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Retail supervisors have the job of managing and organising retail assistants in a shop.

They can work on the shop floor, in the storeroom and in the shop’s office.

Other names for retail supervisors are:

  • Team leaders
  • Sales supervisors
  • Store supervisors
  • Customer service supervisor
  • First line manager

This type of job may involve similar tasks that retail assistants do, along with:

  • Managing daily workloads for retail assistants
  • Organising rotas for retail assistants
  • Sharing targets, promotions and other important company news to retail assistants

You may be on your feet a lot. But any office-based tasks can be done sitting down.

You may have to work night shifts, on weekends and bank holidays.

If you want to apply for a retail supervisor job, you might need the following:

Retail assistants can also be promoted to retail supervisors.

Where are the best retail and sales supervisors jobs?

  1. 1 Primark
    7.3
  2. 2 Waitrose & Partners
    7.2
  3. 3 Central England Co-operative Food
    7.1
  4. 4= B&Q
    7.0
  5. 4= Screwfix
    7.0
  6. 4= Aldi
    7.0
  7. 7 BP
    6.8
  8. 8 Greggs
    6.7
  9. 9= Toolstation
    6.6
  10. 9= Argos
    6.6

Handy to know about retail and sales supervisors

How much do retail and sales supervisors earn per hour?

Β£8.56–11.20

From 1,306 retail and sales supervisors

How often do people get paid?

11% of people report they get paid weekly
20% of people report they get paid every two weeks
37% of people report they get paid every four weeks
32% of people report they get paid monthly

Based on 1,470 retail and sales supervisors

How are people paid?

By the hour 85% of people report they get paid by the hour

Based on 1,530 retail and sales supervisors

What contracts are people on?

12% report having zero hours contracts
4% report having low hours contracts (less than 16 hours)
48% report having part time contracts (16-35 hours)
36% report having full time contracts (more than 35 hours)

Based on 1,302 retail and sales supervisors

How much notice do people get of their shifts?

30% report getting one week notice or less
20% report getting two weeks notice
24% report getting three weeks notice
24% report getting four weeks notice or more
2% report having a fixed rota

Based on 1,475 retail and sales supervisors