Brewing Operations Director

Website madtreebrewingMadTree Brewing Company

Inspiring Madness. Rooted in Purpose.

When MadTree sprouted in 2013, we were driven to craft great beer – but more importantly – to build something bigger than ourselves. Since the beginning, we have cared deeply about creating meaningful connections with our communities. We embrace our name MadTree and work to celebrate and protect nature, while reducing our impact on the environment. We are proud members of 1% for the Planet, with a commitment to donate 1% of our sales to non-profits focused on environmental sustainability.

First, let’s state the obvious – we make great beer, and it keeps getting better. And we’ve got the medals to prove it. We operate one of the most successful taprooms in the region and are one of the largest beer producers in the state of Ohio. COVID-19 didn’t slow us down and we’ve continued to push our growth strategy through the uncertainty.

We continue to invest in and build a team of talented folks who are taking this company to the next level. 2022 is going to be one hell of a year for MadTree – in the spring we open Alcove, a new location in the heart of OTR, and will begin distribution of ready-to-drink cocktails. We continue to grow, evolve, and invest in our company and community. And we have one hell of a good time in the process. Buckle up!

Building the most efficient and profitable operation is just as exciting to you as building the best, well-connected team from top to bottom. You seamlessly go from forecasting to having a Friday beer to getting out in nature and everything in between. You’re constantly problem-solving, thinking ahead, and proactively challenging yourself and others to make a positive impact in their roles and for the planet.  You see problems as puzzles that need to be solved, change is an opportunity, and unexpected issues are just hurdles to jump over on your way to the finish line. These things energize and propel you to make MadTree even better.

MadTree is committed to building a diverse, equitable, and inclusive workforce that inspires madness while being rooted in purpose. We offer a competitive compensation package plus great benefits like paid volunteer time, subsidized health insurance, a retirement plan with a match that begins day one, paid time off, and many other great perks.

POSITION: Brewing Operations Director
LOCATION: Cincinnati, OH (Oakley)
REPORTS TO: Co-founder

The Brewing Operations Director works with the Production team to ensure quality, consistency, efficiency, and timeliness in support of internal Sales and Hospitality clients while consistently focusing brewing and production efforts through a lens of sustainability. Guides the Production team to work together effectively, communicate efficiently, and are held accountable for achieving objectives and key results. They will be an avid MadTree ambassador who lives the behaviors – Connect, Grow, and Give a F*ck.

20% – Developing and leading teams to build a strong culture with a focus on development and retention.
40% – Developing and executing functional operational plans that achieve identified financial targets.
20% – Developing and maintaining strong relationships with internal and external stakeholders.
Note: Twenty percent of time is reserved for ancillary responsibilities and activities unrelated to the key performance objectives.

Lead, motivate, coach, and develop direct and indirect reports to build the best f*cking team that creates a culture of real engagement and accountability to deliver MadTree’s purpose.
Oversee key sourcing and raw material relationships critical for production, while continually pushing to ensure we are centering decisions around profitability but also B-Corp standards.
Oversee a diverse array of brewing, cellaring, and packaging methods, and continue to push forward in new areas of innovation. Drive structure to follow strategy.
Lead all production & facilities efforts to mitigate environmental impact and improve community standards.
Create, adhere, and report facility budgets and forecasts as needed. Develop capital spending requests and manage other financial processes. Develop an ongoing evaluative approach toward results driven process improvements in Production.
Ensure production optimization by verifying that procedures are implemented as originally intended and modify operator practices, programming, or infrastructure as needed; guide or make decisions to ensure productivity and quality control.
Ensure all standard operating procedures are followed, especially in safety and Impact.
Oversee maintenance, modification, and upgrade projects with focus on costs, timelines, and sustainability.
Complete internal audits and training; meet with all production managers/leads to obtain and assess all production issues and create an action plan to address items in a prioritized fashion.
Accountable to achieve performance metrics and financial performance of all Production units.
Work closely with Hospitality, Sales, Marketing, Impact, CX, People Strategy, and Finance to deliver projections and company objectives.

QUALIFICATION REQUIREMENTS: To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform essential duties, accountabilities, and responsibilities satisfactorily. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. Must be at least 21 years of age or older.
Bachelor’s degree in Management, Business, Engineering, or a related field.
7+ years of experience managing production/manufacturing. Preference will be given to candidates with CPG, beverage, or beer experience.

Strong understanding of manufacturing theory/practice, goods production, packaging, equipment maintenance management, and quality control/quality assurance.
Ability to quickly assess the status of operations and troubleshoot processes.
Ability to analyze large volume of data from a variety of sources to track and execute production strategy.
Strong leadership and vision that displays passion and optimism, inspires respect and trust, and mobilizes others to fulfill the vision.
Passion for innovation that displays original thinking and creativity; meet challenges with resourcefulness; generate suggestions for improving work; develop innovative approaches and ideas; present ideas and information in a manner that gets others’ attention.
Strong change and project management skills that demonstrate the ability to develop workable implementation plans; coordinate projects, communicate changes effectively; build commitment and overcome resistance; prepare and support those affected by change; monitor transition and evaluate results.
Self-motivation and ability to work with limited amount of direction; ability to work both independently and within a team to accomplish goals; make critical decisions independently with exceptional analytical, decision making, and problem-solving skills.
Enthusiastically spends a minimum of 16 hours per year volunteering (paid) for MadTree Impact initiatives. Holds team accountable to expectations around annual GAF volunteer hours.
Proficiency in Google and/or Microsoft Office applications.

Ability to frequently sit, stand, walk, stoop, kneel, crouch, crawl and climb.
Ability to frequently talk, hear, and smell.
Ability to occasionally lift and/or move up to 30 pounds.
Ability to frequently reach with hands and arms. Use hands to handle or feel objects, tools, or controls.
Vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision and the ability to adjust focus.

WORK ENVIRONMENT: The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job.
The work environment is usually that of an office, bar, restaurant, and brewery.
The employee occasionally works on wet floors.

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