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What Are the Duties of Senior & Junior Managers?

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Junior and senior managers play important roles in businesses, which vary by industry. The job outlook for management professionals in marketing, advertising and sales is expected to remain good. The Bureau of Labor Statistics expects the number of jobs in management to increase by about 13 percent from 2008 to 2018.

Junior Manager Duties

Junior managers usually serve as supervisors, but are usually supervised by senior managers and executives. Junior managers may serve as account executives on various projects, regardless of industry. In marketing and advertising, junior managers implement and oversee projects. They also supervise the work of nonmanagement employees, on the ongoing projects that are their responsibility. Junior managers may also serve as a direct point of contact between the client and the company.

Senior Manager Duties

Senior managers have several years of significant experience in management. Regardless of the industry, senior managers typically play an important role in the company's growth and development. A senior manager serves as the primary supervisor of the rest of the management staff. He oversee the work of several different departments. He also analyzes sales and marketing reports to determine the company's future direction. Their analysis may necessitate further spending or budget cuts. Depending on the industry, the senior manager may also implement these changes. Senior managers meet with top executives in the company to discuss plans for the future. They also meet with important clients whenever necessary.


The opportunities for management at the junior and senior levels can be found in various fields within the business world. Junior managers are more common in industries such as sales, marketing, advertising and public relations, where there's a need for a liaison between the client and the company. Junior managers are found in other industries, such as construction management, food service and human resources. In these industries they may have different titles, but the job functions are similar. Senior managers also work in banking and finance, promotions, accounting, computer and information systems, and engineering.


Jared Lewis is a professor of history, philosophy and the humanities. He has taught various courses in these fields since 2001. A former licensed financial adviser, he now works as a writer and has published numerous articles on education and business. He holds a bachelor's degree in history, a master's degree in theology and has completed doctoral work in American history.

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