How to Hire a Store Manager

Does your growing business need a store manager? Store Managers can you help your company increase sales and revenue.

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

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Store Managers search for Jobs on Indeed*

962,690

job seekers clicked on store manager specialist jobs

279,243

resumes from job seekers with store manager experience on Indeed

46,650

store manager jobs that received clicks

Salary Information

  • Common wage in US: $13.90 hourly
  • Typical wages range from $7.00$52.50 hourly
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Common
$7.00
$52.50

*Indeed data (US) – Jan 2019

Why hire a Store Manager?

A great store manager hire can help your business increase its sales and meet company wide goals. A store manager can price items correctly to maximize returns and develop a great store atmosphere.

• Meet your sales goals
• Provide excellent customer service to customers
• Increase foot traffic in the store

Skills to look for in a great Store Manager

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

• Manage inventory
• Basic computer skills
• Formulate pricing policies
• Communication skills
• Empathy to relate to customer
• Great work ethic

Writing a Store Manager job description

A thoughtful description is important to finding qualified store manager candidates. A store manager job description includes a compelling summary of the role, 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 store manager jobs, such as:

• Retail Manager
• General Manager
• Assistant Store Manager

Interviewing Store Manager candidates

Strong candidates for store manager positions will be confident answering questions regarding:

• Knowledge of software systems
• Maintaining accuracy of inventory
• Meeting sales goals

See our list of interview questions for more examples.

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