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Retail trade supervisors supervise and co-ordinate the activities of workers in the following unit groups: <i>Retail Salespersons and Sales Clerks</i> (6421), <i>Cashiers</i> (6611), <i>Grocery Clerks and Store Shelf Stockers</i> (6622) and <i>Other Elemental Sales Occupations</i> (6623). They are employed by stores and other retail businesses, wholesale businesses that sell on a retail basis to the public, rental service establishments and businesses involved in door-to-door soliciting and telemarketing.
department store supervisor, head cashier, liquor store supervisor, produce department supervisor, rental service supervisor, route supervisor, retail sales, telemarketing supervisor.
- Supervise and co-ordinate sales staff and cashiers
- Assign sales workers to duties and prepare work schedules
- Authorize payments by cheque and the return of merchandise
- Sell merchandise to customers
- Resolve problems that arise, such as customer complaints and supply shortages
- Maintain specified inventory and order merchandise
- Prepare reports regarding sales volumes, merchandising and personnel matters
- Hire and train or arrange for the training of new sales staff.
Outlook & Prospects for Retail Trade Supervisors in Winnipeg Region
The future forecast and current conditions for an occupation can vary based on location or due to changes in the economy, technology, or demand for a product or service.
Local Employment Potential Information
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Employment prospects for retail trade supervisors are good. Mega stores (in excess of 40,000 sq. ft.) are securing an increasing share of the retail market. Extended operating hours and special seasonal hours of big box retailers also created employment opportunities.
Hiring for this occupation is commonly done internally or by turnover as people move from one retailer to another seeking better wages and benefits. Employers look for people with previous experience in retail and good customer service skills. Knowledge of operating computerized management, stock and order control tools and point-of-sale tracking systems is also required. Advancement to a management position is possible with experience and additional formal training in area such as marketing, business administration and merchandising.
Local Labour Market News
Week of Apr 29 – May 03, 2013
- A new Liquor Mart Express has opened in the Charleswood district of Winnipeg
- Cabela's, a Canadian hunting and fishing store, is opening a 70,000 sq.-ft. location in Winnipeg on May 9. The store will employ about 200 full-time and part-time workers.
Week of Apr 01 – Apr 05, 2013
Week of Mar 18 – Mar 22, 2013
Week of Mar 11 – Mar 15, 2013
- US-based retailer Marshalls is coming to Winnipeg in April 2013
- McDiarmid Lumber is restructuring across Manitoba
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