Retail Store Manager

Manage retail stores engaged in selling specific lines of merchandise.
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Salary Range
$22,000 – $61,000

Data from U.S. Department of Labor

What do Retail Store Managers do?

Manages retail store engaged in selling specific line of merchandise, such as groceries, meat, liquor, apparel, jewelry, or furniture; related lines of merchandise, such as radios, televisions, or household appliances; or general line of merchandise, performing following duties personally or supervising employees performing duties: Plans and prepares work schedules and assigns employees to specific duties. Formulates pricing policies on merchandise according to requirements for profitability of store operations. Coordinates sales promotion activities and prepares, or directs workers preparing, merchandise displays and advertising copy. Supervises employees engaged in sales work, taking of inventories, reconciling cash with sales receipts, keeping operating records, or preparing daily record of transactions for ACCOUNTANT 160.162-018, or performs work of subordinates, as needed. Orders merchandise or prepares requisitions to replenish merchandise on hand. Ensures compliance of employees with established security, sales, and record keeping procedures and practices. May answer customer’s complaints or inquiries. May lock and secure store. May interview, hire, and train employees. May be designated according to specific line of merchandise sold, such as women’s apparel or furniture; related lines of merchandise, such as camera and photographic supplies, or gifts, novelties, and souvenirs; type of business, such as mail order establishment or auto supply house; or general line of merchandise, such as sporting goods, drugs and sundries, or variety store.

Should I be a Retail Store Manager?

You should have a certificate degree or higher and share these traits:
  • Reliable: You can always be counted on to do a good job.
  • Team Player: You're able to listen, communicate, and work with tons of different people.
  • Trustworthy: You are known for your personal integrity and honesty.

  • Also known as: Car Rental Manager, Convenience Store Manager, Dairy Store Manager, Delicatessen Store Manager, Grocery Store Manager See More

    How to become a Retail Store Manager

    Retail Store Managers often have a Certificate or higher. Chart?chd=s:9fsiaa&chl=no+college+%2851%25%29|certificate+%2826%25%29|associate%27s+%2815%25%29|bachelor%27s+%287%25%29||&cht=p3&chs=466x180&chxr=0,51,51
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