Head Roaster

  • Company: Pact Coffee
  • Salary:
  • Location: London
  • Reference: 269e8a3fb8a560250fa2a6a05ba19075fd00f515
  • Date: 11 hours ago

We're looking for a candidate to this position in an exciting company.Use physical and sensorial data in addition to roasting knowledge to set and develop individually tailored roast profiles for all our coffeesDirect the day-to-day running of the roastery, managing our menu of 13+ lines of rotating single-estate and blend coffees, ensuring product quality and stock coverage for the operations teamFacilitate daily cupping sessions and use statistical analysis to make decisions on roast optimisation to ensure adherence to quality standardsRoast for production where required (this also requires coffee hauling)Manage off-site production of coffee podsLiaise with the Head of Coffee to plan & forecast coffee menu & oversee stock managementConduct particle analysis, flow rate & extraction tests on all grinds on all production grinders, calibrating and replacing burrs as forecasted by tracked usage & degradationSourcingManage pre-production green samples, overseeing physical & sensorial analysis & evaluationManage green coffee inventory, from contract to productionAssist Head of Coffee with purchasing decisions, communicating with supply chain to ensure timely and efficient shipping & delivery, as well as gathering key information about coffees across language barriers and time differencesNetwork with other members of the industry across all levels to develop versatility and variety of the product and supply chainManagement & TrainingManage & train assistant roasters in operating our Loring S70 Peregrine production roaster, covering manual roasting, recipes, and all maintenance tasks, as well as personal professional development programmesActively seek ways to enhance the overall Quality Control programme, ensuring efficient, accurate, meaningful and actionable data-gathering & analysisLiaise with internal and external stakeholders with any new or ongoing projectsFoster a high level of integration and communication with other departments to ensure all issues relating to quality are analysed and resolved efficiently and thoroughlyLead on ensuring the production facilities and procedures meet all Health and Safety requirements, and pursue improvements in these areas where necessaryRun internal and external classes and events on coffee educationActively pursue further knowledge through industry publications, events & training Experience in water quality testing and analysis, including knowledge of SCA cupping requirementsExtensive experience with Cropster roasting, coffee quality & inventory management softwareManagement and training experienceExperience with Google Sheets or Microsoft Excel is essentialGood communication skills; experience liaising with high-level internal & external stakeholdersStock management and product planning experience highly valuableAble to show initiative and be adaptable to changing daily requirementsExtensive prior experience in production & sample roasting, sensory analysis, green coffee analysis and Cropster roasting and inventory management software

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