Executives eyeing the job of a retail sales manager should be prepared to juggle a myriad of responsibilities - from setting and meeting sales targets, and supervising and training frontline staff, to managing disputes on the shop floor.
Jennifer Wong, manager for sales, marketing and retail at Links Recruitment, says a retail sales manager oversees any number of retail stores for a brand with an eye on boosting sales and improving efficiency.
Their tasks include analysing and generating sales and performance reports and budgets, deploying staff, managing stock inventory and keeping the stores alluring to customers.
"Candidates must have good management skills, since they will be supervising often large numbers of people across different locations and maintaining team morale," Wong says. "They also need to be precise, analytical and good a