How to Hire a Assistant Manager

Does your growing business need an Assistant Manager? Assistant Managers can step in as a leader to your employees when the attention of the Manager is needed elsewhere.

Here are some tips to help you find great Assistant Manager candidates and make the right hire for your business.

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Assistant Managers search for Jobs on Indeed*


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resumes from job seekers with assistant manager experience on Indeed


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Salary Information

  • Common wage in US: $12.36 hourly
  • Typical wages range from $7.25$24.15 hourly
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*Indeed data (US) – Jan 2019

Why hire an Assistant Manager?

New staff, especially managerial roles, can affect both your existing team and your bottom line.

A great Assistant Manager can help your business:

• Handle the day to day distribution of duties among staff
• Facilitate the hiring of new talent to your organization
• Lead by example while executing customer service needs

Skills to look for in a great Assistant Manager

A great Assistant Manager candidate will have the following skills and attributes as well as work experience that reflects:

• Understanding of your company’s product or merchandise
• Maintaining Point of Sale or Inventory systems
• Proven, strong leadership skills
• Friendly outward demeanor towards customers and clients
• An attentive manager who can empower employees
• Solid judge of character when hiring and training employees

Writing an Assistant Manager job description

Assistant Manager candidates can be found by compiling a strong job description. An Assistant Manager job description includes a summary of your company’s needs, a detailed list of duties and responsibilities, and the required and preferred skills for the position.

Consider including keywords that job seekers are using to search for Assistant Manager jobs, such as:

• Manager Positions
• Assistant Manager
• Retail Manager

Interviewing Assistant Manager candidates

Strong candidates for Assistant Manager positions will be confident answering questions about:

• Their previous management experience
• Challenges they have overcome with staffing or employee management
• Collaboration with senior managers

See our list of interview questions for more examples.

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