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Sommelier (Saskatoon, Retail)

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The Co-operative Retailing System (CRS) is a unique, multi-billion dollar organization based on the fundamental principles of co-operation. It is comprised of a network of approximately 200 autonomous retail co-operatives across Western Canada along with their branch operations, and Federated Co-operatives Limited (FCL). FCL is the wholesaling/manufacturing arm of the CRS, which provides the retail co-ops with a range of products and services. Saskatoon Co-op invites applications for the position of Sommelier.

Responsibilities:
• To be an ambassador for Saskatoon Co-op by maintaining a well-kept appearance, communicating professionally and speaking positively about the association
• To consult with and provide expert advice to customers within the liquor retail locations 
• To serve licensee clients by providing product consultation, creating and updating order guides and following up  with commercial accounts on a regular basis
• To prepare and submit weekly orders to local producers and SLGA Special Orders
• To manage the administration of tasting room events including creation, description, web posting, ticket pricing and post event recaps
• To manage and host all aspects of our tasting events including set up, presentation delivery and clean up
• To work with off-site tasting event venues to create and deliver partnered events
• To manage the personal wine locker program and ensure locker members are satisfied with their monthly selections.
• To support the locker program with occasional member-only tasting events and quarterly newsletter
• To manage growler bar keg inventory and selections, keeping POS and signage up to date
• To develop and implement educational programs for staff product knowledge
• To understand retail margins and work to ensure maximum profitability is being obtained
• To maintain current industry and product knowledge through periodicals, meetings and industry events.
• To perform or assist in the development and action of yearly performance work plan and development action plan for the Sommelier position.
• To provide feedback to the store manager regarding any Occupational Health and Safety issues.
• To provide direction on inventory management, create action plans to remove slow moving or deleted wines from the current inventory and recommend replacement wines
• Other duties as assigned.

Qualifications:
• WSET Level 4, ISG Diploma or equivalent certification.  Must possess thorough and up-to-date knowledge of wine, spirits and beer products and trends.
• Minimum three years’ experience in the hospitality or retail liquor industry
• Experience and confidence in hosting seminars and public events necessary; experience teaching wine courses and will be considered an asset
• Strong computer skills including concrete working experience with Microsoft Office (Outlook, Word, Excel, PowerPoint and Publisher)
• Serve it Right Saskatchewan certification
• Experience in social media marketing will be considered an asset.
• Applicants must be available to work mornings, afternoons, evenings, and weekends. They must also be available for calls after hours and emergencies.

Saskatoon Co-op offers a total compensation package including: competitive salary, benefits and pension plan along with many other employment benefits.

 

Please Apply Online or submit a detailed résumé in confidence on or before January 26, 2018 to:

Federated Co-operatives Limited (FCL)
Box 1050, Saskatoon, SK S7K 3M9
401 – 22nd Street East, Saskatoon, SK S7K 0H2
Email: stn.hr@fcl.crs
Fax: (306) 244-3462

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