Career outlook for retail manager
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Currently employed in Scotland
What's it like?
You would manage a retail store to ensure high sales and happy customers and staff. It would be your responsibility to make sure your store makes a profit and the members of your team are satisfied with their jobs.
Tasks vary, but usually you would:
- Motivate your team to increase sales
- Hire and train staff
- Use a computer to order stock
- Organise sales promotions and events
- Serve customers
- Deal with customer queries, complaints and feedback
- Study sales figures and predict future sales
- Follow market trends and competitors
- Control budgets
- Give reports to senior company executives
You would have to understand retail laws, security guidelines and health and safety rules and make sure your staff follow them.
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- Problem solving
- Developing a plan
- Managing resources
- Making decisions
- Motivating others
- Taking responsibility
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