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Position Vacant: General Manager

Bright Brewery is currently recruiting for a General Manager to lead the Bright Brewery business and team.

This rare position is based in beautiful Bright, Victoria.

What we are looking for?

We are looking for an experienced manager and leader, with a background in business or manufacturing, to effectively and efficiently manage our business, which comprises a 550-seat bar and restaurant, production facility, and wholesale business. Our General Manager will oversee the operation of Bright Brewery, working with department managers across the business to achieve our strategic vision and goals. Our General Manager will prioritise staff wellbeing and living our values (to be Active, Sustainable, and Authentic), leading from the top to ensure all staff and business decisions reflect these values.

Who we are?

Bright Brewery is a family-owned business – a fiercely independent brewery, bar, restaurant and bike hub, located in the heart of Bright, Victoria, which has been established for over 15 years.

During this time, we have built a reputation for high quality beer and great customer service, culminating in being inducted into the Victorian Tourism Hall of Fame in 2019, after being named Victoria’s Best Brewery three years in a row. We also collected a Champion’s Trophy at the 2019 Indie Beer Awards.

We have a very strong, values-based approach to managing our business and value Authenticity, Active Lifestyles, and a Sustainable approach to all that we do. In 2018, we completed a multi-million-dollar investment in a large production facility, to increase brewing capacity and enable us to continue our expansion into a wider wholesale craft beer market.

Our Values

Our General Manager will ensure the Bright Brewery values are always in action while performing the role:

We are AUTHENTIC and genuine in all that we do. We do what we say we’re going to do. We present our business and services truthfully. We use natural ingredients to create genuine products. Our relationships are honest and respectful.

Our business is SUSTAINABLE. We’re passionate about the alpine environment that surrounds us and seek to minimise our impact on it. We’re managing our business for the long-term, providing a viable future for our community, staff and customers.

We are ACTIVE! We embrace the outdoors and encourage active lives. We are active in the community. We continue to review and develop our products and services so they evolve and grow with the market. We are actively managing the business for future success.

Position Description

The General Manager will be accountable for overseeing the day to day operations of Bright Brewery. This encompasses all teams including, Bar, Kitchen, Manufacturing, Sales, Marketing, Logistics and Administration.

Reporting to the Owner, the General Manager’s primary responsibility is ensuring organisational effectiveness and efficiency by providing leadership to the organisation’s functions.

PRIMARY OBJECTIVES

The General Manager’s key role specifics are:

  • Embrace the Bright Brewery values (Authentic, Sustainable, and Active) and ensure that these values underline all decisions and are embodied by the business;
  • Achievement of business performance metrics, including meeting financial, customer service and production goals;
  • Drive organisational culture to ensure an ongoing focus on delivering customer outcomes, achieving organisational efficiency and maintaining employee enthusiasm and engagement;
  • Identify and implement operational improvements in order to continually deliver efficiencies across all aspects of the business;
  • Work with production staff to achieve delivery of product in full and on time to both external and internal customers;
  • Management of staff, ensuring training, skills, behaviours and performance obligations are clearly communicated and implemented;
  • Ensure sufficient resourcing is available and scheduled to meet core business needs;
  • Ensure communication frameworks are robust and core information is shared effectively across the business; and
  • Liaise with the Owner to regularly report business performance, opportunities and challenges.

KEY RESPONSIBILITY AREAS

Strategic Planning

Play a significant role in long-term planning, including the development of frameworks to embed operational excellence and drive sustainable growth; and
In concert with the Owner, establish the strategic direction and innovation initiatives and position the business to successfully implement the plans.

Business Performance Management

In conjunction with the Owner, establish budgets, key projects and tasks and business performance metrics;
Manage administrative support services (especially Finance) ensuring organisational financial obligations are met and that business performance data regularly informs operational decisions;
Monitor and review performance data to track progress, ensure sufficient resources are allocated to works and implement mid-course corrections as required; and
Report business performance regularly to the Owner and escalate appropriate matters as agreed.

Risk Management
  • Ensure processes and procedures are documented to minimise reliance on key staff;
  • Ensure legislative requirements associated with OHS, data privacy, financial and staff obligations are understood and enforced;
  • Ensure customer agreements are in place and implemented as outlined; and
  • Ensure appropriate data backups and disaster recovery mechanisms are implemented and remain current.
Staff Management and Leadership
  • Implement and drive staff management processes and practices including regular reviews, training schedules, promotional paths and performance management;
  • Maintain business as a leader in the industry through establishing personal networks and benchmarking against best practice;
  • Support and promote staff development to ensure skills remain current with changing industry and customer needs;
  • Promote team-building to ensure ongoing organisational cohesiveness;
  • Support team efforts by contributing to operational tasks as required; and
  • Provide ongoing management and leadership to Bright Brewery to enable delivery of excellent customer service and achievement of organisational goals;
Communication
  • Maintain regular, formal communication forums with full team and part teams as required;
  • Define meeting agendas and ensure appropriate preparation of information to enable meetings to be as effective and efficient as possible; and
  • Regularly liaise with the Owner to ensure the sales process is fully supported and customer’s needs are met and exceeded by the business.
Business Systems, processes and practices
  • Improve operational systems, processes and policies in order to support the delivery of consistent production processes and customer service.;
  • Support the Production Manager in developing and implementing appropriate scheduling and logistics tools; and
  • Working with all staff to improve systems and processes to enhance customer experience; reflective of the Bright Brewery values.

