Business Management, Strategy and Planning

Advertising Manager

Advertising Managers plan and direct all areas of the advertising arena. It’s the job of the Advertising Manager to plan and prepare advertising and promotional material to increase sales of products or services. They work with customers, company officials, sales departments and advertising agencies.

Agricultural Manager

Agricultural Manager’s job is to guide and assist farmers in maximizing the financial returns to their land by managing the day-to-day activities. Their duties and responsibilities vary widely.

Airline Station Manager

The job of an Airline Station Manager is to manage all flight & ground operations at an airport. Depending on the size of the airport the Airline Station Manager might even sell tickets and help with baggage etc.

Amusement Centre Manager

Amusement Centre Managers perform a variety of duties at amusement or recreation facilities to make sure the centre runs smoothly.

Animal Production Manager

Are you able to work alone or as part of a team and do you have a love of animals and the outdoors? The job of an Animal Production Manager is to co-ordinate and manage the day to day tasks in animal production on a farm. This might be the career you’re looking for!

Art Director

Art Director’s job is to oversee the artistic design of advertisements and print materials, as well as the filming of television commercials. They are the decision makers who are responsible for the quality of the finished product.

B&B Manager / Owner

A B&B Manager / Owner is responsible for the day-to-day management of a B&B (bed and breakfast) and its staff. They are also in charge of al the planning, organising and directing all services, including front-of-house (reception, reservations, housekeeping etc).

B&B Manager / Owner

A B&B Manager / Owner is responsible for the day-to-day management of a B&B (bed and breakfast) and its staff. They are also in charge of al the planning, organising and directing all services, including front-of-house (reception, reservations, housekeeping etc).

Bird (Avian) Farm Manager

A Bird (Avian) Farm Manager specialises in breeding various types of birds. For example: exotic species for pet shops or export or breeding chicks for poultry and/or egg-producing farmers.

Brand Manager

A Brand Manager’s most important job is to manage the sales and image of a product or service or entire company. They manage and control all aspects of marketing and advertising campaigns. It’s a very important job that effects all the departments and lower level senior positions, right down to entry level workers.

Business Analyst

Are you a problem solver? Are you interested in computer technology? Are you interested in how business works in general? If you are, then choosing the career path of a Business Analyst might be the right route for you!

Call / Contact Centre Manager

A Call / Contact Centre Manager is in charge of a call centre, its operations and staff. Some call centres are extremely large with a very big staff base while others may only have a handful of employees.

Chief Executive Officer – (CEO)

The Chief Executive Officer or CEO must decide and plan the way a company or organisation will work. The CEO must lead the company with help from the other managers.

Chief Information Officer – (CIO)

The CIO (Chief Information Officer) is the link between all the various information technologies within the company and the different departments throughout the company. Their position is to work with IT managers to co-ordinate and help solve information-related problems within the company.

Chief Operating Officer – (COO)

A COO holds a very senior position in the company. They make very important decisions regarding production and employee policies. The COO’s main task is to maximise profits without losing or harming the customer’s experience. They are in charge of making sure the company is running as smoothly as possible.

Clothing Manager

They are in charge of quality standards and that the clothes are manufactured to the right price, specifications and on time. They are in charge of quality standards and that the clothes are manufactured to the right price, specifications and on time.

Contract Manager

A Contract Manager has a very responsible job. They’re charge of contracts between company and its suppliers and customers. They work in a variety of different industries, government, NGO’s and other organisations where contracts need to be drawn up. Every contract is unique and needs to be tailor-made to suit a particular situation.

Corporate General Manager

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.

Corporate Service Manager

A Corporate Services Manager holds a senior position in the company. Depending on what industry the Corporate Services Manager works in, their job description could be slightly different. They manage the relationship between the company and its customers. They work closely with HR, marketing and PR departments.

Creative Director

Do you have a wonderfully imaginative and creative mind? Does the world of advertising excite you? As a Creative Director you will be responsible in developing high-level concepts for design projects and company branding.

Credit Manager

A Credit Manager’s main job is to collect the money owed on services rendered or products sold. Some companies employ Credit Managers to track these payments and even take part in face-to-face collection or implement necessary legal action. The Credit Manager works together with the accounting department, banks and credit agencies.

Crop Production Manager

Crop Production Managers are responsible for managing staff and workers to produce crops on farms. They oversee and co-ordinate the planting, irrigation, spraying, weeding, harvesting and grading of crops.

Customer Service Manager

If you like working and helping people and have a passion for business, then maybe becoming a Customer Service Manager is the right career path for you! Customer Service Managers may also be known as Customer Care Agents, Customer Relations Managers or Corporate Service Managers.

