Wine Department Assistant Manager

Position Overview:

As the Wine Assistant Manager, you will be responsible for supporting the Wine Manager in activities pertaining to the overall function and management of the Wine Department.  You will perform tasks related to the successful function of the Department while providing outstanding customer service. You will be required to assist the Wine Manager in order writing, inventory control, receiving, proper rotation of product, maintaining health and safety standards and compliance with applicable County, State and Federal laws including OSHA, Health Department laws and standards and the Oliver’s Market IIPP.  In addition, you will be responsible for the daily direction of department staff and display excellent leadership. This position requires a minimum of two years hands-on experience in the field of wine, beer and spirits.  Must be at least 21 years of age.

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Knowledge, Skills and Abilities Required:

  • Demonstrate appropriate decision-making capability
  • Professional behavior with a proven ability of working with and directing a diverse workforce
  • Strong leadership skills to direct staff while overseeing multiple and competing priorities
  • Advanced knowledge of wine, beer and spirits, mixers and food and beverage pairing
  • Superb merchandising skills
  • Proficient in Microsoft Office Suite including, MS Word, Excel, Outlook
  • Knowledge of SAGE and warehouse inventory
  • Ability to demonstrate the safe operation and use of all required equipment; forklift, manual and powered pallet jack, bailer, hand-trucks, carts, six-wheeler, box cutter
  • Familiarity with Ceridian Dayforce to edit the schedule when appropriate

Responsibilities & Qualifications:

  • Provide leadership and direction to the Department staff
  • Create and maintain a safe environment for employees and customers
  • Assist in conducting Facilitator training for each employee as outlined in the IIPP
  • Assist in the training, development and ongoing introduction of new products to staff
  • Maintain strong communication between store management, corporate buyer, corporate warehouse, other wine departments, POS and graphics
  • Taste and evaluate wine, spirits and beer in critical fashion; varietal and stylistic correctness, quality for price
  • Write staff recommendation on your choice of product, helping customers form a better understanding of what they’re purchasing
  • Adhere to all Safety practices outlined in the Company IIPP and monitor the safety work practices of staff
  • Assist in managing warehouse inventory using SAGE database
  • Update the backstock inventory and maintain accuracy
  • Fulfill customer requests and special orders
  • Control spoilage of product through proper rotation
  • Effectively build and maintain distributor sales representative relationships
  • Facilitate collaboration with vendors to ensure products are ordered and stocked
  • Complete administrative duties
  • Proof newsletter and email blasts and report any adjustments to the corporate buyer, POS and graphics
  • Perform all other duties assigned by Department Manager, Department Coordinator and Store Management


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