SPECIALIST SKILLS AND KNOWLEDGE

PROBLEM SOLVING
  • Capability to analyse situations, evaluate alternatives and implement solutions;
  • Ability to interpret guidelines and analyse factual information to adapt or modify processes;
  • Ability to look at situations from several points of view; and
  • Ability to act as a resource to others to solve problems.
INTERPERSONAL SKILLS
  • Highly developed interpersonal and oral communication skills in individual, small group and larger presentation environments;
  • Ability to develop effective partnerships and to gain the cooperation of others through communication and negotiation;
  • Ability to challenge and debate issues of importance to the organisation; and
  • Persuasive with details and facts.
LEADERSHIP AND MANAGEMENT SKILLS
  • Ability to think strategically and communicate and promote a vision to others;
  • Ability to coordinate and direct staff to ensure outcomes are achieved;
  • Ability to manage team workloads, time and priorities, within resource constraints;
  • Commitment to excellent an customer experience;
  • Capability to delegate responsibility effectively and demand accountability from staff;
  • Ability to implement practices consistent with WHS obligations and ensure compliance with HR policies.
INDUSTRY SKILLS AND CAPABILITY
  • Understanding of the hospitality industry and responding rapidly to changing customer expectations;
  • Ability to maximise the customer experience through meeting core customer needs whilst ensuring efficient and effective resource management;
  • Manufacturing and production experience and a proven ability to deliver high quality products to meet customer demands;
  • Demonstrated experience in driving process improvement and delivering efficiencies across both customer facing and operational areas;
  • Knowledge of the HR regulations and an ability to apply them in real world situations.

QUALIFICATIONS AND EXPERIENCE

  • Several years’ experience at a senior level in a customer focussed or manufacturing setting;
  • Demonstrated leadership capability, including facilitating a strong value driven organisational culture as well as managing high performing teams;
  • Commitment to implementing efficient and effective management practices whilst meeting customer needs and expectations;
  • Extensive experience in establishing budgets and managing operations to achieve required financial, production and performance goals.

WHAT WE OFFER

This is a full-time, permanent position, based in beautiful Bright, Victoria, that will involve after hours and weekend work on occasion.

A competitive remuneration package is negotiable for the right applicant, including:
• Salary
• Attractive bonus and incentive plan
• Excellent work-life balance
• Subsidised gym or yoga studio membership
• Temporary accommodation may be available if required

TO APPLY

Please send your application, including a Cover Letter addressing the Skills and Qualifications listed above, and your CV, to Scott Brandon: jobs@brightbrewery.com.au

Come & work for us

Looking for work? Love to stay active and want to work with like-minded people for a business that cares about your physical and mental health, as well as the environment?

Then Bright Brewery needs YOU!

We are currently recruiting for people in the following roles:

  • Kitchenhands (junior/senior roles/no experience necessary)
  • Qualified chefs
  • Front of house bar & wait staff (junior/senior roles)

Full-time, part-time, and casual roles are available.

We are also keen for interested staff to take on traineeships and apprenticeships in the future.

What do we offer?

  • Award rates
  • Guaranteed work-life balance
  • Subsidised Bootcamp or Yoga Space memberships
  • Regular social activities (MTB, trail running, knitting, etc)
  • Bonus Green Transport initiative for ditching the car and walking/riding to work
  • A genuinely fun and enjoyable working environment

If you’re interested in joining our team, please hit us up on the details below or just pop in with a CV when we’re open.

Front of house: Jake venue@brightbrewery.com.au

Kitchen: Al kitchen@brightbrewery.com.au

Position Vacant: Melbourne Sales Ambassador

Join the Bright Crew!

Here at Bright Brewery, we are adding to our Melbourne-based crew and we are on the hunt for an On & Off-Premise Sales Ambassador.

What we are looking for

We are looking for someone to help grow our already established network through Melbourne and surrounds.

Who you are

We are looking for an experienced sales/hospitality pro, preferably with a track record in the alcohol sales but are willing to train a motivated and enthusiastic candidate.

As the Sales Ambassador, you will manage and grow an established network of contacts across Melbourne retail and hospitality venues. You will act as an Ambassador for Bright Brewery, and embrace our brand, our values, and our lifestyle. The right person will be rewarded with an attractive package and excellent work-life balance.

Who we are

Bright Brewery is a family-owned brewery and fiercely independent brewery, bar, restaurant and bike hub, located in the heart of Bright, Victoria, which has been established for over 15 years. During this time, we have built a reputation for high quality beer and great customer service, culminating in a being inducted into the Victorian Tourism Hall of Fame in 2019, after being named Victoria’s Best Brewery three years in a row. We also collected a Champion’s Trophy at the 2019 Indie Beer Awards! We have a very strong, values-based approach to managing our business and value Authenticity, Active Lifestyles, and a Sustainable approach to all that we do. In 2018, we completed a multi-million-dollar investment in a large production facility, to increase brewing capacity and enable us to continue our expansion into a wider wholesale craft beer market.

