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Senior Brewer at Wimbledon Brewery

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Job Description:

Wimbledon Brewery is seeking a Head Brewer to join the production team. Since opening in 2015 Wimbledon Brewery has established a good reputation locally for supplying well brewed, quality traditional cask and innovative craft beers to its customers.

Key responsibilities

  • Management and operation of the brewery, ensuring operations are efficient, hygienic and safe. We are a small team and require a ‘Hands on’ approach
  • Responsible for contracts and supply of brewhouse materials, packaging goods, chemicals and other materials
  • Ensure inventory is in keeping with production whilst balancing cost and cash flow considerations
  • Ensure continuous improvement to the product and process whilst maintaining beer quality through analysis and taste panels
  • New product development to expand Wimbledon Brewery’s beer portfolio
  • Work closely with sales and distribution teams to meet sales demand
  • Maintain and develop standard operating procedures (SOPs) for the Brewing processes from receipt of raw materials through to packaged finished goods
  • Develop and manage H&S, SALSA and all regulatory affairs
  • Manage 3rd party packaging suppliers
  • Work with our current senior brewer, sales, management and Directors to contribute to the future success of the business as a key member of the senior management team, attend regular management meetings and provide strategic and tactical input into the brewery business plans
  • Represent the brewery and support the sales team when required at events such as trade shows, ‘Meet the Brewer’, beer festivals or brewery tours

Who we are looking for:

  • A good level of brewing experience in a leadership/management role, with a professional brewing qualification.
  • Extensive knowledge of industry compliance standards: including safety standards, Government regulatory programs, HACCP, SALSA and production management systems such as Brewman
  • A strong understanding of process controls, troubleshooting and process improvement
  • A passion for beer and the development of new beers
  • Strong organisational, planning and communication skills combined with attention to detail
  • A strong work ethic and the ability to multi-task, prioritise, adapt to changing situations and stay focused on objectives
  • Must be flexible and willing to take a hands-on approach to support the brewing operations
  • Passion and professionalism with an optimistic outlook to life and beer

We are offering a competitive salary based on experience

To apply, please send a cover letter and CV to subject line: REF 2021 Head Brewer.

All applications treated in strict confidence. Applications only from candidates eligible to work in the UK/EU please.