Profession department manager

Department managers are responsible for the operations of a certain division or department of a company. They ensure objectives and goals are reached and manage employees.

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Personality Type

Knowledge

  • Company policies

    The set of rules that govern the activity of a company.

  • Corporate social responsibility

    The handling or managing of business processes in a responsible and ethical manner considering the economic responsibility towards shareholders as equally important as the responsibility towards environmental and social stakeholders.

  • Strategic planning

    The elements defining the foundation and core of an organisation such as its mission, vision, values, and objectives.

Skills

  • Strive for company growth

    Develop strategies and plans aiming at achieving a sustained company growth, be the company self-owned or somebody else's. Strive with actions to increase revenues and positive cash flows.

  • Plan health and safety procedures

    Set up procedures for maintaining and improving health and safety in the workplace.

  • Ensure lawful business operations

    Comply with legislation in the daily operations of a company

  • Get involved in the day-to-day operation of the company

    Collaborate and perform hands-on work with other departments, managers, supervisors, and workers in different aspects of the business from preparing accounting reports, envisioning the marketing campaigns up to having contact with clients.

  • Manage staff

    Manage employees and subordinates, working in a team or individually, to maximise their performance and contribution. Schedule their work and activities, give instructions, motivate and direct the workers to meet the company objectives. Monitor and measure how an employee undertakes their responsibilities and how well these activities are executed. Identify areas for improvement and make suggestions to achieve this. Lead a group of people to help them achieve goals and maintain an effective working relationship among staff.

  • Follow company standards

    Lead and manage according to the organisation's code of conduct.

  • Abide by business ethical code of conducts

    Conform and follow the ethical code of conducts promoted by companies and businesses at large. Ensure that operations and activities do comply with the code of conduct and ethical operations the supply chain throughout.

  • Report on overall management of a business

    Prepare and present periodic reports on the operations, achievements, and results obtained during certain period to higher level managers and directors.

  • Liaise with managers

    Liaise with managers of other departments ensuring effective service and communication, i.e. sales, planning, purchasing, trading, distribution and technical.

  • Assume responsibility for the management of a business

    Adopt and assume the responsibility that entails running a business, prioritising the interest of its owners, the societal expectation, and the welfare of employees.

  • Conclude business agreements

    Negotiate, revise, and sign mercantile and business documents such as contracts, business agreements, deeds, purchases and wills, and bills of exchange.

  • Create a financial plan

    Develop a financial plan according to financial and client regulations, including an investor profile, financial advice, and negotiation and transaction plans.

  • Exercise stewardship

    Exercise stewardship to ensure the efficient and responsible planning and management of resources.

Optional knowledge and skills

marketing management develop organisational policies maintain relationship with customers make strategic business decisions apply business acumen integrate headquarter's guidelines into local operations develop company strategies establish communication with foreign cultures financial jurisdiction financial statements analyse business processes marketing principles manage budgets manage financial risk manage office facility systems financial forecasting hire new personnel interact with the board of directors share good practices across subsidiaries develop an organisational structure analyse business objectives supply chain management business process modelling prepare financial statements plan medium to long term objectives speak different languages analyse financial risk business management principles evaluate performance of organisational collaborators business loans financial management create a financial report describe the financial situation of a region control financial resources keep updated on the political landscape oversee quality control prospect new regional contracts develop professional network liaise with local authorities corporate law analyse market financial trends negotiate with stakeholders shape organisational teams based on competencies create a work atmosphere of continuous improvement impart business plans to collaborators subsidiary operations integrate strategic foundation in daily performance develop revenue generation strategies follow the statutory obligations international trade build business relationships manage contracts show an exemplary leading role in an organisation track key performance indicators banking activities shape corporate culture synthesise financial information execute marketing plan align efforts towards business development delegate activities project management cost management market entry planning accounting analyse business plans human resource management business law