Liquor Store Manager (Wine Jobs: Management & Administration)

Full Time

  Mid Island Co-op (

  Nanaimo, British Columbia


Mid Island Co-op is hiring a Store Manager for our Hammond Bay Liquor Store in Nanaimo

Who we are:

Mid Island Co-op is a different kind of business. If you’re a member, you’re an owner. We don’t have a head office somewhere else or shareholders who aren’t members, and all our profits stay right here on Vancouver Island. We support and invest in our community because we live here too. We give back to local charities, community organizations, and provide education award programs. With gas bars and liquor stores located throughout Central and Northern Vancouver Island, we pride ourselves on providing quality services and products to our customers. Come in and see what we’re all about! 

What you’ll do:

The Liquor Store Manager is responsible for the overall operation of their liquor store location to improve service, program execution and company profitability.  This includes scheduling, appraisals, budgeting and attaining financial results.  Other responsibilities include managing the image, standards, implementation and adherence to company programs, policies and procedures.  This position is also responsible for human resources and payroll related activities.

  • Manages the daily store operations in accordance with Mid Island Co-op policies, procedures and programs.
  • Provides direction and leadership to the store team toward building a positive, highly motivated and engaged workforce.
  • Develops staff schedules according to sales needs, ensuring the operations budget is adhered to.
  • Directly responsible for all store employee relations including hiring, orientation, training and development, performance management, discipline, recognition, terminations, etc.
  • Manages and maintains the store’s merchandizing standards in accordance with company expectations.
  • Implements and manages Mid Island Co-op programs, policies and procedures.

 Who you are:

You are looking for a career in Retail Store Operations and:

  • Grade 12 education or acceptable combination of education and experience
  • Minimum two years of liquor experience with strong product knowledge
  • Minimum two years of supervisory experience in a retail environment
  • Basic receiving ordering and merchandising skills
  • Strong math skills and intermediate computer skills (Microsoft Word, Excel and Outlook)
  • Leader and team player with strong communication skills
  • Ability to physically lift, push, and pull up to 50 lbs
  • Successful completion of Serving it Right
  • WSET I and WSET II preferred
  • Alignment with Mid Island Co-op's values of Community, Respect, Integrity and Teamwork.

Our Team Members receive competitive salaries, a comprehensive benefits package and an employer-contributed pension plan.  We encourage our Team Members to take advantage of learning opportunities, to grow and develop and to foster a culture of teamwork and innovation.

At Co-op, we embrace diversity and inclusion, and we’re working to create a workplace that is as diverse as the communities we serve.  We support and provide an environment that allows all to bring their whole selves to work.

Please note that all positions require a criminal background check and our safety-sensitive positions will require pre-employment alcohol and substance testing.

Apply by sending a resume and cover letter to [email protected] by January 31, 2023.

We thank all candidates for their interest; however, only those selected to continue in the recruitment process will be contacted.



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