A retail director works under the direction of the president of a particular company. Their main responsibility is to direct all retail operations and staff. The director must provide leadership and management skills to the department and oversee all purchases to ensure the company maintains steady growth and increasing profitability. The retail director's main duties typically include implementing relevant policies (which are most often made by the board of directors), managing all operations in the retail department, researching new vendors, and maintaining good relationships with existing vendors. They also order all apparel and non-apparel items, ensure there is an appropriate amount of stock at all times, and maintain excellent tracking on all purchase orders. Retail directors need to communicate effectively with colleagues and work well with subordinates, providing guidance, training, and discipline as needed.
Retail Director Tasks
Keep records of sales made in departments and by each employee, analyzing the results to find trends.
Train employees in sales strategies and help employees improve individual performances.
Develop sales strategies and objectives for a retail store and for the each of the store’s employees.
Identify products and services with the greatest potential for increasing revenue.