What does an Assistant Store Manager do?

Assistant store managers help oversee the day-to-day operations within a physical store. This role requires direct management of store Associate's as well as regular communication with customers. Assistant store managers may also be responsible for procuring items, interviewing and hiring new staff, and opening and closing store locations. Some travel may be necessary, depending on the size of the organization. Workers may advance into this position after proven experience working for an employer as an associate, or with proven management experience for other employers.

A high school diploma or equivalent (such as a G.E.D.) may be preferred for this position. Depending on the industry serviced by the company, an Associate's or Bachelor's degree may be preferred. Additional certificates, licenses or registrations may be necessary, depending on the industry. Assistant store managers should have strong communication, leadership and interpersonal skills.

  • Manage day-to-day operations of physical store location
  • Oversee and supervise Associate's and other store staff to ensure adherence to company policies
  • Assist with procurement of necessary items, including restocking needs
  • Provide regular assistance to customers and provide troubleshooting expertise as needed
  • Answer phone calls and respond to store-related emails and other communications
  • Ensure physical location is properly maintained, including hiring and managing custodial staff
  • Take ownership of store sales goals and provide expertise to help meet sales goals
  • Collaborate with management to create and implement sales projects
  • A Bachelor's degree or higher may be preferred, depending on industry
  • Additional licenses or certificates may be necessary, depending on industry
  • 1-3 years of proven and successful experience as a sales associate
  • Previous experience in leadership or management roles
  • Proven knowledge and expertise with the industry or products solid by the company
  • Strong leadership skills with an ability to connect positively with Associate's in a professional manner
  • Detail-oriented and focused on results, including a desire to ensure sales goals are either met or exceeded
  • Working knowledge of industry or company-specific point-of-sale systems
  • Basic skills with common computer software, including Microsoft Office Suite tools

Average Years of Experience

0 - 1
2 - 4
5 - 7

Common Skill Sets

Critical Thinking
Written Communication
VERBAL Communication
Excellent Organizational
MS Word
Manage Multiple Projects
WORKING Relationships

Assistant Store Manager Seniority Levels

Assistant Store Manager
Senior Store Manager
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Store Manager Iv
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Kitchen Manager
5% made the transition
Restaurant Manager
4% made the transition
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Assistant Store Manager Salaries

Average Base Pay

$3,000 /month
Same as national average
Not including cash compensation
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Median: $3K
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