What kinds of managers are there?


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Management positions can be broadly divided between top management positions and key personnel. In the top management position category are chief executive officers (CEOs), chief operating officers (COOs), chief financial officers (CFOs), marketing managers and production managers. Key personnel management positions include the roles of operations manager, quality control, safety or environmental manager, office manager and purchasing manager, says Don Hofstrand and Verl Anders of Iowa State University.

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All of these management positions play vital roles within an organization. For instance, marketing managers are in charge of staff responsible for outreach to customers or the public, according to Hofstrand and Anders. Production managers are responsible for using their industry experience to oversee production, while office managers are responsible for overseeing staff and other aspects of a business besides production.

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