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operations lead

Position: Operations Lead

Location: Position is based in Portland, OR

FLSA Status: Exempt

Reports to: Director of Sales


Brewery Branding is the leading merchandise and promotional printing company for the craft brewing industry. Additionally, we provide resources that build brewers brands by providing in-house design, fulfillment, and on-line store management for our clients. This position is critical in order to reach our growth potential and profitability by managing efficient supply chains for the organization.

Core Responsibilities

Our Operations Lead is responsible for managing multiple supply chains critical to the success of the Brewery Brandings product lineup. This role is responsible for the management of vendor agreements, product quality control, supplier pricing, and the creation of efficient workflows as they relate to our internal and external teams and vendors. Responsibilities also include managing the in-house sewing department, creation management of clear SOP’s between sales, production, design, and warehousing teams.

Specific Duties Include

  • Will become an advanced user of our in-house ERP system for vendor setup and managing data flow between Brewery Branding and our supplier network
  • Primary lead in new product development; sourcing new suppliers, quality control of samples, and keeping projects on track
  • Management of supply chain network; be main point of contact for suppliers to negotiate pricing, maintain production schedules, schedule shipments, standardize communication, solve supplier issues, and improve communication
  • Develop and maintain a quality control tracker; Primary person responsible for the tracking and improving of all QC issues using a tracker so internal or external accountability can be assigned, managed, and fixed
  • Work with production team to better understand product lines, improve communication efficiency and accuracy, and streamline production workflow as it relates to our supply chains
  • Manage the in-house sewing department; help schedule and prioritize projects in the sewing queue, coordinate sewing projects to be outsourced, and maintain updated department timelines that are communicated throughout the sales and production teams
  • About Us

    We take our core beliefs seriously. All team members should embrace and personify these values to support our purpose and be an active part of our nation.

    Brewery Branding’s Core Purpose

    At our core we believe it’s important to thrive as individuals and within a group by forming mutually beneficial relationships within the passionate and creative brewing industry.

    Our Core Values

    Operate with integrity. Be proud. Be positive. Be accountable. Be open to progress. Be awesome every day. Get your sh*t done and have fun doing it. We’re in this together.

    Minimum Qualifications

  • Two to five years merchandise and promotional printing operations experience
  • Position requires basic knowledge and skills in the following areas: sales, business, category management, sales analytics, program planning, and organizational development
  • Sales; basic knowledge and skills to better understand sales team needs
  • Must possess basic business financial and supporting analytical skills
  • Analysis, planning and execution; possess basic analysis, objective setting, tracking, and measuring abilities for low-complexity applications with short term planning horizons.
  • Ability to access and analyze information from various sources, reach conclusions, and provide input into larger planning processes.
  • Ability to access and manipulate data sources and use office applications including effective email practices
  • Organization development - ability to interact effectively in one-on-one situations with co-workers and customers. Approachable personality with a strong customer focus. Demonstrates leadership with the ability to positively influence team members
  • Basic computer software proficiency (MS Office/G Suite; sales tracking tools), ability to update company databases
  • Ability to travel from time to time
  • Primarily Monday – Friday hours but must be able to work flexible hours/days from time to time
  • Must have good record keeping and business communication skills
  • Familiarity of multiple aspects of the brewing and promotional industry
  • Supervisory Responsibility

    This position will manage a department and have several supervised positions to manage. From time to time you may be required to travel to markets to participate in vendor or sales meetings

    Work Environment

    Due to the nature of the work, this position is required to report to the Portland Office daily. Travel may be required up to 20% of the time.


    Preferred Bachelor’s degree.

    Physical Demands

    The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job.

    While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to talk or hear. The employee frequently is required to work at a computer workstation for long periods of time.


    Brewery Branding offers a competitive compensation and benefits package, rewarding work environment and growth for committed professionals. We also offer the following benefits:

  • Health care package for employee, dependents at employee cost
  • Paid vacation time
  • Holiday and sick pay
  • 401K plan
  • Brewery Branding is an equal opportunity employer and will not discriminate against any applicant because of race, color, religion, sex, national origin, or disability.

    To apply, submit your resume and cover letter to jobs@brewerybranding.com telling us a bit about yourself and why you think you'd be a good fit for this job.

    ** Please note this job description is not designed to cover or contain a comprehensive listing of activities, duties or responsibilities that are required of the employee for this job. Duties, responsibilities and activities may change at any time with or without notice.