Wine & Beer Associate (Wine Jobs: Wine Retail & Sommelier)

Full Time

  Boise Co-op

  Meridian, Idaho

Hourly position, LEVEL II $10.76-$16.76


  • Provide excellent customer service and sales assistance for the Wine/Beer Departmentthrough customer interaction, merchandising, and cashiering.


  • Experience or specific knowledge of wine/beer required.
  • Retail experience preferred.
  • Working knowledge of cash registers.
  • Must successfully pass criminal background check.
  • Familiarity with natural foods and products preferred.
  • Must be willing to work a flexible schedule to meet the needs of the department.
  • Ability to consistently be at work and on time.



  • Exhibit, coach, and reinforce world class customer service at all times.
  • Work cooperatively in all situations with the general manager, managers, staff, and customers.
  • Demonstrate high standards of ethics, honesty, trust, accountability and respect.


  • Display good general knowledge of all sales and service aspects of the Wine/Beer Department.
  • Receive and stock products using department guidelines for merchandising, rotation, and pricing.
  • Follow department procedures for handling new products and price changes.
  • Process special orders.
  • Follow all cash handling procedures using cash register and credit card machine.
  • Uphold state regulations concerning the sale of alcoholic beverages. •
  • Handle product credits and returns.
  • Maintain accurate and attractive signage in the department.
  • Assist with inventories as requested.


  • Adhere to scheduled shifts and be ready for work when shift begins.
  • Maintain respectful communications with co-workers.
  • Practice behaviors that exhibit a strong work ethic and encourage teamwork.
  • Attend all department meetings.
  • Observe safety and security procedures and report potentially unsafe conditions. 
  • Keep department orderly and clean.
  • Adhere to all Idaho laws regarding food safety and sanitation.
  • Wear proper clothing during shift, including nametag, adhering to standards as specified in the Boise Co-op Employee Handbook. 
  • Abide by all Co-op policies and procedures as specified in the Boise Co-op Employee Handbook.
  • Perform other duties and projects as assigned by management.


  • Prolonged standing.
  • Ascend/Descend ladders.
  • Frequent kneeling, stooping, squatting, bending, reaching, and lifting.
  • Safely lift and/or move up to 50 pounds.
  • Push/pull wheeled carts up to 150 pounds.
  • Ability to tolerate varying temperatures working with refrigerated or frozen products.
  • Operate box cutter, handcart, pallet jack, cash register.
  • Hearing required to converse with customers and co-workers.
  • Identify clearly bar codes, shelf tags, expiration dates, and product labels.
  • Distinguish color for quality control; ability to smell product to identify spoilage.
  • Peripheral vision and depth perception.
  • Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

IMPORTANT NOTICE: The job duties, responsibilities, skills, and the requirements and conditions listed in this job description are representative only and not exhaustive of the tasks that an employee may be required to perform. The employer reserves the right to revise this job description at any time and require employees to perform other tasks as circumstances or conditions of its business, competitive considerations or the work environment change.

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