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Branch Manager

Oversee the daily operations of a retail store or financial institution.

What's it like to be a Branch Manager?

Branch Managers are employed in retail shops or financial institutions to control the location’s daily operations. They oversee the hiring, training and supervision of staff. The Branch Manager plans and coordinates the location’s product mix and daily activities and maintains records of stock levels and transactions processed.

Branch Manager

Tasks and duties

  • Determining product mix and stock levels.
  • Setting and overseeing service standards.
  • Selling goods and services to customers.
  • Maintaining records of financial transactions and stock levels.
  • Performing stock takes.
  • Overseeing hiring, training and supervision of staff.
  • Planning and coordinating maintenance, repairs and renovations.
  • Preparing budgets and performance reports and delivering performance reviews.
  • Promoting goods and services through in–store marketing and local media.
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A Branch Manager is typically attached to one location and is responsible for its general performance and level of service. Branch Managers work in retail shops and financial institutions such as banks, building societies and credit unions.

What can I earn as a Branch Manager?

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The most common annual salary in AUS for a Branch Manager is between $85k and $95k
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How to become a Branch Manager


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Branch Managers often start their careers in a support role before progressing into management. Employers generally require completion of high school year 10 or higher. On-the-job training may be provided.

  1. Build relevant experience in a support role, such as Sales Assistant.
  2. Consider completing a relevant qualification such as the Certificate IV in Retail Management (SIR40316), Diploma of Business, or Bachelor of Business.

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How do Branch Managers rate their role?

Latest reviews from 31 Branch Managers surveyed on SEEK

Work-life balance
3.4
Job satisfaction
3.9
Career progression opportunities
3.7
Job security
3.8
Pay / Salary
3.5
Variety of work
4.0

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Nov 2018
Branch Manager at Banking Industry in GCC
Reviewer's Qualification
Master of Business Administration
Experience
5 – 9 years
Organisation size
Large (200+ employees)
Specialisation
Retail Banking
The good things
People are always looking for a good opportunity. Since work is so important in the society to survive today that it is almost impossible to avoid doing work. Now working as a Branch Manager at bank...
The challenges
I would like to say that ensured the healthy operations of the branch, while identifying and solving various functional atrocities. Developing branch level business plan to meet the yearly budget & di...
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Nov 2018
Working in the plumbing supplies industry is challenging but rewarding at the same time
Reviewer's Qualification
Completed Year 10
Experience
10+ years
Organisation size
Large (200+ employees)
Specialisation
Plumbing supplies
The good things
The people I manage work with me, not against me. The flexible hours. And the balance of work and lifestyle
The challenges
Making budgets and the challenge of bringing new business into our branch. Keeping within the KPI
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Working hours for Branch Managers

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Weekends
Shift work
Late nights
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What are the job opportunities for Branch Managers?

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Branch Manager jobs on SEEK
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Projected job growthAlert

National increase over next 5 years *
10.3%
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Source: LMIP. Specialist Managers

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