BUSINESS UNIT LEADER

A business unit leader is the manager of a specific department of a company. As a unit leader, your duties include overseeing the daily operations of the unit, training new staff, and ensuring that the unit is meeting its goals. You should have frequent contact with executives and report on the efficiency and productivity of your group. Qualifications for this job include a mix of experience, skills, and education.

CAREER DETAILS

Salary: $45,000 – $140,000

Education: Bachelor’s Degree

  • Prepare and review operational reports and schedules to ensure accuracy and efficiency.
  • Set goals and deadlines for the department.
  • Acquire, distribute and store supplies.
  • Analyze internal processes and recommend and implement procedural or policy changes to improve operations, such as supply changes or the disposal of records.
  • Conduct classes to teach procedures to staff.

*This list of tasks may not encompass all tasks that may be applicable to this job.

Active Listening — Giving full attention to what other people are saying, taking time to understand the points being made, asking questions as appropriate, and not interrupting at inappropriate times.

Reading Comprehension — Understanding written sentences and paragraphs in work related documents.

Time Management — Managing one’s own time and the time of others.

Speaking — Talking to others to convey information effectively.

Coordination — Adjusting actions in relation to others’ actions.

*This list of skills may not encompass all tasks that may be applicable to this job.

Customer and Personal Service — Knowledge of principles and processes for providing customer and personal services. This includes customer needs assessment, meeting quality standards for services, and evaluation of customer satisfaction.

Administration and Management — Knowledge of business and management principles involved in strategic planning, resource allocation, human resources modeling, leadership technique, production methods, and coordination of people and resources.

English Language — Knowledge of the structure and content of the English language including the meaning and spelling of words, rules of composition, and grammar.

Clerical — Knowledge of administrative and clerical procedures and systems such as word processing, managing files and records, stenography and transcription, designing forms, and other office procedures and terminology.

Computers and Electronics — Knowledge of circuit boards, processors, chips, electronic equipment, and computer hardware and software, including applications and programming.

*This list of knowledge may not encompass all education that may be applicable to this job.

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