Retail trade managers perform some or all of the following duties:
A. Determine staffing requirements and hire or oversee hiring of staff.
B. Plan, direct and evaluate the operations of establishments engaged in retail sales or of departments in such establishments
C. Manage staff and assign duties
D. Study market research and trends to determine consumer demand, potential sales volumes and effect of competitors' operations on sales
E. Determine merchandise and services to be sold, and implement price and credit policies
F. Locate, select and procure merchandise for resale
G. Develop and implement marketing strategies
1. Retail trade - 73.0%
2. Wholesale trade - 6.0%
3. Other services (except public administration) - 6.0%
4. Real estate and rental and leasing - 3.0%
5. Accommodation and food services - 2.0%
6. Administrative and support waste management and remediation services - 2.0%
1. In general, you usually need a high school diploma and previous experience in your area of work.
2. To be a food service supervisor, you need a college diploma in food service administration, hotel and restaurant management or a related field, or several years' experience in food preparation/service.
3. To be an executive housekeeper, you usually need a college diploma or university degree in hospital or hotel management or business administration. You may substitute extensive experience as a cleaning supervisor for educational requirements.
4. Many recent entrants have a community college diploma, and almost 2 in 5 have an undergraduate university degree.
4. Computer-related courses
The average hourly wages for Sales and Service Supervisors is $14.11/HR, which is close to the average for occupations in the sale and service sector and are below average for all technical, professional, and skilled occupations. These wages grew at a below-average rate from 2002 to 2004.