Job Facts

Job Status: CLOSED

Job Title: Director of Operations (Tequila Startup)

Location: Miami, FL

Industry: Spirits (Tequila)

Market: Florida and beyond!

Reporting to: CEO

Languages: English (Spanish fluency would be a plus)

Visa: Must have a valid US work authorization. No sponsorship possible

Job ID: CW23-0432

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Industry(ies): Spirits, Wines Spirits Beer,

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Job Description

Company Description

Our client for this Director of Operations opportunity is a trendy and fast-growing Tequila brand, headquartered in Miami. Currently boasting a strong presence in Florida, particularly successful in Miami nightclubs, the company seeks to expand its horizon to new markets. Focused on delivering high-quality and unique experiences, the brand is renowned for their spirited innovation and dedication to quality.

Objective of the Role

The Director of Operations will oversee and manage all aspects related to supply chain, logistics, and the Florida-based distillery operations. They will be entrusted with optimizing the end-to-end operational processes, ensuring the efficient production of the tequila, and overseeing its seamless distribution throughout Florida.

Ideal Profile

The perfect candidate will possess a profound knowledge of operations management, particularly within the wines & spirits industry. They should be adept at overseeing supply chain logistics, managing distillery operations, and ensuring timely and cost-effective production and distribution. The ability to lead, innovate, and enhance operational processes while managing a team is crucial.

Responsibilities

  • Lead and oversee the entire supply chain process, ensuring timely procurement of raw materials and efficient production.
  • Supervise and optimize logistics operations, ensuring timely distribution and minimizing costs.
  • Manage the daily operations of the Florida-based distillery, focusing on maintaining high production standards and efficient practices.
  • Build and maintain relationships with suppliers, ensuring a continuous and smooth supply of raw materials.
  • Collaborate with the sales and marketing teams to forecast demand and ensure product availability.
  • Implement and adhere to safety regulations and standards within the distillery.
  • Continuously review operational processes and implement improvements where necessary.
  • Manage and lead the operational team, offering guidance, training, and mentorship.
  • Collaborate with senior management, providing updates and strategic input on operational matters.
  • Ensure adherence to state, federal, and industry regulations related to production and distribution.

Requirements

  • A minimum of 10 years’ experience in operations, preferably in the wines & spirits industry.
  • Proven track record in supply chain management and logistics.
  • Strong experience in managing distillery or manufacturing operations.
  • Ability to identify areas of improvement in the operational process and implement effective solutions.
  • Excellent leadership skills with experience in managing and mentoring teams.
  • Strong understanding and compliance with industry regulations.
  • Ability to work in a fast-paced environment, being adaptable and flexible.
  • Results-driven, with a keen eye for details and quality assurance.
  • Bachelor’s degree in Business, Operations Management, or a related field. A Master’s degree would be a plus.
  • Strong interpersonal and communication skills, capable of building and maintaining relationships across the organization.