Today, India is experiencing a Retail Industry Boom. The Retail Industry is one of the fastest growing industries in the country. It is a retail revolution brought on by rising demand by the country’s young working population living in nuclear families, liberalization in trade and the increase in an average Indian’s spending power. At this rate it is expected to become the world’s fifth largest consumer market. This means that graduates can look forward to rapid career growth in this young sector. And to be successful in this field a candidate needs to be dynamic, be able to multi-task and have excellent communication skills.
Who is a Retail Sales Associate
A Trainee Associate is the crucial bridge between the consumer and the company. He/She provides personalized sales and post sales support to customers with an aim to maximize sales through exceptional customer service. He/she displays merchandise, prepares products for sale, keeps the store secure, identifies opportunities for up selling and cross selling, and most importantly assists customers through the complete processes of sales in a confident, polite and persuasive manner.
What are the Job Prospects & Career Progression
A Trainee Associate can work in all retail outlets such as departmental stores, general stores, speciality stores, fresh food stores, quick service food stores, retail shops at supermarkets, hypermarkets, malls across all metropolitan and Tier 1 & 2 cities in India. A Trainee earns salary which is a combination of fixed component plus target based incentives.
Trainee Associate --> Senior Sales Executive --> Area Sales Manager --> Regional Sales Manager --> Marketing Manager --> Business Development Manager
What are the Common Designations in various Industries?
Sales Representative, Retail Sales Consultant, Sales Assistant, Sales Executive, Sales Officer, Sales Advisor