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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
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Employment outlooks have been determined at the provincial level for Nova Scotia.
Local Labour Market NewsWeek of Aug 11 - Aug 15, 2014
- 902 Athletics, featuring a gym, athletic development, nutritional services and massage therapy, has opened on Logan Road in Bridgewater
- The Mountain Gap Inn in Smiths Cove, Digby County has closed. The business had been operating since 1915.
- Staff to be hired at the new primary care clinic at the recently modernized Queens General Hospital in Liverpool will include family practice nurses, a social worker, and a chronic disease nurse educator
- Construction has begun on a learning centre at the Ross Farm Museum in New Ross, which will allow the facility to expand its programs. Funding assistance will come from various sources.
- South Shore Fish Shack, offering local seafood, has opened on Montague Street in Lunenburg. The owner also operates Fleur de Sel and Salt Shaker Deli in Lunenburg.
- Fisheries and Oceans Canada will spend $1.75M on upgrades to harbours along the South Shore of Nova Scotia, including repairs to wharves and breakwaters
- Peasant's Pantry, a restaurant and butcher shop, has opened in the former location of the Highwayman Restaurant in New Ross. The business has hired two people so far.
- A Giant Tiger store will open at a shopping centre in Yarmouth in the spring of 2015. Some construction work will also be associated with the project.
- Mahone Auto Service in Blockhouse will close at the end of August due to new requirements by the Ford Motor Company, which would entail costly renovations. The dealership has been operating for 67 years and its closure will put 18 employees out of work.
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