A furniture store manager is the one who oversees and supervises all the transactions as well as the work made in a furniture store. He deals with his employees as well as their customers and clients.
A furniture store manager is in charge of taking care of everything that goes in and out of the furniture store. He is responsible for the inventory, as well as contacting the manufacturers for new or additional fixtures. He makes sure that everything is handled with care by the courier. He deals with returns and exchanges, as well as appeases the customers who are returning defective or broken goods. Furniture store managers are responsible for gaining profit for the store. They devise marketing strategies and plans in order to reach their monthly goals and quota. They also create promotional plans such as buy 1 take 1 offers, putting their furniture and fixtures on sale, or free delivery nationwide. These furniture store managers are also responsible for signing the paperwork for the employees’ payroll. They need to make sure that they keep track of attendance to eliminate delays. He interviews and hires potential furniture store sales associates. He also trains these sales associates on how to sell and deal with their customers.
Education and Training Requirements
To be a furniture store manager, one must possess at least a bachelor’s degree in business administration, marketing or any other related field. Since this isn’t an entry-level job, some employers require applicants to have at least a couple of years experience, especially in the furniture industry, before applying for this job.
Knowledge and Skills Requirements
To become a successful furniture store manager, one must be personable but know how to lead a group of people. He must have excellent communication skills and must be driven to succeed. He must pay attention to detail, be analytical and have good customer service skills.
A furniture store manager usually works the standard 40 hours a week. When necessary, he might need to come to work during the weekends. Also, he might need to work longer hours when waiting for a shipment of furniture, or when signing paperwork for the payroll. He may need to attend meetings outside the store to be able to coordinate with the other regional managers to ensure that the store he runs has the best, and newest kind of furniture there is.
The average salary for a furniture store manager is $23,000 annually. Their average salary is dictated by its industry and location. It differs per company. Usually, the more experience you have, the higher the salary and the more benefits you receive.