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Employees with management and leadership training continue to be in demand in today's employment market. Every industry requires managerial positions and employers in the city of Chicago, and everywhere else in USA are looking for skilled professionals with a higher education degree. The U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics predict managerial job openings to go up 6% from 2014 to 2024, which will result in about 505,400 new jobs.

Job TitleAvg. Salary 20171
Advertising and Promotions Managers $100,810
Administrative Services Managers $90,050
General and Operations Managers (G) (B) $99,310
Human Resources Managers  $106,910
Logistics Managers (G) (B) $89,190
Marketing Managers (G) $131,180
Public Relations and Fundraising Managers $107,320
Sales Managers (B) $117,960
Supply Chain Managers (G) (B) $104,970
Training and Development Managers $105,830

Source: U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, July 2017

(G): Green occupations will likely change as a result of the green economy. Green economy activities and technologies are increasing the demand for occupations, shaping the work and worker requirements needed for occupational performance, or generating new and emerging occupations.

(B): Bright Outlook occupations are expected to grow rapidly in the next several years, will have large numbers of job openings, or are new and emerging occupations

Job Descriptions

Advertising and Promotions Managers

Plan, direct, or coordinate advertising policies and programs or produce collateral materials, such as posters, contests, coupons, or give-aways, to create extra interest in the purchase of a product or service for a department, an entire organization, or on an account basis.

Typical Job Function

  • Examine marketing materials to ensure compliance with policies or regulations. 
  • Develop promotional materials. 
  • Compile operational data. 
  • Conduct opinion surveys or needs assessments. 
  • Advise others on business or operational matters.

Administrative Services Managers

Plan, direct, or coordinate one or more administrative services of an organization, such as records and information management, mail distribution, facilities planning and maintenance, custodial operations, and other office support services.

 Typical Job Function

  • Prepare operational budgets. 
  • Direct administrative or support services. 
  • Monitor facilities or operational systems. 
  • Prepare operational progress or status reports. 
  • Hire personnel.

General and Operations Managers

Plan, direct, or coordinate the operations of public or private sector organizations. Duties and responsibilities include formulating policies, managing daily operations, and planning the use of materials and human resources, but are too diverse and general in nature to be classified in any one functional area of management or administration, such as personnel, purchasing, or administrative services.

Typical Job Function

  • Analyze data to inform operational decisions or activities. 
  • Analyze financial records to improve efficiency. 
  • Direct organizational operations, projects, or services. 
  • Direct sales, marketing, or customer service activities. 
  • Prepare staff schedules or work assignments.

Human Resources Managers

Plan, direct, or coordinate human resources activities and staff of an organization.

Typical Job Function

  • Negotiate labor disputes. 
  • Liaise between departments or other groups to improve function or communication. 
  • Administer compensation or benefits programs. 
  • Analyze data to inform operational decisions or activities. 
  • Advise others on legal or regulatory compliance matters.

Logistics Managers

Plan, direct, or coordinate purchasing, warehousing, distribution, forecasting, customer service, or planning services. Manage logistics personnel and logistics systems and direct daily operations.

Typical Job Function

  • Resolve customer complaints or problems. 
  • Confer with organizational members to accomplish work activities. 
  • Maintain operational records. 
  • Direct organizational operations, projects, or services. 
  • Supervise employees

Marketing Managers

Plan, direct, or coordinate marketing policies and programs, such as determining the demand for products and services offered by a firm and its competitors, and identify potential customers. Develop pricing strategies with the goal of maximizing the firm's profits or share of the market while ensuring the firm's customers are satisfied. Oversee product development or monitor trends that indicate the need for new products and services.

Typical Job Function

  • Develop marketing plans or strategies. 
  • Evaluate program effectiveness. 
  • Direct sales, marketing, or customer service activities. 
  • Analyze data to inform operational decisions or activities. 
  • Estimate cost or material requirements.

Public Relations and Fundraising Managers

Plan, direct, or coordinate activities designed to create or maintain a favorable public image or raise issue awareness for their organization or client; or if engaged in fundraising, plan, direct, or coordinate activities to solicit and maintain funds for special projects or nonprofit organizations.

Typical Job Function

  • Establish interpersonal business relationships to facilitate work activities. 
  • Present information to the public. 
  • Develop marketing plans or strategies. 
  • Evaluate employee performance. 
  • Supervise employees.

Sales Managers

Plan, direct, or coordinate the actual distribution or movement of a product or service to the customer. Coordinate sales distribution by establishing sales territories, quotas, and goals and establish training programs for sales representatives. Analyze sales statistics gathered by staff to determine sales potential and inventory requirements and monitor the preferences of customers.

Typical Job Function

  • Direct sales, marketing, or customer service activities. 
  • Resolve customer complaints or problems. 
  • Advise customers on technical or procedural issues. 
  • Analyze financial records or reports to determine state of operations. 
  • Supervise employees.

Supply Chain Managers

Direct or coordinate production, purchasing, warehousing, distribution, or financial forecasting services or activities to limit costs and improve accuracy, customer service, or safety. Examine existing procedures or opportunities for streamlining activities to meet product distribution needs. Direct the movement, storage, or processing of inventory.

Typical Job Function

  • Confer with organizational members to accomplish work activities. 
  • Monitor external affairs or events affecting business operations. 
  • Develop procedures to evaluate organizational activities. 
  • Analyze data to inform operational decisions or activities. 
  • Develop organizational goals or objectives.

Training and Development Managers

Plan, direct, or coordinate the training and development activities and staff of an organization.

Typical Job Function

  • Prepare operational budgets. 
  • Evaluate training programs, instructors, or materials. 
  • Evaluate employee performance. 
  • Evaluate program effectiveness. 
  • Conduct opinion surveys or needs assessments.

Source: U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, July 2017

Management Job Resources in Chicago

Built in Chicago - Local job board for Chicago tech start-ups

Careerbuilder.com - Jobs in Chicago and nationally

Indeed.com - Professional jobs at Chicago companies

LinkedIn – Management jobs in Chicago

NPO.net - Non-profit jobs in Chicago and Illinois

Career Resources at Loyola

Career Development Center

Classes and Workshops

Job/Internship Search

Resume/Job Search Guides

Mock Interviews

Are You Ready?

Loyola SCPS offers a BA in Management that can help you advance your career in Sales, HR, Marketing and other managerial fields. For more information, see the request information, or attend an open house.