Managers in Retail Trade

(NOC 621)

Career Description

Retail trade managers plan, organize, direct, control and evaluate the operations of establishments that sell merchandise or services on a retail basis.

Duties May Include

Their duties may require them to:

Plan and direct the operations of organizations engaged in retail sales;

Manage staff and assign duties;

Study market research and trends to determine consumer demand, potential sales volumes and the effect of competitors' operations;

Determine, locate and select merchandise and services to be sold;

Implement price and credit policies;

Develop and implement marketing strategies;

Plan budgets and authorize expenditures;

Carry out the organization's banking; and
Determine staffing requirements and hire, or oversee hiring of, staff.

Examples of Titles

Retail Sales Manager
Staff Training Manager

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Modified on May 20, 2012