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The average pay for an Assistant Store Manager with Retail skills is $13.75 per hour.

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Job Description for Assistant Store Manager

The assistant store manager is responsible for assisting with the day-to-day operations of their store. This includes scheduling, ordering and processing of merchandise, and managing employees. The assistant store manager will spend most of his or her time training employees, assisting customers, and organizing the store. In addition, they are responsible for assigning tasks and duties to employees and making sure those tasks are done on time. If the employees are not performing well, or sales are down for whatever reason, then it is the assistant store manager’s job to fix those aforementioned issues. This may be done by motivating and inspiring the employees to work hard to increase store sales; if sales are suffering for other reasons, then it is the assistant store manager’s job to look at inventory and make sure that it is up to par. This includes discontinuing slow selling products, organizing product displays, and researching new products that will bring in business. The assistant store manager has many responsibilities that must be done promptly and correctly. These duties include store closing and opening, handling of store cash, creating safety guidelines, and processing documents and reports. An assistant store manager generally needs to have prior retail experience, preferably in another management position, as well as strong communication, interpersonal, and organizational skills. (Copyright 2018 PayScale.com)

Assistant Store Manager Tasks

  • Sell the organization's products and/or services to new or established customers; handle and resolve escalated customer complaints and issues.
  • Assist in managing the selection, training and development of staff; ensure monthly sales quota are met.
  • Assist in overseeing the day-to-day retail operations and staff; monitor and prioritize workflow and schedules.
  • Manage and stock inventory at specified levels.

Assistant Store Manager Job Listings

Torrid Advice

Q: What do you wish you knew about your job when you first started out?

Assistant Store Manager in Crossville:
"More about the industry and how the products are made."
Study on people management and inventory.

Assistant Store Manager in Appleton:
"Learning to be the best as a leader."
Pros: Coaching, and developing to build a better team. Hiring the right people. Merchandising. People management and troubleshooting. Being open to learn as well as teach.
Cons: Administrative. Loaded down with emails monthly performance appraisals requirements. Time spent off floor to address problematic customer calls.

Assistant Store Manager in Destin:
Pros: The people I work with and customers I interact with.
Cons: Unreasonable demands of my time and the expectation that I can e 5 places at once.

Assistant Store Manager in Bridgewater:
Listen to your people, they are the life blood of the entire store. Care.

Assistant Store Manager in Corpus Christi:
"I Wouldn't Recommend This Position."
Pros: I love working and pleasing our customers and that the job is always changing.
Cons: There is a lot of politics at work now in the company.

Assistant Store Manager in San Antonio:
"Amount of time away from home."
Be prepared to be all in all the time.

Assistant Store Manager in Pasadena:
I would have asked a lot more questions and would have stood for my initial pay request of $11.00 an hour before getting hired on to this company. I was not aware of the constant visits by store personnel like district manager, regional manager, loss prevention manger and the president visits. Always having to prepare for a visit every two weeks. Its grueling and demanding and the pay is not worth the stress it causes.

Key Stats for Assistant Store Manager

1-4 years
5-9 years
10-19 years

Years of Experience

1-4 years
5-9 years
10-19 years

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 83%
dental benefits
Dental: 67%
vision benefits
Vision: 50%
no benefits
None: 17%