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Retail Manager (General)
Occupation in demand Occupation in demand  

Also known as Retail Store Manager, Shop Manager.

Organises and controls the operations of a retail trading establishment.


Tasks Include:


  • determining product mix, stock levels and service standards
  • formulating and implementing purchasing and marketing policies, and setting prices
  • promoting and advertising the establishment's goods and services
  • selling goods and services to customers and advising them on product use
  • maintaining records of stock levels and financial transactions
  • undertaking budgeting for the establishment
  • controlling selection, training and supervision of staff
Specialisations
  • Newsagent
  • Snack Bar Manager
Job prospects for Retail Managers in Victoria

Occupations in the Retail Managers group include Antique Dealer, Betting Agency Manager, Hair or Beauty Salon Manager, Post Office Manager, Retail Manager (General) and Travel Agency Manager.

Employment prospects
Skills shortage: this occupation needs more skilled workers now. There are currently 59,800 Retail Managers in Victoria. Over the next five years, the size of this relatively large occupation is expected to remain similar. Employment prospects for the next five years are stable.

Average weekly wage
$1,089.60

Hourly earnings
$27.70

For more information about this occupation at a national level visit the Job Outlook website. External link

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