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Working As A Senior Development Manager

  • Communicating with Supervisors, Peers, or Subordinates
  • Establishing and Maintaining Interpersonal Relationships
  • Interacting With Computers
  • Organizing, Planning, and Prioritizing Work
  • Making Decisions and Solving Problems
  • Mostly Sitting

  • Stressful

  • $144,015

    Average Salary

What Does A Senior Development Manager Do

Advertising, promotions, and marketing managers plan programs to generate interest in products or services. They work with art directors, sales agents, and financial staff members.

Duties

Advertising, promotions, and marketing managers typically do the following:

  • Work with department heads or staff to discuss topics such as budgets and contracts, marketing plans, and the selection of advertising media
  • Plan promotional campaigns such as contests, coupons, or giveaways
  • Plan advertising campaigns, including which media to advertise in, such as radio, television, print, online media, and billboards
  • Negotiate advertising contracts
  • Evaluate the look and feel of websites used in campaigns or layouts, which are sketches or plans for an advertisement
  • Initiate market research studies and analyze their findings to understand customer and market opportunities for businesses
  • Develop pricing strategies for products or services marketed to the target customers of a firm
  • Meet with clients to provide marketing or technical advice
  • Direct the hiring of advertising, promotions, and marketing staff and oversee their daily activities

Advertising managers create interest among potential buyers of a product or service. They do this for a department, for an entire organization, or on a project basis (referred to as an account). Advertising managers work in advertising agencies that put together advertising campaigns for clients, in media firms that sell advertising space or time, and in organizations that advertise heavily.

Advertising managers work with sales staff and others to generate ideas for an advertising campaign. They oversee the staff that develops the advertising. They work with the finance department to prepare a budget and cost estimates for the campaign.

Often, advertising managers serve as liaisons between the client and the advertising or promotion agency that develops and places the ads. In larger organizations with extensive advertising departments, different advertising managers may oversee in-house accounts and creative and media services departments.

In addition, some advertising managers specialize in a particular field or type of advertising. For example, media directors determine the way in which an advertising campaign reaches customers. They can use any or all of various media, including radio, television, newspapers, magazines, the Internet, and outdoor signs. 

Advertising managers known as account executives manage clients’ accounts, but they are not responsible for developing or supervising the creation or presentation of advertising. That task becomes the work of the creative services department.

Promotions managers direct programs that combine advertising with purchasing incentives to increase sales. Often, the programs use direct mail, inserts in newspapers, Internet advertisements, in-store displays, product endorsements, or special events to target customers. Purchasing incentives may include discounts, samples, gifts, rebates, coupons, sweepstakes, or contests.

Marketing managers estimate the demand for products and services that an organization and its competitors offer. They identify potential markets for the organization’s products.

Marketing managers also develop pricing strategies to help organizations maximize their profits and market share while ensuring that the organizations’ customers are satisfied. They work with sales, public relations, and product development staff.

For example, a marketing manager may monitor trends that indicate the need for a new product or service. Then he or she oversees the development of that product or service. For more information on sales or public relations, see the profiles on sales managers, public relations and fundraising managers, public relations specialists, and market research analysts.

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How To Become A Senior Development Manager

A bachelor’s degree is required for most advertising, promotions, and marketing management positions. These managers typically have work experience in advertising, marketing, promotions, or sales.

Education

A bachelor’s degree is required for most advertising, promotions, and marketing management positions. For advertising management positions, some employers prefer a bachelor’s degree in advertising or journalism. A relevant course of study might include classes in marketing, consumer behavior, market research, sales, communication methods and technology, visual arts, art history, and photography.

Most marketing managers need a bachelor’s degree. Courses in business law, management, economics, finance, computer science, mathematics, and statistics are advantageous. For example, courses in computer science are helpful in developing an approach to maximize online traffic, by utilizing online search results, because maximizing such traffic is critical for digital advertisements and promotions. In addition, completing an internship while in school can be useful.

Work Experience in a Related Occupation

Advertising, promotional, and marketing managers typically have work experience in advertising, marketing, promotions, or sales. For example, many managers are former sales representatives; buyers or purchasing agents; or public relations specialists.

Important Qualities

Analytical skills. Advertising, promotions, and marketing managers must be able to analyze industry trends to determine the most promising strategies for their organization. 

Communication skills. Managers must be able to communicate effectively with a broad-based team made up of other managers or staff members during the advertising, promotions, and marketing process. They must also be able to communicate persuasively with the public.

Creativity. Advertising, promotions, and marketing managers must be able to generate new and imaginative ideas.

Decisionmaking skills. Managers often must choose between competing advertising and marketing strategies put forward by staff.

Interpersonal skills. These managers must deal with a range of people in different roles, both inside and outside the organization.

Organizational skills. Advertising, promotions, and marketing managers must manage their time and budget efficiently while directing and motivating staff members.

