Regional Store ManagerPublish Date: Jul 3, 2009
Regional Store Managers manage shops and stores that focus on selling a particular type of product. Examples include grocery stores, jewelry stores, clothing shops, and electronics stores. In general, Regional Store Managers are responsible for the many tasks that keep a store running: creating budgets, buying inventory, negotiating with manufacturers, planning marketing campaigns and displays, choosing sales strategies, hiring and firing employees, creating store policies, and other tasks. They often have regular contact with both store staff and customers.
They need to be good managers and planners, and have a talent for finance, communication, and sales. Regional Store Managers may receive bonuses that significantly increase their salaries.
Regional Store Managers may start as retail associates and work their way up or enter management through a management training program. Such programs generally require at least some college studies and consist of theoretical classroom training as well as practical on-the-job instruction.
To be successful in this position, Regional Store Managers need to have a sales- and service-oriented outlook. They need to be good managers and planners, and have a talent for finance, communication, and sales. Regional Store Managers may receive bonuses that significantly increase their salaries. However, weekend and evening work and long hours may also be required.