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Retail Store Manager

Take responsibility for the smooth operation of a store, supervision of staff and meeting financial objectives.

What's it like to be a Retail Store Manager?

A Retail Store Manager is responsible for supervising staff and operations at a retail store.

Retail Store Manager

Tasks and duties

  • Ensure customers are provided with excellent service, stock and restock merchandise, undertake inventory and orders, monitor sales and maintain store cleanliness.
  • Recruit, interview, train and supervise new employees, in addition to organising rosters.
  • Reconcile sales at the end of the shift or day and deposit monies in the bank or safe.
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Retail Store Managers are responsible for the smooth operation of a store, but also ensuring that budgets and financial objectives are communicated with staff and are met.

Leadership qualities such as excellent communication skills, managing staff and high levels of customer service are all necessary for Retail Store Managers.

What can I earn as a Retail Store Manager?

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The most common annual salary in AUS for a Retail Store Manager is between $50k and $60k

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How to become a Retail Store Manager


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Formal qualifications are not required to work as a Retail Store Manager, as this is usually a position that is obtained through work experience and on-the-job training. However, qualifications in retail services may be viewed favourably by employers.

  1. Complete a qualification in retail services, such as a Certificate III in Retail (SIR30216) or a Certificate IV in Leadership and Management (BSB42015).
  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 Brand Manager or District Manager. You could also undertake further studies, such as a Diploma of Leadership and Management (BSB51915).

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How do Retail Store Managers rate their role?

Latest reviews from 44 Retail Store Managers surveyed on SEEK

Work-life balance
3.7
Job satisfaction
4.0
Career progression opportunities
3.6
Job security
3.9
Pay / Salary
3.3
Variety of work
3.7

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Oct 2018
Being a manager is worth all the blood sweat and tears of joy! Wouldn’t change it for the world!
Reviewer's Qualification
Completed High School (Year 12)
Experience
5 – 9 years
Organisation size
Large (200+ employees)
Specialisation
Visual manager
The good things
Good thing about being a SM is that you get to lead, you get to create the environment you want. You as a leader show them what their expectations and goals are and only treat others as how you’d want...
The challenges
Challenges are thrown at you daily so be ready and prepared. Always have a back up and go towards your area team with a soloution to the problem you’ve found. Some people are challenging. Some let yo...
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Jun 2020
Store Management is a challenge but can be rewarding
Reviewer's Qualification
Completed High School (Year 12)
Experience
5 – 9 years
Organisation size
Large (200+ employees)
Specialisation
Store Manager
The good things
The capacity to shape the careers of your team, influence your store's overall sales potential, all while helping a wide range of customers find what best suits their needs can be very rewarding.
The challenges
Many businesses will have Store Managers that have been in their role for a very long time and don't intend to leave any time soon, so you may be required to travel further or even move to secure adva...
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Working hours for Retail Store Managers

Overtime
Weekends
Shift work
Late nights
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What are the job opportunities for Retail Store Managers?

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Projected job growthAlert

National increase over next 5 years *
0.1%
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Source: LMIP. Retail Managers

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