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Retail trade managers plan, organize, direct, control and evaluate the operations of establishments that sell merchandise or services on a retail basis. Retail trade managers are employed by retail sales establishments or they may own and operate their own store.
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- Plan, direct and evaluate the operations of establishments engaged in retail sales or of departments in such establishments
- Manage staff and assign duties
- Study market research and trends to determine consumer demand, potential sales volumes and effect of competitors' operations on sales
- Determine merchandise and services to be sold, and implement price and credit policies
- Locate, select and procure merchandise for resale
- Develop and implement marketing strategies
- Plan budgets and authorize expenditures
- Resolve customer complaints
- Determine staffing requirements and hire or oversee hiring of staff.
Outlook & Prospects for Retail Trade Managers in Southern 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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Currently the chances of qualified Retail Trade Managers finding employment are considered to be good in the local area. Employment potential is good locally because the retail sector continues to grow, especially in the Pine Grove area outside Bridgewater and in the Starrs Road area of Yarmouth, and there is a lot of movement between jobs. These factors are not offset by the large supply of potential labour which has declined over the last few years with the opening of call centres in Lunenburg, Queens, Yarmouth and Annapolis counties and the out-migration of many younger workers to western Canada. In addition to postings on the Service Canada Job Bank and local newspapers, opportunities in this occupation are also filled using other recruitment methods including internal staffing and networking. The retail sector generally has a higher percentage of part-time workers even at the managerial level where assistant managers are also included.
The number of people employed in this occupation is significantly above average (100+), compared to all occupations in the local area. As such, there will be additional demand based solely on this high level of employment - more people moving to other jobs, retiring or quitting.
In addition to employment opportunities locally, opportunities may exist in other areas of the province or in other regions of the country. People who are able to work elsewhere may want to research opportunities for this occupation in other labour markets within Nova Scotia and across the country. The future employment outlook for Retail Trade Managers in Nova Scotia is expected to be good over the next 5 years.
Additional information on Retail Trade Managers (opportunities in other areas, training, who hires, current job openings, statistics and other information), is available on other parts of this web site.
Local Labour Market News
Week of Mar 18 – Mar 22, 2013
Week of Feb 04 – Feb 08, 2013
- Bridgewater Mall in Lunenburg County is planning a $7M renovation in the spring as it prepares for new, unnamed tenants
Week of Jan 21 – Jan 25, 2013
- The Esso Service Station at the corner of King and Water Streets in Shelburne will close on February 3, 2013
Week of Dec 10 – Dec 14, 2012
- Nineteen employees from the Lunenburg Regional Recycling and Compost Facility in Whynotts Settlement received layoff notices after two municipal units voted to accept a contract from an Annapolis Valley facility
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