- Evaluate the financial aspects of product development, such as budgets, expenditures, research and development appropriations, or return-on-investment and profit-loss projections.
- Use sales forecasting or strategic planning to ensure the sale and profitability of products, lines, or services, analyzing business developments and monitoring market trends.
||Industrial Production Managers
- Review processing schedules or production orders to make decisions concerning inventory requirements, staffing requirements, work procedures, or duty assignments, considering budgetary limitations and time constraints.
- Develop or implement production tracking or quality control systems, analyzing production, quality control, maintenance, or other operational reports to detect production problems.
||Food Service Managers
- Review menus and analyze recipes to determine labor and overhead costs, and assign prices to menu items.
- Review work procedures and operational problems to determine ways to improve service, performance, or safety.
||Education Administrators, Kindergarten through Secondary
- Create school improvement plans by using student performance data.
- Collect and analyze survey data, regulatory information, and data on demographic and employment trends to forecast enrollment patterns and curriculum change needs.
- Analyze, manipulate, or process large sets of data using statistical software.
- Analyze market and delivery systems to assess present and future material availability.
||Quality Control Systems Managers
- Analyze quality control test results and provide feedback and interpretation to production management or staff.
- Review reports submitted by staff members to recommend approval or to suggest changes.
||Human Resources Managers
- Analyze and modify compensation and benefits policies to establish competitive programs and ensure compliance with legal requirements.
||Advertising and Promotions Managers
- Analyze marketing or sales trends to forecast future conditions.
||Supply Chain Managers
- Analyze inventories to determine how to increase inventory turns, reduce waste, or optimize customer service.
||Natural Sciences Managers
- Review project activities and prepare and review research, testing, or operational reports.
||Computer and Information Systems Managers
- Direct daily operations of department, analyzing workflow, establishing priorities, developing standards and setting deadlines.
||Education and Childcare Administrators, Preschool and Daycare
- Collect and analyze survey data, regulatory information, and demographic and employment trends to forecast enrollment patterns and the need for curriculum changes.
||General and Operations Managers
- Review financial statements, sales or activity reports, or other performance data to measure productivity or goal achievement or to identify areas needing cost reduction or program improvement.
||Investment Fund Managers
- Perform or evaluate research, such as detailed company or industry analyses, to inform financial forecasting, decision making, or valuation.
||Administrative Services Managers
- Analyze internal processes and recommend and implement procedural or policy changes to improve operations, such as supply changes or the disposal of records.
||Funeral Home Managers
- Review financial statements, sales or activity reports, or other performance data to identify opportunities for cost reductions or service improvements.
- Develop or analyze information to assess the current or future financial status of firms.
- Evaluate construction methods and determine cost-effectiveness of plans, using computer models.