Southeastern Grocers

Beverage Specialist FT

Address 4472 HENDRICKS AVE
Liquor 0115
Requisition ID
Position Type
Hourly Associate
Winn-Dixie Retail Stores
Full-Time / Part-Time
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Beverage Specialist



Job Purpose

Job Summary

This role is responsible for increasing customer confidence and loyalty by providing courteous and prompt service, consistent operating conditions and a friendly atmosphere. This position will drive sales by offering information and guidance to customers and serving beer and wine while customers shop throughout the stores.


Essential Responsibilities

Percent Of Responsibilities


% Of Time


Sells alcoholic beverages according to the standards of both the law and our company. Checks identification for age verification, identifying customers who should not be served additional alcohol and monitoring customers to assist in the prevention of open containers leaving the store.


Operational Excellence

Maintains first-rate retail operations standards throughout the department. Stocks, rotates department products daily, and conducts date checks to ensure freshness of products in accordance with specialized date checking processes. Ensures fresh department discard transactions are performed daily. Restocks and use supply items efficiently to eliminate waste and to maintain the lowest supply cost. Operates department equipment and tools and ensure they are working appropriately. Monitors machines ensuring enough soda syrup, ice and coffee are available. Ensures signs, prices, and shelf labels are accurate and maintained in all departments. Conducts test scans on categories of merchandise to ensure price accuracy, description, department and taxability. Maintains a well merchandised area and maintains plan-o-grams. Keeps work area clean, orderly and free from safety hazards. Reports faulty equipment and hazards to management.


Customer Experience

Prepares beverages for store patrons, including beer and wine. Completes sales of cups for customers to use for hot and cold drinks. Advises customers on wine, beer and coffee selections and storage. Maintains an efficient and organized method of receiving and processing customer orders. Provides continuous attention to customer needs; greets, assists and thanks customers in a prompt, courteous and friendly manner. Offers product suggestions when appropriate. Use Product knowledge to encourage more food purchases and repeat store visits. Processes customer checkout transactions swiftly and accurately and receive payments by cash, check, debit/credit cards and vouchers. Maintains control over register, and ensure drawer is in balance with total customer receipts.



Performs other job-related duties as assigned.



Required Education

Required Education

Course of Study

High School / GED


Preferred Education

Preferred Education

Course of Study

Some College

Business or related field

Language Requirements

Language(s) Required

Language(s) Preferred


English and Spanish

Relevant Experience

Relevant Experience

Supervisory Experience

3 - 6 yrs minimum

No Supervisory Experience

Knowledge, Skills & Abilities Required

• Must be at least 21 years of age.

• TIPS Training required prior to position start date. *See Addendum Below.

• Possess a proficient working knowledge of office, front end systems and equipment. Basic math skills.

• Possess proficient computer skills.

• Compliance with all company policies and procedures.

• Ability to read, write and speak English proficiently.

• Ability to understand and follow English instructions.

• High standard of integrity and reliability.

• Authorization to work in the United States or the ability to obtain the same.

• Successful completion of pre-employment drug testing and background check.


Environmental Factors

Environmental Factors

Retail - Location Management: Physical Demands: While performing the essential functions of this position, the employee is regularly required to stand or walk on various types of flooring, utilize manual dexterity, talk, see, hear, smell and perform repetitive movements with both hands and/or both feet. The employee is frequently required to reach at waist level or overhead, carry, push, or lift various loads up to the required weights listed. The employee is occasionally required to sit, balance, stoop, kneel, crouch and climb up to 30 ft. Working Conditions: While performing the essential functions of this position, the employee may be exposed to working in indoor, outdoor, cold, freezing, heated, and wet/humid working conditions. Safety Risk Factors: The employee is frequently required to twist back and/or neck, walk on a slippery or cluttered floor surface, work with hazardous equipment and be exposed to sharp objects. The employee is occasionally required to be exposed to loud noise, skin irritants, nuisance dust, fumes and sprays, hazardous cleaning solutions and other toxins. Overall Required Equipment: cleaning supplies and equipment, general office equipment, register, pricing gun, scales, scanner, various material handling equipment, such as racks, carts, pallet jacks, shopping carts, Department Specific Required Equipment: baler/compactor, barista equipment and mixers, floral equipment including helium tank, cutting implements, heat shrink dryer general hardware tools such as a ladder, pliers, wire cutters, general kitchen tools such as utensils, thermometer, Ice machine, shovel, powered cutting equipment, such as a slicers, saws, grinders, produce equipment including watering machine, pineapple corer, various knives, various ovens, stoves, rotisserie, fryers, steamers, proofer, wrapping equipment, Automatic meat wrapper, box cutter, lobster tanks Personal Protective Equipment: Goggles, Gloves, Cutting Gloves, Fryer Gloves, Oven Gloves, Back Brace Pulling Requirement: 250 lbs. Lifting Requirement: 70 lbs.

Travel Percent & Overnight

Travel Percent






Required Certifications & Trainings:

Cicerone Certification; Alcohol Compliance Training; Tapping and Configuring Kegs; Perfect Pour Essentials; Beer Science & Styles; Wine & Spirits Training; Cigar/Humidor training; Sampling station- wine dispenser; DSD/Receiving- Fintech, Reclaim; FIM (Fresh Item Management); Cashier training; Cash Office training; Service Desk- Lottery; Grocery- stocking, rotation, ordering, merchandising; Pricing- Tags, Signs, Ad change; and MOD training- open and close store.


Additional Requirements: FSLS Beverage Specialist

Assists in managing pricing integrity to company standards. Resolves pricing problems and price file discrepancies. Supports WD Store Manager in managing target inventory levels and balancing the weekly purchase summaries and maintains records of inventory, invoices, etc., for the store. Enforces store receiving protocols; follows security procedures and control the flow of vendor traffic through the backroom receiving doors during appropriate operating hours. Ensures proper receipt and inspection of DSD merchandise, reviews weekly purchase reports and adjustments, and control inventory levels. Oversees pickup of excess goods and conduct periodic inspections to ensure proper storage. Processes reclaim, damaged and spoiled products according to company policy. Controls the level of unsellable goods. Ensures reclaim is being scanned out daily. Performs inventory transfers with inventory management for all store to store and department to department transfers. Reviews order exceptions and update orders accordingly.


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