Manufacturing Operations Manager - Cider Master

Downeast Cider House
Boston, MA
Oct 11, 2017
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Job Description

First, the prerequisites. Let's get that out of the way:

-have at least 3 years managing a food or beverage manufacturing operation (must be manufacturing, ie. not a restaurant)

-be smart (with a degree to prove it and/or a long track record of previous work experience with good references)

-be knowledgeable of regulations imposed by the FDA, ABCC, TTB, OSHA, etc.

-be knowledgeable of systems used in manufacturing operations such as ERP

-be a leader

The ideal candidate will get shit done. They will seek results and efficiency while maintaining a high level of quality, safety, and employee satisfaction.

You must have previous operations management experience in a manufacturing environment. Working with beverages and/or alcohol is a major plus but not a prerequisite.

As the Operations Manager you will manage several different departments with the end goal of taking raw cider through the process of becoming packaged hard cider and shipped out to distributors. The current team is around a twenty people. You will report directly to the owner.

That's it. If this sounds like a good fit then send an email to and a cover letter with a little bit of detail on how you fit the 5 prerequisites above. Please title the email "Operations Manager" as it will be filtered into a folder.

Company Description
Downeast Cider is a regional cidery based in Boston Massachusetts. We are a small company with about 40 employees. We are a young company, entering our 6th year of sales. We are highly motivated to grow. Check out our website and social media pages for more information and a look into the company culture.

Downeast produced around 24,000 BBL of cider in 2016 and currently growing at a rate of roughly 50% year over year. Downeast is currently sold throughout New England, NY, NY, PA, and Ohio.

Boston, MA


Tue, 10 Oct 2017 05:03:33 PDT