Liquor store managers supervise the operations of free-standing stores that specialize in the sale of spirits. Additionally, many supermarkets or food stores licensed to sell liquor typically segregate this departments as a separate entity and hire liquor store managers. One of the major responsibilities of the liquor store manager is to control inventory, which involves regularly counting all product on hand and in storage, analyzing sales and traffic trends, and then basing future orders off forecasts made from this information. The store manager works to ensure their employees keep product restocked on shelves and that the sales area is kept clean and customer-friendly.
The liquor store manager also typically is responsible for interviewing, if not making the final hiring decisions, for personnel whom they supervise. The manager ensures that all employees are adequately trained; this training must include knowledge of all state and local liquor store laws.
When hiring liquor store managers, most employers are primarily interested in individuals with prior experience working in this environment. Normally at least a high school diploma or equivalent is also necessary. Some jurisdictions require all liquor store manager to also have some form of third-party certification (such as TIPS or ServSafe cards) that demonstrate a knowledge of regulatory laws and community-safe sales standards. Liquor store managers generally work during regular business hours, with weekend scheduling as well.
Liquor Store Manager Tasks
Manage overall day to day operations of the store, including hiring, reviewing, and employee scheduling.
Assist in planning annual or specific budgets.
Develop rapport and make connections with the retail team and customers.
Set and track retail goals and objectives.