Senior Managers are accountable for larger categories of a firm’s business or functions. They often have significant budgetary accountability and the authority to hire and fire on their teams.

These managers work most often with top executives and other senior managers to support and ensure the proper implementation of a firm’s strategies and goals into operations. 

General Managers are often the highest ranking manager for a division of a business or for a site location. General Managers have profit and loss responsibility and are accountable for the unit’s results and strategic success. General Managers work closely with a firm’s corporate executives to ensure that the unit is delivering on commitments and supporting the larger goals of the firm.

Executives (including the General Manager) are accountable for the development and implementation of a firm’s overarching strategy. They often report to the Chief Executive Officer (CEO) and the CEO in turn reports to the Chairman of the Board. Executives are a firm’s senior leaders responsible for promoting overall direction and working with their team members to ensure employee engagement that promotes business growth.