What does a Business Manager do?

Business managers are responsible for the development of the business management goals and objectives with an eye on changes that will ultimately lead to growth and prosperity at a company. Business managers supervise and lead the company's operations and its employees, and they are responsible for various tasks that ensure employees are both efficient and productive. They implement business strategies, evaluate overall and specific company performance, and supervise staff and employees.

Business managers design and implement plans and strategies that promote the attainment of reasonably-set company goals. They work to ensure that company resources are adequate and suitable so that activities and goals can be completed. They organize and coordinate operations that ensure productivity is efficient and the schedule remains timely. In the employee supervision role, business managers provide feedback and suggestions that improve effectiveness and efficiency. Some also represent the company at events or conventions. Business managers need a bachelor’s degree and an MBA.

What responsibilities are common for Business Manager jobs?
  • Define strategy, organize, mobilize and work the hands-on delivery.
  • Develop marketing collateral (case studies, references, client quotes, etc).
  • Assist with managing and growing a team of professionals, including team lead(s).
  • Provide product gap and development feedback to appropriate business unit.
  • Manage risk and financial performance of engagements including billing, collections, and project budgets.
  • Cost proposal support for assigned programs and proposal price analysis/strategy development.
  • Perform data mining for both monthly and ad hoc reporting requirements.
  • Lead launch of new products to the sales force and channel.
  • Collect fiscal and operational data to assist with the completion of monthly, quarterly and annual reports.
  • Submit accurate and timely reports regarding expenses, activities, results, market position, and forecasts.
  • Develop capture strategies for sales targets that align with practice area goals and business model.
  • Maintain office staff by manage the recruitment, selection, orientation, and training of associates.
  • Assist the executive director in completing the annual budget.
  • Manage and assist with day to day operations.
  • Maintain, modify and create oracle and SQL tables to assist reporting development.
  • Focus people on key priorities and guide them to achieve their goals.
  • Exercise judgment within defined procedures and practices to determine appropriate action.
  • Develop and build deal structures, parameters and templates, and forms.
  • Responsible for successfully hiring, leading, and managing a team of sales representatives.
What are the typical qualifications for Business Manager jobs?
  • Bachelor's or Graduate's Degree in business, computer science, engineering or information systems, or equivalent experience.
  • Comfortable working alone or with staff to conduct plans for a budget, business process analysis, and market segmentation.
  • Is a leader and problem solver with a collaborative spirit and Demonstrable business acumen.
  • Prior experience as a consultant.
  • Sound judgment and decision making skills with an eye on operational excellence at all times.
  • Pay strict attention to details.
EducationBachelor's Degree
Work/Life Balance
3.7 ★
Salary Range--
Career Opportunity
3.8 ★
Avg. Experience2-4 years

Business Manager Salaries

Average Base Pay

$90,500 /yr
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Not including cash compensation
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$60K
Median: $91K
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Business Manager Career Path

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Read what Business Manager professionals have to say about their job experiences and view top companies for this career.
Inhabit Staging & DesignInhabit Staging & Design
Business Manager
3 Aug 2022

“Get to work with everyone on the team daily and they're all really nice and fun.”

Nationwide Building SocietyNationwide Building Society
Business Lead
13 May 2022

“NBS is a great employer and offers the ability to really shape your career and develop”

HDFC Standard Life InsuranceHDFC Standard Life Insurance
Senior Corporate Agency Manager
15 July 2022

“Systematic progress in Increment and Regular RR Plus potential to earn maximum and grow the career”

CiplaCipla
Area Business Manager
9 Apr 2022

“Cipla is a company where your actual development begins and you start your career growth in terms of promotion and salary”

BarclaysBarclays
Senior Business Manager
17 May 2022

“Some of the people are amazing and go above and beyond what is asked of them.”

The Learning Experience UKThe Learning Experience UK
Business Manager
25 May 2022

“Management have also been absolutely amazing and have shown me nothing but amazing things ahead in my career and for the setting.”

GeBBS Healthcare SolutionsGeBBS Healthcare Solutions
Deputy Manager Business Excellence
2 June 2022

“It is a great journey to work with top notch leaders and I greatly appreciate the initiative taken by GeBBS.”

WellMed Medical ManagementWellMed Medical Management
Physician Business Manager
13 Apr 2022

“You get to work with a great collaborative team and strategize together on how to grow your clients.”

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Frequently asked questions about the role and responsibilities of a Business Manager

When working as a Business Manager, the most common skills you will need to perform your job and for career success are Hadoop Mapreduce, VERBAL Communication, Pipeline, Written Communication and Probability Distributions.

The most similar professions to Business Manager are:
  • Sales Representative
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  • Administrative Assistant
  • Customer Service Representative

The most common qualifications to become a Business Manager is a minimum of a Bachelor's Degree and an average of 0 - 1 of experience not including years spent in education and/or training.

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