Sommelier
Sommelier
Saskatoon Co-op

Hours Description: Full time

Employment Opportunities with Saskatoon Co-op

Job Description: 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.

If you are interested in this job posting please apply to Saskatoon Co-op Human Resources, located on the second floor of 503 Wellman Crescent.