India shares top position with other advanced countries of the world in the field of retail business. With more than four million retail outlets spreading in the length and breadth of the country, there is huge requirement of retail professionals here. According to reports, the country is in need of around 3.26 million retail professionals presently.
Most of the retail jobs opportunities in India are offered to people who are professionally trained with retail management degrees. These professionals have wide range of job opportunities to explore in sectors such as departmental stores, export houses and supply chains. Apart from, trained and experienced professionals are also recruited as retail managers in large number by manufacturing companies. These professionals help these companies gain direct access to customers.
Retailing jobs in India are not restricted to retail outlets and manufacturing companies only. Great numbers of insurance, banking and finance companies also look for retail managers to sell their products to customers directly. Retail management professionals have also gained much from the recent boom in the field of IT, IT-enabled services and telecommunication. Demands for these professionals are also great in health care and education sectors.
Retail Jobs in India 2011
Most of the retail jobs in India in 2011 are happening in hyper-stores, hyper-markets and FMCGs which deal in general merchandise, apparels, food products, home-wares and consumer durables. Important positions for which applications are sought in these employment venues include:
- Store Operations Manager
- Showroom Manager
- Customer Care Officer
- Sr. Officer (Sales & Marketing)
- Finance Manager
- Manager (Merchandising & Supply Chain)
- Quality Analyst
- Store Manage
- Sales Associate
- Procurement Executive
Cashier Retail Jobs
With the fast expansion of retail outlets in India, there is huge demand for efficient and experienced professionals to work as cashier. This job position does not necessarily require specific retail management degrees. But, the incumbent applying for the position should have sound work experience with reputed companies. Mostly, professionals for this post are recruited under job-titles like Backend Cashier, Cashier-cum-store Manager and Head-cashier.
Remuneration offered to employees at retail sector in India is decent. Mostly, professionals are offered monetary compensation in this sector according to their work experience, educational merit and post. Retail graduates from prestigious institutes get enormously high. With a experience of 5 to 7 years, these professionals can expect 7-digit pay-package.