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Beer Buyer

Job Description 

About Gus’s Community Market

We believe that markets are a gathering place for the community, a space to both foster and nurture relationships that extend for generations.  For over 40 years, our family has served San Francisco with the utmost commitment to offer quality goods, champion local purveyors, advocate for environmental stewardship, and create a workplace for our staff to grow and prosper.  We are ever-evolving yet do not lose sight of our core values created by our father and grandfather, and remain mindful of the character of a neighborhood market.  We strive to provide a diverse selection of goods satisfying every palate and price point.  We take pride in personally knowing many of our vendors having worked with them for decades. We respect our employees and offer them sustainable livelihoods. We support our community by participating in fundraising efforts such as the Scrip school program.  We cultivate, support, and strive for integrity in everything we do – from picking the most pristine peach from the early morning markets to handing a lollipop to a kid waiting for mom.

We offer a 20% discount on purchases throughout the store, a medical and dental plan after 30 days, a 401K retirement plan after one year of employment, and paid vacation begins to accrue after one year of employment.

The Position

Reporting to the Wine, Beer, and Spirits Manager, the Beer Buyer provides exceptional service and quality product for our customers.  The Beer Buyer is responsible for beer purchasing and assisting with wine and spirit purchasing while providing exceptional service and products for our guests.

Gus’s is an Equal Opportunity Employer. We do not discriminate on the basis of ancestry, race, color, national or ethnic origin, sex, sexual identity, sexual orientation, age, creed, genetic information, religion, physical or mental disability, medical condition, pregnancy, gender identity or expression, marital status, citizenship status, military or veteran status, or other basis protected by applicable federal or California state law.


  • Provide excellent, friendly and knowledgeable customer service. It is our job to make sure the customer leaves satisfied, so great customer service is a MUST.
  • Take instruction, direction, and follow procedures provided by our department manager.
  • Share beer knowledge including familiarity of varietals, regions, production methods and uses.
  • Utilize and produce point of sale information.
  • Manage all beer administrative duties including, purchasing, and POS systems.
  • Manage the storage, stocking, rotation and maintenance of all beer product and assists with other wine and spirits items. Stock properly making sure the products are presented well and filled at all times.
  • Manage and coordinate floor displays to encourage sales, ensure product freshness and maintain a clean presentation.
  • Orders, receives, and manages beer inventory at a reasonable level for optimal store operation.
  • Ensure cleanliness of display, storage and work areas.
  • Safely operate and use equipment.
  • Examine shelves daily for products that are spoiled and/or damaged. Maintain orderly rotation of stock.
  • Ensure tag and pricing accuracy to meet or exceed margin requirements.
  • Keep accurate spoilage, transfer and demolition logs.


  • Proven ability to work in a fast paced environment, with a sense of urgency while still maintaining great customer service and accuracy.
  • Extensive knowledge and familiarity with current and classic beer trends and styles.
  • Previous experience a plus.
  • Committed to providing quality goods, championing local purveyors, and advocating for environmental stewardship.
  • A sense of humor and ability to find fulfillment in engaging with customers.
  • Evenings, weekends and holidays are mandatory to ensure customer satisfaction, provide coverage and support the smooth operation of the wine, beer and spirits team.
  • Must be 21 years of age or older.

Physical Requirement / Working Conditions

  • Must be able to lift 50 pounds.
  • In an 8-hour workday: standing/walking 6-8 hours.
  • Hand use: single grasping, fine manipulation, pushing, and pulling.
  • Work requires the following motions: bending, twisting, squatting, and reaching.
  • Exposure to temperatures: <32 degrees Fahrenheit (freezing), 32-40
  • degrees Fahrenheit (refrigerators), >90 degrees Fahrenheit.
  • Ability to work in a wet and cold environment.
  • Ability to work a flexible schedule including nights, weekends, and
  • holidays as needed.

This job posting describes the general requirements of this job. It is not a complete statement of duties, responsibilities or requirements

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