, i.e. waste reduction, equipment efficiencies, process flow development
As time allows, develop and continuously improve brewing department documentation tools, i.e. Fermentation Logs, Production schedule, etc.
Develop and maintain a consistent format for production SOP manual and train other managers on contribution consistency
Provide administrative support to Production Management on an as needed basis
Stay current on industry trends, market feedback, status of partner brewer produced brands in market and general brewing knowledge
Minimum of 2 years food or beverage production related experience
Experience with scheduling, ordering, and other administrative support in a production environment
Brewing Experience strongly preferred
Ability to work with significant autonomy and maintain a high level of accountability.
Proven expertise in record keeping and document development; experience with Microsoft Office, Google Docs, and preferably Orchestrated Beer
Ability to advise on operational improvements
Attention to detail and weekly regimen
Strong organizational skillset
The Bruery is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Pre-employment background check required.
We offer competitive compensation, health, dental and vision, generous Paid Time Off (PTO), 401k and of course, free beer!