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Average Length of Employment
Top Employers Before
Manager 5.7%
Consultant 5.5%
Director 3.6%
Developer 3.1%
Programmer 2.7%
Top Employers After
Director 8.4%
Consultant 7.6%
Manager 3.1%
Principal 2.8%

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Senior Development Manager Demographics

Gender

Male

69.7%

Female

27.1%

Unknown

3.2%
Ethnicity

White

58.2%

Hispanic or Latino

13.6%

Asian

13.2%

Black or African American

10.4%

Unknown

4.5%
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Foreign Languages Spoken

Spanish

26.7%

French

18.7%

German

6.7%

Arabic

6.7%

Chinese

5.3%

Japanese

4.0%

Portuguese

4.0%

Mandarin

4.0%

Polish

4.0%

Italian

4.0%

Russian

2.7%

Cantonese

2.7%

Swedish

1.3%

Hungarian

1.3%

Hindi

1.3%

Finnish

1.3%

Ukrainian

1.3%

Czech

1.3%

Slovak

1.3%

Sanskrit

1.3%
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Senior Development Manager Education

Schools

University of Phoenix

11.9%

University of Texas at Austin

7.1%

George Washington University

6.2%

Stanford University

6.2%

Texas A&M University

5.7%

Northwestern University

5.2%

New York University

4.8%

Pennsylvania State University

4.8%

University of Maryland - College Park

4.8%

University of California - Berkeley

4.3%

University of Washington

4.3%

Purdue University

4.3%

Syracuse University

3.8%

Brigham Young University

3.8%

San Francisco State University

3.8%

University of Texas at Arlington

3.8%

University of Pennsylvania

3.8%

Temple University

3.8%

Ohio State University

3.8%

Georgia State University

3.8%
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Majors

Business

24.2%

Computer Science

18.4%

Electrical Engineering

7.0%

Management

6.2%

Finance

4.6%

Marketing

4.6%

Computer Engineering

3.7%

Computer Information Systems

3.6%

Communication

3.5%

Human Resources Management

2.9%

Project Management

2.8%

Information Technology

2.7%

Education

2.3%

Accounting

2.3%

Psychology

2.2%

Political Science

2.0%

Counseling Psychology

1.9%

Economics

1.8%

English

1.7%

Engineering

1.7%
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Degrees

Bachelors

39.6%

Masters

39.5%

Other

9.9%

Doctorate

6.0%

Certificate

2.3%

Associate

2.0%

Diploma

0.7%
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Real Senior Development Manager Salaries

Job Title Company Location Start Date Salary
Development, SR. Manager Samsung Research America, Inc. Mountain View, CA Feb 09, 2016 $215,000
Development Senior Manager Sap Labs, LLC Palo Alto, CA Apr 30, 2015 $209,102 -
$229,500
SR. Manager, Software Development Primary Data, Inc. Los Altos, CA Nov 19, 2016 $200,000
Senior Manager, Development Sears Holdings Management Corporation Redwood City, CA Jun 26, 2015 $188,822
Senior Manager, Software Development Amazon Corporate LLC Seattle, WA Mar 20, 2015 $183,000
SR. Manager, Software Development EBAY Enterprise, Inc. King of Prussia, PA Aug 19, 2016 $180,069
Senior Manager Software Development Godaddy.Com, LLC Kirkland, WA Nov 01, 2016 $175,000
Vice President, Senior Principal Development Manager Nomura Securities International, Inc. New York, NY Apr 20, 2016 $175,000 -
$195,000
Senior Manager, Platform Development Flightsafety International, Inc. Moonachie, NJ Jun 06, 2016 $175,000
Senior Manager, Web Development Salesforce.Com, Inc. San Francisco, CA Mar 30, 2015 $170,560
Senior Manager, Software Development Samsung Semiconductor, Inc. San Jose, CA Dec 27, 2016 $170,468
Senior Development Manager Lendingclub Corporation San Francisco, CA Nov 16, 2015 $170,000
Development & Delivery Senior Manager Jpmorgan Chase & Co. New York, NY Jun 20, 2016 $165,000
Senior Development Manager-Scheduling Apple Inc. Cupertino, CA Jun 19, 2015 $165,000 -
$185,000
Senior Manager, Development Symantec Corporation Mountain View, CA Apr 04, 2015 $155,911
Senior Manager, Web Development Lookout, Inc. San Francisco, CA Apr 01, 2016 $155,000
Senior Manager, Development ERP T-Mobile USA, Inc. Bellevue, WA Jul 20, 2016 $155,000
Senior Development Manager Intuit San Diego, CA Jan 07, 2016 $154,500
SR. Manager, Development Symantec Corporation Columbia, MD Sep 12, 2016 $151,719
Senior Manager, Talent Development Salesforce.Com Inc. San Francisco, CA Oct 19, 2015 $150,717
SR Manager Software Development Mediaocean, LLC New York, NY Feb 20, 2015 $150,500
Senior Manager Software Development Sabre GLBL Inc. Southlake, TX May 10, 2016 $133,453 -
$186,800
Senior Manager Software Development Sabre GLBL Inc. Southlake, TX Sep 17, 2015 $133,453 -
$172,600
Senior Developer/Esb Development MGR Equinox Holdings, Inc. New York, NY Jan 16, 2015 $133,000
SR Manager, ERP Development, Basis and Security Daiichi Sankyo, Inc. Parsippany-Troy Hills, NJ Jul 01, 2015 $132,954
Senior Manager, Software Development IMS Health Incorporated Warren, NJ Sep 30, 2016 $132,678
Senior Manager for Development United Board for Christian Higher Ed In Asia New York, NY Jan 12, 2016 $131,830
Senior Manager SAP Development (Abap) Johnson Controls, Inc. West Allis, WI Jun 11, 2015 $131,373 -
$138,100
Senior Manager, Device Development Comcast Cable Communications, LLC Philadelphia, PA Jun 06, 2016 $130,279 -
$175,000

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Top Skills for A Senior Development Manager

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  1. Software Development
  2. Web
  3. Product Development
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  • Serve as key liaison with customers, analyze requirements and lead planning/review/architectural discussions for custom software development, and address escalations.
  • Maintained production environment and hosted web training after implementation and/or system upgrades.
  • Managed software product development & delivery initiatives for the following software product portfolios:.
  • Positioned organization for success by developing strategic plans and coordinating with senior executives to ensure these improvements were feasible organization wide.
  • Consolidated and streamlined numerous functions (software architecture & development, quality assurance and release management).

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