Chief Executives and Senior Managers
The Chief Executives and Senior Managers are the big cheeses of any business. They can work in the public or private sector and are responsible for running the organisation. The buck stops with them.
Chief Executives are the highest level managers who are responsible for the whole company, including the Senior Managers. Their salary can range from £50,000 to £250,000 per year.
Senior Managers report directly to the Chief Executive. They focus on the critical areas of a business, such as finance, sales, marketing, customer service, and operations.
In many cases, people work up through the ranks and gain experience in their chosen careers before they land their first job as a Chief Executive or Senior Manager. Similarly, most Chief Executives will have worked as a Senior Manager before they made it to CEO.
This is a career that takes time to establish and is not promised. If you decided to become a Doctor, for example, as long as you pass your exams, and demonstrate competency, you’d find a job as a Doctor. But that’s not necessarily the same in roles as a CEO.
You’ll need to be a great leader, a talented analyst and brilliant at communication and strategy to make it to Senior Manager and CEO status. You can determine if this is the path you’d like to choose by starting with courses on leadership, or UK employment law.