Beverage Consultant

Rochester Hills, MI | Full Time | Center Store

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Job Description

Starting At: $16.50

Calling all Foodies! Don’t romaine calm, Busch’s is HIRING! Do you love food, fun and people? Are you looking for growth, development and excellent wages? We could make the perfect pear!

Our industry is ever changing and we are looking for individuals who are passionate about food and people. We are a family-owned, Michigan based company that is heavily rooted in the communities we serve.  Busch’s offers its part-time employees benefits such as flexible schedules, employee discounts, 401K with company match (restrictions apply) and even tuition reimbursement for qualifying students!

Specific Accountabilities:

  • Promote alcohol beverages through hand selling, cross merchandising, educational handouts and educating other key associates, especially during peak hours.
  • Monitor and control inventory by working with sales representatives and merchandisers to ensure that we have the correct shelf and display inventory for projected sales including additional displays.
  • Manage overstock issues including working overstock inventory to the shelf and making TRP requests.
  • Monitor vintage dating for wine including refusing old vintage dated wines and notifying the category manager of problems.
  • Monitor beer inventory for close dated and out dated beer issues including refusing any close dated product.
  • Monitor and control alcohol beverage supplier orders.
  • Assist in the selection, quantity and location for Busch’s displays by working with Center Store Manager to develop a weekly and monthly display plan including cross merchandising. Review weekly ad plan for items that will require displays.
  • Implement monthly display plan for mandatory 10 wines under $10 and other display programs.
  • Participate in Busch’s wine and beer tasting events and classes.
  • Assist with cooking classes, demonstrations and other store events.
  • Document guest comments to improve service.
  • Maintain department shelf conditions and cleanliness including completing price changes, shelf and display sign maintenance; execute new and discontinued items and dusting of product and shelving.
  • Stay current on alcohol beverage and food trends and new items relevant to department.
  • Adhere to all Busch’s policies, practices and procedures.
  • Build strong working relationships with guests, vendors and associates.
  • Exemplify key concepts of hospitality when interacting with guests.

Skills & Requirements

Requirements:

  • Associate or Bachelor degree desired.
  • 2-3 yrs experience in the food, wine or beer industry.
  • Must successfully complete Busch’s Alcohol Beverage Test.
  • Culinary training, including pairing wine and food.
  • Proficient communication and interpersonal skills, including written, verbal and listening skills.
  • Proficient merchandising skills including planning and maintaining clean and appealing displays, ability to manage department inventory, and maintain proper shelf conditions. 
  • Proficient wine, liquor and beer knowledge, including the ability to answer guest questions and make recommendations.
  • Proficient computer skills in excel, word and email. Able to learn and use a variety of proprietary applications and technology.

Busch’s is a family owned premier grocery retailer with multiple stores in Southeast Michigan. We are consistently recognized by our guests as an industry leader when it comes to service, product selection, store design and overall atmosphere. You can take pride in being a member of the Busch’s family and working in an environment where we truly care about our guests and the products we serve. We also take great care of the associates that take care of our guests. At Busch’s, we realize that without caring, motivated and personable associates, there would be no guests to serve.