Students Persuade Career Profile Agriculture Retail Manager Food badges: Tech, Sales and Support Services Marketing and Selling of Primary Products Holland Code: Persuade People are always going to go shopping. A lot of our effort is just "how do we make the retail experience a great one?" Phillip Green Stacey Sagon Parrish & Heimbecker, Limited In A Nutshell I am responsible for the day-to-day operations of a store that sells farming-related goods, such as feed for animals and crop inputs like seed, crop protection products, and fertilizer. I manage employees, and make sure we have a good supply of all the products we sell. I handle issues and comments that customers bring up so they continue to have a positive experience working with us. Swipe Potential Salary Range $38,000 - 50,000 Annually Which provinces would this job be in? AB Alberta BC British Columbia MB Manitoba NB New Brunswick NL Newfoundland & Labrador NS Nova Scotia NU Nunavut NWT Northwest Territories ON Ontario PEI Prince Edward Island QC Quebec SK Saskwatchewan YT Yukon Territories I spend most of my hours in the office planning, making calls, and going through budgets. The best work days are spent training and meeting with staff, and visiting with customers in the retail or while loading their purchases into their vehicles. Workplace Indoor / Outdoor Job Requirements & Duties Hire new staff and train them based on company goals Oversee budgets and make adjustments to purchasing and spending Keep detailed financial records Handle customer complaints and make sure they feel that their voices are heard Deal with employee issues including disciplining behaviour that goes against company policy Communicate with head office and make sure the store is working in line with company goals and ideals Education & Training A university degree in business or a related field would be beneficial; however, some locations only require a high school diploma and several years of sales or management experience. 100all Job Outlook The outlook for this position is fair. This means there will be approximately the same number of jobs as there are people to fill them. Related School Subjects Practical Applied Arts English Language Arts Career Education What words come to mind when thinking about this career? Service Organization Management Important Skills Customer Service The most important part of the job is making sure customers are happy with their experience dealing with our retail location, so I make sure they feel valued and that their voices are heard. Coaching & Mentoring It’s important that all my employees feel motivated to give customers a great experience, so I spend a lot of time and effort training and coaching employees. Planning Managing a retail is a careful balancing act when it comes to making sure there's an appropriate amount of products within our inventory to sell. It takes advanced planning with vendors and companies that we order supplies and products from to make sure we never run out of inventory, but also don't have too much supply. Conflict Resolution Disagreements can happen, whether between employees or customers. It’s my role to try to smooth these conflicts over so everyone feels their experience with our retail was positive. Swipe The Best Things About This Job Are… Helps Others Working With A Team Problem Solving Has Business Perks Opportunities for Advancement & Promotion Similar Careers Sales Representative Agronomist Public Relations Consultant Community Program Organizer Helpful Links AgCareers - Retail Branch Manager Career Profile Infographic - 9 Secrets to Effectively Manage a Retail Employee Secrets of Success - Sales Manager Ag Business Sales Representative snapAG- Fertilizer snapAG- Pesticides: What and Why? Career Glossary Budgets Policy References Job Description. (2020). Retail Store Manager Salaries. (2020). Produce Manager – Retail in Canada. (2020). Disclaimer All career information has been gathered from a variety of sources and compiled to provide a general idea as to what each career could entail. Agriculture in the Classroom Canada is committed to doing our best to ensure the information is current and reliable. However, we will not be liable for the accuracy of the information. Please contact us if you notice errors or would like to provide feedback.