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Retail Jobs

You can find retail jobs all over South Africa. The retail field is one area that will always need employees, whether it is for a small shop that sells groceries or a large clothing retailer. No matric is needed for most retail jobs at the entry level. Employees can be trained to use the cash register system and assist customers. However, if you want to advance into management or a specialty area, you may need your matric for those retail jobs. Browse the ads to find retail jobs that fit your skills and education level.

Retail Store Manager

A retail store manager is in charge of store operations from staffing to general operations. This position ensures the business runs properly and meets goals set by upper management. This position requires leadership, organisational skills, math skills, and communication skills. Interpersonal skills are important in hiring and leading employees as well as interacting with clients. The average salary of a retail store manager varies, but is generally around R 14 218 monthly.

Account Managers

Account managers are in charge of sales in retail stores. These managers work with sales teams or on their own to ensure that goals are in place and met. Account managers may be in charge of pricing and incentives to help sales teams increase profits. Some businesses have multiple account managers, each one assigned to a product or geographic area. Math skills are necessary for budgeting, tracking, and reporting sales. People skills are important in training others. Account managers may be paid a salary and a bonus for meeting sales goals or may have a flat salary. The average monthly salary for account managers in South Africa is R 27 814.

Sales Assistants

Sales assistants don't make as much money as workers at other retail jobs. The average monthly salary for a sales assistant is R 8 000. However, this position does not have the stress of making decisions. This position is more involved with customers and meeting their needs. Sales assistants handle transactions, answer customer questions, clean the store, and keep everyone happy on a day-to-day basis.

Retail jobs are important in every aspect of society and are often the first job held by a person entering the job market. Because no matric is required for most entry level jobs, young people can get their work history started. Professionals can continue in the retail field becoming store and area managers.