Retail Manager Resume Tips

Treat your career with the same care you bring to the sales floor. Build a retail manager resume full of people and organizational skills - and of course, your appreciation for the bottom line.

Retail Manager Highlights - Skills and Responsibilities

List the HR, customer, and management skills that make you a great manager:

  • Store management
  • Human resources
  • Merchandising
  • Profit and loss

Retail Manager Highlights - Success Stories

Reference achievements that showcase your proven results and knowledge of retail:

  • Profitability
  • Store updates
  • Stand-out goals/outcomes
  • Regional successes

Retail Manager Resume Example

Retail Manager, Cinch It, Lafayette, IN
September 2012 - present


  • Retail management: Manage launch and continued operations of clothing retail chain. Duties include customer service, merchandising, seasonal display installation, inventory, and complaint resolution.
  • Human resources: Hire and train sales and recovery staff. Manage fair scheduling, policy compliance, and disciplinary process. Also responsible for assigning sales quotas and assigning incentives.
  • Profit & loss management: Participate in quarterly P & L call with regional manager to review, report, and adjust sales and inventory strategy accordingly.


  • Transferred from Indianapolis to lead set-up, staffing, and launch of Lafayette store.
  • Ranked #1 regionally in loss prevention. Implemented new recruit "values IQ" exam, reducing inventory loss by 4% in first six months.
  • Surpassed first year sales goals by 18%, ranking third in midwest region launches.


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