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Liquor Manager – store# 0469

Posted on July 29, 2022
UFCW 3000
Not disclosed
Lynnwood, WA
Applications accepted until position filled

Position Purpose: To manage and control the operations of the Liquor Department, supervise Liquor Department team members and order merchandise. Ensure guest service, product quality and selection; along with providing knowledgeable recommendations and information on all products in the department in an easy to understand communication. Engage guests on Wine, Spirits or Beer selections to accompany any occasion and create an enjoyable shopping experience while maximizing sales. Advises and trains team members on Liquor Department basics to ensure guests are satisfied, retained and their needs fulfilled. Wine Stewards are expected to work during the peak selling periods which will include weekends, evenings and holidays.


Key Responsibilities & Accountabilities:

  • Build and encourage superior guest service, providing a continuous attention to guest needs in a prompt, courteous and friendly manner. Engage in suggestive selling and other sales techniques with knowledgeable suggestions and professionalism. Utilize social media tools to help drive guest loyalty and sales.
  • Be knowledgeable on Wine regions, grapes, vineyards and vintages from all over the world and be able to offer appropriate suggestions for food pairings - matching wine with food to maximize a dining experience. Be acquainted with Spirits and spirit cocktails, having knowledge of recipes and ingredients. A good knowledge of Beer, Party Planning and familiarity of the entire store's amenities is a necessity. Engage in continuous education about wine, spirits and beer through ongoing training. Remain current on product trends and look for emerging trends which present sales opportunities for the department.
  • Stock and rotate department products to ensure freshness and date control; restock and use supply items efficiently to eliminate waste and to maintain the lowest supply cost. Order wine from vendors; place specialty orders for guests as necessary. Restock racks and build case stacks and displays for visual appeal.
  • Orders, receives, checks and controls inventory to ensure adequate quantity and quality. Maintains an awareness of seasonal and promotional merchandising and plans orders accordingly. Interprets reports, completes necessary paperwork, and follows company transmittal procedures.
  • May operate checkstand equipment such as cash register and scanner to process customer orders. Engages in suggestive selling other sales techniques and bags customer orders. May be accountable for proper cash handling procedures and proper accounting of sales.
  • Responsible for cost and quality control. Prevents shrink. Ensures compliance with product handling, stocking, display and signing procedures. Encourages and maintains a safe work environment. Ensures the proper sanitation and visual appeal of the department.
  • Ensures compliance with liquor sales laws. Monitors backroom inventory and space security. Uses related equipment including: box cutters, compactors, hand trucks and pallet jacks.
  • Responsible for performing all job duties with honesty and integrity.
  • Other necessary and required duties.
About the employer: Albertsons
Albertsons Companies is at the forefront of the revolution in retail. We have a new vision: forging a retail winner that is admired for national strength with deep local roots, that offers an easy, fun, friendly, and inspiring experience, no matter how a customer chooses to shop with us. We want talented individuals to be a part of this journey! The organization includes 2,230 stores, 23 distribution facilities, and 20 manufacturing plants with over 300,000 employees across 34 states and the District of Columbia. The company is publicly owned with supermarkets across the country that includes Albertsons, Safeway, Vons, Jewel-Osco, ACME, Shaw’s, Tom Thumb, United Supermarkets, United Express, Randalls, Albertson’s Market, Pavilions, Star Markets, Market Street, Carrs, Haggen, Lucky, Amigos, Andronico’s Community Markets, King’s, Balducci’s, and Albertson’s Market Street.
About your union: UFCW 3000

UFCW 3000 is the largest private-sector union in Washington with over 46,000 members working in grocery store retail health care and other industry jobs. UFCW 21 is a chartered member of UFCW International with over 1.4 million workers in North America. We believe in the promise of America. A promise that our children can lead better lives than ours. A promise that with hard work and standing up for our rights we can make a decent living that includes a good wage health care and retirement.


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