How to write an Assistant Manager job description

Your job description is the first touchpoint between your company and your new hire. With millions of people searching for jobs on Indeed each month, a great job description can help you attract the most qualified candidates to your open position. To get you started, here are some tips for creating an effective job description.

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Assistant Manager job title

A great job title typically includes a general term, level of experience and any special requirements. The general term will optimise your job title to show up in a general search for jobs of the same nature. The level of experience will help you attract the most qualified applicants by outlining the amount of responsibility and prior knowledge required. And if your position is specialised, consider including the specialisation in the job title as well. But avoid using internal titles, abbreviations or acronyms to make sure people understand what your job posting is before clicking.

Examples of Assistant Manager job titles

    Assistant Manager
    Senior Assistant Manager
    Assistant Manager (Part-Time)
    Assistant Store Manager

Assistant Manager job summary

A great job description starts with a compelling summary of the position and its role within your company. Your summary should provide an overview of your company and expectations for the position. Outline the types of activities and responsibilities required for the job so job seekers can determine if they are qualified, or if the job is a good fit.

Example of an Assistant Manager job summary

If you love to work in a fast-paced retail environment and desire an opportunity to earn attractive bonuses for your hard work, we want to hear from you. Our shoe store franchise needs an articulate and knowledgeable individual to take over the Assistant Manager role. You’ll set schedules for all sales associates, help the GM develop and manage promotions, contribute to the high-energy atmosphere in the store, order merchandise and handle all budgetary aspects of running the business. We promote from within whenever possible, so potential career tracks could include GM, DM or marketing prospects.

Assistant Manager responsibilities and duties

The responsibilities and duties section is the most important part of the job description. Here you should outline the functions this position will perform on a regular basis, how the job functions within the organisation and who the employee reports to.

Examples of Assistant Manager responsibilities

    Hire and train sales associates to work on the floor as well as in shipping
    Allow your knowledge of emerging and consistent trends to inform purchasing and inventory decisions and solutions
    Continually advance your product knowledge and that of other employees
    Maintain accurate customer records for loyalty program
    Manage and evaluate revenue and expense reports
    Become liaison with corporate office and use contacts to promote the business and align with brand values

Assistant Manager qualifications and skills

Next, outline the required and preferred skills for your position. This may include education, previous job experience, certifications and technical skills. You may also include soft skills and personality traits that you envision for a successful hire. While it may be tempting to include a long list of skills and requirements, including too many could dissuade qualified candidates from applying. Keep your list of qualifications concise, but provide enough detail with relevant keywords and terms.

Examples of Assistant Manager skills

    2+ years’ retail experience in a leadership capacity (e.g. management, shift leader, etc.)
    Bachelor’s degree or equivalent experience
    Familiarity with fashion trends and styles
    Ability to effectively train and motivate sales associates
    Excellent organisational, problem-solving, project management and communication skills
    Willingness to show leadership and guidance from the floor

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