Tuesday, 13 October 2015

Retail Company

Retail job description

As a sales assistant, you'll be responsible for dealing with customers, answering queries, selling goods, handling payments and making sure that the goods are attractively displayed. In specialist stores, for example a sports goods or computer store, you may need a level of specialist product knowledge.
At manager level, you'll be responsible for running the outlet, which could be anything from a large supermarket to a small independent shop. It could also be just one section or the entire store. Your day-to-day work will include:
  • Managing and motivating staff
  • Making sure that your store meets sales targets
  • Running promotions
  • Managing stock levels
  • Analysing sales figures
  • Forecasting future sales
  • Dealing with takings

Apart from these specific tasks, you will be expected to continually look for ways to increase sales and improve efficiency and customer service, as well as monitoring competitors and training staff.
In smaller shops, say a local convenience store, your day-to-day jobs will be more varied than a large High Street outlet, and may include everything from designing window displays to receiving deliveries from suppliers.

Sales assistant job description

With a variety of shopping needs to cater for and thousands of customers to serve, it’s unsurprising that the retail sector is of the largest industries in the World. If you’re looking to start a career in retail, one of the best jobs to apply for is a sales assistant.
This entry-level job will get you learning the basics and gaining essential transferable retail skills. With this in mind, it’s no surprise that over 3m people currently work in retail.

So, what is a sales assistant?

Whether you want to work on the shop floor of a supermarket or you’re more interested in working in a clothes store, the purpose of the sales assistant doesn’t change. A customer service position, you’re there to assist customers and make sure their shopping experience is enjoyable so they come back. A sales assistant helps create repeat business which in turn generates money for the business.
You’ll report to a retail manager or supervisor. They delegate your tasks and are the first port of call if there are any issues, either from you or the customers.

What are the working hours?

Your working hours will change depending on the store’s opening hours and whether you decide to work full-time, part-time, evenings or weekends.
Rotas are often split up into shifts, so each week you could be working different hours on different days. Although this is ideal if you’re looking for flexible hours, if you want to work the same days every week, you’ll need to mention it to the employer at the initial interview stage.

The good points…

When you’re working with a good team and you’re meeting your sales targets, this job can be really good fun and exciting,” says Catherine Garragan, a shoe shop sales assistant in Chester. Plus many employers will offer staff discount, especially in clothes shops where you’ll be expected to buy their stock to wear as a uniform.

OK, I'm interested... But is it really the job for me?

If you’re confident, love working with the public and can boast bags of stamina – this is the job for you! Other skills that will help you in this career include:
  • Being a strong team player
  • Polite and helpful
  • Good with numbers
  • Plenty of patience (there'll always be people asking silly questions)

• For further information about Retails services please refer to www.shibaniair.com