What's it like to be a Team Manager?
A Team Manager is directly responsible for a team or department within a company. They are in charge of making sure their team’s workflow runs smoothly, delivers results based on company expectations, and abides by company policies. Team Managers mentor, train, and look after the well-being of their team members. Leadership, emotional intelligence and organisation are key skills for the role. Team Managers work in corporations, agencies, and non-government organisations.
Tasks and duties
- Hiring, training and supervising team members.
- Delegating tasks and deadlines to team members.
- Managing timelines, budgets and deliverables for tasks and projects.
- Advising team members and managing conflicts.
- Creating and presenting performance reports to upper management.
- Ensuring the team’s compliance with company policy and quality standards.
- Organising coaching sessions and team-building activities.
How to become a Team Manager
A bachelor degree, years of industry experience, and management skills are necessary to work as a Team Manager.
Graduate with a bachelor degree in business administration, management, or another field relevant to your chosen industry.
Complete an internship at a recognised company.
Gain leadership experience by running for school office, starting a student organisation, volunteering for events, or running a small business.
Seek an entry-level job as a team member in your chosen industry and gain years of experience.
Consider postgraduate education such as a Master in Business Administration (MBA).