BAND 1 – Store Manager, Cannabis Operations

BC Liquor Distribution Branch

About the BCLDB:

The BC Liquor Distribution Branch (LDB) is one of two branches of government that provide oversight for the beverage alcohol and non-medical cannabis industries in the province. The LDB is responsible for the wholesale distribution of liquor and cannabis and operates the retails brands BCLIQUOR and BC Cannabis Stores.

The LDB is committed to government’s goals of making life better for people in B.C., improving services, and ensuring a sustainable province for future generations. The revenue generated by the LDB helps fund essential public services like health care, education, and community programming. Learn more on the LDB careers page.

The LDB has been assigned to distribute, wholesale, and sell non-medicinal cannabis inclusive of a government owned online channel with a mandate to support government’s key priorities of protecting public health and safety, promoting social responsibility, and eliminating the illicit market. Since 2018, the BC Cannabis Stores chain has grown to 39 locations across the province, providing an educational, safe, and socially responsible outlet for the BC public to engage with non-medical cannabis products. We distribute cannabis to all licensed retail locations across BC and work with licensed producers across Canada to provide a wide product assortment that is centrally distributed. Cannabis operations within the BCLDB includes the Distribution, Merchandising, Retail Operations, Supply Chain, and Marketing departments.

About this role:

The Store Manager, under the general supervision of the Regional Manager, is responsible for the management of a major retail operation, by providing leadership and direction, controlling costs and maximizing revenue through the achievement of sales targets. Responsibilities include providing excellent customer service and education to the public.

The Manager is responsible for developing and implementing operational plans, developing annual store budgets, controlling employment costs, and analyzing reports. The Manager is expected to contribute to establish and improve the Cannabis Store image through the implementation and maintenance of policies. The Manager is responsible for the hiring, training, and development of staff, scheduling assignments, participating as required in all store duties as well as handling labour relations issues for the work unit.

A criminal record check is required.

Successful completion of Selling it Right Certificate™ 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 permanent or temporary future opportunities may be established.

Position requirements:

Education and Experience:

  • Secondary (high) school diploma or equivalent certificate.
  • A minimum of two years of recent, related experience leading a team within a customer-facing retail operation.

Must include experience with customer service and the management of assets.

Preference may be given to those candidates with the following:

  • Degree, diploma, or certificate in business or retail management.
  • Experience working in a government or regulatory environment.
  • Experience working in a unionized environment.
  • Experience working in the cannabis industry.
  • Formal course work in cannabis from an accredited post-secondary institution.

Recent, related experience is defined as occurring within the past 5 years. Experience can be in a confirmed position or in a relief capacity please specify relief hours.

Application instructions:

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. Applicants must meet the requirements as described below to be considered:

  • 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 Andrea Trousdell, HR Advisor, Talent & Compensation at

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 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.

Working for the BC Public Service:

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The BC Public Service is an award-winning employer and offers employees competitive benefits, great learning opportunities and a chance to engage in rewarding work with exciting career development options. For more information, visit What the BC Public Service Offers .

Job Category

Leadership and Management

Additional Information