Fields of operation
The position of office manager can be described best as that of the anchor(wo)man of an organization. Companies have been changing fast recent years and the processes within those companies are becoming increasingly complex. For example, employees are more mobile. They work at home or they are out of the office on their way to business contacts. The office manager is the designated person to oversee (a part of) the internal organisation. He or she has to make sure things run smoothly, whether it is ICT, purchasing, telecommunications, finances, technical support and/or administration.
Employment opportunities are available as:
- Project manager
- Head Internal Organisation
- Head Service Centre
- General Assistant
- Manager Assistant
An office manager should be well-trained, versatile in problem solving, having organisational and managerial skills, a service-oriented approach, an international outlook, improvisation talent and flexibility. (S)he should possess excellent language skills both verbally and in writing, managerial capabilities, a clear vision of working customer-oriented. An office manager has to be innovative and he or she must have a pioneer's mentality. The office manager delegates duties. (S)he provides input on management issues and does ground breaking work for the managementteam. He supervises a secretariat, a department or a branch office.