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Business Management

Business Management

Management involves getting people to work towards and accomplish goals. It involves organising staff, deciding what must be done first and who gets what supplies. A manager will be expected to lead staff so that they perform at their best. They will need to understand their employee’s strengths and what is required of each task, so they will give people the jobs they’ll be best at.

It is a demanding position, you will have responsibility for recruitment and for the proper use of money, with many people depending on you.

Educational requirements can vary greatly, often employers are looking for specific personality features, such as business sense and how easily you get on with people. Specific knowledge and experience of working in whichever area you’ll be managing in is also prized, managers in sales companies would often have worked as sales people for a long time. Knowledge and skills picked up on business courses would be valuable too. Useful areas would include marketing, business analysis and company organisation.

Occupations in Business Management
(sorted by Job Zone)

Call Centre Manager

Call centre managers are responsible for standards and targets relating to customer service, such as customer service targets, improvement and development of particular areas of the centre and staff management.

Cinema Manager

A cinema manager is responsible for the efficient running of all day-to-day activities and services of the cinema.

Department Manager
Responsible for all aspects of department including staff management, ensuring high standards of customer service and achieving budgets.
Front Office Junior Manager
Supervise the work of office administration or customer service employees to ensure adherence to quality standards, deadlines and proper procedures.
General Manager

A general manager is a business executive who usually oversees a company or organisations marketing and sales functions, as well as the day-to-day business operations.

Hospitality Manager

Supervise and control the running of hotels or Leisure/Hospitality company and ensures that customers are satisfied.

Music Manager

Looks after bands of musicians and/or the recording, marketing and promotion of their music.

Project Manager

Co-ordinates all aspects of a project and ensures completion on schedule.

Retail Manager

Supervises and manages the running of a retail outlet or shop.

Restaurant / Catering Manager

Supervises and manages the running of a restaurant or a catering service.

Travel Agency Manager
Manages a travel business by looking after the staff, products, marketing and day to day activities.
Area Sales Manager

In charge of a team of sales managers in a particular district or region.

Bank / Financial Manager

Plans, directs and co-ordinate activities of workers in bank/financial setting. Establish and maintain relationships with clients, oversees the flow of cash and financial instruments.

Brand Manager - Marketing

Organises and oversees the promotion, sales, and overall image associated with a certain brand or branded products and services.

Business Consultant

Provides objective advice, expertise and specialist skills with the aim of creating value, maximising growth or improving the business performance of their clients.

Client Relations Manager

Works as part of a sales team typically acting as the main point of contact for the organisation’s clients.

Distribution Manager

The Distribution Transport Manager is responsible for the efficient flow of stock within a company or organisation.

Fund Manager

An investment expert whose job it is to seek out and manage the best investment opportunities for a clients funds.

Hotel General Manager

Responsibility for the functioning of the hotel, co-ordinating the team efforts of staff, securing additional business and controlling costs.

Human Resources / Personnel Manager

Responsible for recruitment of staff, internal staff development, employee training and development.

Information Systems Manager

Uses a knowledge of computer systems to manage and run the IT needs of an organisation.

Management Accountant

Management accountants provide business data and analysis to managers within organisations to assist in business decision-making and control

Management Associate
A trainee management position held by graduates on entering an organisation.
Management Consultant

Provides professional management advice and direction to businesses and associations.

Personnel Manager

Plans, directs, and coordinates the human resource management activities of an organisation.

Taxation Consultant

Advises businesses and private individuals on taxation issues.

Managing Director

Responsible for the overall business performance of a company.