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Managers and Directors in Retail and Wholesale

Retail and wholesale managers and directors plan, organise, direct and co-ordinate the operations of major retail and wholesale establishments in order to maximise business performance and meet financial goals.


Median Salary

New workers start around £14,674. Normal pay is £27,611 per year. Highly experienced workers can earn up to £52,849.

Daily Tasks

  • Examines quality of merchandise and ensures that effective use is made of advertising and display facilities.
  • Authorises payment for supplies received and decides on vending price, discount rates and credit terms.
  • Oversees the maintenance of financial and other records and controls security arrangements for the premises.
  • Ensures customer complaints and queries regarding sales and service are appropriately handled.
  • Ensures that adequate reserves of merchandise are held and that stock keeping is carried out efficiently.
  • Liaises with other staff to provide information about merchandise, special promotions etc. to customers.
  • Appoints staff, assigns tasks and monitors and reviews staff performance.

Skills employers are asking for

  • Monitoring
  • Speaking
  • Critical Thinking
  • Reading Comprehension
  • Active Listening
  • Writing
  • Learning Strategies
  • Active Learning
  • Mathematics
  • Science

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