The assistant grocery store manager is often second-in-command to the manager, and assists him/her as needed. They have the responsibilities of maintaining the day-to-day running of the store and looking after the inventory, purchase orders, plans, and daily paperwork. They should also be able to handle management responsibilities if the manager is away for an extended period of time.
Assistant grocery store managers work under the manager and, depending on the industry, may be responsible for a team themselves. Those in this position must maintain great customer service and have strong problem-solving and decision-making skills, as they will occasionally interact with, and solve problems for, their customers.
The education requirements will often include a high school diploma or GED equivalent. Depending on the industry, some companies will require the individual to have prior work experience. They generally prefer those with one to two years of experience in the particular industry.
The working hours of an assistant grocery store manager will vary, and the employer will want the individual to have a flexible schedule. He/she should be able to work days, nights, weekends, and holidays, sometimes for long hours. They will work primarily in the store, unless requested by the manager to conduct business outside the store for any given reason.
Assistant Grocery Store Manager Tasks
Work to implement plans which improve customer service, increase sales, and motivate employees.
Supervise and help grocery store employees, participating in the process of hiring and training employees.
Uphold high standards of customer service, responding to customer complaints and backing up cashiers when necessary.
Assist manager with the daily operation of a grocery store, taking on full responsibilities when the manager is absent.
Order products, manage store inventory, and monitor product quality.