Liquor Store Manager

Eden Prairie, Minnesota
Sep 21, 2018
Oct 12, 2018
Job Type
Employment Status
Full Time

Liquor Store Manager

Position Profile

Status:  Full-time regular position, non-exempt
Salary:  Starts at $65,873 per year, depending upon qualifications ($31.67 per hour)
Benefits: Qualifies for full-time benefits date of hire
Location: One of three liquor store locations: Liquor Store 1, 16508 W 78th Street, near Kowalski’s – Liquor Store 2, 8018 Den Roads, near Cub Foods – Liquor Store 3, 968 Prairie Center Drive, near Byerly’s
Hours:  Typically 40 hours per week including evenings, weekends, and holidays
Reporting Relationship: Reports to Liquor Store Operations Manager

Liquor Store Operations

The Liquor Store Operations generate nearly $10 million in sales annually providing about $1 million in profits that go back to the City.  The profits generated by the liquor stores are used to fund several City projects including the pavement management program, facility maintenance and replacement of playground equipment.

Position Responsibilities

The Liquor Store Manager is responsible for ensuring smooth operations of an assigned store and serving the community in an effective, efficient, and customer-friendly manner. The primary position responsibilities and areas of impact are:

  1. Develops short and long term plans to ensure smooth operations including preparing and coordinating employee work schedules, overseeing store merchandising and inventory, and preparing product orders in accordance with store analysis and needs.
  2. Provides direction to all full-time non-exempt staff to ensure efficient, polite, and complete services to the public; develop, establish and implement plans, policies, procedures and measurement tools to ensure that those standards are continually met or exceeded.
  3. Recruits, manages and develops staff by establishing goals and objectives, providing effective feedback and development opportunities, ensuring employees receive proper on-the-job training, and managing performance.
  4. Prepares, analyzes, and administers the assigned liquor store segment of the finance budget; monitor expenses and drive cost effective plans.
  5. Performs all record keeping, bookkeeping, reporting, banking and accounting procedures necessary for efficient operation of store; performs selling, cash register, and stocking duties; other duties as assigned.

While these areas are the primary focus of the position, we believe strongly in teamwork and employees will be called upon to perform a variety of duties as a part of their role with the City.

City of Eden Prairie Values

We are a service organization. We take pride in what we do. We cultivate a supportive, encouraging and productive culture with a strong customer focus. We promote wellness and plan work/life balance into our goals. We value differences and foster inclusion. We achieve success by exhibiting our core values: collaboration, innovation, integrity, performance and relationships.

Position Requirements

Education: High School diploma or equivalent required; Bachelor’s degree in related field preferred.

Work Experience:  Minimum of three years’ experience managing a retail store generating at least $6M in sales required; experience in retail liquor store management preferred. Minimum of five years supervising employees required; experience in coaching and training preferred; profit and loss analytic reporting preferred, experience with recruitment of employees preferred.

Technical Skills Knowledge of principles and practices of retail store sales, inventory, purchasing, merchandising, management and supervision.

Physical Effort: This position requires the ability to lift/pull/push/move/carry up to 50 lbs on a regular basis and the ability to bend/stand/reach is also required.

Working Conditions: Most work is performed in a normal retail floor environment. Occasionally drives to other liquor stores to help out or to attend off-site meetings. Position may involve calming emotionally charged individuals.

Position Specific Expectations

Communication: Able to convey a message to get a point across; communicates in a clear and concise manner; able to write clearly and succinctly; tailors message to a variety of communication settings and styles.

Project Management: Looks ahead to the future; identifies appropriate objectives and timelines; involves appropriate stakeholders; continuously monitors project and adapts scope as appropriate; measures results and analyzes outcome; follows through on commitments.

Motivating Others: Creates a climate in which people want to do their best; makes each individual’s work feel important; is someone people like working for and with; able to motivate direct reports, project members and a team; invites input and encourages contribution; empowers others; effectively delegates by sharing responsibilities and accountability.

Negotiation: Can negotiate skillfully in tough situations with both internal and external groups; can settle differences through promoting inclusion and developing strong relationships; can be both, direct and forceful as well as diplomatic; gains trust quickly of other parties to the negotiations; has a good sense of timing.

Problem Solving: Ability to tackle a problem by using logical, systematic, sequential approach; makes a systematic comparison of two or more alternatives; notices discrepancies and inconsistencies in available information; identifies a set of features, parameters or considerations to take into account in analyzing a situation or making a decision.

Technical Learning: Acquires knowledge and skills, and learns technology quickly; effective at learning new industry, company, product, or technical knowledge; does well in technical courses and seminars.

Composure: Exhibits self-confidence and asserts self appropriately to advocate a point of view; maintains professionalism while under pressure; can be counted on to hold things together during tough times; can handle stress; maintains balance even when unexpected circumstances arise; able to identify and manage crisis situations; faces adversity head on; energized by tough challenges.

City of Eden Prairie Pre-employment Process

The City of Eden Prairie conducts the following pre-employment checks for this position:

  • Professional Reference Checks
  • Criminal History and Driver’s License Check
  • Education and work history verification
  • Leadership Evaluation

All final candidates must successfully complete and pass the City’s evaluation of the pre-employment process before their first day of employment.

City of Eden Prairie Application Timeline

To apply, complete an online application ( and click on the employment tab) by the application deadline.

Position Posted: Friday, September 21, 2018
Application Deadline: Friday, October 12, 2018 at 4:00pm
Review Applications: Monday, October 15, 2018
First Round Interviews: Tuesday, October 23 or Wednesday, 24, 2018
Final Round Interviews: Monday, October 29, 2018
Potential Start Date: Mid-November

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