We calculated that 9% of Co-Managers are proficient in Customer Service, Store Management, and Payroll. They’re also known for soft skills such as Communication skills, Leadership skills, and Management skills.
We break down the percentage of Co-Managers that have these skills listed on their resume here:
- Customer Service, 9%
Sustained operational liability for high-volume retail store to achieve sales, superior customer service, organizational initiatives, and profitability goals.
- Store Management, 9%
Provided second tier store management support focusing perishable items including Produce/Salad Bar, Deli/Bakery, Meat/Seafood and Fuel Center Departments.
- Payroll, 8%
Assisted with and preformed numerous responsibilities, including administrative, policy and procedures, personnel issues, payroll preparation and submission.
- Company Policies, 8%
Ensured compliance with company policies and procedures, analyzed and interpreted reports; implementing and monitoring asset protection and safety controls.
- Sales Goals, 7%
Interact directly with managers to effectively achieve/exceed all sales goals while continuing to improve customer relationships.
- Food Safety, 6%
Led compliance oversight efforts through checklist execution relating to Associate/Customer Safety, Environmental, Pest and Food Safety execution.
Some of the skills we found on co-manager resumes included "customer service," "store management," and "payroll." We have detailed the most important co-manager responsibilities below. Communication skills can be considered to be the most important personality trait for a co-manager to have. According to a co-manager resume, "top executives must be able to communicate clearly and persuasively" co-managers are able to use communication skills in the following example we gathered from a resume: "handled operations, including safety, loss prevention and daily communication. " While it may not be the most important skill, we found that many co-manager duties rely on leadership skills. This example from a co-manager explains why: "top executives must be able to lead an organization successfully by coordinating policies, people, and resources." This resume example is just one of many ways co-managers are able to utilize leadership skills: "interacted with site loss prevention, human resources and other members of leadership to bring resolution to issues and approach opportunities. " Another skill that is quite popular among co-managers is management skills. This skill is very critical to fulfilling every day responsibilities as is shown in this example from a co-manager resume: "top executives must shape and direct the operations of an organization" This example from a resume shows how this skill is used: "focused on fostering positive client experiences, human resource management, loss prevention and merchandising presentation. " A co-manager responsibilities sometimes require "problem-solving skills." The responsibilities that rely on this skills are shown by this resume excerpt: "top executives need to identify and resolve issues within an organization" This resume example shows how this skill is used by co-managers: "resolved customer service problems and assisted with loss prevention measures. " Another common skill for a co-manager to be able to utilize is "time-management skills." Top executives do many tasks at the same time, typically under their own direction, to ensure that their work gets done and that they meet their goals. A co-manager demonstrated the need for this skill by putting this on their resume: "provided clerical support to all stores in district to ensure company training and education deadlines. "
See the full list of co-manager skills.
Before becoming a co-manager, 52.4% earned their bachelor's degree. When it comes down to graduating with a master's degree, 4.2% co-managers went for the extra education. If you're wanting to pursue this career, it may be possible to be successful with a high school degree. In fact, most co-managers have a college degree. But about one out of every six co-managers didn't attend college at all.
The co-managers who went onto college to earn a more in-depth education generally studied business and marketing, while a small population of co-managers studied psychology and management.
Once you've obtained the level of education you're comfortable with, you might start applying to companies to become a co-manager. We've found that most co-manager resumes include experience from Hobby Lobby, Sonic, and Ollie's Bargain Outlet. Of recent, Hobby Lobby had 277 positions open for co-managers. Meanwhile, there are 142 job openings at Sonic and 51 at Ollie's Bargain Outlet.
But if you're interested in companies where you might earn a high salary, co-managers tend to earn the biggest salaries at Citigroup, Ascena Retail Group, and CVS Health. Take Citigroup for example. The median co-manager salary is $139,927. At Ascena Retail Group, co-managers earn an average of $131,044, while the average at CVS Health is $127,522. You should take into consideration how difficult it might be to secure a job with one of these companies.
View more details on co-manager salaries across the United States.
Some other companies you might be interested in as a co-manager include Walmart, Abercrombie & Fitch, and Starbucks. These three companies were found to hire the most co-managers from the top 100 U.S. educational institutions.