Retail and wholesale trade managers plan, organize, direct, control and evaluate the operations of establishments that sell merchandise or services on a retail or wholesale basis.
Retail trade managers typically must have completed secondary school and have extensive work experience in the field. Other beneficial qualifications for a person in this career include: a university degree or college diploma in business administration or a related field.
BALANCE: Labour demand and labour supply are expected to be broadly in line for this occupation group over the 2017-2026 period at the national level. The section below contains more detailed information regarding the outlook for this occupational group.
Most managers work a minimum of 40 hours a week, but work schedules vary considerably. Independent owners of retail establishments have more control over their schedules, although hours of operation must be convenient for customers. Owners also tend to put in more hours before their establishment opens and after it closes.