Chief Operating Officer

German translation: Chief Operating Officer / Chief Information Officer / Büroassistent

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English term or phrase:Chief Operating Officer
German translation:Chief Operating Officer / Chief Information Officer / Büroassistent
Entered by: Ana Hermida

03:56 Feb 19, 2001
English to German translations [PRO]
Bus/Financial
English term or phrase: Chief Operating Officer
Chief Operating Officer //
Chief Information Officer //
Junior File Clerk //
Santa
Local time: 14:51
Chief Operating Officer / Chief Information Officer / Büroassistent
Explanation:
Job titles, espec. those in upper management, tend to stay in English these days. See the references below. A search on Chief Operating Officer in German yielded about 1,600 hits, Chief Information Officer yielded more than 2,300 hits.

Junior file clerk - I'd use something like "Büroassistent". A file clerk is someone whose primary task is filing. By using Assistent, you convey the idea that it's a very junior (entry level) position.

...hat Erik Froberg zum Chief Operating Officer und President ernannt, um
das Managementteam zu stärken, bevor die Firma in neue Märkte expandiert ...
de.news.yahoo.com/000329/36/nwhl.html

Das komplette Management- Team der Firma, also Chief Operating Officer, Chief Financial Officer, Chief Information Officer und der Rechnungsprüfer ist im ...
www.zdnet.de/news/artikel/1999/06/30013k-wc.html

Keine erfolgreiche Firma, keine Universität, die etwas wert ist, kommt ohne Chief Information Officer aus. Auch Schulen brauchen Professionals, welche die ...
www.doebe.li/bibliothek/a00122.html
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Ulrike Lieder (X)
Local time: 05:51
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Summary of answers provided
naBetriebsleiter
samsi
naHauptgeschäftsführer
Uschi (Ursula) Walke
naChief Operating Officer
Christian Hollenberg, MBA (Univ. of Wales)
naChief Operating Officer / Chief Information Officer / Büroassistent
Ulrike Lieder (X)
naBetriebsleiter
Karoline Krauss (X)


  

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2 hrs
Betriebsleiter


Explanation:
The word "Betriebsleiter" means the same as "chief of operations." The term "officer" does not have a German equivalent in the titles of most business professions.


    Pons, Fachwoerterbuch Bank- und Finanzwesen
Karoline Krauss (X)
PRO pts in pair: 7

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4 hrs
Chief Operating Officer / Chief Information Officer / Büroassistent


Explanation:
Job titles, espec. those in upper management, tend to stay in English these days. See the references below. A search on Chief Operating Officer in German yielded about 1,600 hits, Chief Information Officer yielded more than 2,300 hits.

Junior file clerk - I'd use something like "Büroassistent". A file clerk is someone whose primary task is filing. By using Assistent, you convey the idea that it's a very junior (entry level) position.

...hat Erik Froberg zum Chief Operating Officer und President ernannt, um
das Managementteam zu stärken, bevor die Firma in neue Märkte expandiert ...
de.news.yahoo.com/000329/36/nwhl.html

Das komplette Management- Team der Firma, also Chief Operating Officer, Chief Financial Officer, Chief Information Officer und der Rechnungsprüfer ist im ...
www.zdnet.de/news/artikel/1999/06/30013k-wc.html

Keine erfolgreiche Firma, keine Universität, die etwas wert ist, kommt ohne Chief Information Officer aus. Auch Schulen brauchen Professionals, welche die ...
www.doebe.li/bibliothek/a00122.html


Ulrike Lieder (X)
Local time: 05:51
Native speaker of: German
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4 hrs
Chief Operating Officer


Explanation:
Generell entspricht keine deutsche Bezeichnung dem COO nach US-Vorbild.
Im Zuge der "Eindeutschung" von CEO und CFO sollte der Begriff unübersetzt bleiben.

Christian Hollenberg, MBA (Univ. of Wales)
Germany
Local time: 14:51
Native speaker of: Native in GermanGerman
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8 hrs
Hauptgeschäftsführer


Explanation:
chief operating officer =
Chef, in Management
Hauptgeschäftsführer
Betriebsleiter


    Routledge
Uschi (Ursula) Walke
Local time: 22:51
Native speaker of: Native in GermanGerman
PRO pts in pair: 175

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Ulrike Lieder (X)
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11 hrs
Betriebsleiter


Explanation:
In der deutschen Sprache werden die US Berufstitel nicht angewendet, man spricht vom Betriebsleiter, Informationswesenleiter, Archivangestellter.
Leider hoert sich das alles nicht so hübsch an, wie auf amerikanisch.
viel Glück!


    eigene Erfahrung
samsi
Local time: 07:51
PRO pts in pair: 8

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