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BUYER/MANAGER: Providing Fashion And Retail Therapy

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Becoming a buyer for a retail store involves long hours during the holidays, late nights and weekends but a love of fashion makes a career in this field rewarding and worthwhile. Assisting customers is the number one goal on a daily basis and to make the clothes sell, ensuring that one is buying the right clothes and providing the best customer service. Attending about 10 trade shows a year is necessary to secure the proper fashion to have in one's store.

Degree: Research and Experimental Psychology - Student Counseling and Personnel Services
Job Title: Buyer/Manager
Employer: Brian Lee Retail Clothing Store

Job Summary: Retail Store Manager

Job Description

Store managers supervise a retail organization's staff, meet customer needs and plan and coordinate sales, merchandising and budgeting. In order to effectively perform the multitude of tasks required, managers should work well under pressure and with deadlines, and have significant experience in retail business and human resources. They also need strong leadership, interpersonal and multitasking skills.

On-the-Job Training

Limited on-the-job training. Most managers will have worked in retail previously as salespeople.

Quick Facts

Average salary
Average salary
National Statistic Change Location
$20,000 - $60,000
Projected job growth
Projected Job Growth
6 to 10 percent
Typical schedule
Typical schedule
Full-time, Flexible, Long hours
Typical workplace
Typical workplace
Indoor, Office
Personal qualities
Personal Qualities
Leadership ability, People skills, Verbal communication skills, Written communication skills, Detail oriented, Problem solving skills, Teamwork

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m='41540'>and</span> <span m='41690'>I</span> <span m='41810'>stayed.</span> <span m='43440'>I</span> <span m='43550'>think</span> <span m='44000'>it</span> <span m='44190'>still</span> <span m='44460'>relates</span> <span m='44970'>as</span> <span m='45910'>I'm</span> <span m='46160'>working</span> <span m='46370'>with</span> <span m='46480'>customers</span> <span m='47010'>on</span> <span m='47140'>a</span> <span m='47720'>daily</span> <span m='47980'>basis,</span> <span m='48960'>trying</span> <span m='49160'>to</span> <span m='49210'>help</span> <span m='49500'>them</span> <span m='50240'>with</span> <span m='51770'>what</span> <span m='52210'>things</span> <span m='52380'>they have</span> <span m='52510'>going on in</span> <span m='52775'>life.</span> <span m='53040'>They're</span> <span m='53510'>using</span> <span m='53710'>retail</span> <span m='54070'>therapy</span> <span m='54450'>to</span> <span m='54510'>help</span> <span m='54750'>them.</span> <span m='55000'>So</span> 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