Pirate Life may have been born in a brewery, but it grew up out on the road: first on a trip across the Nullarbor, and then as the founders travelled the country putting beers into people’s hands.
This simple interaction between the team and the average punter is the fundamental expression of quality at Pirate Life; quality people building a quality brand by putting quality products in the hands of quality customers. Sometimes getting back to basics is the best way to move forward.
Established in Adelaide in 2014, Pirate Life now employ over 40 staff and export to NZ, Hong Kong and the UK. With the new brewery due to open its doors in Port Adelaide in early 2019 it’s an opportune time to join the Pirate Life Family.
Reporting directly to the CEO, this role has the exciting and rewarding opportunity to ensure that the new Pirate Life Brewing hospitality venue is delivered to the high quality standards required by the business.
A historic woolstore warehouse located in Port Adelaide is currently undertaking a huge transformation into a 300 seat venue which will incorporate brewery tours, merchandise sales and beer education. It’s going to be pretty special, and you will have the opportunity to drive the success of this venue, which will be the first of many that will operate both across Australia and globally. This is a full time permanent position, and with the venue opening early 2019 there is room for negotiation on start date.
Initially the first stage of your role is to work closely with the delivery team on the hospitality venue ensuring customer experience is in line with the Pirate Life values and vision. Your role will be responsible for the operational design, managing food and beverage costs including pricing (margins), supplier outcomes (purchasing and quality), inventory (stock control) and vendor management.
You’ll be an integral part in building a strong and cohesive team of hospitality staff and managing profit and loss in conjunction with the finance team. As the venue moves into the operational stage, you will ensure statutory compliance with food safety and liquor licensing including maintenance of accurate records as well as identify opportunities to streamline processes through the application of new technology.
Skills and Experience
If you know what a Cicerone is (without Googling it) that’s a very good start. If you are one, then that’s even better! Your knowledge of craft beer will be invaluable to ensuring the success of the Brewery. You will have been involved in a new venue set up and understand what is needed when starting from scratch to ensure the customer experience is one not to be forgotten (in a good way).
Your ability to deliver successful outcomes through high performance will be essential as will your natural flair for leading and developing staff. Additionally, you will be able to demonstrate sound commercial acumen through proven results.
At Pirate Life we balance work and fun, rules and creativity, corporate ownership and independent thinking. Balance is the key to everything we do, its fresh, dynamic, ever changing and no fuss. It’s about becoming part of a family, and about looking after each other while challenging each other to do better. It’s about building a consistent experience for their customers, but also speaking your mind and challenging your mates. Most of all it’s about sharing in victories and taking responsibility for slip ups. Become an integral part of this South Australian success story by working with a passionate team of experts in what will soon be one of the hottest craft beer brands globally.
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