Retail Area Manager manages and leads retail store managers in a given geographic area to maximize sales and profitability. Develops and implements policies for area stores. Being a Retail Area Manager typically requires a bachelor's degree. Typically reports to a District Store Manager. The Retail Area Manager manages subordinate staff in the day-to-day performance of their jobs. True first level manager. Ensures that project/department milestones/goals are met and adhering to approved budgets. Has full authority for personnel actions. To be a Retail Area Manager typically requires 5 years experience in the related area as an individual contributor. 1 - 3 years supervisory experience may be required. Extensive knowledge of the function and department processes.