Job Description

Senior managers in trade, broadcasting and other customer services plan, organize, direct, control and evaluate, through middle managers, trade, broadcasting and other service industry companies. They formulate policies which establish the direction to be taken by these companies, either alone or in conjunction with a board of directors. They work in establishments in broadcasting and related media services, wholesale trade, retail trade, accommodation and food service, and other services not elsewhere classified or they may own and operate their own business.

Sample Job Titles

  • Engineering vice-president - television broadcasting services
  • Operations vice-president - radio broadcasting services
  • Corporate controller - trade, broadcasting and other services
  • Finance vice-president - trade, broadcasting and other services
  • Executive vice-president - metal and metal products wholesaler

Job Duties

This group performs some or all of the following duties:

  • 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
  • Select middle managers, directors or other executive staff
  • Allocate material, human and financial resources to implement organizational policies and programs; establish financial and administrative controls; formulate and approve promotional campaigns; and approve overall personnel planning
  • 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 the sale of a particular product or provision of a particular service.

Typical Background


Completion of a college or other program in recording engineering, audiovisual technology or a related field


  • Experience as a recording studio assistant is usually required.
  • Senior occupations in this unit group, such as recording and sound engineers, require experience.

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