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English abbreviations are more and more common in the Lithuanian labor market, they are becoming especially relevant in the speech and texts of persons holding higher positions. Due to globalization and the expansion of telecommuting, such terms have become standard in the business world. We invite you to remember or familiarize yourself with a few key abbreviations:


Let's start with the basic term CEO. This term refers to the position of the general director (chief executive officer). This person is the head of the company, responsible for the economic, commercial and financial activities of the company, organizes employees to fulfill the intended commercial and financial indicators and to implement the company's strategy. The CEO usually has his own team of C (C-Level Executives):


CFO (Chief Financial Executive) – financial director, a person responsible for company accounting, development and implementation of financial management and control strategy. Heads the financial department of the company.


COO (Chief Operating Officer) - the person responsible for all business operations: marketing, sales and production functions, if it is a manufacturing company.


CTO (Chief Technology Officer) - a person responsible for production processes, which is required for more technological companies. In a manufacturing company, this director would likely work very closely with the COO. In this case, they would divide the workload between production functions and marketing and sales accordingly.


CIO (Chief Information Officer) - a person responsible for managing the flow of information and the technology of the company. The CIO takes care of and ensures the flow of information.


CMO (Chief Marketing Officer) - marketing director, person responsible for everything related to advertising and communication.


CSO (Chief Sales Officer) - a person holding the position of sales director, heads the sales department, oversees all sales-related activities, develops sales strategies, is responsible for the fulfillment of sales budgets.


CSO (English Chief Strategy Officer) - a manager who helps the CEO in developing strategies, drawing up strategic plans (for company development, management, company communication or similar).


CBDO (Chief Business Development Officer) - a person who is expected to have knowledge from all areas of the company, this person is responsible for business growth and development, attracting potential customers.


CPO (Chief Procurement Officer) – procurement manager, person responsible for the company's purchases and their organization.


CRO (Chief Recruiting Officer) - head of personnel selection, the person responsible for the development, vision and execution of the company's personnel selection strategy.


CAO (Chief Administrative Officer) - the main functions of this manager are to ensure the smooth operation of the organization and to be responsible for the result. In most cases, this person is the head of the city/county/country network responsible for the company's activities in that region.


CCO (Chief Commercial Officer) – person responsible for commercial development strategies and implementation. Mostly related to marketing, sales, product development and customer service.


CBO (Chief Business Officer) - a person whose duties are not different from CEO, but this is the name of managers working in the education sector (universities, colleges, etc.).


CBO (English Chief Brand Officer) – this person is responsible for the image of the company and the development of the image vision. This manager also oversees advertising, design, communications, public relations, and customer service.


CRO (Chief Reputation Officer) – a person responsible for creating the company's reputation and image, public relations, internal and external communication, communication with the company's shareholders.


CXO (Chief Experience Officer) - the manager responsible for the final user experience. (UX English UX (User Experience)).

There are more acronyms that could be mentioned, but these are the main ones that are commonly seen in the business world. Hopefully, the next time you see one of these abbreviations in a job ad or on a business card, you'll have a clearer understanding of what it means.

LOOKING FOR A C-LEVEL MANAGER JOB OR A C-LEVEL MANAGER TO JOIN THE TEAM? We recommend contacting the VOODOO staffing/headhunting agency, which will help you find a job or the most suitable managers. You can find more about this agency here: https://www.voodoo.lt/en/sprendimai/search-selection-of-managers-ceos

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