If you’ve been working in retail for a number of years and are starting to look for somewhere to progress, retail management can seem like a natural next step. An increasing number of universities are now offering retail management courses – but what do you gain by studying for one of these rather than simply learning on the job?
The retail management sector is a competitive one – so what retail skills do you need to get the job you want?
Retail management is about more than just sales. The thing that makes a career in retail management so rewarding is that the role involves such varied challenges. You’re the person who makes the store tick, from sales and customer service out on the shop floor to vital work behind the scenes. Buying, merchandising, inventory – it all falls under the remit of the retail manager.