Liquor Store Manager (Wine Jobs: Wine Retail & Sommelier)

Full Time

  Private Liquor Store

  Vancouver, British Columbia

Liquor Store Manager!

One of Vancouver's busiest private liquor stores is looking a reliable, diligent and conscientious Store Manager to join our team. Are you...?

Self-driven, results-oriented with a positive outlook, and a clear focus on high quality and business profit. A natural forward planner who critically assesses own performance. Mature, credible, reliable, tolerant, and determined. Empathic communicator, able to see things from the other person's point of view. Well presented and businesslike. Keen for new experience, responsibility and accountability. Able to get on with others and be a team player.

Job purpose:

• To manage, plan, implement & execute all store activities, so as to maintain and develop sales to current and new customer base.


• Several years experience as a Manager or Assistant Manager in a +$3.5 million annual customer facing retail sales environment in the last 5 years (must not be in a relief capacity).

• Experience providing supervision and direction to direct reports.

• Experience managing the assets of a business.

Knowledge of:

• Point of Sale and/or Inventory Management system applications.


• Strong leadership skills, with an emphasis on managing, training, coaching and mentoring all individuals within a team. Ability to train and develop staff to meet goals and give clear direction on assigned duties and performance expectations.

• Superior analytical abilities with the ability to conceptualize and implement actions.

• Demonstrated ability to quickly adapt to changing environments and possess expertise and confidence to lead change.

• Excellent communication and interpersonal skills and demonstrated ability to communicate effectively with all levels within an organization.

• Plan, forecast, report on sales, costs and business performance, according to company requirements.

• Plan and implement retail merchandising, increase product selection, layout and customer traffic so as to maximize sales, customer satisfaction, appearance, image and ergonomics for customers.

• Manage selling and customer service activities and staff competence in these areas, so as to optimize and sustain sales performance, profitability and customer satisfaction.

• Manage costs and overheads, and all factors affecting the profitable performance of the store.

• Liaise with external agencies and authorities as necessary (utility, bank, wineries, breweries, training, fire services, police, local liquor control boards, health and safety inspectors, etc.).

• Liaise with and utilize maximum support from all suppliers, merchandisers and other partners as required.

• Manage, maintain and report as necessary all merchandise and non-merchandise stock.

• Manage upkeep and condition of all equipment, fixtures and fabric of store premises.

• Manage health and safety, security, and emergency systems, capabilities and staff and customer awareness, according to company policy and relevant law.

• Seek and continuously develop wine, beer, and spirits knowledge and information about competitor activity, pricing and tactics.

• Adhere to purchasing policy & inventory control.

• Departmental staff recruitment, development, training and management.

• Administration and reporting as necessary.

• Health and safety compliance.

Salary negotiable on experience

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