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What Does a Store Keeper Do? Duties and Roles.

Storekeepers are very essential for the proper functioning of any shop; small and large shops alike. When it comes to storekeeper jobs, you can expect to succeed if you are good at a number of skills including customer service and the ability to multitask. A good storekeeper must be willing to work outside of the usual 8 – 5 and also work on weekends depending on if the shop opens on both Saturday and Sunday or only Saturday. 

We have recently had a hike in storekeeper vacancies on our TonatonJOBS platform. This includes variants of storekeeper jobs such as store manager, store officer, and assistant storekeeper roles. This usually happens when there are demands for more workers in the field. If you have always wanted to start a career in store management, retail and shopping, then this article is for you. We will look at who exactly a storekeeper is, what they do, the salary range, and how to get a job as a storekeeper in Ghana. 

A Short Outlook on the Retail Industry in Ghana. 

The retail industry in Ghana has been growing. Even though the coronavirus pandemic period hit a lot of businesses, most of them are making a huge comeback including small and large stores. New shops keep popping up and the retail industry in Ghana has been projected to grow to US$33.16 billion by 2024. 

Who is a Storekeeper?

A storekeeper is a qualified professional responsible for the day-to-day running of a store or shop. The storekeeper performs many tasks in order to realize their primary responsibility which is to generate sales and keep the store running. 

The storekeeper may find themselves in different roles or titles depending on their level of seniority in the organization or shop. 

Most stores in Ghana are small and have few employees that the storekeeper manages. In large shops such as Shoprite and Game, storekeepers could have a manager with the title of store manager. This manager could have an assistant who helps oversee the work of the other storekeepers.  

Let’s take a look at what exactly storekeepers in Ghana do. 

What Does a Storekeeper Do?

As mentioned in our introduction, a typical storekeeper is a jack of several skills. This section takes a look at the general things that are required in an everyday setting in a store.  

Duties and Responsibilities of a Storekeeper 

  1. Maintain a clean and safe working environment in accordance with standards.
  2. Order and track the delivery of supplies.
  3. Keep a record of sales and restock the store accordingly.
  4. Maintain receipts, records, and withdrawals of the stockroom
  5. Operate computers, RF scanners, and be able to use other technology used in the shop. 
  6. Maintain a neat and orderly store in compliance with all governmental regulations.
  7. Maintain an orderly and safe work area and maintain familiarity with operating procedures, general rules, and regulations
  8. Inspect deliveries for damage or discrepancies; report those to account for reimbursements and record-keeping
  9. Coordinate the handling of freight, the movement of equipment, and necessary minor repairs
  10. Monitor Periodic Automatic Replacement levels for all food items to ensure proper levels.
  11. Perform any other duties as assigned by the management or supervisors. 
  12. Manage and train store staff.

Skills and Requirements for Success as a Storekeeper

Skills

  1. Active Listening
  2. Good Communication
  3. Stock Control.
  4. Packaging.
  5. Inventory Control
  6. Customer service.
  7. People leadership. 
  8. Sales experience.
  9. Sales leadership

Requirements

Being a storekeeper especially at entry-level positions doesn’t often require much. A basic understanding of how a store operates, how to work with people, manage customers, and more importantly a spirit of learning. This is because you will learn a lot on the job and if you cannot adapt, you may end up losing your job. 

These are some of the requirements for an entry-level storekeeper or shopkeeper role

  1. Must be organized and punctual.
  2. Well-presented and professional.
  3. A high school qualification or equivalent.
  4. Prior experience in retail, preferably in a management position, would be advantageous.
  5. Excellent verbal and written communication skills.
  6. Proficient in Microsoft Office.
  7. Good at the use of inventory and sales management software.
  8. Customer service

For High-level management positions, you will need some education. The popular qualification is often a degree in a relevant field. Fields related to retail include retail management, supply chain, marketing, logistics, customer service, etc. 

Related Job Titles to Storekeeper

  1. Store Manager
  1. Store Supervisor
  1. Retailer
  1. Salesperson
  1. Retail Associate

Storekeeper Salary in Ghana

The salary for a storekeeper in Ghana is GHS979 – GHS2,878 according to information provided by the Paylab website. 

Even though is the average salary range, your specific salary may be more or less depending on your actual role and responsibilities. Another determining factor is the offer and your acceptance of it. The information Paylab provided is only for informational purposes so do well to do your own due diligence and negotiate before accepting a job offer. 

How to Get a Storekeeper job in Ghana

The first step is to visit the TonatonJOBS platform to create a profile. It is an easy process and takes only a few minutes to complete. 

Creating your profile is the easiest way to build your resume which potential employers will use to shortlist you. The platform has lots of housekeeping jobs in Ghana, storekeeper jobs, waiter jobs, and receptionist jobs waiting to be filled. 

The next step is to go to the storekeeper category and apply for jobs in your preferred location. Or simply jobs that you want. Once you find them, click on the “Apply Now” button to apply with your newly created profile or the “Call Employer” button to make any inquiries about the role. Make sure not to pay any fees. 

The final step is to prepare for an interview. Due to the nature of the job, you can expect it will require practical problem-solving skills which you may already have. But answering the common interview questions may not be something you know. Go through some practice over answering any question you think might be asked and prepare adequately for the interview.

Conclusion

The retail industry in Ghana is set for some growth. This might explain the increase in storekeeper job vacancies on our TonatonJOBS platform. You do not need a lot of educational qualifications to get an entry-level storekeeper job but you do need at least a degree t stand a chance at management-level roles. You the TonatonJOBS portal to easily find and apply for Storekeeper jobs across Ghana

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