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    Hey beyond,
    I'm being asked what my job title should be since we have someone taking over my current position and me "moving up". Current title is Superintendent. Not sure if that's a correct title with what I do, but I picked it, so that's what it was. What is something above that, but not as high as vp? Let's hear some....both real and made up are encouraged. I essentially run a division of a construction company.

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    If you run the division, why not VP of :division: cause that what you are. Who do you report to? A C-suite title? Cause maybe if itís a VP then they should be a COO or something. Move everyone up! If not, then AVP?

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    In my eye a superintendent is the guy in charge of the project formen. So he's handling planning and problem solving for multiple field operations.
    Am operations manager or VP operations might be above that. If you use a VP title you should be doing some business planning and "executive" stuff not just handling operations.
    Could use a director title too. Operations director.
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    I think ES is right. Forman -> Superintendent -> Manger is my general presumption of titles. Divisional Manager, District Manager, Operational GM. Something along those lines.

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    TL;DR - Director of [group/capability area] if you're in corporate, and manager if you're in construction.

    One company I worked at back in my engineer days, the superintenants reported to the Construction Manager.

    I've worked with a lot of organizations in energy, natural resources, and a couple that had construction divisions. typically the person under a VP is "Director of [x]". I've also seen "Head of [x]" report to VP.
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    I really hate c-suite titles when they are not warranted.
    Always seems pretentious
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    My boss is the owner...the title he gave himself is VP of business development. That's why I don't think VP in my title will fly. GM was floated by him, but he told me to think about it and get him some other suggestions. I will talk to him about changing his title too. Maybe I could be a Jr. VP of operations?

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    Be like NOVA Chemicals and use the title of Leader.


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    Some gag reel suggestions to keep things light:

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    Your company isn't big enough to have junior and senior vp titles.
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    Director of Operations it is.

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    Best and most misleading title I ever had was "Well Construction Manager".
    I didn't manage any people. We didn't have a well construction division, or any products marketed under that banner.
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    Your company isn't big enough to have junior and senior vp titles.
    Neither is mine but I gave myself VP of Technology. Cuz, well, why the fuck not;
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    I say stupid shit all the time.
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    Quote Originally Posted by ExtraSlow View Post
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    I really hate c-suite titles when they are not warranted.
    Always seems pretentious
    What part of Sr. Corporate culture isn’t pretentious?

    Just remember, if you go with VP you have to work till 7pm

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    President of Operations

    Since obviously anything with VP in the title is out.

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    I like where this is going.

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    Superduperintendent.

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    Think of your future if you wanna make bank. Director of AI Operations.

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