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Exmoor Ales has had a long-standing reputation for producing award-winning ales since it was founded in 1979 in Wiveliscombe, Somerset. Focussed primarily on traditional cask ales but now also brewing small-batch craft ales, we proudly supply pubs, clubs, and other customers across the entire UK.

We are currently looking for a passionate, organised, and driven Head Brewer to manage, lead and be responsible for our brewing, production, and distribution teams.

The Head Brewer role is a critically important part of the efficient running of our brewery. Acting as a central point, focussing on leading the team, delivering our core range of real ales, plus developing new products, including our seasonals and Pathfinder range.

This is a wonderful, rare opportunity to join our proudly independent business and help us continue to drive the company forward.

Key Skills

  • Working closely with and managing our Operations Manager and Production Manager to develop, motivate and manage the brewing, production, and distribution teams.
  • Production scheduling to ensure the delivery of product just in time and on budget.
  • Develop and oversee implementation of processes relating to wort production, fermentation, cellaring and packaging.
  • Participate as part of the senior management team to strategise and create and manage plans to increase annual output in line with agreed sales forecasts whilst working on efficiencies and margin optimisation.
  • Responsible for ensuring compliance with relevant industry legislation and food quality/safety standards, including annual audits for SALSA plus Beer and BFBI Feed Assurance.
  • Maintain hygiene, record keeping and quality control to a high standard.
  • Experience in managing and maintaining standard operating procedures, together with HACCP plans and COSHH.
  • Develop and manage the delivery of seasonal, one-off, and small-batch beers, to a pre-agreed calendar and to appropriate costings.
  • Maintain strong, open working relationships with suppliers and customers.
  • Negotiate regularly with suppliers for the supply of raw material contracts and ordering of raw materials necessary to fulfil production and delivery schedule.
  • Work with the sales team and operations to ensure availability and safe delivery of core products.
  • Manage quality processes to maintain our excellent standard of product.
  • Oversee and take ultimate responsibility for upkeep and improvements to beer quality, together with managing and solving any quality complaints.
  • Continuously research new methods, processes, and materials to improve quality and deliver progressive products.
  • Take the lead in acquiring and implementing new equipment to improve quality and efficiencies in consultation with company budgets.
  • Manage the maintenance of all brewing equipment to ensure it is always fully functional, working with external technicians and suppliers as necessary.
  • Represent Exmoor Ales at shows and events and engage with customers and key contacts to increase brand awareness.
  • Work with internal stakeholders on initiatives for engagement across our social media channels.
  • Foster relationships with other breweries and local producers to find opportunities for mutual growth and sales.
  • Manage and participate in a weekend rota to cover any brewing or production requirements.

Who we are looking for:

  • 5+ years’ experience in commercial brewing
  • Previous experience in managing a large team.
  • Ideally, a relevant technical degree (e.g. engineering, brewing)
  • IBD qualification or similar (GCB or above, desirable)
  • Proficient IT and English skills
  • Analytical capabilities
  • Top-notch communication skills
  • Project Management experience
  • Work well under pressure.
  • Flexibility, with the ability to adapt and problem-solve.
  • Passion for brewing and hospitality
  • Clean driving licence
  • Forklift certified preferable.

This is a full-time, permanent position.

28 days leave per year.

The salary is commensurate with experience (£36 – £38k per annum).

How to apply:

Please send your CV and a covering letter, mentioning why you would be the right fit for this role and our brewery, to info@exmoorales.co.uk

Job Type: Full-time

Pay: £36,000.00-£38,000.00 per year

Work with us at our multi-award-winning brewery.

This role requires an individual to work as part of a small team on various tasks, both inside and outside the brewery, as needed.

When required on deliveries, this customer-facing role requires a positive, helpful attitude and flexibility to ensure all deliveries are made successfully and safely.

When preparing deliveries, among other tasks – you’ll be preparing, picking, and stacking products, and assisting with general cleaning tasks as required.

All training and appropriate PPE will be provided.

Requirements

  • Full clean UK driving licence, held for at least 3 years.
  • Forklift experience is an advantage, but training can be provided.
  • This is a practical and physical job role that involves heavy lifting, sometimes in confined spaces, and the successful applicant needs to be physically fit and in good health.
  • An interest in beer is preferable but not essential if you are keen to learn.
  • Previous experience in a similar multi-drop delivery role is favourable.

Hours

Normal working hours Mon – Fri, 8am – 4.30pm but flexibility is needed due to the nature of the industry.

Holidays

28 days of holiday a year pro-rata (including public holidays)

Enhanced overtime available

Staff discount.

Job Type: Zero hours contract

Pay: £11.54 per hour

  • Employee discount
  • On-site parking

Schedule:

  • Monday to Friday

Licence/Certification:

  • Clean, full driver’s license

Work authorisation:

  • United Kingdom (required)

Work Location: In person

Application deadline: 28/06/2024

We’re looking for a friendly, enthusiastic team member to work in our brewery office. If you love beer, that’s a plus.

The role is important to our operations and involves customer service and bookkeeping assistance. It’s an excellent opportunity to work in a varied role and learn about many aspects of the brewing industry.

The primary duties include:

  • Telephone customer service – answering the office phone, taking customer orders, and processing them through our system
  • Serving customers and stock management in our on-site brewery shop
  • Processing website orders and preparing them for courier collection
  • Ordering and stock control of our point-of-sale/stationary/packing materials, maintaining a relationship with the suppliers
  • Posting supplier invoices/credit card transactions to our system, checking statements, and maintaining the online archive
  • Posting customer invoices and receipts to our system. Taking credit card payments over the phone.

Requirements:

  • Proficiency with Microsoft Office is essential.
  • Must be English speaking and be eligible to work in the UK.
  • Past experience in an administrative role is preferred.

Job Type: Full-time

Pay: £25,000.00 per year

  • Employee discount
  • On-site parking

Schedule:

  • Monday to Friday
  • 830am – 4.30pm

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