A cosmetics manager is a supervisor either within a cosmetics store or a department of a larger store. The hours of these managers will often depend upon the hours of the retail store, so extended hours may occasionally be required.
While there are not always strict education requirements to be a cosmetics manager, some organizations do require training, education, and experience within a cosmetics or retail field. These managers also serve as "beauty consultants" for customers and as supervisors for fellow employees, and will be required to shift seamlessly between the two roles.
A cosmetics manager will have a variety of responsibilities, including: leading the cosmetics team; setting sales goals; managing employees’ schedules; hiring, training, and monitoring staff; advising customers regarding cosmetics; tracking sales and profitability; providing tips and recommendations to customers; arranging counter displays; selling cosmetics and offering samples; and conducting training sessions.
Those in this position must stay up-to-date with all cosmetics trends, education, and practices, as the field is constantly evolving. Cosmetics managers must be highly organized and detail-oriented with an eye for beauty, as well as an inner passion for the field of cosmetology. They must also have strong communication skills and a generally positive and cheerful demeanor.