The job of the office manager or office supervisor is to supervise, coordinate and schedule the employees working in the office. Duties may include: purchasing, task assignments, project management, quality assurance, hiring and firing of office staff, performance evaluations, problem resolution and payroll. Interpersonal and human relationship skills are required for a successful office manager or office supervisor.
Office Manager/Supervisor in a Small Office
In a small office the role of the office manager/supervisor is performed by the owner or high level manager such as the plant manager or branch manager.
Office Manager/Supervisor in a Medium Office
Depending upon the size of the office, the management and supervisory functions can be a permanent full-time job. A full-time position is usually required when the day-to-day functions of the office have outgrown the collective time that the plant or branch manager has available. Strife, missed deadlines, inefficiencies and excessive overtime are all indications that a full-time office manager or supervisor is required.
Office Manager/Supervisor in a Large Office
A large office will always have a permanent full-time office manager. In fact, there may be several office supervisors below him or her. This will definitely be necessary if there are multiple shifts worked and/or weekend hours.