Combining people and business skills...
Store managers plan and coordinate the operations of retail outlets. Department managers plan and coordinate the operations of departments or sections of larger retail outlets.
Tasks may include the recruitment and management of staff, sales and customer service, opening and closing the store, managing sales targets and budgets and developing stock management procedures. They are often also responsible for the visual presentation of the store and its merchandise. Managers at all levels supervise and assist sales staff and other employees.
Store managers have contact with a wide range of people including customers, staff, suppliers and other businesses. They work in a range of businesses including small retail outlets, supermarkets and food outlets, chain stores and department stores.
Most retailers require people in management positions to already have experience working in retail, and some may provide additional training, either on the job or off the job.
If you have a genuine interest in others, are enthusiastic and committed, then management may be a possible career pathway for you.