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Retail Job Overview

The retail industry is perhaps one of the most familiar industries. As purchasing goods and services on a regular basis is almost always necessary for most people, it is likely that the majority of the public comes into contact with a retail employee on a weekly basis at minimum. In essence, this industry is involved with the production, distribution and presentation of products to the general public. As can be imagined, this is a very large field and naturally there are numerous positions that require very unique skill sets, for example a retail merchandiser or a retail sales associate.

Retail Job Education Requirements

According to statistics, the level of prerequisite education needed will correlate with the job title. For instance, a sales associate on the floor of a shopping centre may require very little prior education. However, a retail communications consultant or a field service manager generally dictate a higher level of education. On average, most upper-level retail positions will have at least a four-year bachelor's degree in sales, business management, finance or marketing. It should be noted that the relevance of these degrees will depend upon the intended job. Finally, robust communication skills and the ability to work within a fluid environment are important. Those seeking management positions should also exhibit leadership qualities and a talent for handling employee issues.

Retail Job Market

As consumers will always need goods and services, the retail sector is quite robust throughout the United Kingdom. This is also due to its notable diversity in relation to other sectors. With such a broad scope, this industry tends to be able to supersede any pronounced market volatility better than many other areas of potential employment. Still, trends that point to the desire for highly skilled workers are expected to become more prominent as time progresses.

