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Corporate General Manager

Corporate General Managers manage commercial, industrial, governmental or other organisations through departmental managers and subordinate executives.

Overview

Corporate General Managers manage commercial, industrial, governmental or other organisations through departmental managers and subordinate executives.

Day-to-day

  • plans policy, and sets standards and objectives for the organisation
  • provides direction and management of the organisation, and directs and endorses policy to fulfil objectives, achieve specific goals, and maximise profit and efficiency
  • assesses situations and responds accordingly by issuing commands and directives to subordinate staff
  • consults with immediate subordinates and departmental heads on matters such as methods of operation, equipment requirements, finance, sales and human resources
  • authorises the funding of major policy implementation programs
  • represents the organisation at official occasions, in negotiations, at conventions, seminars, public hearings and forums, and liaises between areas of responsibility
  • prepares, or arranges for the preparation of, reports, budgets and forecasts, and presents them to governing bodies
  • selects and manages the performance of senior staff
  • may undertake responsibility for some or all of accounting, sales, marketing, human resources and other specialist operations.

Considerations

  • stressful.

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To become a Corporate General Manager

  • You need a minimum of five years managerial experience to work as a Corporate General Manager. Formal qualifications might be useful but aren't essential. University is a common pathway.

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