Director of Beer, Wine, and Spirits

Honolulu, HI 96816

Posted: 05/24/2024 Employment Type: Direct Hire Industry: Grocery, Other Job Number: 18913 Pay Rate: 120,000

Job Description

Director of Beer, Wine, and Spirits
Our client in Honolulu, HI has an immediate opening for a Director of Beer, Wine, and Spirits on a direct hire basis.

Company Profile:
Established Grocery Retailer
Team atmosphere and environment
Passion for serving customers

Director of Beer, Wine, and Spirits:
The Director of Beer, Wine, and Spirits is responsible for managing all aspects of sales and merchandising for the liquor department across the company's grocery stores and affiliated markets. This role requires in-depth knowledge of beer, wine, and spirits, as well as market trends and customer preferences. Working closely with the head of sales and merchandising, you will develop and implement strategies to enhance the department's performance and ensure the team delivers high-quality service and merchandising aligned with the company's standards.
Formulate and implement strategies to achieve sales goals and expand market share in the liquor department.
Develop and execute merchandising plans that meet customer needs and align with the company's vision.
Ensure the product mix reflects customer preferences and trends, regularly updating and maintaining all sets.
Implement pricing strategies and promotional activities to boost sales and maintain market competitiveness.
Cultivate and maintain strong relationships with liquor suppliers and vendors to ensure a proper assortment, competitive pricing, and reliable delivery.
Oversee inventory levels to ensure product availability and minimize waste and excess stock.
Analyze sales data, market trends, and customer preferences to identify growth opportunities. Monitor competition and stay informed about customer trends to respond effectively.
Ensure adherence to all laws, regulations, and company policies related to the sale and marketing of alcoholic beverages.
Work closely with other departments and store management to develop and execute company programs and initiatives. Ensure alignment with the executive team.
Embody and promote the company's mission, vision, values, guiding principles, and house rules.

Director of Beer, Wine, and Spirits:
Bachelor’s degree or equivalent experience.
3-5 years of managerial or leadership experience in the retail liquor industry.
In-depth knowledge and passion for beer, wine, and spirits.
Strong leadership skills with a commitment to the company’s values and objectives.
Ability to achieve results through team collaboration.
Proficiency in managing multiple projects concurrently.
Strong analytical, negotiation, and problem-solving skills.
Capability to synthesize complex data into actionable plans.
Strategic thinker with long-term planning abilities.
Proficient in Microsoft Word, Excel, Office, and PowerPoint.
Excellent oral and written communication skills.
Travel to store locations and neighboring islands for implementation, maintenance, and training is required. Mainland and international travel may be necessary for industry events.
Flexibility to work weekends and holidays as needed. Periods off-island may be required to support company initiatives.
Primarily office-based but may involve work in store environments.
Ability to analyze data, interpret findings, and solve problems effectively.
Quick decision-making skills, sometimes with limited information.
Public speaking skills for presenting information to various audiences.

Features and Benefits:
Medical and Prescription drug coverage
Vision and Dental
Paid Time Off
Incentive plan
Relocation Assistance

Frontline Source Group is an Equal Opportunity Employer.  Candidates must be authorized to work in the United States without sponsorship. The client cannot sponsor any visas.

Disclaimer: Sensitive and personal data will not be requested by Frontline Source Group or its affiliates until a job offer is made and accepted. If you ever doubt the validity of our job postings, we encourage you to call one of our branch locations to verify the status on any job.


Job Requirements

Director of Liquor

Meet Your Recruiter

Mike Cook

Mike Cook or as he is known in the industry "Grocery Store Mike", is a specialized grocery retail recruiter for Frontline Source Group. With more than 35+ years in the grocery retail industry, Mike started as a part-time courtesy clerk. He worked his way up to serve in-store leadership positions with both traditional and specialty food formats.  His expertise lies in hiring, training, and developing company leaders for small supermarkets to large grocery store operations with hundreds of locations. This experience is what differentiates his ability to recruit top Grocery talent from other recruiters in the market place.

Throughout his career, Mike has placed an emphasis on professional development and continuing education. He was in the charter class of Brookshire University, graduating as salutatorian. He also has earned certificates of proficiency in management specialized leadership and retail management from Tyler Junior College. The later certification was in collaboration with the Western Association of Food Chains. And, he has received numerous awards and accolades for customer service and leadership.

Mike has a passion for community service, having served as a board member for the Bear Creek Specialty Utility District (formerly Lavon Water Supply Corporation) from 2007-2013; Community Independent School District board trustee from 2013-2017; and currently serves as Lavon City Councilman, Place 2 since 2017.

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