AST MG 14R - Assistant Store Manager, Cannabis Operations, Port Coquitlam
Government of British Columbia
Port Coquitlam, BC, CA
5d ago

Assistant Store Manager, Cannabis Operations, Port Coquitlam

Assistant Manager R14

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.

An enhanced security screening 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 permanent or temporary future opportunities may be established.

Position Requirements :

Education and Experience :

  • A minimum of one year 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.
  • 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 Ray Sandhu, HR Advisor, Talent & Compensation at 604-252-8569 .

    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 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.

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