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Showroom Manager

Manage a showroom for a brand or product, including driving sales and building relationships.

What's it like to be a Showroom Manager?

A Showroom Manager is the person in charge of managing a showroom for a brand. They are also in charge of the team that work there. Companies that have a showroom need someone to take charge of putting on the best displays, deliver exceptional customer service and coach the team to respond to customer requests and questions with technical product knowledge and finesse.

Tasks and duties

  • Leading the sales team by inspiring and motivating them to achieve targets and meet the standards required by the showroom.
  • Driving up sales and profitability by proactively and reactively following up on leads.
  • Providing update ideas and actioning changes to showroom displays and stock.
  • Striving to achieve sales targets.
  • Managing suppliers, vendors, deliveries and inventory.
  • Providing impeccable customer service, particularly for more challenging or complex customer needs.
  • Organising in-store events and VIP customer experiences.

Usually experiences salespeople, Showroom Managers are strong relationship builders who can drive up sales while leading the team to achieve their best.

What can I earn as a Showroom Manager?

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The most common salary for a Showroom Manager is between $65k and $75k
Source: SEEK job ads

How to become a Showroom Manager

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Formal qualifications are not required to become a Showroom Manager.
  1. Gain experience in a sales, events or customer service role and work your way up to become a Showroom Manager as you take on more responsibility.
  2. Consider completing a Diploma of Business through a TAFE or a Registered Training Organisation.
  3. Consider completing a bachelor degree in business or marketing. You will either need to have completed year 12 or gain special admission to these courses.

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How do Showroom Managers rate their role?

Latest reviews from 4 Showroom Managers surveyed on SEEK

Work-life balance
4.3
Job satisfaction
3.8
Career progression opportunities
3.3
Job security
3.5
Pay / Salary
3.3
Variety of work
4.0

Latest reviews

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Nov 2018
Reviewer's Qualification
Bachelor of Arts
Experience
1 – 4 years
Organisation size
Large (200+ employees)
Specialisation
Home Decorating
The good things
Great company and great product that can be customised. Every day is different and there is always something to learn.
The challenges
Dealing with complaints and clients who want something yesterday.
Nov 2018
Reviewer's Qualification
Certificate IV in Interior Decoration
Experience
1 – 4 years
Organisation size
Medium (20-199 employees)
Specialisation
Floor and Wall Tile Sales
The good things
Good to be able to use knowledge of home renovation, building with purchasers to help them put the right colours and concepts together. Hard but rewarding working outside of showroom building custome...
The challenges
Sales within the building industry at the moment is very very slow. Trying to push sales over the line can take a lot of work.
Nov 2018
Reviewer's Qualification
Bachelor of Science in Marketing Management
Experience
1 – 4 years
Organisation size
Small (1-19 employees)
Specialisation
Store managing
The good things
Being a store manager is a challenging everyday work... Challenging not just in paper works, making the store pleasant for the customers but also being a friend and an advisor for your clients. It’s...
The challenges
The challenges of being a showroom manager is on how you handle people to work with you and how to keep up with your marketing strategy to attract customers. If you have the cooperation of everybody a...
Nov 2018
Reviewer's Qualification
Bachelor of Arts
Experience
1 – 4 years
Organisation size
Small (1-19 employees)
Specialisation
Interior Design
The good things
A showroom Manager role is creative, dynamic, rewarding and challenging.
The challenges
The most challenging thing is to be able to communicate effectively with staff and customers.
Source: SEEK Role Reviews

Working hours for Showroom Managers

Overtime
Weekends
Shift work
Late nights
Often
Sometimes
Never
Source: SEEK Role Reviews from 4 Showroom Managers

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