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General Management

General Managers may take on multiple roles within the organization, taking a generalized approach to management that may include leadership of two or more areas. They provide oversight and strategies for business development and may manage and develop the implementation of general operating policies. 

Typical Activities

  • Manage a business unit with responsibility for budgets and profitability.
  • Provide governance and general leadership across different areas of the business.
  • Coordinate the proper allocation of resources.
  • May lead special projects in various areas.

Synonyms or related job titles

CEO, Managing Director, Business Unit Manager, President, Chief Executive Officer

Operations managers take responsibility of the general operations of the business, and work with various departments to ensure that the correct business strategies are being implemented in order to drive the growth of the business. 

They plan, direct, or coordinate the operations of organizations, overseeing multiple departments or locations. 

Typical Activities

  • Formulate policies, manage daily operations, and plan the use of materials and human resources.
  • Develop and implement enhancement of operating policies.

Synonyms or related job titles

COO, Chief Operations Officer, Chief Operating Officer, Operations Manager

Specialized General Management jobs that cannot be assigned to one of the specific subfamilies should be matched here, in "Other General Management Disciplines".