Location – Calgary

We are in search of a Wine Purchasing Assistant, this is someone who knows the biz, has worked as a buyer or seller, and has impeccable taste in wine!


Full-time, 3 month contract, may consider extension

Hours Monday-Friday, 9-5

Start date: November 15


You might be the perfect fit for this contract position if you have:

  • Worked for a liquor importation agency
  • Completed your WSET Level 2 or 3
  • Worked in liquor retail with an emphasis on premium wine sales
  • Gained experience working at a winery
  • Experience in liquor logistics or merchandising
  • Written wine reviews, blogs or other wine-related content


You should also possess the following skills and abilities:

  • Proficiency with, or ability to quickly learn, new software platforms
  • Spreadsheet wizard
  • Excellent written and verbal communication
  • Experience with client relations/management
  • Professional phone etiquette
  • Positive nature, and be an inherent people pleaser
  • Attention to detail, ability to multi-task and prioritize
  • Self-starter and takes initiative
  • Knowledge of liquor laws and regulations
  • Strong wine and/or beer  knowledge and desire to continue wine/beer education
  • ProServe Certification


This position is ideal for someone who enjoys challenges, can think on their toes, is keen to take initiative and solve problems, has amazing attention to detail, and is a rockstar team player and communicator.


You will be tasked with hard deadlines and need to manage multiple tasks at once. From sourcing product, creating and maintaining communication with agencies, sustaining inventory controls, create wine content and profiles, and overseeing the daily logistics of orders, there is no shortage of challenges and opportunities.


Your main responsibility is to ensure that the funnel of potential wine purchases is full at all times. This role requires wine knowledge, and extreme attention to detail. You will work with the Procurement Manager to help ensure that inventory standards are met, and that all deliverables are completed on time and accurately. This role is meant for someone who can juggle multiple responsibilities and deliverables while maintaining exceptional quality standards.  Account management of clients and suppliers will require A+ customer service, organizational and communication skills.


Additionally, you can expect to contribute to warehouse and retail operations, there is no shortage of things to do – only apply if you love being challenged and despise boredom! From customer service, packing boxes, scheduling deliveries, working at the wine store, photography, and of course, wine and beer tasting.


It is essential to have a comprehensive working knowledge of the following software platforms, or be eager at learning: Basecamp, Lightspeed, Liquor Connect, Google Suite (sheets), and other ecommerce platforms like Big Commerce and Ship Station.


Beyond all, ability to present yourself and the company in a professional, but friendly and approachable manner. We are a growing company that operates on a fast-pace. All team members must be able to improvise, take initiative, identify opportunities for improvement, create efficiency and have fun!

Submit resume with references to jobs@blacksquare.io by November 15th.