A regional director is a middle manager who is responsible for an employer's business operations within a specific area. For example, the Eastern regional sales director of a firm may oversee sales activities within all states along the Atlantic Ocean.
A regional director provides leadership for those reporting to him. This is done by clearly communicating the mission and goals of an organization to direct reports and creating and implementing strategies for those in the region to accomplish them.
A regional director is solely responsible for maintain the budget of her area. This includes approving the spending of those below her as well as lobbying management for additional funds when resources are needed.
Assessing the Business and Management
A regional direct routinely meets with direct reports to assess the progress of the business, creating action plans for resolving negative issues. The director reports this information to his manager.
A region management reviews the performance of those who report to her. Additionally, she provides coaching, including soft skills and technical training, for the purpose of assisting employees in improving their performance.
Employment Outlook and Median Salary
The United States Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) projected that employment within this line of work will slowly increase at a rate of 6 percent from 2006 through 2016. Additionally, the BLS reported that the median salary of management level employees was $43,510 in 2006.
While some employers may require that candidates for this role possess a four-year degree, many only require that candidates have the relative experience and some post-secondary training, such as management courses.