Packaging Manager


The Black Sheep Brewery plc is an independent, award winning brewery in Masham, North Yorkshire and we are looking for:


To be part of an exciting new venture at Black Sheep brewery. To help implement and operate all bottle/can/keg operations.  To shape and lead the team responsible for day to day operations on the new packaging lines.  To drive and maintain the high quality standards the brewery has a great reputation for.


  • Leading the packaging team in production of high quality Black Sheep products, whether packaged into keg, bottle or can.
  • Leading the HACCP and Quality teams to BRC quality standards.
  • Monitoring and continuous improvement of processes within packaging to the highest operational and performance standards.
  • Monitoring/controlling the beer processing team who are responsible for bringing the beer to packaging quality.
  • Managing/implementing quality control systems on all packaged products.
  • Responsible for the safe operation of all packaging equipment and the upkeep and improvement in the highest Health & Safety standards.
  • Tight control of stockholding from raw materials through to final package.
  • Liaising with suppliers of equipment to maintain and manage a smooth operation of equipment on a day to day basis.


  • High speed bottle/can packaging operation knowledge.
  • Understanding of food safety principles
  • A complete understanding of health and safety principles/management and implementation.
  • Experience managing Teams and building a successful productive/positive culture.
  • Competent IT skills particularly Excel/Word.
  • Experience in beer processing ready for packaging

Key Competencies:

  • High personal and quality standards.
  • Self-motivated, excellent planning and organisation competency.
  • Excellent Communication skills.
  • Technical understanding and competence particularly in Bottling and canning.



  • Experience in management of high speed packaging in a FMCG environment.
  • Experience in development and maintenance of food safety standards to BRC standard.
  • Health & Safety experience/knowledge.
  • Excellent inter-personal skills and team leadership experience
  • Relevant degree in science/manufacturing.
  • High degree of computer systems literacy.
  • Health & Safety IOSH/NEBOSH qualifications.
  • Brewing industry experience.

Salary £26,000 to £32,000 per year, depending on experience.

To apply for this position, please send your CV to Rachel Loadman at [email protected]

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