1420-Retail and Wholesale Trade Managers

Job Title: 

Retail and Wholesale Trade Managers

Job Description: 

Retail and wholesale trade managers, plan, organise, co-ordinate and control the operations of establishments that sell goods on a retail or wholesale basis. They are responsible for the budgets, staffing and strategic and operational direction of shops, or of organisational units within shops that sell particular types of product.


Tasks include:

  • determining product mix, stock levels and service standards
  • formulating and implementing purchasing and marketing policies and setting prices
  • promoting and advertising the establishment?s goods and services
  • maintaining records of stock levels and financial transactions
  • undertaking budgeting for the establishment
Additional Notes: 

This unit group includes

Departmental store manager
Retail manager
Supermarket manager Wholesale trade manager
Working proprietor (retail trade)
Working proprietor (wholesale trade)

This unit group excludes

Sales manager (1221)
Sales supervisor (5220)
Shop sales assistant (5220)

Chief executives of groups of establishments such as supermarket or departmental store chains are classified, however, in Unit Group 1120 ?Managing directors, chief executives and general managers?

Specific Occupations: 

Retail/Shop sales manager

Wholesale trade manager

Working proprietor (retail trade)

Working proprietor (wholesale trade)

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Source Of Info: 

Source: SINGAPORE STANDARD OCCUPATIONAL CLASSIFICATION 2015, Department of Statistics, Ministry of Trade & Industry, Republic of Singapore