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BC Public Service

BAND 5 - Director, Distribution **Amendment - Close Date**

Delta, BC
Full Time
3 days ago
119,600 to 152,599 per year
Posting Title
BAND 5 - Director, Distribution **Amendment - Close Date**

Position Classification
Band 5


Work Options

Delta, BC V4L 2M1 CA (Primary)

Salary Range
$119,600.00 - $152,599.97 annually

Close Date

Job Type
Regular Full Time

Temporary End Date

BC Public Service -> Liquor Distribution Branch

Ministry Branch / Division
BC Liquor Distribution Branch

Job Summary

**AMENDMENT - This posting is now scheduled to close on Sunday December 10th. Applications will be accepted until 11:00 pm Pacific Standard Time on the closing date of the competition.**

Close Date: Applications will continue to be accepted until a closing date is determined. The closing date will be published with 5 days notice.

About the BCLDB:

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 14 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.

The BC Liquor Distribution Branch Wholesale Operations division is the hub of beverage alcohol distribution in British Columbia. There are three business units; Wholesale Supply Chain, Pricing & Imports and Distribution, working in partnership with suppliers to maintain a resilient and responsive supply chain whilst focusing on exceeding our customers' expectations, and giving back to the communities, we serve. Our stakeholders comprise approximately 800 suppliers, over 1500 retail outlets and 8000 licensed establishments. The Wholesale division's ethos of continuous improvement through innovative strategies, unmatched relationships and talented teams makes this a vibrant and stimulating environment in which to keep developing your expertise and knowledge.

About this role:

Reporting to the Executive Director, the Director Distribution is responsible for all aspects of operations, P&L and team leadership of the BC Liquor Distribution Branch's liquor distribution operations, which include two high volume distribution centres in Delta and Kamloops. With shipping product sales in excess of $2.0 billion and 24/5 operations, this position is responsible for developing, maintaining and executing the strategic plan and policies and achieving business objectives whilst maintaining a consistent high standard of safety, accuracy and efficiency in the seamless flow of liquor products through the distribution centre buildings across logistics, product delivery and warehouse management.

The Director is responsible for developing budgets, forecasting volume and labour planning and effectively driving the growth of the business. This role provides strong leadership, coaching and mentoring to establish and maintain cooperative working relationships with both internal and external key stakeholders to ensure that the DCs deliver a high level of customer service as measured by the service level KPIs.

A criminal record check is required.

This job requires occasional travel, sometimes overnight.

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:
  • A minimum of 3 years recent, related work experience in a senior leadership role*.

*Recent, related work experience must have occurred in the last 10 years and include:
  • Leading significant operational changes (impact to sales, multiple stakeholders, IT dependencies, etc.) to achieve business operations and improve profitability.
  • Leading and developing a diverse workgroup of employees (>300).
  • Providing strategic oversight and leadership, including experience with budgeting, financial reporting, capacity planning, workflow management, and business analysis.

Preference may be given to candidates with the following:
  • Leading, directing and managing distribution operations for a large (>$100 million sales), complex (>1000SKU, >300 suppliers and customers) fast moving consumer goods distributed wholesale/retail operation.
  • Experience with multi-site teams.
  • A bachelor's degree in a related field.
  • Experience leading in a unionized environment.

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. Your cover letter must contain information detailing how your qualifications meet the position requirements as listed in the job posting.
  • 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 Nicole O'Reilly, Senior Manager, Talent, 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:

The BC Public Service is committed to creating a diverse workplace to represent the population we serve and to better meet the needs of our citizens. Consider joining our team and being part of an innovative, inclusive and rewarding workplace.

The Indigenous Applicant Advisory Service is available to applicants that self-identify as Indigenous (First Nations, status or non-status, Métis, or Inuit) seeking work or already employed in the BC Public Service. For guidance on applying and interviewing, please contact or 778-405-3452.

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
Management and Executive