Director of Operations

The Catskill Brewery is seeking an experienced and highly motivated Director of Operations that can guide us through the next phase of our growth in the craft beverage industry.
BreweryCatskill Brewery
LocationLivingston Manor, NY
Employment TypeFull Time
Pay RangeNot disclosed
Director of Operations – Catskill Brewery (Livingston Manor, NY) The Catskill Brewery is located in the western Catskills of NY State in the heart of a region known for its outdoor pursuits – fly fishing, hiking, biking, camping and just general enjoyment of the great outdoors. The area has become a popular destination for weekenders from New York City and the Tri-State area while also attracting significant numbers of new residents leaving the big city for greener pastures. The brewery is a Gold LEED certified facility, harnessing the energy of the sun and earth to make multiple award-winning beers. Our focus is making great beer in the most sustainable way possible. Position We have a production facility and tap room with some future plans for expansion on site, while also utilizing a contract packing facility for supplemental production. The brewery sells direct within several counties surrounding the home county with its’ own fleet of trucks, and utilizes distributors in the New York City, New Jersey, and remaining NY State markets. The position will report directly to the owners and will oversee all operations including the on-site tap room. Responsibilities - Execute the Catskill Brewery’s objectives and visions to coordinate all aspects of operations and people management. - Collaborate with the brewery partners to meet operational and financial goals – setting sales and production targets, short term and long-term strategic planning, analyzing efficiencies and profitability so as to plan growth in both taproom and through distribution channels. - Oversight of all brewery operations: production, sales, finance (AR/AP), tap room, and events – onsite and offsite, and all social media platforms. - Management of all category managers – production, sales, finance, tap room, and events, and marketing. - Oversee the hiring and training of new employees. - Oversight of contract brewing relationship and production. Analyzing associated costs and profitability across contract packing facilities. - Oversee and enforce company policies; including safety, production, quality, sales, human resources, customer service, and accounting policies, in partnership with division heads. - Monthly, quarterly, and annual reporting to partners. Desired Qualifications and Abilities - Bachelor’s Degree in Business or Industrial or Chemical Engineering, other Engineering or Business degree, or a combination of education and/or experience from which comparable knowledge, skills, abilities, have been achieved. - Required 3 - 5 years of brewery management/operational experience, or 7 – 10 years of general management experience. - In depth knowledge of brewing process and/or 3 – 5 years of direct brewing experience. - Proficient knowledge of basic accounting principles. - Working knowledge of Ekos and QuickBooks or other similar accounting and brewery platforms. Compensation - Compensation will be commensurate with experience. - Benefits package - 3 weeks annual vacation - Assistance with housing if relocating from another area. - Annual discretionary bonus based on meeting specific key performance indicators.

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