What does an Executive Manager do?

An executive manager is responsible for overseeing the operations and activities of a department. They are responsible for ensuring that their department is operating without any issues. A few of the main duties of an executive manager are implementing department wide policies, allocating department resources, giving constructive feedback to employees, and collaborating with other departments. They also have to report the department's progress to upper management. Some of the jobs titles that an executive manager could grow into are chief executive officer and executive director.

An executive manager should have five years of experience in their respective field as well as an MBA. One of the most important skills that an executive manager will have is the ability to initiate change. Another skill is leadership as the executive manager will have many different employees looking to them for guidance. They also need to be able to effectively communicate with everyone in their department.

  • Guide employees through their development
  • Develop department wide reports on progress
  • Give constructive criticism to managers
  • Ensure that the department budget is being met
  • Implement department wide procedures
  • Ensure that the department is meeting its goals
  • Develop long term goals for the department
  • Ensure that employees are happy
  • MBA or Master's equivalent
  • Ability to create reports and presentations
  • Great public speaking skills
  • Deep knowledge of the market the company operates in
  • Ability to work independently and in a team
  • Ability to juggle multiple projects at once
  • Ability to give managers constructive criticism
  • Incredible communication skills
  • Ability to develop new company policies

Average Years of Experience

0 - 1
18%
2 - 4
50%
5 - 7
1%
8+
31%

Executive Manager Seniority Levels

President
18% made the transition
Chief Operating Officer
15% made the transition
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Executive Manager Salaries

Average Base Pay

$200,000 /yr
Same as national average
Not including cash compensation
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$150K
Median: $200K
$245K
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