Sommelier Coordinator (Wine Jobs: Wine Retail & Sommelier)

Full Time

  Calgary Co-op

  Calgary, Alberta

Co-op Wine Spirits Beer is seeking a Sommelier Coordinator for a challenging career opportunity in a thriving business that is continuing to grow and expand with the opening of new locations.

Reporting to the Sommelier Manager, the Sommelier Coordinator will be working with the Wine Spirits Beer team in one of our new large format Wine Spirits Beer stores. This role will be responsible to assist in driving wine sales initiatives by using in-house materials and programming, creating valued relationships with customers resulting in loyalty, training and development of wine knowledge for both team members and customers who visit our stores and tasting centres, assist with creating a must stop Wine Spirits Beer destination for customers through points of differentiation in the marketplace and our distinct competitive advantages.

About Us 

 Owned by our members, Calgary Co-op is one of the largest retail co-operatives in North America, and has been a member of the Calgary community for over 63 years. With over 460,000 members, 3,850 team members, assets of $572 million and annual sales of just over $1.2 billion, Calgary Co-op is committed to lead in Food, Petroleum, Home Health Care, Pharmacy, Cannabis and Wine Spirits Beer.

Qualifications:

  • WSET Diploma - Level 4 or ISG Sommelier Diploma or CMS Certified Sommelier (Court of Master Sommeliers)
  • Three (3) years' experience in the liquor industry
  • Experience with product selection and creating a well-rounded assortment of wine
  • Experience with hosting public tasting events both formal and informal
  • Experience teaching structured wine seminars from entry level to advanced students, eg. ISG, WSET, Court of Master Sommeliers (CMS)
  • Working knowledge of AGLC rules and regulations, including but not limited to rules and regulations as it pertains to the service of alcohol in Alberta
  • Writing articles and public speaking 

Co-op Wine Spirits Beer offers excellent opportunities for increasing levels of responsibility, personal growth and challenge supported by sound leadership and direction, as well as a full range of training programs, including an educational assistance program and other development resources.

If you possess the above qualifications and are interested in this exciting career opportunity, please send your cover letter and resume to scraig@calgarycoop.com.

We thank all applicants for their interest, however only those applicants being considered for an interview will be contacted.

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