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Our culture and principles

Calgary Co-op is a retailer with a purpose and we put our heart into everything we do. Our team members create a culture that:

  • reflects a sense of pride and ownership in work and in the company,
  • demonstrates mutual respect for the team and our members and
  • shows care towards the community.

Our team members enjoy:

  • a safe, healthy work environment,
  • competitive wages and benefits and
  • the opportunity to learn and grow with us.

We partner locally and give back. We care for our team members so they care for our members. Join the team that works for you!

Jump down to see the types of roles available at Wine Spirits Beer or look at current opportunities.

Our past and future

We boldly planned for our future, over 60 years ago. Today, we’re a stable, unique and established employer in Calgary. Eagerly determined to do some good, right from the beginning, we:

  • Hire our neighbours,
  • Create strong teams in collaborative environments,
  • Strive to help our team members feel good about their job.

A people story

Our team members are dedicated, courteous and reliable. It’s their daily goal to make our members’ shopping experiences exceptional by honouring our promise to provide outstanding service, quality products, superior facilities and exceptional value to our members.

We support our team members and their careers through sound leadership and direction, as well as offering a full range of training courses, management development programs, career development assistance program and an attractive compensation and benefits package.

Diversity

Our people reflect the communities we serve; our diversity enhances the way we connect with our customers and helps us know them better. Together, we work toward an inclusive environment where differences make us stronger.

Some Calgary Co-op team members are hired through our community partnerships.

Why work with us

We believe if we take care of our team members, our team members will take care of our business!

  • Guaranteed hours for full-time and part-time positions
  • Flexible hours for casual part-time positions
  • Multiple locations for relocation options
  • Paid vacations
  • Full-time and part-time benefits and pension eligibility
  • Competitive wages

Team members enjoy a 3% discount on all Calgary Co-op purchases (rebated at the end of the year). Starting in Fall 2023 purchases made through the mobile app get 5% off, added back into the app as bonus cash. This is in addition to your Calgary Co-op membership rewards.

 

Calgary Co-op understands the importance of teamwork and building relationships at work. One of the ways we do this is by having social committees that organize various events for team members throughout the year.

We invest in our team members so they have the skills they need to succeed and grow. You can grow your career with us, through advancement in your area or by exploring other department opportunities.

Calgary Co-op is committed to life-long learning: we offer a Career Development Assistance program to help team members and their families with academic aspirations.

Our recognition program acknowledges when our team members perform beyond expectations, accomplish difficult objectives and surpass goals.

 

Our EFAP offers confidential support by telephone, in person and online through a variety of issue-based health and wellness resources. Assistance is available in the following areas:

  • Personal well-being
  • Relationships and family
  • Legal
  • Financial
  • Child and elder care
  • Workplace challenges
  • Addictions
  • Nutrition and health

Our roles

There are many different roles available at Calgary Co-op, we can’t wait to see where you fit in.

The Store Manager is at the heart of leading & managing a successful overall operation of their Co-op Wine Spirits Beer location. Developing and maintaining a knowledgeable, highly motivated, positive and passionate workforce that provides exceptional customer service, leading program execution and contributing to overall company profitability.

Working closely with the Senior Manager, the Store Manager is also responsible for the management of the team’s image and standards, implementation and adherence to company programs, policies and procedures, as well as scheduling, appraisals, budgeting and attainment of financial results.

The Liquor Store Supervisor provides support to the Store Manager, leading the team in the development of effective sales strategies while emphasizing exceptional customer service. The Supervisor leads by example and motivates team members to continuously rise to their individual potential. In addition, this role provides support and feedback to the Store Manager to maximize store sales potential. Assists in meeting store budget objectives, ordering and receiving, store inventory, merchandizing and team performance feedback.

The Liquor Store Clerk/Cashier provides front line customer service and maintains exceptional customer relations as part of a sales floor team. On top of operating the checkout, the Clerk maintains store appearance and cleanliness including neat and attractive product presentation.

The Sommelier Coordinator works with a diverse group of Co-op Wine Spirits Beer team members in order to drive wine sales, build customer loyalty and provide team member training and development. They work to promote the distinct competitive advantage of the Calgary Co-op Wine Spirits Beer brand.

In addition to providing education on wine, the Sommelier Coordinator curates the Calgary Co-op Wine Spirits Beer selection, assists in the selling and distribution of our personal wine locker program, interacts directly with customers to provide advice and create strong relationships with loyal patrons.