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Manager CV Template (Text Format)

PERSONAL STATEMENT

Diligent Sales Manager with 7+ years of experience overseeing daily operations, growing productive teams, and generating profits. Proven ability to build strong relationships with colleagues, customers, and suppliers. Possess excellent multitasking skills to manage several projects and accounts simultaneously. Committed to driving bottom-line improvements at [Company Name].

WORK EXPERIENCE

Jit Hub, Wolverhampton
Sales Manager, October 2019 – Present

  • Lead a team of 5 to exceed KPIs by 15%+ each quarter and grow revenue by 20%+ each year
  • Developed a paperless work environment by replacing papers with cloud-based storage software, resulting in a decrease in labour of 2 hours per week
  • Coordinated the timely preparation and delivery of sales trainings and presentations to 10 new and existing team members, improving efficiency by 40%
  • Compile precise and comprehensive sales reports using Microsoft Excel and internal systems
  • Directed the successful transfer of the company’s business data from one accounting solution to a new platform, saving £14K annually

Ubisilku, York
Retail Manager, May 2017 – September 2019

  • Developed and introduced a new filing system for improved office organisation, resulting in a 65% productivity increase
  • Updated office management procedures and guidelines for the efficient and successful completion of tasks
  • Facilitated a collaborative work environment by delegating tasks to 3 direct reports
  • Reduced office expenditures by £20K through strategic budgeting, proven negotiation strategies, and modern inventory control techniques

Get Green, Birmingham
Account Manager, June 2015 – April 2017

  • Managed 12+ client accounts effectively, increasing customer satisfaction score by 60%
  • Answered and screened 15+ client telephone calls daily, resolving complaints and answering queries
  • Identified and brought in new accounts totalling £400K+ in annual profits, maintaining good relationships to ensure customer loyalty
  • Identified and corrected inaccurate vendor billing, saving £5K in potential costs

EDUCATION

University of Wolverhampton (2012–2015)
BA (Hons) Business Management
Upper second-class honours (2:1)

Relevant Modules: Fundamentals of Financial Reporting, The Strategic Business, Accountability and Auditing, The Digital Business, Launching an Entrepreneurial Business, Managing People and Organisations

Smetsow Academy, Wolverhampton (2006-2012)

A-levels: Maths (A), Business Studies (A), French (A)
GCSEs: 10 A–C including Maths, Combined Science, and History

KEY SKILLS

  • Excellent leadership skills
  • Customer engagement
  • Proficient in MS Office (Word, Excel, PowerPoint)
  • Skilled with CRM systems
  • Ability to delegate tasks effectively
  • Data analysis
  • Expert communication and interpersonal skills

HOBBIES & INTERESTS

  • Participating in sporting activities such as football and tennis
  • Reading entrepreneurial books
  • Playing the piano

How to write a manager CV that lands you a leadership role

Before you begin writing, make sure you know how to write a CV in a way that best emphasises your strengths.

If you’re applying for a management job, you’ll need to show employers that you can successfully lead a team to produce positive results. The first step is to make a CV that shows your job-specific managerial skills and experience.

Below are three tips to help you write a manager CV that emphasises your leadership skills and gets you hired:

1. Highlight your most relevant manager skills

When recruiters read your application for a manager job, they’ll want to see your manager-related skills on your CV.

To highlight your manager skills, start by reviewing the job advert and identifying the key skills that are required. Then, look at your own experiences and identify times when you’ve demonstrated those skills in the workplace.

If you don’t have direct management experience, think of times you’ve taken on a leadership role or had responsibility for a team or project.

Here’s a list of good hard skills (trained abilities) and soft skills (personality traits) that you should include on your manager CV if you have them:

 

 

Once you’ve identified relevant examples, craft bullet points describing each experience and highlighting the management skills that you used, including hard numbers whenever possible to show your achievements. For example:

  • Manage a team of 5 to exceed KPIs by 15%+ each quarter and grow revenue by 20%+ each year
  • Coordinated the timely preparation and delivery of sales trainings and presentations to 10 new and existing team members, improving efficiency by 40%

It’s also a good idea to list any specific management-related qualifications or training that you’ve received. This could include completing a management development program or receiving certification in project management. Including these details will demonstrate your commitment to being a successful manager.

2. Use the reverse-chronological format for your manager CV

There are various CV formats that you can use. But for manager jobs, the reverse-chronological CV format is the best choice because employers want to verify that your career progression warrants giving you a leadership role.

With a reverse-chronological CV, your most recent experience is listed first, followed by your next most recent experience, and so on.

If you’ve held multiple positions with the same employer, you can still use the reverse-chronological format by listing those roles separately. Make it easy to follow this format by using a CV template made for the UK.

When writing your reverse-chronological CV, tailor it to each job advert you respond to by highlighting the skills and experience that are most relevant to your target role.

3. Write a standout manager CV profile

Recruiters look for the most qualified candidates for their open management roles, so you need to have a CV that stands out from the crowd to get hired. Writing a 3–4 sentence CV personal statement at the top of your CV that gets the reader’s attention with your most job-relevant skills and experience will help you do so.

To write an impactful manager CV personal statement, study the job advert and research the company to determine which of your skills and experience will make the employer want to interview you. Then, summarise that information in a concise, engaging paragraph.

This is how one applicant grabbed the attention of an employer in their personal statement:

An image of a manager CV's personal statement with four sentences describing the applicant's best skills and experience
Summarise your top manager skills in your personal statement.

Aaron Case
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Aaron Case

Aaron Case is a CPRW & Senior CV Expert at CV Genius with 8+ years of experience in writing and career resource spaces. Job seekers around the world and in various stages of their vocational journeys have landed fulfilling work thanks to his thoughtful career advice, which has also been showcased in publications like Forbes, MSN, CareerAddict, Ladders, Best Colleges, Ivy Exec, Capitalism.com, and vidIQ. Aaron has a BS in English & Communications from Liberty University bolstered by a professional credential from UC Berkeley. He’s collected practical experience while following various career paths, and he enjoys sharing the resulting insights with everyone. You can contact him through his LinkedIn profile or on Twitter. Please note, we don’t accept guest posts, and all such requests will be ignored.