"project management," "cloud," and "hr" aren't the only skills we found global directors list on their resumes. In fact, there's a whole list of global director responsibilities that we found, including:
See the full list of global director skills.
After discovering the most helpful skills, we moved onto what kind of education might be helpful in becoming a global director. We found that 68.3% of global directors have graduated with a bachelor's degree and 23.3% of people in this position have earned their master's degrees. While most global directors have a college degree, you may find it's also true that generally it's impossible to be successful in this career with only a high school degree. In fact, our research shows that one out of every nine global directors were not college graduates.
Those global directors who do attend college, typically earn either business degrees or finance degrees. Less commonly earned degrees for global directors include accounting degrees or management degrees.
When you're ready to become a global director, you might wonder which companies hire global directors. According to our research through global director resumes, global directors are mostly hired by Takeda Pharmaceuticals U.S.A., Inc., KPMG, and Trellix. Now is a good time to apply as Takeda Pharmaceuticals U.S.A., Inc. has 239 global directors job openings, and there are 127 at KPMG and 104 at Trellix.
But if you're interested in companies where you might earn a high salary, global directors tend to earn the biggest salaries at Barclays, Baker McKenzie, and Meta. Take Barclays for example. The median global director salary is $210,277. At Baker McKenzie, global directors earn an average of $208,913, while the average at Meta is $205,550. You should take into consideration how difficult it might be to secure a job with one of these companies.
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If you earned a degree from the top 100 educational institutions in the United States, you might want to take a look at Pfizer, Dell, and Hewlett Packard Enterprise. These three companies have hired a significant number of global directors from these institutions.
For the most part, global directors make their living in the pharmaceutical and technology industries. Global directors tend to make the most in the automotive industry with an average salary of $162,077. The global director annual salary in the finance and technology industries generally make $160,766 and $157,627 respectively. Additionally, global directors who work in the automotive industry make 13.8% more than global directors in the manufacturing Industry.