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A store manager takes responsibility for managing the day-to-day operations and employees at a retail store. Store managers need to ensure that their store runs efficiently and that all necessary work gets done by the closing time every day. Store managers typically delegate tasks to assistant managers and manager trainees who report back to them throughout the day. Store managers must lead, motivate and supervise employees.
Some minor details may vary depending on the type of retail store that the manager works in. Working as a store manager always involves the following tasks:
In busy stores, retail managers may have ample opportunity to work overtime, which can increase their salary. Retail managers can also consider applying to become an area manager, which is a role that commands a higher salary.
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Here are some important traits of a retail store manager: