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ISCO 08 Code 5222     Shop supervisors

Lead Statement
Shop supervisors supervise and coordinate the activities of shop sales assistants, checkout operators and other workers in retail and wholesale shops such as supermarkets and department stores.

Task statement
Tasks include:

  • planning and preparing work schedules and assigning staff to specific duties;
  • instructing staff on sales procedures, including how to handle difficult or complex cases;
  • ensuring that customers receive prompt service;
  • participating in and providing advice to managers on interviewing, hiring training, evaluating, promoting and dismissing staff, and resolving staff grievances;
  • examining returned goods and deciding on appropriate action;
  • taking inventory of goods for sale and ordering new stock;
  • ensuring that goods and services are correctly priced and displayed;
  • ensuring that safety procedures are enforced.

Included occupations
Examples of the occupations classified here:

  • Checkout supervisor
  • Supermarket supervisor

Excluded occupations
Some related occupations classified elsewhere:

  • Shop managers - 1420
  • Shopkeepers - 5221
  • Street stall salesperson - 5230


  • Operators of small shops for whom the management and supervision of staff is not a significant component of the work are classified in Unit group 5221, Shopkeepers. 
  • Shop managers who, in addition to supervision of staff, perform management tasks such as determining product mix, overall setting of prices, budgeting and making decisions on staff levels, selection and recruitment are classified in Unit group 1420, Shop managers.

ISCO 88 Code(s) 5220, part
(Updated; 17.03.09) (NCvB; Mei 2010)