HEAD DISTILLER New Holland Brewing Company is excited to announce an opening for a Head Distiller at our Holland, Michigan production campus. Reporting to the Director of Distilling Operations, this position will support day to day operations as well as help us plan and execute the future of New Holland Spirits. You'll be involved in product quality and new product innovation. We're looking for a candidate with significant knowledge of the spirits industry, and deep technical knowledge of distilling.
New Holland Brewing Company has been a leader in the Brewing Industry since 1996, and we've been creating quality craft Spirits since 2005. We're all in on creating amazing craft spirits, and looking for a new Team Member to help us build the future of our Distilling Operations.
We were humbled to be recognized as a National Best & Brightest workplace in 2020, and we're proud of our team, our brands and our culture. All this in our beautiful West Michigan location. We look forward to connecting with you!
What we offer you
An innovative, growing company in our industry.
A strong culture; one that is guided through our Mission, Vision and Values.
A collaborative, caring, creative and engaging place to work.
The Head Distiller will support the Director of Distilling Operations with the day-to-day operations. This position is responsible for all distilling practices, schedule adherence, inventory management and high quality standards. Will oversee the cleaning & maintenance of the distilling area. The Head Distiller will oversee Distillery operations, equipment and work directly with Distillery staff. This position will have authority to direct operations and staff, at the discretion of the Director.
What you would do
Lead and act in a manner that is consistent with our mission, vision, and values.
With Director, hire, train, build and lead a high performing team.
Adhere and enforce all QA/QC applications throughout the distilling process, and partner with Quality and Safety to ensure proper practices.
Partner with internal and external Labs to ensure product quality.
Ensure preventative maintenance of tools and heavy equipment is preformed regularly and on time.
Partner with the Innovation Team on new Spirit products.
Ensure safe distilling operations and that we continually optimize processes, and SOPs are up to date.
Oversee projects and equipment implementation alongside the maintenance team.
Abide by all food safety and GMP rules and regulations.
Perform other job duties as assigned.
What you offer us
Broad knowledge of distilled spirits equipment, plan capacity, and spirits industry.
Strong distilling technical skills.
Effective organization and communication.
Strong communication, critical thinking, and problem-solving skills.
Attention to detail to improve processes and maintain quality standards.
Servant leadership, willingness to get your hands dirty when called upon.
At New Holland Brewing Company, we are on a mission to enhance the quality of people’s lives.
New Holland Brewing Company’s vision is to create savored moments for the world.
Believe * Engage * Own * Lead * Act with Integrity * Care
How your job supports the mission
Partner with team members to grow their knowledge, experience and present them with new opportunities.
Produce word class Spirits that the world may enjoy.
Use knowledge and experience to support the team.
Summary of a typical day
Create schedule, communicate with partners and distilling team.
Oversee the day-to-day operations of the distillery.
Develop team by working with them to overcome challenges and partner with Director to develop team.
Reports to: Director of Distilling Operations
Prolonged periods of sitting, walking, kneeling and standing.
Frequently required to use repetitive hand motion, handle, pull, push, reach, bend, crawl, crouch and lift up to 55 lbs over your head.
Ability to work in environments hot, cold and high humidity.
5-8 years’ experience in spirits alcohol production with a progression of added responsibility.
1-3 years leading a distilling team.
Industry certification in Distilled Spirits.
Previous experience in blending Spirits.
Previous experience in production of Ready To Drink beverages.
Internal Number: 133
About New Holland Brewing Co
It all started for us in 1997 when Brett VanderKamp believed that his hometown and the brewing industry were due for a shakeup. And so, New Holland Brewing Company was born in Holland, Michigan near the shores of Lake Michigan.
Today, New Holland is recognized as one of the leading innovators in the revolution of craft brewing and distilling. With nearly 500 team members, New Holland’s craft beer and spirits are sold across the country, and around the globe. Our retail presence continues to grow with two full-service restaurants, a spirits tasting room, two brick-and-mortar stores and an online store.
We look forward to finding moments to connect and enhancing the lives of people around the world.