Within a company, there are people that take on different roles and responsibilities. It is important to understand this form of hierarchy to understand the structure of a company.
THE MAIN ROLESBearbeiten
Directors are individuals with legal responsibility to the businesses, customers, employees, suppliers and shareholders. The Directors typically create the business plans. Directors sit on the board because they have specialist expertise in a particular line of business, or because they have generalist experience, or sometimes more importantly, good contacts.
The Managing directorBearbeiten
The Managing Director is the figurehead of the organisation.Managers have the job of organising and controlling resources. Their work is often described as 'getting things done with or through people'.
Supervisory board/Board of directorsBearbeiten
A supervisory board or supervisory committee, often called board of directors, is a body of elected or appointed members who jointly oversee the activities of a company or organization Bearbeiten
The president is the top person in command in an organization and has specific responsibilities depending on the needs of his or her organization
A vice president is an officer in government or business who is below a president (managing director) in rankBearbeiten
A Chief Operating Officer (or Chief Operations Officer; COO) or Director of Operations (or Operations Director) can be one of the highest-ranking executives in an organization and comprises part of the "C-Suite"
A manager performs five basic functions: planning, organizing, staffing, directing and controlling. Senior manager
Senior Managers make top level decisions concerning where an organisation operates and what it makes or does. These decisions require detailed analysis and skilled judgement.
Junior/supervisory management is usually concerned with short-term supervisory activities - making sure that orders get out on time, making sure that people and resources are where they should be, etc.
In a corporate hierarchy, a "line manager" holds authority in a vertical 'line' (chain of command), and/or over a particular product line.
Middle management is the intermediate management of a hierarchical organization, being subordinate to the senior management but above the lowest levels of operational staff. Middle Managers organise and control the resource of an organisation within established guidelines.
Back office staff
Back office staff members are not nearly as visible, but they are just as important.
Operatives are at the ground level but their work is still very important. It needs to be carried out with care and precision. In a supermarket the operatives will include the shelf stackers, and checkout operatives
Employees/ Members of staff
Shop floor workers work on machines, or the space in a retail establishment where goods are sold to customers
Head of department
Word for a manager that leads a department
Supervisors are quite often the backbone of the organisation. They are people who know how things should be done at 'ground level'. They work with managers to put plans into action at operational level. They manage day-to-day resources including the supervision of staff.