Production Manager (Wine Jobs: Management & Administration)

Full Time

  Republic of Fremantle

  Perth, Western Australia

Republic of Fremantle Distillery Co Pty Ltd (RoF) is launching our grape to glass distillery in Q3 2019 with ambition to quickly gain international recognition as a tier one premium boutique distiller of gin and other grape based spirits. 

Based in the heart of the historic port city of Fremantle the distillery features a Mueller crafted rig comprising 2000L low wine still, 2 columns/35 plates and a 230L gin still. 

Our home includes a substantial front of house operation with full hospitality offering. 

A full time Production Manager is required at the Republic of Fremantle Distillery. The Production Manager will oversee all aspects of production and will be responsible for the day-to day management of the entire gin and vodka production from wine to bottled spirit, staff and promoting our brand and ethos. In time, other spirits will also be developed with the Production Manager central to all plans for future spirit innovation.  Accordingly, you will exhibit a track record of innovation, new product development, formalising and refining production methods for spirit alcohol and being integral to growing RoF and our product profile. 

Your performance history will exemplify your strong leadership and management skills, sound technical knowledge and confidence in communication, presenting and public speaking.  You will have a Master of Science in Brewing and Distilling and be able to demonstrate at least 8 years’ experience in the management and production within the boutique alcoholic beverages market[FL1] , with at least 5 years’ experience in distillation process.  You will have experience with, and display a deep understanding of the technical complexity of grape to glass production especially consistent production of 96 ABV absent of imperfections.

Tasks include;

  • Production Planning ensuring availability of required quality stock levels, and maintaining a strong relationship with suppliers and staff
  • Implement processes and deploy quality standards to optimise product quality to achieve and maintain a global recognition for quality
  • Proactively drive improvement in quality of the distillery’s spirits and to promote a strong positive quality culture of continuous improvement.
  • Support compliance with all global food safety and mandatory legislative requirements thus maintaining key contracts with new and existing customers
  • Undertake research and development of new recipes and products and to enhance quality and consistency of existing products
  • Overseeing the acquisition, installation and maintenance of plant and equipment
  • Coordinating the implementation of occupational health and safety requirements
  • Directing staff activities and monitoring their performance
  • Benchmark our quality systems with comparable organisations to ensure that best practice is adopted and maintained within the company.
  • Collect and manage operational data for inventory control, budgeting and accounting, taxation and regulatory compliance.
  • Engage with front of house operations including presenting and educating trade and consumers about distilling and promote our products
  • Attend local and international events, trade shows to further promote our brand and products

We offer an attractive annual salary of between $120,000 - $130,000 depending on your skills and experience.

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