How to write a Store Manager job description

Your job description is the first touchpoint between your company and your new hire. With millions of people searching for jobs on Indeed each month, a great job description can help you attract the most qualified candidates to your open position. To get you started, here are some tips for creating an effective job description.

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What does a Store Manager do?

Store Managers provide leadership and management for their respective store location. Store Managers hire, train, and provide disciplinary action for their store’s employees. Store Managers drive sales growth, create promotions, and reduce overhead. Store Managers are held responsible for site performance. Store Managers ensure their store is compliance with all applicable local, state, and federal regulations. Store Managers report and handle customer issues and safety incidents.

Store Manager job title

A great job title typically includes a general term, level of experience and any special requirements. The general term will optimize your job title to show up in a general search for jobs of the same nature. The level of experience will help you attract the most qualified applicants by outlining the amount of responsibility and prior knowledge required. And if your position is specialized, consider including the specialization in the job title as well. But avoid using internal titles, abbreviations or acronyms to make sure people understand what your job posting is before clicking.

Examples of Store Manager job titles

  • Retail Store Manager
  • Associate Store Manager
  • Senior Retail Manager
  • Assistant Store Manager
  • Co-Store Manager

Store Manager job summary

A great job description starts with a compelling summary of the position and its role within your company. Your summary should provide an overview of your company and expectations for the position. Outline the types of activities and responsibilities required for the job so job seekers can determine if they are qualified, or if the job is a good fit.

Example of a Store Manager job summary

The Store Manager will oversee all of the daily operations of the store. They will manage the store’s employees, including hiring, firing, performance evaluation, scheduling and assigning duties and responsibilities. The Store Manager will be responsible for maintaining the overall culture of the store and to ensure the staff also represents and embraces the store’s culture and goals. They will oversee the operational and organizational standards of the store as well as implement the marketing, advertising and financial strategy dictated by upper management. The Store Manager will regularly review the daily weekly and quarterly financial data of the store to ensure the store and staff are meeting their financial quotas.

Store Manager responsibilities and duties

The responsibilities and duties section is the most important part of the job description. Here you should outline the functions this position will perform on a regular basis, how the job functions within the organization and who the job reports to.

Examples of Store Manager responsibilities

  • Recruit and hire staff for the store to meet the needs of customers.
  • Complete schedules and assign duties and responsibilities to the store’s staff.
  • Train new employees and provide continuing education and training to current employees.
  • Track and implement financial quotas for the store and staff based on the stated financial goals of the business.
  • Manage store inventory.
  • Evaluate staff quarterly and replace staff as needed based on performance based metrics.

Store Manager qualifications and skills

Next, outline the required and preferred skills for your position. This may include education, previous job experience, certifications and technical skills. You may also include soft skills and personality traits that you envision for a successful hire. While it may be tempting to include a long list of skills and requirements, including too many could dissuade qualified candidates from applying. Keep your list of qualifications concise, but provide enough detail with relevant keywords and terms.

Examples of Store Manager skills

  • Excellent communication skills.
  • People skills with the ability to lead and motivate a team.
  • The ability to work in high-pressure situations and to “think on your feet.”
  • Be able to read and understand sales data.
  • Excellent organizational and time management skills.
  • Self-motivated with a high level of confidence.

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