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Wort Production Manager

Now 5-years old The Garden Brewery is expanding its site after rapid growth; finalising our move to a beautiful new facility complete with glass atrium taproom and huge garden in Zagreb, Croatia. We make a wide range of beers, from classic core styles to over 170 specials to date. These are distributed widely within Croatia and exported to 30+ nations globally; across Europe, Asia and Australia.

We have big plans to be one of Europe’s very best breweries and new brewing projects are underway related to product innovation and sustainability. To deliver this we’re expanding our production team.

We are looking to add a full time Wort Production Manager to develop and manage our hot side operations.  This role requires strong communication skills and a teamwork-based approach to daily operations and deep knowledge of all aspects of the wort production process.

The wort production manager will lead a small team of wort producers working on our four vessel brew kit over a four day on, three day off shift schedule.  An open, solution-oriented mind and positive attitude are a must as our diverse set of products and processes is ever changing. The role is hands-on and operational with time set aside for administrative and developmental duties.

Core Responsibilities:

  • Overseeing the fulfilment of a weekly schedule and development of longer term planning in collaboration with head brewer.
  • Management of a team of wort producers working over a seven day rotating shift pattern.
  • Maximising brewhouse and workflow efficiencies.
  • Constant monitoring of key quality indicators and CCPs throughout the wort production process.
  • Lead departmental process improvement, support SOP and process development, develop individual product SOPs
  • Ensure thorough training of all brewers per the SOPs and established best practices.
  • Daily operation of a Reverse Osmosis unit and mill.
  • Organisation of spent grains disposal with local farmers.
  • Brewery raw material management and stock taking.
  • Clear and steady communication between head brewer, wort producers and cellar department.
  • Basic facilities maintenance.
  • Comprehensive record keeping of brewhouse activities.
  • Representation of brewery at industry events.

The ideal candidate would display the following qualities:

  • Excellent communication skills.
  • Basic lab skills and a comprehensive understanding of mash chemistry and wort separation.
  • High attention to detail as regards quantitative and qualitative data across a wide range of beer styles.
  • Time management and responsible delegation of tasks within a team.
  • Patience, a cool head, and the ability to adapt to a quickly changing situation.
  • Willingness to build on previous brewery experience through formal education/training and workplace projects.
  • A passion for constant improvement and development of beer quality.
  • Command of spoken and written English.

Qualifications:

  • A degree from a professional brewing education program or related field is preferred.
  • At least three years previous experience working in a brewery.
  • Demonstrated track record of success in prior positions
  • Fork lift license.
  • Permission to work within the EU.

Salary based upon qualifications and experience. To be considered for this role, please email [email protected] with your CV and references. Application deadline closes Friday 3rd December.

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