What does a Store Manager do?
Store managers are responsible for the general management of a retail store. That could mean one store in a chain of thousands or a stand-alone retail establishment. Regardless of the size of the parent company, a store manager's primary purpose is to ensure that a store's operations run smoothly.
While most companies do not look for their store managers to have a specific educational background, some say they prefer candidates that have a college degree. The best store managers have many years of retail experience, a strong ability to lead, and excellent attention to detail.
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Store Manager Insights
“I really liked working there the wait staff was great and talkative and the kitchen was understanding towards mistakes.”
“It is such a fun and great environment to work especially with the right staff.”
“Not getting paid more for stepping up and continuing to do great work and not getting recognition.”
“The people I work with are the best in the industry and they’re my closest friends”
“The pay is average but not what I feel is fair since you have to do everything.”
“Most employees are nice but don't get to comfortable here or you'll get stuck.”
“Met one good colleague with whom I was able to keep a great professional relationship even today.”
“At the beginning of my career the work life balance was wonderful but then it was horrible.”
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Frequently asked questions about the role and responsibilities of a store manager
When working as a store manager, the most common skills you will need to perform your job and for career success are Leadership, Good Time Management, Solution Selling, Excellent Communication and Selecting.
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The most common qualifications to become a store manager is a minimum of a Bachelor's Degree and an average of 0 - 1 of experience not including years spent in education and/or training.