In today’s uncertain economic climate, it can be hard to predict which companies will be around for the long haul. However, the recent excitement of the arrival in Canada of major successful US retailers has restored confidence in retail job seekers. Recently, there has been growth resulting in the creation and retention of more retail jobs, not only in stores, but also in the company flagship and headquarters that support and manage them.
A retail career can offer a competitive salary, career advancement and the ability to travel. A profession in retail integrates the understanding and implementation of many different business disciplines including accounting, marketing, finance, human resources. The prerequisites for the success in retail besides hard work include analytical skills, creativity, decisiveness, flexibility, initiative, leadership, organization, risk taking, stress tolerance, perseverance and enthusiasm.
Bruce co-founded IQ PARTNERS in 2001 and currently operates as Managing Partner. His personal background includes hands-on management experience in sales, marketing and marketing services. He has built management teams for a wide variety of marketing, communications, media and technology companies. He has also participated in several M&A transactions for service-based companies and is frequently called upon as a resource in the planning and negotiation of such deals.