Retail & Experience Assistant Manager (Wine Jobs: Wine Retail & Sommelier)


  Gray Monk Estate Winery (

  Lake Country, British Columbia


At Andrew Peller Limited (APL), we deliver the perfect brand experience for every lifestyle, occasion, and generation. Through collaboration, open communication, honesty, drive to win, and accountability, we inspire teammates to be extraordinary every day.


Who We Are

We are Canada's largest and oldest wine companies with a rich heritage in quality winemaking.

We produce some of Canada's most recognized brands and offer our teammates a challenging and rewarding employment experience.


We are seeking a highly motivated, enthusiastic Retail & Experience Assistant Manager to join our Gray Monk Estate Winery team. Perched above Okanagan Lake with stunning panoramic views of mountains, vineyards and the lake, Gray Monk Estate Winery offers guests a true taste, or sip, of the Okanagan lifestyle. With a bustling wine boutique, a full-service banquet facility and a world-class restaurant, the winery is equipped to host guests for all occasions. Gray Monk Estate is comprised of 75 acres of lush vineyards overlooking Okanagan Lake, in addition to premium grapes sourced throughout the Okanagan Valley, to produce some of the world's finest wines.

Reporting to the Retail & Experience Manager you will assist with the leadership and management of the retail team, ensuring the teams delivers extraordinary customer experience that build our brands and meet established revenue targets.

What We offer:

  • An opportunity to work in a fun, engaging and supportive environment!
  • Everyday your environment consists of fresh air, sunshine, and a stunning view of North Okanagan Lake!
  • An opportunity and learn about our premium wines
  • An employee gift card loaded each month to use at our restaurants and retail stores
  • Access to our Employees Assistance Program
  • Access to our development seminars, and Learning Library (over 30,000 available courses available)

What You Offer:

  • Post Secondary Education in hospitality or business, combined with two (2) to four (4) years management experience preferably in a Hospitality/Tourism or luxury retail environment
  • Completion or working towards completion of WSET or ISG/CAPS or have CMS certification-- desirable
  • You are a problem solver, educator, an entertainer, and an ambassador
  • You love what you do, and you have passion for working with the public, sharing wine and viticultural knowledge
  • You are technically savvy with inventory system (Oracle), POS system (ProfiTek/LS Retail), scheduling (DayForce), and proficiency in MS Office systems
  • You have exceptional communication skills with the ability to multi-task while leading a team
  • A "Can Do" attitude and enjoy working under pressure

What You Will Have Fun Doing:

  • General daily management of the retail store, including planning, organizing, sales, merchandising, customer service, inventory control, cash reconciliation and other related duties
  • Human Resources management including recruiting, training, motivating, performance management and developing the retail team
  • Managing financial performance, ensuring adherence to labour budgets as well Inventory Management
  • Executing sales and merchandising plans that support brand building and financial objectives, in addition overseeing merchandising of all products in the store
  • Ensuring the winery is meeting established wine club sales targets; supporting and coordinating the execution of wine club events
  • Developing internal sales and merchandising plans to achieve financial, educational and brand building objectives, as well planning and execution of in-store and off-site events
  • Following safe work procedures and practices; WorkSafe regulations and understanding of COVID protocols

We are conducting an internal and external search simultaneously. We wish to thank all applicants for their interest; only those applicants selected for an interview will be contacted. In addition, per our "Internal Job Posting Policy"; internal candidates should be in their current position for one (1) year and their performance must be in good standing.

Andrew Peller Limited is committed to meeting the needs of persons with temporary and/or permanent disabilities in a way that allows them to maintain their dignity and independence. We are happy to discuss any need for accommodation in the workplace and will make an effort to meet those needs a timely manner by preventing and removing barriers to accessibility in the areas of information, communications, and employment.

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