What does a Grocery Manager do?

Grocery managers oversee the daily operations at grocery stores and big-box retailers with a grocery department and oversee all grocery store staff. As managers, they resolve any employee disputes that arise, direct staff, assign duties, and discipline staff if needed. They're also responsible for scheduling shifts and vacation days, and when necessary, they dispense employee paychecks on the agreed-upon schedule. They hire and train new grocery store staff members and operate cash registers and ring up customer purchases.

Grocery managers regularly inspect the store to determine what tasks need to be completed by staff and monitor inventory and update logs. They pay close attention to store inventory, looking for expired or spoiled items, empty shelves, retail areas, messes, or spills that need clean up. They listen to customer complaints and work together to find satisfying resolutions, including a refund or store credit, and they reconcile store transactions and prepare bank deposits. Grocery managers need a high-school diploma or GED and pass work experience in management or a grocery department

EducationBachelor's Degree
Work/Life Balance
2.6 ★
Salary Range--
Career Opportunity
3.4 ★
Avg. Experience0-1 Year

Grocery Manager Salaries

Average Base Pay

€38,549 /yr
Same as national average
Not including cash compensation
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Median: €39K
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Grocery Manager Career Path

Learn how to become a Grocery Manager, what skills and education you need to succeed, and what level of pay to expect at each step on your career path.

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Grocery Manager Insights

Read what Grocery Manager professionals have to say about their job experiences and view top companies for this career.
Grocery Manager
2 Apr 2021

“Staff is fun and understanding”

Food LionFood Lion
Perishable Manager
3 Sep 2021

“Pay is not that good compared to its competitors”

Food LionFood Lion
Grocery Manager
28 Apr 2021

“Good Pay (could be better)”

Real Canadian SuperstoreReal Canadian Superstore
Grocery Manager
9 Nov 2021

“Great people to work with”

Food LionFood Lion
Perishable Manager
10 Mar 2021

“There is a decent pay rate”

Woolworths GroupWoolworths Group
Grocery Manager
10 Nov 2021

“Good money if you stick to hours”

Country GrocerCountry Grocer
Grocery Supervisor
11 May 2021

“Great people to work with”

Lee's MarketplaceLee's Marketplace
Dairy Manager
1 Feb 2021

“great people to work with”

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Frequently asked questions about the role and responsibilities of a grocery manager

The most similar professions to grocery manager are:
  • Store Manager
  • Kitchen Manager
  • Restaurant Manager
  • General Manager

The most common qualifications to become a grocery manager is a minimum of a Bachelor's Degree and an average of 0 - 1 of experience not including years spent in education and/or training.