Day Care Centre Manager/Owner

Day Care Centre Managers run day care centres that care for children before and after school and during school holidays. Sometimes the day care centre will open after school and during school holidays as well.

Day Spa General Manager

A Day Spa General Manager generally works in a hotel, resort or safari lodge. They are in charge of the daily running of the spa as well as monitoring and managing staff, ordering stock and making sure that the guests/clients are satisfied with their spa treatments.

Director

A Board of Directors is a group of elected or appointed people who watch over (babysit) the activities, projects etc of a company. They make sure the company is on track and productive. A Director does not have to be an employee of that company.

Engineering Manager

An Engineering Manager is in charge of the design & construction of large engineering or process plants.

Entrepreneur

An Entrepreneur is a risk-taker! They are brave, ambitious and hard working. An Entrepreneur is a person who starts a new business or buys a franchise. The most common problem facing Entrepreneurs is finance. Either you have to have enough money of your own to start a business or manage to access a loan.

Event Manager

Do you have a creative flair and excellent communication skills? Are you friendly, outgoing and spontaneous and have the ability to manage people? Event Management might be the job you’re looking for? Event Managers are in charge and responsible for the event/s.

Film Director

A Film Director is the person responsible for co-ordinating and overseeing every aspect of making a movie/film. They are involved from the very start to the finish.

Financial Manager

A career in finance is all about the management of the money side of a business, organisation or government department.

Food & Beverage Manager

Food and Beverage Managers are responsible for co-ordinating all food and beverage requirements for hotels, conference centres, fast food outlets, lodges and restaurants.

Food & Beverage Manager

Food and Beverage Managers are responsible for co-ordinating all food and beverage requirements for hotels, conference centres, fast food outlets, lodges and restaurants.

Food Services Manager

A Food Services Manager is a person who is responsible for managing and co-ordinating the supply of food to a large number of people.

Franchisee

Franchising is the fastest growing industry in the country. A franchisee is the person who buys a concept/business from the franchisor (seller of concept/business). Many successful entrepreneurs may decide to franchise (or sell) their idea, which results in them not only sharing their success with others, but also earning money from it.

Game Farm Manager

In South Africa, Game Farm Managers are responsible for breeding and rearing of high quality game animals (eg zebra, springbok, rhino, etc) for resale. They participate in game captures to fulfil orders placed by buyers and ensure the safety and well- being of the animals during capturing.

General Manager

The job of a General Manager is to plan, organise, direct and control the daily work in a business or organisation.

Health & Safety Manager

A Health & Safety Manager is responsible for the health and safety of their employees while they are at work. If you’re reliable and responsible and have no problem following rules, this may be the career you’re looking for.

Health & Safety Manager

A Health & Safety Manager is responsible for the health and safety of their employees while they are at work. If you’re reliable and responsible and have no problem following rules, this may be the career you’re looking for.

Horse Stud Manager

A Horse Stud Manager or “stud master” is a person responsible for an employer’s breeding stock. He/she’s is responsible for the stables, breeding, health, training and selling of horses. They are in charge of the promotion and marketing of the stud. This job is mostly office based.

Hotel Manager

A Hotel Manager is the person who is responsible for the entire running operations of a hotel. The Hotel Manager will not sit in an office all day but also move around the hotel to make sure everyone is doing their job and that the whole establishment is running smoothly.

Human Resource Manager

Are you fair minded and diplomatic? Can you cope with conflicting points of view? Are you persuasive and pleasant and able to work well with varying personality types? Why not consider a career in Human Resources?

Internal Audit Manager

Internal Audit Managers have a very important advisory job. They are responsible for improving and adding value to the company’s operating procedures. Internal Audit Managers do not implement procedures but they are there to advise all the other managers and the Board of Directors.

Internal Auditor

An Internal Auditor has the very responsible job of researching, evaluating and improving strategies to manage risk, control and governance within a company or organisation.

Logistics Manager

A Logistics Manager heads up companies that are involved in the moving, handling or storing goods in any industry – transferring goods and materials from manufacturers and suppliers through to customers. This can be carried out locally, regionally, nationally or internationally.

Management Analyst

Management Analysts are sometimes referred to as management consultants. They provide corporations and government agencies with the expertise needed to solve management problems quickly.

Management Consultant

Management Consultants are also known as Management Analysts. They analyse management problems and make suggestions to solve them. Management problems can include better control over expenses and stock, re-organising the corporate structure, eliminating duplicated or non-essential managerial positions etc.

