vice president

The job of "vice president" in a company is somewhere below president. Usually a company will have several vice presidents, each with their own area of specialization. For example, a company might have a "vice president of sales" and a "vice president of operations". In general, the order of positions in companies is:

  1. Chairman (The person who leads the Board of Directors of a company)
  2. C.E.O.
  3. C.F.O. (chief financial officer), C.T.O. (chief technology officer), C.O.O. (chief operations officer), etc.
  4. President
  5. Vice President
  6. Director (there might also be "Senior Directors", etc.
  7. Manager

Each company and industry is different, so some of these job titles might be higher or lower in a company than they are listed here. And there are also other terms that can be added to each position like:

  • Assistant ("Assistant Director", "Assistant Manager") - this indicates a lower position
  • Associate ("Associate Director", "Associate Coordinator") - this is usually a position higher than "assistant"
  • Executive ("Executive Vice President", "Executive Manager") - this indicates a higher position

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