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English translation: line manager

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French term or phrase:hierarchique
English translation:line manager
Entered by: Albert Golub
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08:47 Mar 14, 2001
French to English translations [PRO]
Bus/Financial - Management
French term or phrase: hierarchique
The manager's manager. Any ideas besides leader?
Thank you
Meriem
line manager
Explanation:
robert and collins management dic for the noun
hope it helps
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Summary of answers provided
naAdditional suggestion: senior managerFuad Yahya
nasupervisor or direct supervisorAVST
nasuperiorLAC
naDirector, General Manager, etc.Fuad Yahya
naline managerAlbert Golub


  

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19 mins
line manager


Explanation:
robert and collins management dic for the noun
hope it helps

Albert Golub
Local time: 22:24
Native speaker of: French
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23 mins
Director, General Manager, etc.


Explanation:
Different companies and institutions have different hierarchies and use different nomenclatures. Where I work (10,000 employees), managers report to directors, but that is not the case in every company. In some cases, managers report to general managers, while in other cases, they may report to a vice-president or a chief officer (chief financial officer, chief marketing officer, chief technology officer, etc.).

"Leader" is a generic term that may or may not have any hierarchical or executive implications, depending on the context.

I hope my answer does not sound evasive. My intention was to address the topic in a very general way, because the question sounded rather general in scope.

Fuad


    common usage
Fuad Yahya
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49 mins
superior


Explanation:
If you don't want to translate the title but just need to refer to the person in question (keeping the idea of hierarchy), "superior" might fit the bill... as in "the manager's superior"

Otherwise, Faud's suggestion is full of titles that could fit the bill.

LAC
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2 hrs
supervisor or direct supervisor


Explanation:
It would help if we had more of the sentence to go on.

If the phrase states directeur/superieur hierarchique, then it means this person's direct supervisor (the person ranking just above).

The supervisor's title therefore changes in relation to the subject's title.

Hope this helps.


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AVST
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3 hrs
Additional suggestion: senior manager


Explanation:
To follow up on my earlier comments:

In companies where the hierarchy is elaborate enough for one manager to report to a higher manager, the lower management rank is usually called "middle management," while the higher rank is called "senior management." the higher manager may then be called a "senior manager," but this usually is not a title, but merely a description of rank in the company.

I hope this sheds more light on the subject.

Fuad


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Changes made by editors
Feb 2, 2006 - Changes made by Fuad Yahya:
LevelNon-PRO » PRO
Feb 2, 2006 - Changes made by Fuad Yahya:
FieldOther » Bus/Financial
Field (specific)(none) » Management


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