Brooklyn Brew Shop and FarmSteady, makers of Beer Making Kits and DIY food kits, are looking for an experienced, detail-oriented Production Coordinator to oversee the planning, purchasing and scheduling of our production runs onsite at our Kingston, NY facility.
Our Kingston team is responsible for an array of jobs that include building our products, receiving, inventory sorting, pick and pack, kitting, special projects and shipping everything from small parcel to freight to international shipping containers. As the Production Coordinator you will you will act as the official timekeeper of all production runs and be responsible for ordering raw components, creating spec sheets, scheduling builds with the warehouse lead and coordinating shipment of finished goods.
A love of craft beer, brewing and working knowledge of beer styles and ingredients (or willingness to learn) and other DIY food and fermentation projects is a huge plus.
Order short-lead and long-lead components for upcoming production builds and ecommerce sites
Maintain purchasing calendars, review inventory levels, report and plan replenishments
Project inventory needs based on past sales and upcoming orders
Negotiate price breaks
Research alternate and new suppliers
Schedule all production runs and maintain calendar of what is being produced when
Work with Brooklyn-based sales team to process wholesale orders and see them through from fulfillment to delivery in compliance with retailer guidelines
Create SOPs for product or customer specific labeling or packing requirements
Work with Warehouse Lead to make sure production runs are being completed on schedule and to spec
Communicate any production changes or delays to all departments
Work with Brooklyn team to coordinate incoming and outgoing LTL, full truckload, and container distribution of finished goods to retailers or warehouses (both domestic and international)
Oversee E-Commerce Pick and Pack Fulfillment:
Work with Warehouse Lead to ensure that e-commerce orders are shipped out accurately and on schedule
Review inventory levels, report and plan replenishments
Keep shipping materials stocked
Keep Accurate Records
Enter incoming components, BOMs, manufacturing orders and completed shipments in our internal MRP system
Use QuickBooks to create POs, invoices, and inventory items and work with on-site bookkeeper to maintain accurate files
Research new projects, products and suppliers
What your typical day might look like:
Follow-up with vendors and check tracking of incoming materials
Coordinate with Brooklyn team on production schedule for the week and adjust production schedules as individual timelines shift, alert team of any finished product delays
Process weekly Amazon orders
Book finished good shipments
Plan upcoming production runs
Order and track raw materials with timelines ranging from 2 days to 5 months
Monitor inventory levels and order products as necessary
Research new suppliers and products
You have at least 1-2 years of production, supply chain or logistics work experience preferably at a specialty food or consumer goods company
You are comfortable analyzing data and projecting long-term material needs.
You have solid Microsoft Excel skills and want to learn even more
You have experience in coordinating shipping and/or working with products
Paperwork is your middle name and you embrace it
You work well under pressure and have the ability to juggle multiple projects and tasks efficiently and enjoy it!
You are a team player and able to take direction, yet extremely self-motivated
You are interested in product development especially in the specialty food, beer and DIY sectors
About Brooklyn Brew Shop:
Brooklyn Brew Shop started out of the Brooklyn Flea in 2009 to get space-strapped New Yorkers brewing. With the idea that making beer (real beer from real ingredients) can be simple, tasty, and most important, fun, we design stylish, easy-to-use Beer Making Kits made especially for stove-top brewing and ingredient mixes for seasonally inspired beers.
In 2016, we launched FarmSteady: A new brand designed to bring the same straightforward and approachable attitude to all things food (including growing, foraging, making and fermenting).
Our products can be found at Urban Outfitters, Macy's, Nordstom, as well as at independently owned shops nation-wide and across the UK, Canada, Spain, South Africa, Austria, Denmark, Switzerland, Norway, the Netherlands, and Singapore with retailers in new countries being brought on at an ever-increasing pace.