Grocery store managers are those who are responsible in overseeing everything that goes on in a grocery store. They hire, manage and train their own staff that takes care of the different departments in the grocery which may include a pharmacy, a produce department, a deli, a bakery and a flower shop. They also make sure that all their goods are fresh.
Grocery store managers are in charge of taking care of everything inside the store. They take care of the inventory and the pricing of the goods, as well as making sure that all goods are fresh and can still be sold. Grocery store managers make sure that their prices and goods are competent, especially in comparison to the other grocery stores in the area. They are the ones who are responsible for the store’s profits as well as losses, so they need to find ways to get their sales up. The grocery store managers are responsible for looking for their staff. They interview, hire and train their staff, as well fire their employees if need be. They handle the complaints of customers and their purchase returns.
Education and Training Requirements
To be able to be a potential grocery store manager, one must have a bachelor’s degree in business administration. They can also take up other business courses as long as they specialize in retail management. Since this is a managerial position, applicants will need to have a background of at least 2 years working in a grocery store, or any retail store.
Knowledge and Skills Requirements
To become a successful grocery store manager, one must be organized, driven and have great attention to detail. He must be personable and know how to communicate well with different groups of people. He has to talk to his staff as well as a diverse number of customers. He must know how to manage as well as know where to get the store’s resources. He must be aware with the pricing and be good in math.
A grocery store manager works a minimum of 40 hours a week. There are usually 2 managers per store who work on shifting schedules because grocery stores are open on weekends, holidays, and some, even 24/7.
The average salary for a grocery store manager is $41,000 annually. Their average salary is dictated by its industry and location. It differs per company. Usually, the more experience you have, the higher the salary and the more benefits you receive.