Retail Job Salaries

Current retail sales assistant jobs provide an average annual income of £19,633. The most likely cause for this is due to higher competition and cost-cutting techniques by some businesses.
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Role: International Channel Marketing Manager Type: Permanent Location: Hertfordshire Salary: Excellent Base + Benefits A global technology manufacturer is seeking an International Channel Marketing Manager to have responsibility for the in retail marketing activity of the company’s consumer electronics hardware outside of the UK. Background: A great opportunity for a trade or channel marketing ma...
Our client is a one of the world's largest sportswear companies. With more than 100 years of heritage behind them, they are looking to the future to build on our successes and continue to grow our brand in the UK. They are currently looking for a talented part time Retail Associate to join the team. They look for associates who are passionate about their products and who can engage with their cust...
A great opportunity has arisen for a Van Sales Executive, to join a progressive and enviable motor franchise dealer group in the Surrey area. The Company Our client is part of a large reputable and progressive vehicle manufacturer dealer group. Their business has grown over the last few years with the addition and development of several sites to their portfolio. Working in a newly redeveloped deal...
Our client is looking for a motivated, outgoing and driven sales person to join their thriving, successful team. Sales experience is advantageous but personality is key for this role. Our clients hours of operation are from 9am-8pm and you will need to be flexible to work any of the three shifts of 9am-6pm/11am-8pm/9am-8pm. You will be required to work weekends and some bank holidays. The ideal ca...
Car Sales Executive A great opportunity has arisen for a Car Sales Executive, to join a progressive and enviable motor franchise dealer group in the Surrey area. The Company Our client is part of a large reputable and progressive vehicle manufacturer dealer group. Their business has grown over the last few years with the addition and development of several sites to their portfolio. Working in a ne...
Jersey, South East/Southern
Concession Manager, Store Manager, Fashion, Shoes, Footwear, Accessories, Jersey A national brand with a loyal customer following and a boutique store environment. This is an opportunity to join a vibrant, fashion forward company with a heritage to be proud of and an exciting company. In order to be considered for the Concession Manager position you will: Already be working as an Assistant or Conc...
This global FMCG business requires little introduction, they are currently seeking a Shopper Marketing Manager to work on some of their flagship brands. This will initially be a 6 month contract role. WITHIN THIS ROLE YOU WILL BE EXPECTED TO: Represent Shopper marketing for your designated category within the wider business Take the lead ensuring shopper insight is embedded in brand marketing camp...
Leeds, South East/Southern
Retail Store Manager £25,000 + Bonus Leeds Our client is one of the most exciting retail organisations in the UK. Independently owned with stores in Leicester (Highcross), Derby (Intu), and soon to be Leeds (Trinity) & Sheffield (Meadowhall), further expansion is expected in 2015 with the objective of establishing a presence across the UK. You will join a team of people who are passionate about lu...
£7.68 per hour + benefits Location Ross-on-Wye There’s nothing quite like being part of the friendly and supportive team at a Screwfix store. Here, as a Customer Service Supervisor, you’ll really get to know our customers, provide the best service around and take your first step on our retail management ladder. As we’re growing fast - how far you go is up to you. We like people from different reta...
This is an amazing chance to join our award winning brand, with 13 British Hairdressing Awards to our name. You’ll have access to some of the leading names in the hair industry, attend our in house academy and work closely with our talented artistic team. With a competitive salary and uncapped commission, you will have strong marketing support to help build your clientele quickly. Don’t miss this...
This is an amazing chance to join our award winning brand, with 13 British Hairdressing Awards to our name. You’ll have access to some of the leading names in the hair industry, attend our in house academy and work closely with our talented artistic team. With a competitive salary and uncapped commission, you will have strong marketing support to help build your clientele quickly. Don’t miss this...
UK - North - Northumberland, Tyne-Tees, HU88BZ
AkzoNobel is a leading global paints and coatings company and a major producer of specialty chemicals, with leading market positions and brands in countries around the world. We operate in a number of important market segments ranging from buildings and infrastructure to transport, industrial and consumer goods. We’re also the sector leader in sustainability and are number one in the renowned Dow...
OF COURSE YOU COULD!! You're reading this because you want an opportunity and that's exactly what you can get with this company! These are fantastic openings with all the customer service and sales coaching and product training you need to be amazing! Based in the heart of Bristol, 'Fun' is the driving force of this field based sales and marketing company. They are looking for people aged 18 or ov...
It’s our job to help customers create better homes and better lives. It could be yours, too. Fixed Term Contract Trading Manager - Merseyside £20,000-£30,000 + Pension, Bonus, ShareSave, 6.6 weeks holiday Driving License preferable As a B&Q Trading Manager, you’ll run your own 'store within a store,' creating a vibrant place to work and shop and delivering market-leading customer service within yo...
This is an amazing chance to join our award winning brand, with 13 British Hairdressing Awards to our name. You’ll have access to some of the leading names in the hair industry, attend our in house academy and work closely with our talented artistic team. With a competitive salary and uncapped commission, you will have strong marketing support to help build your clientele quickly. Don’t miss this...
Salon Manager Work for us as a Salon Manager and you will be joining our awarding winning brand, with 13 British Hairdressing Awards to its name. If you are an experienced stylist, front of house manager or a manager from a fast paced retail business, looking for your next step, please send us your details. Responsible for: Driving the business to grow regular clients and achieve targets. Managing...
Retail Advisors Temporary 20 hours per week Our client is looking for three outstanding individuals - advisors who love gadgets, new technology and helping customers. If that sounds like you, you'll be right at home in one of their stylish stores. Our client operates in a fast-moving market. You will be expected to be up to speed with the latest developments and full of information for their custo...
Watford, WD17 2UB
•Be aware of what happens day to day in the store •Maintain responsibility for one or several sections of the store as instructed by your Manager keeping a basic image of the area (folding and displaying) •Ensure the shop floor is replenished throughout the day and when instructed to do so by the Manager •Ensure good housekeeping is maintained throughout all areas in the store at all times •Ensure...
AkzoNobel is a leading global paints and coatings company and a major producer of specialty chemicals, with leading market positions and brands in countries around the world. We operate in a number of important market segments ranging from buildings and infrastructure to transport, industrial and consumer goods. We’re also the sector leader in sustainability and are number one in the renowned Dow...
Branch Manager We are looking to recruit Branch Managers around the UK. If you are looking for an exciting and rewarding career, this role is for you. Responsible for the daily running of stores, our Branch Managers are passionate about our brand. They ensure that every customer receives the best customer experience, every time they visit our stores. If you have a natural ability to motivate and c...

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