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Shopkeepers and Proprietors – Wholesale and Retail

Shopkeepers and proprietors in this unit group co-ordinate, direct and undertake the activities in the running of small, independent retail and wholesale establishments.

More about this Career

Average Salary

£29942

New workers start around £14262. Normal pay is £29942 per year. Highly experienced workers can earn up to £55241.

Jobs

1325

Job counts include both employed and self-employed persons, and do not distinguish between full- and part-time jobs.

Daily Tasks

  • Examines quality of merchandise and ensures that effective use is made of advertising and display facilities.
  • Authorises payment for supplies received and decides on vending price and credit terms.
  • Maintains financial and other shop records and controls security arrangements for the premises.
  • Ensures that adequate reserves of merchandise are held and orders new stock as required.
  • Provides information about merchandise to staff and customers and ensures customer complaints are appropriately dealt with.
  • Oversees staff training, rotas and the allocation of work.
  • Determines staffing, financial, material and other short- and long-term requirements.
  • Defines the market position for the business, decides what to sell, forecasts demand and develops the brand image of the business.

Skills Employers are looking for

Soft skills

Soft skills are non-technical skills that include how you interact with colleagues, solve problems, and manage your work

  • Monitoring

    66

  • Critical Thinking

    63

  • Active Listening

    62

  • Speaking

    62

  • Reading Comprehension

    61

  • Active Learning

    60

  • Writing

    59

  • Learning Strategies

    55

  • Mathematics

    50

  • Science

    23

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