Category Buyer (Wine Jobs: Sales & Marketing)

Full Time

  Liquor Plus (

  Victoria, British Columbia


Working out of the Administration Office in Victoria, BC, the Buyer + will support the business and Head Buyer in securing quality beer, cider, and RTD (Ready To Drink) products. 




  • $200 health & wellness benefit

  • Employee Assistance Program (free counselling from Vancouver Island Counselling)

  • Scholarship program for students

  • Knowledge and Certification reimbursements

  • RRSP matching

  • Monthly giveaways for Team Members

  • Dental + Extended Health Benefits after 3 months for team members working over 24 hours per week (100% employer paid)

  • 20% discount at 8 locations across the island

  • Tastings & product knowledge

  • Birthday gifts




  • Research, select, and purchase products to sell in our 8 retail locations

  • Stay on top of market trends to ensure competitive products are being carried and priced accordingly

  • Ensure product purchasing is meeting company margin targets

  • Assess monthly price change file produced by LDB to make necessary adjustments to our retail pricing

  • Develop and maintain relationships with suppliers, reps, and agencies 

  • Negotiate retail pricing strategies and finalize product lead-times

  • Coordinate tastings and product knowledge events with reps for internal team

  • Visit our retail locations and work with store management to ensure relevant products are highlighted, displays are well maintained, and overall set up reflects seasonality and current programming 

  • Oversee store managers on their monthly program order quantities 

  • Support the Training and Development Coordinator in ensuring there is comprehensive product training in your product categories



  •  Familiarize yourself with your categories

    • Investigate what is selling, what is not selling

    • Learn of our margin targets, what items carry which margin

    • Learn EDLP items in your categories

  •  Learn what and who your resources are

    • People in the Administration Office

    • IT/Inventory Support

    • Marketing Coordinator 

  • Visit Stores to learn layouts and meet the teams

  • Familiarize yourself with  LBoss

  • Learn the price file: your whole job is dictated by this

  • Familiarize yourself with Liquor Plus LTO periods and billing/invoicing dates

  • Meet agents who work with your categories

  • Create a scheduling calendar

  • Assist in building the monthly flyer

  • Communicate with the Marketing Coordinator to ensure in-store POS, social media, newsletter, giveaway information is correctly presented

  • Support the Training and Development Coordinator in providing product knowledge resources for the team




  • A natural people-person. People find it easy to connect with you

  • Comprehensive knowledge of the LDB website

  • Comprehensive knowledge of BC Liquor Laws and general sales 

  • Strong understanding of category trends 

  • Interest in craft beer and refresh products

  • 3+ years in retail sales/customer service 

  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office Suite

  • Care about making a positive impact on a local business

  • Willing to take initiative and get creative with solutions

  • Drivers license or ability to commute to our stores outside of Greater Victoria

  • WSET and/or Cicerone certifications a bonus

  • Pre-existing contacts in the industry a bonus

  • Valid Serving It Right 

If you have most of these qualifications and a passion for the industry, we encourage you to apply! 

$65,000 - $70,000 based on experience

How To Apply

Please provide a detailed resume with your experience pertaining to the job description and a short cover letter describing why you'd be a good fit with Liquor Plus.

Address applications to Sean Large, General Manager.

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