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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.
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.
- 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.
Senior managers in this unit group may specialize in areas such as finance, marketing or human resources or in a particular product area.
Outlook & Prospects for Senior Managers – Goods Production, Utilities, Transportation and Construction in Southern Region
The future forecast and current conditions for an occupation can vary based on location or due to changes in the economy, technology, or demand for a product or service.
Local Employment Potential Information
|Location||Employment Potential||Release Date|
|Southern Region||(2 of 3 stars)||2011-05-25|
Currently the chances of qualified Senior Managers in Goods Production, Utilities, Transportation and Construction finding employment are considered to be fair in the local area. Employment potential is fair locally because opportunities for senior management positions of this type are not plentiful but occasional vacancies become available as existing employees move to new positions or retire. In some sectors the senior managers are also the President of their company, further limiting the opportunities. Most employment opportunities come from within the organization, from people transferring in or being promoted. Senior managers are experienced, have comprehensive industry knowledge and strong communication skills. Most senior managers are salaried and expected to work long hours when needed.
In addition to employment opportunities locally, opportunities may exist in other areas of the province or in other regions of the country. People who are able to work elsewhere may want to research opportunities for this occupation in other labour markets within Nova Scotia and across the country. The future employment outlook for Senior Managers in Goods Production, Utilities, Transportation and Construction in Nova Scotia is expected to be fair over the next 5 years.
Additional information on Senior Managers in Goods Production, Utilities, Transportation and Construction (opportunities in other areas, training, who hires, current job openings, statistics and other information), is available on other parts of this web site.
Local Labour Market NewsWeek of Feb 17 - Feb 21, 2014
- Cellufuel hopes to open its commercial demonstration centre at the former Bowater Mersey paper mill near Liverpool by the fall of 2014, after some delays. The centre will turn biomass into synthetic diesel, employ five to seven people, and provide data as to whether a full commercial operation is possible.
- Dairy Treat, an ice-cream stand in Shelburne, will remain open after parent company Agropur reversed a decision to close it. A similar operation in Yarmouth will also likely remain open, although it is for sale. About five workers are employed between both locations.
- Dairy Treat, a dairy bar business, will close its locations in Shelburne and Yarmouth. A merger between Farmers Dairy and Agropur in 2013 resulted in a decision to drop retail business and focus on distribution.
- PCL Construction will begin work in late winter on the Black Loyalist Heritage Centre Museum in Birchtown, Shelburne County. It is hoped the facility will be open by the late fall of 2014, and it will have an operating budget of $250,000 each year.
- Construction of a Burger King restaurant, owned by Woodstock, NB-based BKR Management Inc., is underway on Starrs Road in Yarmouth. The business will initially employ about 30 workers, and will open in March.
- The federal government has contributed $2.5M for renovations to the Yarmouth ferry terminal to make it ready for the new passenger service to Maine in the spring. Work is underway, and will be done by mid-April.
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