Chief Operating Officer (COO)
- Expired: over a month ago. Applications are no longer accepted.
- Production Department
- Facilities Department
- Finance Department
- Director of Brewing Operations
- Director of Facilities
- Head of Accounting
- Leadership Team + Director of Development
Burial is seeking a financial-focused Chief Operating Officer to oversee the company's financial planning and operational efficiency. The Chief Operations Officer will directly oversee Burial's Production, Facilities and Finance Departments and collaborate with the CEO and CSO on strategic planning and revenue driving goals.
This role requires strong leadership skills, a willingness to collaborate and the ability to approach business with a creative point of view. The COO will lead our Production and Facilities Departments to be efficient, productive, and effective as well as guide our Finance Department toward best practices and fiscal accountability company wide. The ideal candidate has extensive experience within the craft brewery industry along with strong business and financial management acumen, integrity, experience and the ability to operate through a DEI lens.
Established in June of 2013, Burial Beer Co. is a fast-growing Asheville company that strives to connect people and communities through immersive and introspective experiences that inspire the celebration of life. Join our mission to innovate and elevate with intention in the craft beverage and hospitality industries.
Leadership + Management:
Work with the leadership team on strategy, planning, growth/expansions, and new projects
Directly oversee Production, Finance and Facilities Departments
Facilitate efficient and effective planning and execution of Production + Facilities Departments
Facilitate financial education for upper management and leadership
Facilitate weekly meetings with Director of Brewing Operations with set agenda
Facilitate weekly meetings with Director of Facilities with set agenda
Facilitate bi weekly meetings with Finance Department
Evaluate and determine Production, Finance and Facilities Departments goals, process expectations as well as product and space/location specs/standards
Attend and contribute to weekly leadership meetings
Successfully complete required professional development trainings and training hours set for leadership roles.
Support and develop leadership skills for department Managers and Heads Of
Determine and implement tolls and resources needed to reach company operational goals of products output, revenue growth and cost management
Frequently reviews budgets and staffing through the lens of department and company operational needs and goals
Project and evaluate cost benefit analysis of operational equipment and maintenance needs
Strategically work to improve efficiency of payroll, expenses and COGs in operations departments.
Meet regularly with CEO + CSO to discuss business strategies related to yearly business objectives, revenue goals, product mix, brand strategies, company culture and expansion plans
Obtain a full understanding of product mix profit analysis to provide guidance on how to maximize market demands and profit margins
Oversee all Burial facilities projects as it pertains to the execution, operation and functionality.
Determine financial feasibility, plan sales markers, determine scope of job, and accountability of project deadlines and targets in collaboration with the Director of Facilities.
Oversee operational policies and procedures of Burial facilities with safety, access and systems being top of mind.
Work with the Director of Development on maximizing resources, increasing production and effective integration of the VISUALS brand with Burial production needs and flow.
Ensure company is aligned with best practices related to alcohol and health compliance on local, state and federal level
Ensure company is aligned with best practices related to operational safety compliance on a local, state and federal level
Develop collaborative and accountable relationships with vendors, city officials and permitting office, general contractor and architects
Facilitate financial accountability across company through best practices and SOPs
Evaluate financial status and provide analysis related to financial forecasting and workforce development
Recommend benchmarks for measurement of financial. operational and product mix performance
Monitor and analyze monthly, quarterly and annual operating results against budget
Manage process of thee year revenue and profitability goals with leadership team and work with department managers on developing budgets to achieve goals
Manage SOPs related to other department accounting, inventory and cash handling
Oversee financial documentation in quickbooks and other financial information sources
Coordinate financial audits
Represent the company externally to government agencies, auditors, banks, and the general public
Continual improvement of the budgeting process through education of department managers on financial issues
Analyze cost of products to provide savings and discounts as well as guidance to department heads on purchasing and pricing
Integration of financial and regulatory information across systems and softwares
Oversee the close out business accounting needs during Q1 of each year
Overseeing Tax Management and Strategies
Foster a success-oriented, accountable environment within the company
Develop the ability of others to perform and contribute to the organization by providing ongoing feedback and by providing opportunities to learn through formal and informal methods
Develop new insights into situations; questions conventional approaches; encourages new ideas and innovations; designs and implements new or cutting edge programs/processes
Foster an inclusive workplace where diversity and individual differences are valued and leveraged to achieve the vision and mission of the organization
Education & Experience
Bachelor's degree in business related field is a must
At least 5 years in a Leadership or Executive role is a must
Extensive managerial experience of 5 years or more is a must
At least 3 years in a financial management and oversight role is a must
Thorough understanding of sales and marketing for small to mid-sized businesses is a must
Experience in the Craft Brewery or Craft Beverage Industry is preferred
Below is a summary of the preferred qualities and skills that will contribute to the overall success of this role.
