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


  • 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.


  • stressful.

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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