6. Area Manager
Responsibilities: As an area (or regional) manager you are tasked with setting sales targets, maximising sales and profitability, providing support, and keeping your team happy and motivated in a retail environment.
Education: Employers primarily look for candidates with experience in a managerial role. Of course, a degree in retail management, business or marketing is a plus.
Key skills/traits: This is a very challenging job, and you should be able to work well under pressure, demonstrate confidence, drive and enthusiasm, and have a strong commercial acumen.
Average pay per year: 10,800,000 JPY (£59,050)