Leolingham2000
Management Consultant
Rajendra
Hr Manager
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well currently i am persuing MBA ..i dont have any experience working in retail like pantaloon,shopper stop ...so what expectation has to keep when fresher enters in to Corporates ....what job profile i will be going to get and how i have to do work ....i have to go ahead in my life what strategy i should do.....from where i should start my career ....what is the growth ...[/b]
From India , Mumbai
RAJENDRA,

I appreciate your interest in the retailing business career.

FIRST OF ALL, THERE ARE VARIOUS POSITIONS IN THE RETAIL

WORLD

SENIOR POSITIONS

1.CEO

2.GENERAL MANAGER [ OPERATION]

3.BUYERS

4.SALES MANAGER

5.RETAIL MARKETING MANAGER

6.SUPPLY CHAIN MANAGER

7.CATEGORY MANAGER

8. HUMAN RESOURCE MANAGER

9.FINANCE MANAGER

MIDDLE MANAGEMENT

1.TRAINING MANAGER

2.CUSTOMER SERVICE MANAGER

3.ACCOUNTANTS

4.REGIONAL MANAGER [ STORES]

5.RETAIL ADVERTISING MANAGER

6.VISUAL MERCHANDISING MANAGER

FIRSTLINE MANAGERS

1.STORE MANAGERS

2. PRODUCTS DISTRIBUTORS/ALLOCATORS

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Store management offers good prospects for graduates with leadership potential, but there are other exciting opportunities within retail too.

Graduate opportunities

• Retail management – a development programme based within THE GROUP, fast tracking you into a Senior Store Management position

• Entry-level positions as a STORE MANAGER , Merchandise Administration Assistant or Buyers Administration Assistant

• Finance – there is a range of development opportunities -CONTROLLERS, FINANCIAL ANALYST, ETC.

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SOME EXAMPLES

Buyers

What they do

work directly for retail chains, wholesalers and in the business-to business arena

buy goods for resale in stores; also packaging, promotional and point-of-sale materials

typically will work in teams alongside merchandisers/marketers, contract negotiators, supply chain managers and technical experts

will monitor market changes, competitor prices and products, past sales patterns, point-of-sale information, future promotional and advertising plans to forecast future demand

obtain samples, quotations, contracts with suppliers specifying quality, quantity and delivery schedules

help control stock levels by varying delivery schedules, recommending clearance sales

monitor the performance of product lines and suppliers and, if necessary, terminate contracts.

Key skills

a high degree of commercial awareness

ability to analyse statistics and spot trends

foreign languages are increasingly relevant

negotiating and persuasive skills

teamworking and decision-making skills

ability to work to tight deadlines

willingness to travel and work independently.

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Distributors

What they do

Working in distribution is a great alternative to store management, for those who are attracted to the fast-moving world of retailing. Retail chains rise or fall according to the success of their distribution networks.

Working in distribution management includes:

managing large teams of disparate workers

learning new supply chain management skills

getting to grips with warehouses and racking systems

keeping large stores stocked with the right products, at the right time.

Key skills

a can-do attitude

a practical outlook

evidence of problem solving skills.

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Store managers

What they do

Running a big store is often likened to being in charge of a small company in its own right - so diverse is the number of roles that it encompasses. It’s a bit of cliché, but it’s essential to able to juggle lots of roles at once, and to be good with people – both staff and customers. Each day starts with a walk of the shop floor where the store manager will talk to customers and resolve any problems.

Everything in this business is customer driven, and the big stores want staff who are prepared to go the extra mile to make customers happy.

Key skills

motivation

the ability to accept responsibility

a good eye for detail

energy and stamina.

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HOPE THIS MATERIAL IS USEFUL TO YOU,

REGARDS

LEO LINGHAM

From India , Mumbai
Sir I am Akshay,I am pursuing PGDM,as a fresher I think it can be helpful for me,Sir ,can u give me some advice like retail job as u given ,for marketing job....I am waiting for your replay..
thank u sir..
akshay kumar mandal

From India , Paralakhemundi
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