Job description Sales Supervisor - Retail near Kitchener (ON)

Find out what work is like for a sales supervisor - retail in Canada. This work description is applicable to all Retail sales supervisors (NOC 62010).

Retail sales supervisors


Retail sales supervisors supervise and coordinate the activities of workers in the following unit groups: Retail salespersons and visual merchandisers (64100), Cashiers (65100), Store shelf stockers, clerks and order fillers (65102) and Other sales related occupations (65109). They are employed by stores and other retail businesses, wholesale businesses that sell on a retail basis to the public, rental service establishments and businesses involved in door-to-door soliciting and telemarketing.

Work week duration

Retail sales supervisors usually work between 35 to 40 hours per week.
Between 35 to 40 hours

Job duties

Here are some of the main activities and tasks that Retail sales supervisors have to perform, and some of the physical demands they involve:

  • Supervise and coordinate sales staff and cashiers
  • Assign sales workers to duties and prepare work schedules
  • Authorize payments and the return of merchandise
  • Resolve issues that may arise, including customer requests, complaints and supply shortages
  • Maintain specified inventory and order merchandise
  • Prepare reports regarding sales volumes, merchandising and personnel matters
  • Hire and train or arrange for the training of new sales staff and monitor and report on performance
  • Ensure the visual standards and image of the store are maintained, such as store displays, signage and cleanliness
  • May perform the same duties as workers supervised
  • May perform key holding and managerial duties if required, such as opening and closing the store, managing escalated complaints, developing and implementing marketing strategies, and signing for deliveries.

Physical demands Help - Physical Demands

  • Walking and running
  • Sitting
  • Standing

Workplaces and employers

Here are the typical workplaces where Retail sales supervisors are employed and some of their main characteristics:

  • Wholesale businesses that sell on a retail basis
  • Stores and other retail establishments
  • Rental service establishments
  • Businesses involved in door-to-door soliciting and telemarketing

Work environment Help - Physical Work Environment

  • Indoors, environmentally controlled

Physical proximity from others Help - Physical proximity from others

  • Close (at arm’s length)

Related job titles

Here are some other related job titles that are found in the same occupational category (NOC 62010), and a list of similar occupations:

Similar occupations Help - Similar occupations

Sources Occupational and Skills Information System & National Occupational Classification

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