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Corporate General Manager

Also known as Chief Operating Officer.

Plans, organises, directs, controls and reviews the day-to-day operations and major functions of a commercial, industrial, governmental or other organisation through departmental managers and subordinate executives.


Tasks Include:


  • planning policy, and setting standards and objectives for organisations
  • providing day-to-day direction and management of organisations, and directing and endorsing policy to fulfil objectives, achieve specific goals, and maximise profit and efficiency
  • assessing changing situations and responding accordingly by issuing commands and directives to subordinate staff
  • consulting with immediate subordinates and departmental heads on matters such as methods of operation, equipment requirements, finance, sales and human resources
  • authorising the funding of major policy implementation programs
  • representing the organisation at official occasions, in negotiations, at conventions, seminars, public hearings and forums, and liaising between areas of responsibility
  • preparing, or arranging for the preparation of, reports, budgets and forecasts, and presenting them to governing bodies
  • selecting and managing the performance of senior staff
Specialisations
  • Assistant Commissioner (Police)
  • Hospital Administrator
  • Managing Editor
  • Trade Union Secretary
Job prospects for in Victoria

Employment prospects
There are currently 13,100 General Managers in Victoria. Over the next five years, the size of this relatively large occupation is expected to grow. Employment prospects for the next five years are good.

Average weekly wage
$1,448.70

Hourly earnings
$39.30

For more information about this occupation at a national level visit the Job Outlook website. External link

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