Retail Replenishment Analyst
Administrative Officer R18
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 beverage alcohol and non-medical cannabis within the province, as well as the household retail brands of BC Liquor Stores and BC Cannabis 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.
Retail Operations, encompassing the three retail business units of Merchandising, Marketing and Store Operations, is responsible for the daily operations of the 198 BC Liquor Stores. The Retail division develops and executes key strategies to drive business, creates systems and processes, and establishes daily retail procedures to maximize operational excellence, while upholding BCLDB’s core values of service, relationships and results. Working in this vibrant, creative and supportive team environment will see your knowledge, skills and innovativeness thrive to unparalleled levels.
The Retail Replenishment Analyst (RA) is an important member of the LDB Merchandising team and manages all aspects of product demand forecasting, allocation and inventory management. The Analyst is responsible for leading the creation and management of inventory for 198 BC Liquor Stores. The Analyst manages the replenishment to support sales forecasts, integrating and analyzing data from numerous sources, and using a variety of quantitative methods. The Retail Replenishment Analyst purchases approximately $400 – $600 million of product inventory for retail stores per annum.
In addition, the Analyst leads and contributes to the development and implementation of merchandising strategies which have a direct impact on the LDB’s revenue objectives. The Replenishment Analyst is the key point of contact for BC Liquor Stores and Vendors for all topics related to replenishment and deliveries.
A criminal record 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 temporary future opportunities may be established.
Education and Experience:
- Degree or diploma in operations management, business management, purchasing and inventory control or similar discipline and a minimum of two years of recent, related work experience* or a minimum of five years of recent, related work experience*.
*Recent, related work experience (within the last 7 years) must include experience in the following:
- Preparing, reconciling and updating product demand forecasts.
- Conducting data analysis and modelling and interpreting results.
- Managing inventory in a retail environment.
- Collaborating with a variety of internal and external partners (e.g., marketing, vendors/suppliers, etc.).
Preference may be given to candidates with experience working in the liquor industry or formal education in liquor.
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 Ningning Zhou, Senior Manager, Retail Planning and Supply Chain at 604-252-8759.
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 [email protected] 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.
Job Profile AO 18R Retail Replenishment Analyst