AST MGR 14R - Assistant Store Manager, Cannabis Operations - Mission *Job Summary Amended

British Columbia | Full-Time

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Assistant Store Manager, Cannabis Operations, Mission
Regular, Full-Time
R14: $49,145.98 - $55,609.08 per annum

There is one (1) vacancy.

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 non-medical cannabis and beverage alcohol within the province, as well as the household retail brands of BC Cannabis Stores and BC Liquor 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 12 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.

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. Following legalization in 2018, the BCLDB began distribution and wholesale of cannabis, and operating BC Cannabis Stores in a growing number of locations across the province. Cannabis operations within the BCLDB includes the Distribution, Merchandising, Retail Operations, Supply Chain, and Digital Operations departments.

The Assistant Manager, under the general supervision of the Store Manager, assists in all facets of the management of a major retail operation, by providing leadership and direction, controlling costs and maximizing revenue through the achievement of sales targets. Responsibilities include providing excellent customer service and education to the public.

The Assistant Manager is responsible for assisting in developing and implementing operational plans, developing annual store budgets, controlling employment costs, and analyzing reports. The Assistant Manager is expected to contribute to establish and improve the Cannabis Store image through the implementation and maintenance of policies. The Assistant Manager is also involved in the hiring, training and development of staff, scheduling assignments, participating as required in all store duties as well as being actively involved in labour relations matters for the work unit.

The Assistant Manager will assume management of the store in the Store Manager’s absence.

To be considered for this competition, 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.

An eligibility list for temporary or permanent future opportunities may be established. An enhanced security screening check is required.

For complete details about this opportunity, including accountabilities, please refer to the attached job profile. For specific position related enquiries, please contact Ray Sandhu, Advisor, HR - Talent & Compensation by phone at 604-252-8569. 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 , 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 Daylight Savings Time on the closing date of the competition.

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Education and Experience:

A minimum of one year of recent, related experience* as a Manager or Assistant Manager leading a team within a customer-facing operation.

*Must include experience with customer service, supervising people and the management of assets (must not be in a relief capacity).

Preferred qualifications include:
  • Degree, diploma, or certificate in business or retail management.
  • Experience working in a government or regulatory environment.
  • Experience working in a unionized environment.
  • Cannabis knowledge, demonstrated through experience in the cannabis industry or courses from an accredited post-secondary institution.
  • 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.
  • Financial management, human resource management.
Skills and Abilities:
  • Excellent interpersonal, organizational and analytical skills.
  • Excellent performance management, change leadership and budget development skills.
  • Strong communication skills.
  • Excellent issues management.
  • Demonstrated ability to establish and maintain professional working relationships with key stakeholders, including internal and external customers and/or clients.
  • Ability to collaborate with cross-functional teams.
  • Ability to lead significant operational changes to achieve business operations and improve profitability.
  • Ability to lead the development and implementation of operational policies, procedures and guidelines.
  • Ability to lead, direct and develop a team effectively.


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