What This Entails:
Dogfish Head Companies is currently seeking an off-centered craft beer/spirits loving executive to join our team in the once-in-a-lifetime role of President/COO. This key hire will report to Sam, our Chairman/CEO and founder, and will round out the leadership trio that also includes EVP and co-founder, Mariah. The President/COO will oversee six senior leaders who tend our Marketing, Sales, HR, Operations, Hospitality, and Finance worlds; as well as our Distillery GM and Legal. Together, this incredible team leads <500 co-workers on our wondrous exploration of goodness spanning the Brewery, Distilling Company, Inn, Brewings & Eats and Chesapeake & Maine. The President/COO will be a consummate collaborator who spearheads the continued development and evolution of our short- and long-term strategic and operating plans that guide the continued growth and overall awesomeness of our companies. As the gatekeeper and internal salesperson of these plans, you’ll foster the environment and offer the senior leadership guidance that enables the continued growth, goal-achievement and success of our coworkers tied to the attainment of our companies’ priorities, while holding our leaders accountable for getting it done. The President/COO will be most fulfilled when articulating the vision that leads, motivates and inspires all of us to achieve our business, financial and operational goals. A consensus-builder, you’ll ensure Executive and Senior leaders are aligned to the achievement of our four strategic imperatives across companies: Focus, Integrated Planning, Execution and Accountability. Dogfish strives for continued strong, sustainable growth and we believe these imperatives are the pathway there and you the pathfinder. The successful candidate will be a cautious innovator who asks good questions, seeks understanding and listens in order to constructively challenge the operational and business status quo in the pursuit of best Dogfish decisions. You’ll oversee our complex multi-business P&L structure, find time to interface with key suppliers and customers and offer your insight and knowledge to our Board. The right hire will embrace that at Dogfish, culture is king and will seek to preserve and enrich the off-centered environment in which we work, achieve and enjoy.
What You Need To Land This Gig:
The ideal candidate must be pretty fantastic, offering an exceptional track record of developing and implementing commercial strategies that have killed it. You must be a seasoned professional with a minimum 15 years of progressive experience leading a mid-size CPG (manufacturing) company with multiple product lines and business divisions. A Bachelor’s degree in Business is preferred; an MBA could be nice. You should have targeted knowledge of sales, marketing and distribution and beer/spirits industry experience, in particular, may make us swoon. You should bring strong personal credibility and a knack for building strong, amazing relationships with a broad range of internal (360 degree) and external partners. You must have an exceptional work ethic—in perspective—to accommodate a full and demanding schedule while still appreciating the importance of personal/professional harmony for you and others. You must be highly strategic yet tactical with a willingness to dive into the details as necessary. You must be a healthy, proactive communicator who engages in and encourages constructive, productive debate privately, but speaks with one leadership voice publicly. You must be sharp, energetic and enthusiastic to challenge, motivate and inspire eithers. The self-important need not apply: we seek a humble leader who can laugh at him/herself and seeks opportunities to instill joy at work. You must bring a benevolent spirit and enjoy giving back personally, professionally and organizationally. And finally, we love beautiful Coastal Delaware and so must you as the President/COO will work at our beautiful Milton brewery.
Bundle Of Goodies:
Dogfish Head Companies offers competitive compensation, including bonus potential, 401K and company match, a fabulous health care package to include health/dental insurance, FREE beer, and an enriched amazing work culture!
Where It’s At: Milton, Delaware
How To Apply:
Qualified, interested and dynamic individuals should please submit their cover letter and resume along with salary requirements. Resumes without cover letters will be hard pressed for consideration, truly. Please help keep busy recruiters sane, no phone calls pretty please. Proud to be an EOE.
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Event Planner & Coordinator
Ashley masterminds event details by collaborating with all departments to strategically plan how Dogfish beers fit best with public functions. She also coordinates in-office programs for the team.
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