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FIRST-LINE SUPERVISORS OF RETAIL SALES WORKERS
 
Occupation Description:
 
  Directly supervise and coordinate activities of retail sales workers in an establishment or department. Duties may include management functions, such as purchasing, budgeting, accounting, and personnel work, in addition to supervisory duties.
 
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Typical Tasks:
 
 
  • Provide customer service by greeting and assisting customers and responding to customer inquiries and complaints.
  • Monitor sales activities to ensure that customers receive satisfactory service and quality goods.
  • Assign employees to specific duties.
  • Direct and supervise employees engaged in sales, inventory-taking, reconciling cash receipts, or in performing services for customers.
  • Inventory stock and reorder when inventory drops to a specified level.
  • Keep records of purchases, sales, and requisitions.
  • Enforce safety, health, and security rules.
 
Skills:
 
 
  • Active Listening - Giving full attention to what other people are saying, taking time to understand the points being made, asking questions as appropriate, and not interrupting at inappropriate times..
  • Monitoring - Monitoring/Assessing performance of yourself, other individuals, or organizations to make improvements or take corrective action..
  • Critical Thinking - Using logic and reasoning to identify the strengths and weaknesses of alternative solutions, conclusions or approaches to problems..
  • Speaking - Talking to others to convey information effectively..
  • Coordination - Adjusting actions in relation to others' actions..
  • Service Orientation - Actively looking for ways to help people..
  • Social Perceptiveness - Being aware of others' reactions and understanding why they react as they do..
 
Knowledge:
 
 
  • Customer and Personal Service - Knowledge of principles and processes for providing customer and personal services. This includes customer needs assessment, meeting quality standards for services, and evaluation of customer satisfaction..
  • Sales and Marketing - Knowledge of principles and methods for showing, promoting, and selling products or services. This includes marketing strategy and tactics, product demonstration, sales techniques, and sales control systems..
  • Administration and Management - Knowledge of business and management principles involved in strategic planning, resource allocation, human resources modeling, leadership technique, production methods, and coordination of people and resources..
  • Mathematics - Knowledge of arithmetic, algebra, geometry, calculus, statistics, and their applications..
  • English Language - Knowledge of the structure and content of the English language including the meaning and spelling of words, rules of composition, and grammar..
  • Education and Training - Knowledge of principles and methods for curriculum and training design, teaching and instruction for individuals and groups, and the measurement of training effects..
  • Personnel and Human Resources - Knowledge of principles and procedures for personnel recruitment, selection, training, compensation and benefits, labor relations and negotiation, and personnel information systems..
 
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Wage Information:
 
 
Region Average Annual Average Hourly Entry Level (hourly) Mid-Range  (hourly)
Statewide $49,751.00 $23.93 $15.13 $16.94 - $29.18
Bridgeport/Stamford $51,828.00 $24.92 $15.82 $18.00 - $29.66
Danbury $49,524.00 $23.81 $13.80 $15.04 - $28.96
Hartford $47,385.00 $22.78 $15.07 $16.78 - $27.87
New Haven $51,022.00 $24.53 $15.01 $16.80 - $30.25
New London/Norwich $50,732.00 $24.39 $15.30 $17.05 - $30.87
Waterbury $48,801.00 $23.46 $14.05 $15.41 - $28.39
Torrington $50,061.00 $24.07 $15.12 $17.51 - $30.01
      
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Occupation Outlook:
 
 
Region Employment Average Annual Growth Rate Average Annual Job Openings
2016 2026
State of Connecticut 21,450 21,830 0.1% 2,293
 
 
Chart of Growth Rate and Annual Openings   Employment in this occupation is expected to grow more slowly than average, but the number of annual openings will offer excellent job opportunities.
Key:
  N/A = Not Applicable, ***** = Over $60.00 per hour, ##### = Over $124,821
 
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