Corporate General Manager

OFO No: 121901

Other names for Corporate General Manager:

  • Business Operations Manager

What is a Corporate General Manager?

A Corporate General Manager holds a senior, responsible position in the company.

A Corporate General Manager needs to have a basic understanding of all the departments in the company.

They need to know and oversee all other managers and supervisors. They need to motivate their senior staff to make sure that the employees are working competently and efficiently. They make sure that the company is working towards goals and targets in the most profitable way.

In a small company, a Corporate General Manager will be in charge of almost all aspects of that company. In a larger company, they will have departmental managers that report to them.

What does a Corporate General Manager do?

  • researches goals and writes plans to achieve them
  • implements these plans
  • motivates departmental managers
  • recognises and encourages employees when a job is well done!
  • delegates responsibilities
  • makes sure company is running smoothly
  • troubleshoots and solves problems within the company
  • makes very important decisions
  • writes reports

Are you . . . ?

  • a good leader?
  • a person with a head for business?
  • a motivator?
  • a good communicator?
  • a person who leads by example?
  • a hard worker?
  • organised?
  • a good planner?
  • a good time manager?

How do I become a Corporate General Manager?

Managers don’t become Managers straight from college. A Corporate General Manager holds a senior position so it will take time and hard work and experience to get to this point.

Corporate General Managers have usually studied a diploma or degree in business management or a related qualification. They have also worked for a number of years collecting experience and knowledge. They work their way up through the company to a managerial position.

Once qualified, you will enter the company as a junior or as an assistant. From this position, you will need to learn as much as you can on the job. It’s advisable for you to collect more skills and training to jump ahead of the rest. You need to show that you’re motivated, a team player and that you’re responsible and hard-working enough to ‘manage’ a team or company before you will get promoted.

Corporate General Managers are usually older because it takes time to gather knowledge and experience.


  • Relevant qualification
  • Workplace experience


  • Relevant qualification
  • Honours in Management
  • Workplace experience


  • Relevant qualification
  • Masters in Management
  • Workplace experience


  • Other occupation / qualification
  • Advanced or Postgraduate Diploma in Management 
  • Workplace experience


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