Store Manager

Store managers are in charge of the day-to-day activities and operations of the store in which they work. They oversee all store employees and they often interview those applying for jobs in the store and then train them once they are hired so that they are effective salespersons. This aspect of the job calls for excellent communication and leadership skills. In addition store managers make sure that the store is kept neat and clean and that merchandise is displayed in an appealing manner so that customers will make their purchases in their store and not go elsewhere. Store managers are the face of the store to customers so they must know how to communicate with them and how to provide the service that will ensure they remain loyal to the store. Store managers are ultimately responsible for the store’s inventory and must make sure that there is sufficient stock at times that are expected to be busiest. As far as educational qualifications store managers usually have an associate’s or bachelor’s degree with some background in business management and accounting. However there are instances in which long-time store employees who have demonstrated their skills are eventually promoted to manager positions. In small stores the owners are usually the managers. According to the web site food and automotive stores require managers to be certified for that type of merchandise but certification is not the rule for all stores. Store managers’ salaries depend on a number of factors including educational credentials experience location and the size and type of store. However annual salaries range from approximately $27000 to approximately $63000 or more.

Education Required: Associate's Degree
Avg Salary: $45000
High Salary: $63000
Low Salary: $27000
Tasks: Maintains maximum profits.
Attracts customers to a store.
Manages store inventory.
Recruits and manages employees.
Also Called: Retail Manager
Inventory Manager
Employee Manager
Payroll Manager
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