6th Generation Brewer Sato Jumpei's Resume
Job Rotation ("TATENOKAWA" Newspaper 09/08/2013）
Again in this issue, I will deviate slightly from sake and tell you about the company and its workforce.
I have been hearing stories recently that other breweries have begun attracting youth. Our brewery is no exception and I hope that we can continue to create delicious sake with a youthful energy and passion. For example, in the production department there is a total of 12 staff each aged between 32 and 33 years old.
The production department is split into two divisions: the production division, which handles the process up to the bottling stage, and the products division that handles preparations prior to shipment.
Up until now, an employee only worked in the department that they we were posted to, and their job description was always the same. However, regardless of who is doing what job, I believe that the successful running of a company is linked with personal development so we decided to start job rotation where one staff each from the production and products division swap roles.
I believe that it is possible to achieve visible development in every staff member if one by one they are able to learn a new job and responsibilities.
Myself included, all our staff are still very young and we might be leagues away from the more mature tojis (brewer masters) and brewery workers, but we will make up for the lack of age with passion and structure and continue to produce good sake. If I don’t say so myself, I think we have a very good workforce, not limited to just the production department, so much so that I am really excited as to what we can achieve in 2 or 3 year’s time.
6th Generation Brewer Sato Jumpei