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At the Liquor Distribution Branch (LDB) our vision of ‘Service. Relationships. Results.’ is all about providing a valued service, building strong relationships with our stakeholders, and achieving greater results for the province. The LDB is one of two branches of government responsible for the cannabis and liquor industry of B.C. We operate the wholesale distribution of beverage alcohol and non-medical cannabis within the province, as well as the household retail brands of BC Liquor Stores and BC Cannabis Stores.
We employ nearly 5,000 people in over 200 communities and have hundreds of career opportunities spanning our entire wholesale, retail and corporate operations – from supply chain logistics, to high-tech solutions, and everything in between. The LDB has been named one of BC’s Top Employers 14 times over for offering exceptional places to work, flexible work hours and earned days off, extended health and dental benefits, maternity and parental leave top-up payments, a pension program, in-house professional and leadership development, and subsidies for professional accreditation.
BC Liquor Stores is a fiscally responsible retailer of beverage alcohol that provides exemplary customer service, delivers social responsibility programs and upholds BCLDB’s core values of service, relationships and results. Working in this vibrant, creative and supportive team environment will see your knowledge and skills thrive to unparalleled levels.
Reporting to the Store Manager, the Assistant Manager assists in the management of a major retail operation with sales in excess of $4 million. Responsibilities include ensuring good customer service, supervision of staff, developing teamwork and maintaining good staff morale. The position may also assist in controlling stock levels, stock variances and ensuring acceptable levels of security in the store for both staff and physical assets. The Assistant Manager is expected to contribute to improve the Branch image by providing support of all Branch policies. The Assistant Manager is also involved in training staff, scheduling assignments, participating in all store duties, and may be involved in labor relations matters.
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. Work is performed in a multi-shift retail operation.
Successful completion of Serving It Right™ certification will be required prior to confirmation of any appointments of this position.
A criminal record check is required.
For complete details about this opportunity, including accountabilities, please refer to the attached job description, also located in the Additional Information section at the bottom of the posting.
An eligibility list for future temporary or permanent opportunities may be established.
Education and Experience:
A minimum of 6 months of recent* experience with 4 months supervisory experience in a customer-facing, service-oriented environment. Preferred qualifications include:
Experience with visual presentation and KPIs. Experience with annual sales in excess of $1 million. Accountability for driving and achieving sales. Degree, diploma or certificate in business or retail management or successful completion of a supervisory/leadership course. Candidates that are applying with relief time must clearly state the number of hours of relief they have at the time of this posting.
*Recent experience is defined as occurring within the past 5 years.
How to Apply & Application Requirements:
In order to be considered for this position, your application must clearly demonstrate how you meet the education and experience as outlined in the Position Requirements section above. Applicants selected to move forward in the hiring process may be assessed on the knowledge, skills, abilities and competencies as outlined in the attached Job Description.
A cover letter is required as part of your application. The content and/or format of your cover letter may be evaluated as part of the assessment process.
Ensure your resume includes your educational accomplishments, employment history including start and end dates (month and year) of your employment, and any relevant information that relates to the job to which you are applying.
For specific position-related enquiries, please contact at Evelyn Chen, R/HR Advisor, Talent at 604-252-6340.
Only applications submitted using the BC Public Service Recruitment System on this website will be accepted. For more information about how to create or update your profile, please refer to the attached Application Instructions or refer to the Job Application page on the MyHR website. If you are experiencing technical difficulty applying for a competition, please send an e-mail to BCPSA.Hiring.Centre@gov.bc.ca before the stated closing time, and they will respond as soon as possible to assist you.
NOTE: Applications will be accepted until 11:00pm Pacific Time on the closing date of the competition.