Director (business)

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Director refers to a rank in management. A director is a person who leads or supervises a certain area of a company, program, or project.[1] Companies that use this title often have many directors spread throughout different business functions or roles (e.g. director of human resources).[2] The director usually reports directly to a Vice President or to the CEO directly. Large organizations also sometimes have Assistant Directors or Deputy Directors. Director commonly refers to the lowest level of executive in an organization, but many large companies are designating titles of Associate Directors more frequently. There are also Regional (or Area) Directors of a company. Regional Directors are present in companies that are organised by location, and have their departments under that. They are responsible for the operations for their particular country. Though Directors are the first stage in the executive team, Area directors are seen as higher up, based on their span of control.

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  1. ^ "Director, definitions". 
  2. ^ Heathfield, Susan M. "Sample Human Resources Director Job Description".