0016 Senior Managers – Goods Production, Utilities, Transportation and Construction
Senior managers in this unit group plan, organize, direct, control and evaluate, through middle managers, the overall operations of goods production, utility, transportation and construction companies. They formulate policies which establish the direction to be taken by these companies, either alone or in conjunction with other members of a board of directors.
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- chief executive officer (CEO) – manufacturing company
- chief financial officer (CFO) – urban transit system
- corporate controller, logging company
- executive vice-president – railway
- general manager, trucking company
- president, residential construction company
- publishing house general manager
- regional vice-president, petroleum production company
- vice-president, finance – mining company
- vice-president, marketing – airline
- vice-president, operations – electric power company
- vice-president, sales – pulp and paper manufacturing
Senior managers in this unit group perform some or all of the following duties:
Senior managers in this unit group may specialize in areas such as finance, marketing or human resources or in a particular product area.
- Establish objectives for the company and formulate or approve policies and programs
- Authorize and organize the establishment of major departments and associated senior staff positions
- Allocate material, human and financial resources to implement company policies and programs; establish financial and administrative controls; formulate and approve promotional campaigns; and approve overall personnel planning
- Select middle managers, directors or other executive staff
- Co-ordinate the work of regions, divisions or departments
- Represent the company or delegate representatives to act on behalf of the company in negotiations or other official functions.
- A university degree or college diploma in engineering, business administration, commerce or other discipline related to the company's product is usually required.
- Several years of experience as a middle manager in goods production, utilities, transportation or construction are usually required.
- Specialization in a particular functional area or product is possible through specific university or college training in that area or through previous experience.
- Senior managers in finance usually require a professional accounting designation.
- The boundaries of this unit group are defined by the North American Industry Classification System (NAICS). Included are senior managers in the following industries: fishing, forestry and logging; mining, oil and gas extraction; manufacturing; printing and publishing; construction; transportation and warehousing; and utilities.
- Related middle managers are classified in the following unit and minor groups:
071 Managers in Construction and Transportation
- Managers in Construction and Transportation
- Managers in Manufacturing and Utilities
- Primary Production Managers (Except Agriculture)