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The Liquor Distribution Branch (LDB) is one of two branches of Government responsible for the wholesale distribution and retail sale of beverage alcohol and non-medical cannabis. In 2018/19 the LDB recorded gross sales of $3.6 billion, generating a net income of $1.104 billion that supported vital public services including health care and education. It has a workforce of approximately 4600 full- and part-time employees working across 197 BC Liquor Stores, two BC Cannabis Stores (online and stand alone), a Head Office, three Wholesale Customer Centres and three Distribution Centres. The LDB is led by a General Manager and CEO who is responsible for administering the Liquor Distribution Act and the Cannabis Distribution Act, subject to direction from the Minister. As part of BC’s mixed-model retail system for liquor and non-medical cannabis, the LDB is committed to providing customers with an enhanced shopping environment, an expansive product selection and a high level of service.
Reporting to the Regional Manager, the Manager is responsible for the management of a major retail operation, by providing leadership and direction, controlling costs and maximizing revenue through the achievement of sales targets. Responsibilities include providing excellent customer service and the implementation of in-store marketing as directed by Head Office. The Manager is also responsible for control of the operation, building and contents, supervision of staff, developing teamwork and maintaining good staff morale, developing and implementing operational plans, developing annual store budgets, controlling employment costs, and analyzing and producing reports. In addition the Manager is responsible for controlling stock levels and stock variance control and is accountable for ensuring acceptable levels of security in the store for both staff and physical assets. The Manager is expected to contribute to improve the Branch image through the implementation and maintenance of policies. The Manager is responsible for the hiring, training and development of staff, scheduling assignments, participating as required in all store duties as well as handling labour relations issues for the work unit.
This position may require lifting liquor cases up to 50 lbs. to varying heights, standing at a cash register for extended periods of time and performing warehouse duties including frequent bending and standing. Incumbents may also operate a variety of mechanical and hand-operated equipment. Contact with the public and clerical duties are also critical components of this position.
Please review the attached job description for a complete list of duties, qualifications, and competencies. To be considered for this opportunity, applicants must submit a cover letter and resume clearly identifying how they meet the qualifications necessary for this position. This information will be used as part of the selection process. Please note that a cover letter is a requirement for this competition.A criminal record check will be required. An eligibility list may be established.Lesser qualified candidates may be considered.
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NOTE: Applications will be accepted until 11:00 pm Pacific Standard Time on the closing date of the competition.
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To be considered for this position, applicants must clearly indicate that they have the following:
Preferred: Diploma or certificate in Business, Retail Management, Leadership OR Supervisory course.
Required: One year recent confirmed experience as an Assistant Manager or Supervisor of a customer facing retail operation with annual sales in excess of $1 million.
Experience with KPI’s and Visual Presentation Standards
“Recent” is defined as occurring within the last five years of the closing date of this competition.
“Confirmed” is defined as an appointed position, not in a relief capacity.
In addition to the above required and preferred qualifications, applicants must have:
- Working knowledge of a computerized “retail system”, including Point of Sale and Inventory Management applications.
- Excellent training skills.
- Excellent communication skills and experience in dealing with the public.
- Completed supervisory courses, preferred.
- Successful completion of Serving it Right ™ certification.