Retail Manager Jobs

Retail Manager jobs involve the day-to-day management of a department or store in accordance with overall company policy.

The main focus of Retail Managers or Store Managers is to improve the commercial performance of the store by increasing its turnover and maximising profitability. Achieving performance objectives will require action in one of the main areas of retail activity: store operations; human resources; finance; buying; customer care; marketing; logistics; information technology; and administration.                                                                                                                                                

Retail Managers jobs also involve the day tasks of managing staff, identifying and implementing new ways to improve sales, and meeting customer demand.

Duties of a Retail Manager

  • Managing stock levels and making key decisions about stock control
  • Analysing sales figures and forecasting future sales volumes to maximise profits
  • Analysing and interpreting trends to facilitate planning
  • Using information technology to record sales figures and for data analysis and forward planning
  • Dealing with staffing issues: interviewing potential staff; conducting appraisals and performance reviews; and providing or organising training and development
  • Ensuring standards for quality, customer service and health and safety are met as well as resolving health and safety, legal and security issues and responding to customer complaints
  • Organising special promotions, displays and events as well as attending and chairing meetings
  • Updating colleagues on business performance, new initiatives and other pertinent issues
  • Maintaining awareness of market trends in the retail industry and understanding forthcoming customer initiatives

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Job Listings

  1. Assistant Manager

    Location: Edinburgh

    Salary: £20000 to £25000 p/a

    Category: Retail Manager

    Stafffinders are delighted to be working alongside a nationwide soft play centre in Edinburgh. An exciting opportunity has arisen for an Assistant Manager to join a large team of individuals who go out of their way to ensure each visitor has an enjoyable experience at the centre. 
    As an Assistant ...