CIDERMAKER - HAWKES

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Full Time Contact: James Watt Reference: 3300165

JOB TITLE

Cidermaker

 

DEPARTMENT / LOCATION

Production / Hawkes Cidery London

 

Hours of work

48hrs/week

 

Contract status

Full time. Paid monthly

 

Reporting to

Hawkes Head of Production

HAWKES MISSION:  CIDER SALVAGED

Hawkes is a city cidery, based in Central London. We are one of the fastest growing cideries in the UK. Sitting on the Bermondsey beer mile, we are all about cider, and salvaging waste products. Never from concentrate, we use upcycled, unloved apples rejected by supermarkets, and every year we scoop up the city’s windfall apples from urban apple trees for our flagship cider, urban orchard.

 

ABOUT THE ROLE

As a cidermaker, you’ll be responsible for both creative small batch product developments, as well as safeguarding quality and consistency of our core products. A cidermaker must understand all aspects of cider production including the pressing of fruit, fermentation process, testing of cider, packaging, hygiene and sanitation requirements.

The cider maker must ensure the production process meets all safety, HACCP and quality system requirements. Customer interaction/cidery tours are part of the job.

At Hawkes we have a small team. You’ll be reporting to the head of production, also working closely together with the taproom and marketing team. You’ll be representing Hawkes in the overall cidery industry.

RESPONSIBILITIES INCLUDE BUT NOT LIMITED TO:

Sourcing of raw materials

Managing supplier relationships

Product formulation / New Product Development

Operating the cidery operations

Quality assurance throughout the whole process (sensory, product specs, HACCP,…)

Leading of sensory sessions, within the team and with customers

Maintaining equipment / advising on new equipment

Leading cidermaking masterclasses

Participate in sales activities

ABOUT YOU

One of the most important characteristics is that you are extremely passionate about apples, fruit and cidermaking. You love to talk about cider to customers, industry experts and company stakeholders.

2-5 years experience in the cider making industry

  • To demonstrate knowledge of health and safety, food safety and hygiene standards and good working practices
  • Experience in new product development and creative product design

Broad technical and mechanical knowledge

Good problem solving skills

Attention to detail – required for monitoring the production process, managing inventory, keeping hygiene standards, etc…

Excellent IT skills (word, excel, SAP,…)

Good communication skills

Continuous improvement mind set

Analytical thinking skills

Ability to work under pressure and prioritise

Full driving license required

Will also be considered

  • Wine making experience
  • FLT experience

 

 

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