What does a Store Manager do?

Store managers are responsible for the general management of a retail store. That could mean one store in a chain of thousands or a stand-alone retail establishment. Regardless of the size of the parent company, a store manager's primary purpose is to ensure that a store's operations run smoothly.

While most companies do not look for their store managers to have a specific educational background, some say they prefer candidates that have a college degree. The best store managers have many years of retail experience, a strong ability to lead, and excellent attention to detail.

  • Drive customer service excellence to every aspect of the store, including store appearance, display of merchandise, product placement, story layout, and selling procedures
  • Ensure strategic goals and sales targets of the store are met by maximizing sales and gross profit, reviewing sales performance, controlling expenses, and managing inventory
  • Hire, train, develop, and supervise staff
  • Provide staff with feedback, coaching, and performance evaluations
  • Coordinate daily staffing and staffing schedules
  • Ensure the store complies with outlined safety policies and proceduces, as well as state and local health regulations
  • Make sure wages, work hours, and equal employment opportunities are upheld according to federal and state laws
  • Perform administrative tasks to support the smooth operation of all store operations, including the timely submission of all personnel paperwork, preparing and submitting reports, and monitoring sales receipts and cash
  • Monitor stock and inventory, and perform quality assurance of merchandise on a regular basis
  • Minimum high school diploma, GED, or equivalent education
  • 3-5 years of retail sales required; retail management experience and a college degree preferred
  • Excellent organizational, time management, prioritization, and multitasking skills
  • Experience with interviewing, hiring and evaluating candidates, and assessing employee performance
  • Basic math skills sufficient to complete orders, calculate inventory, and manage cash registers
  • Ability to reach overhead, bend, squat, kneel, and carry products in order to perform and cover all workfloor duties
  • Able to give clear directions and set expectations for staff
  • Demonstrated ability to lead by example

Average Years of Experience

0 - 1
18%
2 - 4
27%
5 - 7
2%
8+
53%

Common Skill Sets

Leadership
Good Time Management
Solution Selling
Excellent Communication
Selecting
Excellent Organizational
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Store Manager Seniority Levels

L2
Store Manager
₹4,89,557/yr
L3
Senior Store Manager
₹6,30,664/yr
L4
Store Manager Iv
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Store Manager Salaries

Average Base Pay

₹25,797 /month
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₹15T
Median: ₹26T
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