Cannabis Consultants, Cannabis Operations
Regular, Part-Time – Kamloops
There are 18 vacancies.
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The Liquor Distribution Branch (LDB) is one of the largest distributors and retailers of beverage alcohol in Canada, generating a net income of approximately $1.08 billion on annual sales of approximately $3.3 billion in fiscal 2016/17. LDB has a workforce of approximately 4,000 full and part-time employees, operates 197 retail stores across the province, oversees the operations of approximately 220 Rural Agency Stores and has the role of wholesaler to approximately 700 private liquor retail outlets and 10,000 licensed establishments.
The LDB is a unique government entity that operates with similar independence to a Crown Corporation under the direction of a General Manager and CEO.
In February 2018, the LDB was assigned to distribute, wholesale and sell non-medicinal cannabis inclusive of a government owned online channel with a mandate to support government’s key priorities of protecting children and youth, ensuring health and safety standards, and keeping the criminal element out of the supply chain.
The Cannabis Product Consultants within the LDB cannabis stores are the first point of contact in developing customer relationships and are the cannabis subject matter experts for both customers and staff. The successful results of these relationships are loyal life long customers who base their purchasing decisions on the suggestions of our Cannabis Consultants.
The person in this role must demonstrate a passion for transferring the knowledge of, and selling of, cannabis products. This role requires an individual who has excellent communication skills, is energetic, and has a willingness to learn, train others and achieve results.
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.
A criminal record check is required. An eligibility list for permanent and/or temporary future opportunities may be established.
For complete details about this opportunity, including accountabilities, please refer to the attached job profile. For specific position related enquiries, please contact Jasdeep Dhaliwal by phone at 604-252-3474. For more information about how to complete your job application, add/edit your resume and for more useful tips when applying for jobs, please refer to the Your Job Application page on the MyHR website.
NOTE: Applications will be accepted until 11:00 pm Pacific Standard Time on the closing date of the competition.
Only applications submitted using the BC Public Service Recruitment System on this website will be accepted.
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The person in this role must demonstrate a passion for transferring the knowledge of, and selling of, cannabis products. This role requires an individual who has excellent communication skills, is energetic, has a willingness to learn, train others and achieve results which includes the following skills and abilities:
A standard test and interview format will be used including general, scenario and behavioral descriptive interview questions.
Education and Experience:
- Diploma or certificate in business or another related field with a minimum of one year of recent, related experience*.
- Basic cannabis knowledge.
- Proficient in delivering an Omni-channel/consumer experience.
Recent related work experience must include:
- Working in a retail sales environment with a high level of customer interaction.
- Building relationships with key stakeholders including customer and/or clients.
An equivalent combination of education, training and experience may be considered.
- Knowledge of cannabis products.
- Working knowledge of a computerized retail system, including Point of Sale and Inventory Management applications.
- Current external business environment conditions which have an impact on the LDB business: retail trends, consumer preferences, etc.
Skills and Abilities:
- Excellent customer-focused interpersonal skills; conflict resolution
- Strong selling skills
- Strong analytical and organizational skills
- Effective written and oral communication skills