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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.

 

Read the job description and apply below.
View our Diversity & Inclusion Policy here, and our Recruitment Policy & Procedure here.

 

We’re currently hiring for the following roles:

 

Brewer

Senior National Account Manager

Part Time Bar Staff – Refectory LDS

Quality Technician

Brewer

Application deadline: 22/10/2021

Reports to: Shift Lead Brewer

Location: Leeds

Hours: 37.5 per week, over 4 shifts.

Shift Pattern: 4 Shifts per week, Monday to Sunday working.

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!

We’re committed to improving the diversity of our Production Team, so if you don’t have the relevant experience but are part of a group that is underrepresented in the beer industry, we would love to hear from you. We are committed to providing a diverse and inclusive workplace and we’d love to hear from candidates who want to be part of that.

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.

ABOUT YOU:

  • 1 years brewing experience or experience in a similar production environment
  • 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 to apply also.

WHY JOIN US:

  • 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 merchandise
  • £10.00 bottle shop credit each month
  • Annual Health Check (after 1 year of service)
  • Cycle2Work scheme (after 1 year of service)
  • The opportunity to progress professionally with access to both internal and external training
  • The chance to attend some of the best beer events across the world

 

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

Senior National Account Manager

Application deadline: 22/10/2021

Reports to: Head of Sales

Location: Leeds Office 1-2 days per week, Field Based

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. The Senior National Account Manager will spend their time targeting and winning new business across the on-trade sector focused on managed retail. Our aim is to continue to grow at scale, bringing Northern Monk beer experiences to new consumers across the UK; this role and channel are pivotal to make that happen. It requires someone with a hands-on approach, who is passionate and energetic about their work and who has the ability to bring our creative beers, brand and experiences to life in this channel. We are looking for a self-starter; you will lead from the front in winning national business and have full autonomy to make things happen. Alongside account management responsibility, you will be responsible for our on-trade sales team and therefore previous experience of people management within in a fast-moving brand would be desirable. The role requires someone to use their experience and contacts to win national new business, develop strategic relationships and develop a premium channel strategy for growth across the next 3 years.

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.

As we continue to grow, this role will develop into a Head of On Trade role for the right candidate and therefore candidates need to demonstrate an ability to operate at this level by delivering and implementing a channel strategy and exceptional team management skills.

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 national On Trade/Premium Multiple Operator market and manage key senior stakeholder relationships
  • Creating and implement a 3-year channel strategy, with full P&L accountability and budget management with support from Head of Sales
  • Deliver a plan for best-in-class customer relationships and stakeholder mapping to provide structure to our relationships and contacts
  • Manage, motivate and inspire our small but growing team of on trade KAM’s across the independent free trade
  • Own the rolling sales forecast and work with Head of Sales and Operations team to deliver this monthly
  • Monthly sales & financial reporting to ensure Northern Monk leadership team have visibility & understanding of the channel and key priorities
  • Provide consistent and accurate sales team updates regarding all areas of work

ABOUT YOU:

  • Current & existing relationships with key stakeholders across key On Trade Managed Retailers & HORECA along with experience delivering growth across multiple fiscal cycles
  • Strategic thinker with strong commercial acumen
  • Minimum 5 years’ experience at national head office level in the On Trade
  • Very good understanding of the on-trade market/landscape across multiple channels
  • Must have a solid network and track record of success across the on trade at all levels
  • Knowledge of the craft/premium beer market including regional/national/RTM is ideal
  • A passion for working with purpose and challenger brand experience within fast moving companies is ideal
  • 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

WHY JOIN US:

  • 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 merchandise
  • £10.00 bottle shop credit each month
  • Annual Health Check (after 1 year of service)
  • Cycle2Work scheme (after 1 year of service)
  • The opportunity to progress professionally with access to both internal and external training
  • The chance to attend some of the best beer events across the world

Bar Staff - Refectory LDS

Application deadline: 22/10/2021

Reports to: General Manager

Location: Leeds

Hours: 8 per week (including evenings and weekends)

Salary: £9.50 per hour

THE ROLE:

We are looking for someone who has fantastic customer service, as well as the initiative and drive to create the best experiences possible for our consumers. The right candidate will also be working closely with the whole team in order to set, develop and uphold company standards on what we offer and how we do it. We believe we have a strong internal culture, and the successful candidate will live out our values of community, collaboration and creativity.

RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Ensure that Northern Monk Refectory LDS is constantly pushing to create the best beer experiences in the world
  • Continuously develop customer experience and standards of service, including table service
  • Monitor customer feedback and satisfaction, as well as any issues of damage or complaint, and relay these to the General Manager
  • Attend and contribute to team meetings when required and share best practice with colleagues
  • Assist with all other areas of the Refectory as required

ABOUT YOU:

  • Have excellent communication skills
  • Be proactive and help encourage teamwork.
  • Possess a positive attitude to a busy work environment, and a willingness to work long or flexible hours when required
  • Have a keen interest in their own personal development
  • Must have fantastic customer service and the drive to go above and beyond for every customer that visits the Refectory
  • A good understanding of the company mission with an ability to uphold company values of community, collaboration and creativity

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 merchandise
  • £10.00 bottle shop credit each month
  • Annual Health Check (after 1 year of service)
  • Cycle2Work scheme (after 1 year of service)
  • The opportunity to progress professionally with access to both internal and external training
  • The chance to attend some of the best beer events across the world

 

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

 

Quality Technician

Application deadline: 29/10/2021

Reports to: Quality Manager

Location: Leeds

Hours: 37.5 per week, over 5 shifts.

Shift Pattern: 5 Shifts per week mostly Monday to Friday with rotating Saturday & Sunday shifts.

Salary: £21,000 – £26,000

THE ROLE:

Northern Monk is focused on delivering the highest level of quality and consistency across the entire business. This crucially starts with the quality of our beer and is a vital element to us achieving our goal – to create the best beer experiences in the world. To be successful in this role you must show a passion and commitment to quality.

This role sits under our Quality Manager at our production facility. In this role, you will have an opportunity to shape the experience for the beer drinker. 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 brewery, cellar and packaging 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!

We’re committed to improving the diversity of our Operations Team, so if you don’t have the relevant experience but are part of a group that is underrepresented in the beer industry, we would love to hear from you. We are committed to providing a diverse and inclusive workplace and we’d love to hear from candidates who want to be part of that.

RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Consistently reinforce quality across all brewing, cellaring and packaging processes and products
  • Responsible for completing analytical checks of key beer quality specs in line with our quality programme (e.g. EBC, pH, ABVs, IBU and gravity)
  • Monitoring fermentations and ensuring optimal yeast performance across generations & multiple yeast strains and mixed cultures. Propagating, counting and pitching yeast.
  • Completing checks on packaging specs of regular and mixed fermentation beers in coordination with the brew and packaging teams
  • Assist with the set-up and execution of sensory panels, analyse sensory data, and report results to management.
  • Ensure lab equipment is always maintained and used properly and that safety procedures and maintenance schedules are upheld
  • Demonstrate a high standard of record keeping and data recording
  • Assist with management of stock and ordering of laboratory consumables
  • Provide reports and analysis as required
  • Maintain standards of health and safety, hygiene and security in the work environment.
  • Maintain and update QC stock of packaged beer and perform relevant analysis
  • Research improvements in equipment, processes, recipes, ingredients and packing materials, etc.

IDENTIFYING TRENDS AND OPPORTUNITIES:

  • 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.
  • Commitment to learning outside of work

REPRESENTATION:

  • 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)

OTHER:

  • Motivate, organise and encourage teamwork
  • Provide consistent and accurate updates to line manager regarding all areas of work
  • Possess a positive attitude to a busy work environment and a willingness to work long or flexible hours when required
  • Contribute to team effort by completing other tasks as needed.

ABOUT YOU: ESSENTIAL

  • Minimum 1 year experience in brewing
  • Experience in a QA setting including brew science, sensory analysis, fermentation analysis, and yeast microbiology.
  • Working knowledge of Microsoft excel & sensory software.
  • Experience in data gathering, analysing data, and making decisions based on stage of fermentation, yeast health & availability, and production schedule.
  • Experience in fault finding and problem solving, great attention to detail and able to thrive in a fast-paced environment.

ABOUT YOU: DESIRABLE

  • Experience working in a brewery – including tracking fermentations, brewing, recipe creation, yeast pitching, beer transfers, and/or packaging.
  • Experience in lab work – including using a microscope, cell counting & viability, using gravity and pH meters, micro plating and gram staining.
  • Minimum of degree in food & beverage science, chemistry, or microbiology
  • Exceptional organizational skills and great attention to detail.

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 merchandise
  • £10.00 bottle shop credit each month
  • Annual Health Check (after 1 year of service)
  • Cycle2Work scheme (after 1 year of service)
  • The opportunity to progress professionally with access to both internal and external training
  • The chance to attend some of the best beer events across the world

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