Managing director

Manage the overall direction of an organisation as mandated by a board and executive team.

Duties and tasks

  • Allocate financial resources and authorise human resource requirements to effectively implement policies and programs
  • Compile and present reports, budgets and projection plans to organisations governing boards and stakeholders
  • Determine senior staff and review programs, reports and recommendations made by management team
  • Officially represent the organisation in negotiations, public hearings, conferences, etc.
  • Oversee monitoring and evaluation of organisation enactment with objectives
  • Research relevant legislation and regulations pertaining to organisations activities and ensure practices are within legal limits
  • Set forth objectives, policies and strategies and direct overall operations of organisations

Skills required

  • Analytical Skills
  • Critical Thinking
  • Leadership Abilities
  • Organisational and Coordination Skills
  • Strong Communication Skills

Working conditions

Managing Directors typically work regular Monday to Friday hours, but may be required to work evenings or weekends to meet deadlines, review projects and liaise with stakeholders. They typically work in an indoor office setting with computer and database systems and office supplies but must travel to attend important meetings with boards, external resources and stakeholders.

Professional associations / Industry information

Australian Institute of Management

Related jobs and job titles

  • Board Member
  • Chief Executive Officer (CEO)
  • Company Secretary
  • General Manager
  • Management Consultant

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