Company: Boston Beer Company
Location: Bowling Green
Posted on: June 6, 2021
Our mission at The Boston Beer Company is to bring
the highest-quality products to the U.S. beer drinker. To answer
that mission, we are creating an inclusive culture that celebrates
the differences in both our people and our brands. Our diversity
makes us stronger, and when you bring your authentic self to work,
we are a stronger, more innovative, and more sustainable company &
a fast-paced, growing company with a strong family of brands
(Samuel Adams, Dogfish Head, Angry Orchard, Twisted Tea, and Truly
Hard Seltzer), we seek constantly to challenge the status quo. We
are always looking for hardworking, talented, and passionate people
(that means you!) to join our team.
We are The Boston Beer Company,
and together we are heavy.
We are currently hiring
The Packaging Manager is
responsible for establishing all management practices for all
activities of the Packaging Department ensuring a safe work
environment is maintained and product quality standard operating
procedures are implemented and sustained. This individual
supervises a large direct team of hourly and salaried personnel to
ensure high speed packaging best practices for quick changeover
methods (SMED) industry best practices for Continuous Improvement,
safety, quality, efficiencies, and cost. This leader will work
cross-functionally with other leaders to establish a vision and
change plan for SAPB to achieve world-class levels of production
operations. They will develop and implement strategy which links
the Packaging operations' people, service and cost initiatives to
the Boston Beer company's strategic plan. This leader is
accountable to identify and execute process improvements related to
safety, customer service levels, demurrage and detention charges,
staffing, fill rates, inventory levels, capacity planning and
utilization, and packaging accuracy. This manager will report
directly to the Brewery Superintendent at the Samuel Adams
- Must be
able to work in and promote a team oriented and "Safety First"
environment. Safely, efficiently, and effectively work to attain
department and brewery goals and objectives. Help ensure "No bad
beer leaves the brewery"
- Understands, follows, and enforces
all established safety, health, quality GMP and Company policies,
procedures, and recognized practices. Ensures GMP programs exceed
- Participates in brewery staff,
shift and safety meetings, and conducts regular departmental
meetings and training based on business
- Create an environment of team
engagement and provide supervision and mentorship to the packaging
- Develop and execute Packaging's
key KPI's while managing all issues pertinent to Production
- Provides guidance and oversight
for all Packaging associates; motivates, coaches, and develops a
diverse, high performing and engaged team to meet established goals
and build capability.
- Provides leadership by mentoring
associates in the use of Lean tools, ensuring transfer of
knowledge, and creating a culture of continuous
- Serves as an example
and provides positive support of Boston Beer Culture and
- Ensure policies and procedures are
administered in a fair and consistent
- Conducts annual performance
reviews, creates, and supports development plans for direct
reports. Coach and Develop Leads and Supervisors to be Leaders in
- Creates and fosters a team
environment that demonstrates genuine concern for personal and
professional development of all
- Install a culture of continuous
improvement by using and coaching problem-solving skills, 5S,
standard work, visual controls, leader standard work, kaizens,
kanbans, and other lean tools
- Develops new methods and
procedures to optimize packaging operations efficiency and reduce
- Work with supporting functions to
resolve production related issues
- Developing KPIs (both managerial
and operational) and Visual Controls that drive improvement in
operations and allow associates to track performance to targets
real time and be able to respond to abnormal conditions, identify
gaps and roadblocks to successful execution of brewery KPI's and
develop plans to close gaps.
- Responsible for managing the
department annual budget.
- Improve production paperwork
processes to streamline production information and reduce packaging
- Identify cost improvement
opportunities and implement them through material suppliers,
manufacturing, and packaging partners.
- Contribute to the development of
strategic and tactical plans to link SAPB packaging to Boston
Beer's company strategy
What We're Looking
- Ten or more years' experience in
manufacturing, packaging environment with a history of continued
development both academically and
- Bachelor of Science or equivalent
combination of experience.
- Extensive practical experience
with high-speed bottling/packaging operations in food/beverage
- An in-depth understanding and
track record of having delivered operational processes that drive
safety, quality, cost, and delivery
- Proven success in managing a team,
safety records and operational issues.
- Excellent verbal and written
communication, including the ability to effectively communicate
with internal and external customers.
- Must be able to work under
pressure and meet deadlines, while maintaining a positive attitude
and providing exemplary customer service.
- Ability to work independently and
to carry out assignments to completion, with proven experience in
delivery against key KPI's.
- Collaborates well with others
proactively contributes to group objectives; volunteers to help
- Lean manufacturing experience as
it relates to Packaging/Production
- Demonstrated project/idea
- Solid financial aptitude and
experience managing a budget.
- Demonstrated experience improving
employee engagement and developing high performance team to solve
problems that deliver results
- High effective multi-tasker;
resourceful with a "get-it-done, can-do"
- Able to impact and effect positive
change with a flexible, open-minded positive
Our people are our most important
"ingredient." We not only have to hire the best, but we have to
reward, develop, and retain them too. We also have a variety of
benefits including a competitive compensation package, extensive
training programs, excellent healthcare, a discounted stock
purchase plan, and a 401K program with a generous company match.
Not to mention, there's the free beer too!
Boston Beer Corporation is an
equal opportunity employer and is committed to a diverse workforce.
In order to help ensure reasonable accommodation for individuals
protected by Section 503 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, the
Vietnam Veteran's Readjustment Act of 1974, and Title I of the
Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990, applicants who wish to
request accommodation in the job application process can contact
(see application details) for assistance.
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