Highest-level director. Reports to an executive. Leads the work of functional area(s) through subordinate directors and/or managers.

Degree of Independent Judgement

Assists executives in defining organizational goals and strategic plans. Failure to achieve goals will have critical impact on success of functional area(s) and organization.


Develops guidelines, processes, and procedures for assigned functional area(s) through subordinate directors. Responsible for resource allocation, including budget and personnel. Makes strategic decisions based on company goals and objectives. Responsible for hiring, firing, performance appraisals, and pay reviews.

Education & Experience

Expert business knowledge with comprehensive understanding of the organization and functional area(s). Advanced leadership skills. Typically requires a bachelor's and 17+ years of relevant experience.