Reports to: Proprietor/Store Owner

Supervises: Sales Assistants and Supervisors

Main objectives: Plan and organise a grocery or other food retail shop outlet. Direct staff engaged in the selling of goods.

Typical functions and responsibilities:

  • Determine product mix, stock levels and service standards.
  • Organise and control the work of supervisors and staff.
  • Maintain records of stock levels and financial transactions.
  • Undertake business planning and budgeting for the store.
  • Develop and implement marketing and promotion of goods and services.
  • Supervise store security and cash handling procedures.
  • Arrange the purchase and pricing of goods for sale.
  • Analyse market information concerning current and future changes in supply and demand for goods.

Typical qualifications and experience: Extensive five to ten years retail experience. May have tertiary qualification or industry based qualification.