Your key tasks

The key tasks that you will perform as our Brand Ambassador will perform are:

SALES

• Drive the wholesale of Bright Brewery beers to bottle-shops, restaurants, bars and venues, and other retail and hospitality outlets across Greater Melbourne.
• Be an excellent Ambassador for our brands, values and lifestyle
• Achieve budgeted sales targets and KPIs.
• Identify and capitalise on market opportunities to build sales and profitability
• Work autonomously to manage and grow accounts, as well as brand awareness and reputation
• Relationship management, including prioritisation of key customers and new customer development
• Providing a superior level of service to our customers
• Work with the Sales & Marketing team on growing sales and brand awareness across Victoria
• Organise in-store tastings and promotions and point of sale displays
• Identify realistic opportunities to increase sales
• Activate or host events both on and off premise, including festivals
• Report to Bright Brewery National Sales Manager

YOU WILL HAVE:

• Experience in the Melbourne Hospitality scene
• Understanding of:
o the wholesale liquor market,
o business drivers for an independent business,
o on-premise and retail trade,
o beer-related events.
• Relationship management and communication skills
• Connections to the craft beer industry
• Ability to work autonomously
• Knowledge and passion for beer and how it is produced
• Flexibility with working hours, including readiness to work after hours and on weekend events at events, festivals and brand activations
• Commitment to invest time in brand development
• Permanent Australian resident
• Long term outlook
• True commitment to the role and business values
• A good fit for Bright Brewery brand and culture

Your role

This is a full-time, permanent position, based in Melbourne that will involve after hours and weekend work on occasion.

A competitive remuneration package is negotiable for the right applicant, including:
• Salary plus commission
• Attractive bonus and incentive plan
• Training and support
• Vehicle or allowance

To apply

Please send your application, including a Cover Letter addressing the Skills and Experience mentioned above, and your CV, to Evin Craney: nationalmanager@brightbrewery.com.au

Positions vacant: Chefs & Kitchenhands

Bright Brewery is a family-owned and operated brewery, bar and restaurant, producing MountainCrafted beers in the spectacular alpine town of Bright, Victoria.

We’re a vibrant business that values the enjoyment and protection of the pristine environment that surrounds us, and the authenticity of our products and services. We embrace active and sustainable lifestyles, celebrated with great beer.

Bright Brewery is a social hub for locals and a destination for tourists. We serve great value meals for lunch and dinner (7 days a week), which helps showcase our beers when customers dine in.

Bright Brewery is seeking experienced chefs and kitchen-hands (experience not necessary for kitchen-hand positions) to join our kitchen team.

Chef Position Description

We’re looking for leaders to help us create delicious food with a craft brewery twist in a very busy environment.

We require team players who loves working with the freshest local produce and who can bring a real creative flair to our cuisine.

Job tasks and responsibilities

Reporting to and working with the Head Chef and Sous Chef, the Chefs will help lead the Kitchen Team and are accountable for delivering great and unique food for Bright Brewery’s customers.

This rewarding role includes continually improving menu quality, food sourcing, storage, preparation, cooking and waste processing.

You will be competent in all areas of cooking and cleaning, maintaining high levels of Food Hygiene Standards and HACCP controls.

Skills and experience

  • Qualified Chef
  • Must have prior experience in a high-volume hospitality environment
  • Experience in menu planning and demonstrated skills in high standards of menu prep and delivery
  • Passion and imagination for food
  • Interest in local produce and beer matching
  • Demonstrate excellent communication skills
  • Ability to work well within a team
  • Ability to identify and resolve problems efficiently
  • Knowledge of relevant laws and regulations relating to the hospitality industry
  • Proven leadership skills and lead by example
  • Mature attitude, honesty, loyalty and exceptional work ethic
  • Comply with all company policies and procedures

A knowledge of, or passion for, beer and brewing is an advantage.

In addition, Bright Brewery provides rewards and recognition programs to all staff, including quarterly and annual reward scheme to ensure great work and high performing staff never go unnoticed. We also seek to provide valuable training opportunities so all staff may further their skills and careers.

Bright Brewery is three-time Victorian Tourism Awards Gold Medal winner, Victorian Tourism Awards Hall of Fame inductee, and Australian Tourism Awards Silver Medal winner, as well as an Alpine Shire Business of the Year and Excellence In Hospitality Award winner. The successful applicant will be driven to build on these successes and high standards.

These positions offers a chance to live in a truly beautiful place with world class mountain biking, cycling, hiking, camping, paragliding, snow and river sports all at our door. We encourage broad and active lifestyles, and flexible working arrangements may be negotiated to accommodate this.

For more information, please contact Head Chef Alan Davison on the details below.

To apply:

Applications for both roles can be made confidentially by emailing covering letter and resume to kitchen@brightbrewery.com,au

For more information please contact:

Alan Davison
Head Chef, Bright Brewery
tel: 03 5755 1346

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