What does a Principal Business Manager do?

Business managers are responsible for the development of the business management goals and objectives with an eye on changes that will ultimately lead to growth and prosperity at a company. Business managers supervise and lead the company's operations and its employees, and they are responsible for various tasks that ensure employees are both efficient and productive. They implement business strategies, evaluate overall and specific company performance, and supervise staff and employees.

Business managers design and implement plans and strategies that promote the attainment of reasonably-set company goals. They work to ensure that company resources are adequate and suitable so that activities and goals can be completed. They organize and coordinate operations that ensure productivity is efficient and the schedule remains timely. In the employee supervision role, business managers provide feedback and suggestions that improve effectiveness and efficiency. Some also represent the company at events or conventions. Business managers need a bachelor’s degree and an MBA.

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EducationGraduate Degree
Work/Life Balance
3.7 ★
Salary Range--
Career Opportunity
3.7 ★
Avg. Experience2-4 years

Principal Business Manager Salaries

Average Base Pay

$142,202 /yr
Same as national average
Not including cash compensation
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$90K
Median: $142K
$225K
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Principal Business Manager Career Path

Learn how to become a Principal Business Manager, what skills and education you need to succeed, and what level of pay to expect at each step on your career path.

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Principal Business Manager
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Principal Business Manager Insights

Read what Principal Business Manager professionals have to say about their job experiences and view top companies for this career.
ZapbuildZapbuild
Business Head
Aug 6, 2020

“I have been part of Zapbuild from past 1.5 years and so far its been great journey.”

Abhinav Outsourcings
Business Manager
Feb 5, 2020

“Abhinav Outsourcing is the best place to work and to enhancing your skills and future growth.”

KFintech
Business-HR
Sep 16, 2020

“Salary: Disbursement of salary happens timely and we never face any delay in the same.”

Commonwealth Bank of AustraliaCommonwealth Bank of Australia
Finance Business Partner
Sep 15, 2021

“They say career progression is good but I think I’m stuck with an EM with ridiculous standards”

Dillard'sDillard's
Business Manager
Jul 9, 2019

“Store manager is evil and cliquish and doesn’t show any sympathy when you have real life situations outside of work.”

The Great Annual Savings GroupThe Great Annual Savings Group
Business Solutions Manager
May 4, 2020

“Not just with your colleagues doing the same role but right up to the top of the chain.”

Arch TelecomArch Telecom
Business Manager
Sep 25, 2020

“Great group of dedicated people committed to being the best wireless retailer in the industry.”

Mobile Telephone Network (MTN)Mobile Telephone Network (MTN)
Business Manager
Aug 5, 2021

“It's the best place to know about the fury of competitiveness within an industry.”

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