Assistant Manager – Upper Lower Mainland
Assistant Manager R16
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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, seven 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 Store Manager, the Assistant Manager assists in all facets of running a major retail operation and assumes management of the store in the Store Manager’s absence. The responsibilities include assisting the Manager with supervising staff, developing teamwork, maintaining staff morale and providing a high level of customer service. In addition, the position assists with controlling stock levels, maximizing sales and revenue, effective expense control, security, and stock variance control. The Assistant Manager is also involved in the training of staff and will be actively involved in labour relations matters, scheduling assignments and producing accurate reports. Shift work is involved.
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.
This posting is for Assistant Manager position(s) in the Upper Lower Mainland which may cover the following areas: Vancouver, Burnaby, Richmond and the North Shore.
A criminal record check will be required.
An eligibility list 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 Human Resources by phone at 604 252-8563. 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. If you are still 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 we will respond as soon as possible to assist you.
Only applications submitted using the BC Public Service Recruitment System on this website will be accepted.
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:
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.
Preferred: Experience with visual presentation standards and KPI’s.
Preferred: Diploma or certificate in Business, Retail Management OR courses in Leadership/Supervision.
“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.
Supervisory experience involves the supervision of people and the management of assets.
In addition to the above required qualifications, applicants must have:
-Working knowledge of ‘retail systems’. This includes Point of Sale and Inventory Management applications.
-Excellent training skills.
-Excellent communication skills and experience in dealing with the public
-Ability to work under pressure and meet deadlines.
-Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships.
–Successful completion of Serving It Right ™ certification