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‘Born of the North. Together we create the best beer experiences in the world, growing in stature as we grow in scale’

 

Northern Monk is one of the fastest growing and highly regarded breweries in the UK. Due to the hard work and commitment of our team, we’ve won a number of awards in the last year for our brewery, our beer and the way we look after our people.

 

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We’re currently hiring for the following roles:
Key Account Manager
Brewer
Shift Lead Brewer

Key Account Manager

Application deadline: 31/12/2021

Reports to: SNAM (On Trade)

Location: South / London

Hours: 37.5hrs, Monday – Friday

Salary: Dependent on experience

THE ROLE:

Northern Monk as a brewery has grown revenue over 350% in the last 3 years, now operating across 3 sites with over 90 Monks; however, one thing that hasn’t changed is our commitment to delivering the best beer experiences for our teams, customers and consumers. Our aim is to continue to grow at scale, bringing Northern Monk beer experiences to new consumers across the UK. We are looking for a senior sales professional to help win and manage key customer relationships across the UK. The Key Account Manager will spend their time networking, supporting and influencing the wholesale sales teams to ensure Northern Monk is a leading UK craft brewer within their portfolio. By working with the sales team, success in trade is therefore winning influential independent free trade and regional/national multiple operators. With support from the KAM Wholesale, this role will be focussed on targeting and winning new business and activating the Northern Monk brand in key venues and groups.

We’re extremely proud of our craft and will be looking for applicants that share our enthusiasm and drive for quality. We also need you to share our passion in providing the world’s best beer experiences for our customers, not only when drinking Northern Monk beer but also when meeting and buying beer from our world class Sales Team.

We believe we have a strong internal culture and the successful candidate will live out our values of community and collaboration. In addition to demonstrating strong sales skills and the ability to work in a fast-paced, ever-evolving environment.

RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Head up our drive into the on trade/premium market and set the regional strategy for growing the Northern Monk brand
  • Deliver a plan for best-in-class customer relationships with our customers and wholesale partners
  • Win indirect new business in key on trade outlets to help grow awareness across the Northern Monk portfolio of beers (with a focus on our classics)
  • Manage customer relationships to drive ROS/permanent taps via best-in-class customer support, training, engagement, and events in influential on-trade accounts
  • With support from trade marketing, partner with influential accounts to bring the creative side of our brand to life at the top end of the on trade
  • At all times be the face of Northern Monk in your region as a true Ambassador for the company and brand
  • To take a proactive approach in helping share best practice across the Northern Monk sales team
  • To maintain a high level of professionalism in all correspondence and communication relating to our wholesale/key account customers and Northern Monk.
  • Be comfortable representing the values and ethos of the company at all times.
  • Provide consistent and accurate sales team updates regarding all areas of work

ABOUT YOU:

  • Ability to influence and negotiate at a key account level
  • Very good understanding of the on-trade market/landscape and UK wholesale channel
  • Must have a solid existing network and track record of success across the region
  • Knowledge of the craft beer market including wholesale, key accounts and bottle shops is ideal
  • Strong communicator across written and verbal via weekly/monthly reporting
  • Highly organised, ability to prioritise workload and work to SMART objectives
  • Ability to work in a fast-paced environment and manage customer expectations
  • Growth mindset & results driven
  • Must be passionate about our brand and achieving something incredible
  • Entrepreneurial spirit
  • Plate spinning brilliance and ability to remain calm under pressure
  • Possess a positive attitude to a busy work environment and a willingness to work long or flexible hours when required.

WHY JOIN?

  • 29 days holiday (increasing 1 day for each year of service for the first 5 years)
  • A pension with The Peoples Pension
  • Two days a year to volunteer with a local charity
  • Birthday and anniversary treats
  • Free fruit at work
  • Generous discount on beer and merch
  • Annual health check (after 1 year of service)
  • Cycel2work scheme (after 1 year of service)
  • Hybrid working (role dependent)

 

Brewer

Application deadline: 17/12/2021

Reports to: Shift Lead Brewer

Location: Leeds

Hours: 37.5 per week, over 4 shifts

Shift Pattern: 4 days on, 4 days off – Rotating every 2 blocks between early and late – early is 5am – 3pm, late is 12pm – 10pm

Salary Band: £21,000 – £24,000 per annum

THE ROLE:

Northern Monk is focussed on delivering the highest level of quality and consistency across the entire business. This crucially starts within production of our beer and is a vital element to us achieving our goal – to create the best beer experiences in the world, growing in stature as we grow in scale. To be successful in this role you must show a passion and commitment to quality.

This role sits alongside our Brewers and under a Shift Lead Brewer at our production facility. In this role, you will have an opportunity to shape the experience for the beer drinker, we value thoughtfulness and creativity, and we hope to find someone who is interested in being part of the team at the forefront of our mission. We are looking for someone who is passionate about beer, knows the importance of attention to detail, well-organised and comfortable working in a fast-paced, ever-evolving environment. Strong interpersonal and communication skills are also important, as you will be working closely with all other teams at Northern Monk, especially the packaging and warehouse teams.

We’re extremely proud of our craft and will be looking for applicants that share our enthusiasm and drive for quality. Our Operations Team are at the core of our business and as a result we put their faces on the finished product so everyone knows who made the beer – you could be on there too!

RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Production of wort
  • Cellar tasks including dry-hopping, centrifuging, transfers, tank cleans etc
  • Assist the Brew team on achieving production targets including Quality scores, Achievement vs Plan and Monthly Audits
  • Assist the Brew team in delivering on our Quality Program
  • Maintain a high standard of data logging and record keeping
  • Working to a brewery schedule to ensure that the beer can be released in line with the business needs
  • Ensure the cleanliness, efficiency and functionality of brewery equipment
  • Maintain high standards of health and safety
  • Ensure to work in way which minimises wastage and excess cost without compromising product quality
  • Provide a superior customer service at all times in person and via telephone calls and emails.
  • Seek out educational opportunities; reading professional publications; maintain personal networks; participate in professional organisations
  • Research improvements in equipment, processes, packing materials, etc and keep up to date on relevant changes to legislation.
  • Feed relevant information back to Northern Monk HQ and take ownership for improvements that will make our beer & beer experiences better.
  • Attend and contribute to team meetings when required and share best practice with colleagues.
  • Represent Northern Monk at exhibitions and events (sometimes during evenings and weekends)

ABOUT YOU:

  • 1 years brewing experience
  • Ability to work in a fast-paced and growing environment
  • Comfortable with shift work including evenings and weekends

We welcome applicants who are IBD certified, however this is not essential and we encourage those who do not have this criteria to apply also.

WHY JOIN?

  • 29 days holiday (increasing 1 day for each year of service for the first 5 years)
  • A pension with The Peoples Pension
  • Two days a year to volunteer with a local charity
  • Birthday and anniversary treats
  • Free fruit at work
  • Generous discount on beer and merch
  • Annual health check (after 1 year of service)
  • Cycel2work scheme (after 1 year of service)

Unfortunately, this role does not meet the requirements for a Skilled Worker Visa.

Shift Lead Brewer

Application deadline: 17/12/2021

Reports to: Production Manager, Operations Manager

Location: Leeds

Hours: 37.5 per week, over 4 days

Shift Pattern: 4 days on, 4 days off – Rotating every 2 blocks between early and late – early is 5am – 3pm, late is 12pm – 10pm

Salary: £26,000 – £30,000

THE ROLE:

Northern Monk is focussed on delivering the highest level of quality and consistency across the entire business. This crucially starts within production of our beer and is a vital element to us achieving our goal in scale. To be successful in this role you must show a passion and commitment to quality and have the leadership skills to deliver quality excellence from your team.

This role sits under our Production Manager, alongside another Shift Lead Brewer and is based at our main production facility. Each shift will consist of a Shift Lead and up to three staff with brewing and cellaring duties. In this role, you will have an opportunity to shape the experience for the beer drinker, we value innovation and we hope to find someone who is interested in being part of the team at the forefront of our mission.

We are looking for someone who is passionate about leading people, knows the importance of attention to detail, is well-organised and comfortable working in a fast-paced, ever-evolving environment. Being the Shift Lead Brewer will require strong interpersonal and communication skills as you will be working closely with all other teams at Northern Monk, especially the packaging, sales and warehouse teams.

We’re extremely proud of our craft and will be looking for applicants that share our enthusiasm and drive for quality. Our Operations Team are at the core of our business and as a result we put their faces on the finished product so everyone knows who made the beer – you could be on there too!

RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Manage a brewing and cellaring shift, working under the instruction of the Production Manager
  • Ensure your shift teams wort production and cellar tasks are completed to our quality standards
  • Lead your shift team to achieving the brew team production targets including quality scores, achievement vs plan and monthly audits
  • Promote and maintain a high standard of data logging and record keeping
  • Work to the brewery schedule to ensure that the beer can be released in line with the business needs
  • Lead your shift team on cleanliness, efficiency and functionality of brewery equipment
  • Maintain high standards of health and safety and promote a safe working environment at all times
  • Ensure to work in a way which minimises wastage and excess cost without compromising product quality
  • Manage the shift teams holiday leave, absence, performance reviews, training and welfare in line with company procedures
  • Provide a superior customer service at all times in person and via telephone calls and emails
  • Seek out educational opportunities; reading professional publications; maintain personal networks; participate in professional organisations
  • Research improvements in equipment, processes, packing materials, etc and keep up to date on relevant changes to legislation.
  • Feed relevant information back to Northern Monk HQ and take ownership for improvements that will make our beer and beer experiences better
  • Attend and contribute to team meetings when required and share best practice with colleagues;
  • Represent Northern Monk at exhibitions and events (sometimes during evenings and weekends)

ABOUT YOU:

  • Minimum 1 years brewing experience
  • Ability to work in a fast-paced and growing environment
  • Comfortable with shift work including evenings and weekends
  • Minimum of 1 year people management experience
  • IBD Certificate or similar qualification

WHY JOIN?

  • 29 days holiday (increasing 1 day for each year of service for the first 5 years)
  • A pension with The Peoples Pension
  • Two days a year to volunteer with a local charity
  • Birthday and anniversary treats
  • Free fruit at work
  • Generous discount on beer and merch
  • Annual health check (after 1 year of service)
  • Cycel2work scheme (after 1 year of service)

Unfortunately, this role does not meet the requirements for a Skilled Worker Visa.