manager noun

1 controls an organization/part of an organization

ADJ. assistant, junior, middle, senior | general | accountable, responsible Each programme is discussed with the responsible manager. A product manager is responsible for product profitability. | bank, business, commercial, corporate | area, branch, departmental, divisional, office, regional | functional, operations, personnel, product | advertising, catering, development, fund, marketing, production, project, sales, technical | successful | sympathetic It helps to have a sympathetic manager.

VERB + MANAGER promote sb to He has been promoted to business development manager. | assist Your job will be to assist the production manager.

PREP. ~ for the marketing manager for a large company

2 looks after a sports team

ADJ. England, Scotland, etc. | team | caretaker He will be the club's caretaker manager until a new manager is appointed. | beleaguered another disappointing day for the beleaguered England manager
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be, work as ~ She's a well-known writer. Her father, a trained chef, now works as a bus driver.

study to be, train as, train to be ~ She trained as a painter and sculptor.

start (work) as ~ He started work as a trainee chef.

become, qualify as ~ She qualified as a vet last year.

employ (sb as), have The company employs more than 1500 engineers.

engage (sb as), get, hire (sb as), recruit, take on ~ They have recruited a new designer.

appoint, appoint sb (as), make sb ~ are usually used with academic, official or highly responsible jobs: He was appointed Professor of Law at Yale. At 39 she was made chairman of the board.

dismiss, fire, sack ~ The club have sacked their coach.

manage verb

1 succeed in doing sth

ADV. nicely, perfectly/very well I can manage perfectly well on my own, thank you. | successfully | eventually, finally | somehow | financially She was finding it difficult to manage financially.

VERB + MANAGE be able to, can/could Can you manage? | have to We'll just have to manage somehow. | be difficult to | be easy to

PREP. on I don't know how they manage on only £50 a week. | without I can manage without a dishwasher.

PHRASES manage on your own

2 control/direct sb/sth

ADV. competently, effectively, efficiently, properly, successfully, well | badly | actively We will actively manage your portfolio to maximize the return on your investment. | sustainably All our tropical timber products come from sustainably managed sources.

VERB + MANAGE be difficult to The children were very difficult to manage. | be easy to | learn (how) to You need to learn how to manage your time effectively.