The manager is responsible under the supervision of the Board for price control and distribution
Checks the effectiveness of the equipment and make sure that it is maintained at all times
The Manager is responsible for merchandising and marketing the product.
What skills should the co-operative manager have?
The manager should have strong decision making skills
A manager must be able to resolve conflict
He/she must have the basic knowledge or expertise of the product being produced or service being rendered.
A manager is responsible for all the day to day tasks, therefore his /her attention for detail must be exceptional.
He/she must be honest and clear about all the aspects of the business whether good or bad.
His/her people skills will provide a strong platform for productivity, as this will ensure that members and employees are happy in their workplace.
Must be able to communicate effectively through speech and written word
He/ she must be well equipped to understand economical, political and financial trends
The manager must be confident in everything that he/she does
The physical appearance of the manager must always be neat
The work space must be organised, secretarial and punctuality will convey a subtle message that the co-operative is living out its success.
The personal qualities of a manager are intellectual, physical well-being, a value and moral system, practical experience, interpersonal relationships and credibility by knowing him/herself and being honest with regards to his/her strengths and weaknesses.