Manager or director in retail or 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.

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.

Typical Education Level

Level 2 NVQ; GCSE at grades A*-C

Will retirement created job openings

In the UK, 15% in this profession are aged 55 or above.* They will likely retire in the next 10 years, creating a demand for new workers

*This is based on national data

£23,046

Average annual earnings

The current average wage for manager or director in retail or wholesale is £23,046

10,507 positions

Current Employment

The number of jobs in the career for the current year is 10,507. Job counts include both employed and self-employed persons, and do not distinguish between full- and part-time jobs.

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Job Postings

Over the past year, jobs have been posted for manager or director in retail or wholesale roles.

How well does it pay?

Normal pay for this occupation is £23,046 per year. That is about £1,921 per month or £11.82 per hour. New workers generally start on £15,766, while highly experienced workers can earn as much as £44,554

Is it growing or declining?

This career has remained the same over the last 2 years, and is expected to remain the same over the next 4 years. Currently, 10,507 people are employed in the region.

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