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Assistant Store Manager

A varied role supporting the general operations and performance of a shop or store.
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What's it like to be an Assistant Store Manager?

An Assistant Store Manager is a diverse role, which supports the general operations of a shop or store. This may include spending time on the shop floor dealing with unexpected issues, addressing and resolving customer queries and driving sales.

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Assistant Store Managers usually have excellent organisational, interpersonal and problem-solving skills, and are comfortable working in a fast-paced and dynamic environment.

Depending on the role and store, Assistant Store Managers may work on weekends or holidays.

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How to become an Assistant Store Manager


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You don’t usually need formal qualifications to work as an Assistant Store Manager in Australia as on-the-job training is typically provided. However, qualifications in retail services may help you when you are applying for jobs.

  1. Gain work experience in the field, and undertake a qualification in retail services, such as a Certificate III in Retail (SIR30216) or a Certificate IV in Retail Management (SIR40316).
  2. If you are looking to further your career within retail, you can work your way up and apply for promotions to more senior roles, such as Retail Store Manager or Brand Manager.
  3. You may also wish to consolidate your experience with further qualifications, such as a Diploma of Leadership and Management (BSB51915).

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Certificate IV in Retail Management

This certificate provides you with the skills to work as a Store Manager or Department Manager.
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Diploma of Leadership and Management

This qualification provides you with the skills needed to support individuals and teams to meet organisational goals.
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Certificate III in Retail

This qualification prepares you for a career in the retail industry and for roles in specialty stores, supermarkets and department stores.
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Working hours for Assistant Store Managers
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Latest Assistant Store Manager reviews

Latest reviews from 55 Assistant Store Managers surveyed on SEEK
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May 2021
Liquor retail is a face-paced type of work and for someone who are keen to step up to a management position, one must be prepared for the challenges.
Reviewer's Qualification
Certificate IV in Engineering
Experience
1 – 4 years
Organisation size
Large (200+ employees)
Specialisation
Liquor Retail
The good things
This is a great position for those who keen to learn more and to build their career pathway in the liquor retail industry. The ideal person would be energetic, passionate in liquor industry and willin...
The challenges
Fast-paced work environment, time management for self-study assignments and work-related tasks, fast-evolving industry, could be physically demanding, multitasking seemed to be an essential skill.
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Nov 2018
Being Assistant Store Manager is fun, challenging and the perfect start to a career
Reviewer's Qualification
Western Australian Certificate of Education
Experience
1 – 4 years
Organisation size
Medium (20-199 employees)
Specialisation
Retail
The good things
I enjoy working as an assistant manager because it gives you a new perspective on customer service. I find that being in store full time gives you the opportunity to discover what really works for you...
The challenges
There is a lot more work than just be a retail assistant, but for less recognition, with most of it going to your store manager. You also have a set roster, with most companies using the Sunday-Thursd...
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