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Director, Nunavut Liquor and Cannabis Commission

Community: Iqaluit
Reference number: 03-506225
Type of employment: Indeterminate
Type of Employment 2: This employment opportunity is restricted to Government of Nunavut employees only.
Union Status:This position is not included in the Nunavut Employees Union
$111,566 – $159,380
Northern Allowance:
No staff housing available
Closing Date:
Friday, October 23, 2020 – 11:59pm

This is a Position of Trust and a satisfactory Criminal Record Check is required.

As per Directive 518, this employment opportunity is restricted to Government of Nunavut employees only.

The Government of Nunavut (GN) is seeking a responsible, capable and motivated individual to lead the Nunavut Liquor and Cannabis Commission (NULC) as its Director.

Based in Iqaluit, and reporting to the Department of Finance’s Assistant Deputy Minister, the Director is accountable for the oversight, development, profitability and responsible management of the NULC, Nunavut’s public retailer and distributor of liquor and cannabis products.

As head of the NULC the Director oversees a public operation that imports and sells an evolving range of products to Nunavummiut. The NULC operates as wholesaler to licensed establishments (restaurants, hotels, bars, etc.) and as retailer through in-store sales and direct-to-customer shipments. The NULC is working to build a reputation as a responsible, competitive, and customer-focused organization. The Director is integral to achieving this goal.

A hands-on executive, the Director engages actively in a range of operational issues (product choice and pricing, warehousing and inventory management, sales processes, reporting and tracking, budgeting and capital planning, IT / e-commerce, staffing, etc.). The Director also contributes experience and expertise to help the GN address wider territorial issues related to liquor and cannabis, and in this capacity contributes regularly to policy development, Ministerial briefings, research and analysis, and public messaging.

The NULC takes its role as responsible retailer of liquor and cannabis seriously. As such, the Director helps advance harm reduction efforts such as product information campaigns and other promotional programs the Commission delivers (e.g. programs to reduce drinking and driving).

Overall, the Director leads a team of about 30 NULC employees based in Rankin Inlet and Iqaluit. The Director works closely with the Department of Finance and other GN officials as well as with counterparts in other jurisdictions and private industry.

The ideal candidate will have an recognized undergraduate degree in business administration, public administration, or a related field, along with six [6] years of management experience, including three [3] years as a senior manager in a related public sector and/or retail environment.

Familiarity with e-commerce and other modern retail practices, processes, and procedures will be considered an asset.

The Official Languages of Nunavut are Inuktitut (Inuinnaqtun), English and French. Fluency in more than one of Nunavut’s official language is an asset. Knowledge of Inuit language, communities, culture, land and Inuit Qaujimajatuqangit is an asset.

Equivalencies that consist of an acceptable combination of education and experience may be considered.

An eligibility list may be created to fill future vacancies.

If you are interested in applying for this job, please email your cover letter and resume to GNHR@gov.nu.ca. Please include the REFERENCE # in the subject line of your email.

  • The Government of Nunavut is committed to creating a more representative workforce so it can better understand and serve the needs of Nunavummiut. Priority will be given to Nunavut Inuit. Candidates must clearly identify their eligibility in order to receive priority consideration under the Nunavut Priority Hiring Policy.
  • Employment in some positions requires an acceptable criminal record check. Possession of a criminal record will not necessarily disqualify candidates from further consideration.
  • Applicants may submit their resume in the Official Language of their choice.
  • Eligibility list may be created to fill future vacancies.
  • Job descriptions may be obtained by fax, email or on the website.
  • Only those candidates selected for an interview will be contacted.

Department of Human Resources (Iqaluit)

Government of Nunavut
P.O. Box 1000, Station 430 Iqaluit, Nunavut X0A 0H0
Phone: 867-975-6222
Toll Free: 1-888-668-9993
Fax: 867-975-6220
Email: gnhr@gov.nu.ca

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