Managing Director

A Managing Director holds a very senior position in a company. They are a voting member of the Board of Directors.
Managing Directors are usually directly responsible for the company’s successes and failures. He or she therefore, strives to encourage managers to get the best out of the employees.

Marketing Manager

A Marketing Manager is in charge of the marketing department in a company or organisation. It’s a senior position. A Marketing Manager will need to understand the needs and wants of customers and direct the creative and marketing departments to maximise sales for the product/s or service/s.

Office Manager

An Office Manager is responsible for co-ordinating work flow and hiring, training, and supervising office staff.

Payroll Manager

The main job of a Payroll Manager is to ensure that all payments of salaries to employees are accurate and up to date.

Physical Asset Manager

There are 2 kinds of Asset Managers: (1) Physical Assets – these are assets you can physically touch, eg: property, boats, cars, coins etc. These are not easily converted to cash. (2) Non-physical Assets – These have monetary value but you cannot touch, eg: investments, shares, bonds etc.

Policy and Planning Managers

A Policy & Planning Manager holds a very senior position in the company. They are responsible for the planning and directing of corporate policies and strategic goals and targets within the company.

Post Office Manager

A Post Office Manager is the person who is in charge of a Post Office. They will be responsible for the efficient running of the office as well as manage the staff.

Project Manager

Project Managers are like ‘team leaders’. They work across ALL industries so depending which industry you choose, you may need different qualifications and skills. You can find Project Managers in (for example): Construction, IT, Design, Business etc.

Public Relations Manager

A Public Relations Manager may be called a PR Manager. A Public Relations Manager can work for a large company in PR department or for an individual, for example a celebrity or politician. Their main job is to monitor how the company (or person) is viewed by the public, customers and the media.

Recreation Manager

A Recreation Manager develops programmes at a recreational centre to improve the quality of life for the individuals at the centre.

Restaurant Manager

Restaurant Managers operate for others or run their own restaurants. They are responsible for the quality and reputation of the restaurant. They handle a wide range of administrative and HR duties, including hiring staff and training staff to provide quality food and service.

Retail Manager

A Retail Manager is responsible for the day-to-day management of a store or a specific department in a large chain store.

Sales Manager

The main job of a Sales Manager is to monitor and control sales in the company. This job also requires the Sales Manager to manage and train the sales team. A Sales Manager holds a very senior position in a company. They will need relevant qualifications, work experience and a bag full of skills.

Salon Manager

A Salon Manager usually has a beauty qualification and has worked in the industry for a few years to get experience before being appointed this position. They are in charge of running the operations of the salon effectively.

Special Forces Manager

A Special Forces Manager is a highly trained and qualified member of the SANDF. They are responsible for the management of the special forces operations which includes training, preparation and monitoring military operations.

Stage Manager

A Stage Manager’s number one job is people management. It is their role to organise all aspects of a theatre production for the successful delivery of the show.

Stud and Stable Manager

Horse racing is a huge industry in SA. It’s growing and contributes a lot to our national economy. Stud and Stable Managers are equine (horse) specialists who look after and manage the horses whole they’re in the stables.

Supply & Distribution Manager

A Supply and Distribution Manager usually works in a warehouse and is responsible for the planning, co-ordination, directing and controlling the supply of the goods which are made by the company. They are also in charge of the storage and distribution of the goods.

Supply & Distribution Manager

A Supply and Distribution Manager usually works in a warehouse and is responsible for the planning, co-ordination, directing and controlling the supply of the goods which are made by the company. They are also in charge of the storage and distribution of the goods.

Television Director

A Television Director plans and co-ordinates various aspects of television production, such as selecting scripts, co-ordinating writing, directing, editing and arranging financing.

Tour Manager

Does a career in organising and accompanying holidaymakers on tours through various locations and countries both local and overseas excite you? Then a career in tourism management could be just what you are looking for.

Tourism Marketing Manager

A Tourism Marketing Manager will work for a tourism company, coach or tour company, or other tourist related organisation. They will be in charge of the marketing and advertising campaigns for these companies.

Transport Service Manager

A Transport Service Manager usually works in a large production company and is responsible for planning transport routing schedules, dispatching transport (road, rail, air, sea) and directing the operations to make sure goods arrive at their destination timeously and unharmed.

Warehouse Manager

The main job of a Warehouse Manager is to manage the staff of a warehouse or storage facility. The Warehouse Manager makes sure that everyone is doing their work so the ‘flow’ of goods (in and out) is on time.

Wildlife Manager

A Wildlife Manager’s number one job and responsibility is to ensure that wild animals (including aquatic) maintain healthy populations sizes. Wildlife Managers can work in game parks, forests, deserts or in any location where wildlife management needs to take place.