Human Capital Management -Builds and manages workforce based on organizational goals, budget considerations, and staffing needs. Ensures employees are appropriately recruited, selected, appraised, and rewarded; takes action to address performance problems. Manages a multi-sector workforce and a variety of work situations
Financial Management- Understands the organization’s financial processes.
Vision- Takes a long-term view and builds a shared vision with others; acts as a catalyst for organization change. Influences others to translate vision into action.
Ethical Practice - The ability to integrate core values, integrity and accountability throughout all organizational and business practices
Leadership + Navigation - The ability to direct and contribute to initiatives and processes within the organization
Continual Improvement: Assesses and recognizes own strengths and weaknesses; pursues self-development.
Strategic Thinking- Formulates objectives and priorities, and implements plans consistent with the long-term interest of the organization in a global environment; Capitalizes on opportunities and manages risks.
Business Acumen - The ability to understand and apply information to contribute to the organization’s strategic plan
Critical Evaluation - The ability to interpret information to make business decisions and recommendations
Consultation - The ability to provide guidance to organizational stakeholders
Creativity / Innovation- Develops new insights into situations; questions conventional approaches; encourages new ideas and innovations; designs and implements new or cutting edge programs/processes.
Communication - The ability to effectively exchange information with stakeholders
Relationship Management - The ability to manage interactions to provide service and to support the organization
Global + Cultural Effectiveness - The ability to value and consider the perspectives and backgrounds of all parties
Strong understanding of craft beer and brewing process
Highly competent with computer functions including word processing and spreadsheet software (Google suite and/or Microsoft suite)
Experience utilizing project management software or strategies for measurable progress and results
Relevant experience with brewing software, ideally EKOS
Ability to work both independently and in a team environment
Decisive and intuitive conflict management skills
Mechanical aptitude and strong troubleshooting skills
Flexible schedule (if/when needed)
Familiar with the establishment of, and value in, SOP's (Standard Operating Procedures)
Experience with growth/expansion projects and working with contractors, plan development and permit processes
Management/oversight of multiple locations of a company
Self motivating/self starter
Must be able to bend over, twist, kneel, stand
Must be able to lift at least 50 pounds
Determined based on experience and considered in integration with our benefits package.
Please include your salary/benefits expectations in your application correspondence.
Benefits + Perks
- Health, Dental + Vision Insurance
- Employer Paid Life Insurance
- Accidental Injury Insurance
- Short-Term Disability
- Paid Holidays
- Paid Parental Leave
- Bereavement Leave
- 401k + company match (eligible after 1 year of employment)
- Employee Assistance Program
- YMCA Membership (company subsidized)
- Relocation Package
- Profit sharing bonus opportunities
Values We Practice
CONNECTIVITY - Celebrating the human experience through storytelling, personal relationships, and meaningful collaborations
COURAGE - Empowering yourself and those around you to go beyond what you know and boldly innovate with the understanding that failure and discomfort are essential to continued growth
FLEXIBILITY - Recognizing the positive impact change can have on quality, efficiency and relevance and also embracing the spirit of perpetual improvement
INCLUSIVITY - Cultivating a safe, supportive and accessible environment of opportunities that honor, respect and uplift individual identities and experiences.
INTEGRITY - Setting and upholding a standard of quality for the processes we implement, the products we craft, the experiences we create and the values we embody
Employment Inclusion Policy:
Burial is an equal opportunity employer and makes employment decisions on the basis of merit. Burial celebrates people from all walks of life and prohibits the unlawful discrimination based on race, color, religious creed, sex, gender identity, marital or veteran status, age, national origin, ancestry, citizenship, physical or mental disability, medical condition, genetic information or characteristics (or those of a family member), sexual orientation, pregnancy, or any other consideration made unlawful by federal, state, or local laws. All employment is decided on the basis of qualifications, merit, and business need. We don’t just accept difference — we celebrate it, we support it, and we thrive on it for the benefit of our employees, our products, and our community.
Burial Beer Co
Get fresh Chief Operations jobs daily straight to your inbox!
You Already Have an Account
We're sending an email you can use to verify and access your account.
If you know your password, you can go to the sign in page.