1220.0 - Australian Standard Classification of Occupations (ASCO) Second Edition, 1997  
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SPECIALIST MANAGERS coordinate the administration and operation of specialised functions or fields of activity within an organisation. Under broad direction from the General Manager, they plan, administer and review the financial, corporate, personnel, supply and distribution, information technology, sales and marketing, and other specialised activities of an organisation.

Most occupations in this sub-major group have a level of skill commensurate with a bachelor degree or higher qualification or at least 5 years relevant experience. In some instances relevant experience is required in addition to the formal qualification.

Tasks performed by Specialist Managers typically include formulation of policy and plans for their area of control; establishing and directing operational and administrative procedures; controlling expenditure; monitoring the selection, training and performance of staff; directing strategies for overall production; analysing information technology needs; and controlling sales, marketing and promotional activities.

Occupations in this sub-major group are classified into the following minor groups:

This section contains the following subsection :
          121 Resource Managers
          122 Engineering, Distribution and Process Managers
          123 Sales and Marketing Managers
          129 Miscellaneous Specialist Managers

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