Management Resume Keywords and Skills (Hard Skills)

Here are the keywords and skills that appear most frequently on recent Management job postings. In other words, these are the most sought after skills by recruiters and hiring managers. So try to include them on your resume where possible. Go to the Sample Templates ↓ below to see how to include them on your resume.

Remember that every job is different. Instead of including all these keywords on your resume, identify the keywords most relevant to the job you're applying to and include those. Use the free Targeted Resume tool to help with this.

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  • Business Development
  • Business Strategy
  • Management
  • Sales Management
  • Sales
  • Account Management
  • Marketing Strategy
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  • Business Management
  • Strategic Planning
  • Project Management
  • Negotiation
  • Leadership
  • Marketing
  • Strategy
  • Team Leadership
  • Business Analysis
  • Product Management
  • Customer Relationship Management (CRM)
  • Customer Service
  • Banking
  • Accounting
  • Financial Reporting
  • Financial Analysis
  • Budgeting
  • Microsoft Access
  • Financial Accounting
  • Accounts Payable
  • Payroll
  • Accounts Receivable (AR)
  • Forecasting
  • Economics
  • Management Accounting
  • Finance
  • Cash Flow
  • Invoicing
  • Internal Controls
  • Visma
  • Production Management
  • Manufacturing
  • Continuous Improvement
  • Lean Manufacturing
  • Production Planning
  • Product Development
  • Engineering
  • 5S
  • Operations Management
  • Manufacturing Operations Management
  • Six Sigma
  • Manufacturing Operations
  • Quality System
  • Quality Management
  • Process Engineering
  • Process Improvement
  • Qualitative Research
  • Quantitative Research
  • Market Research
  • Questionnaire Design
  • Consumer Behavior
  • Customer Insight
  • Survey Design
  • Focus Groups
  • Research
  • Advertising Research
  • Data Analysis
  • Segmentation
  • Research Design
  • Primary Research
  • Online Research
  • Report Writing
  • Consumer Insight
  • Project Planning
  • Planning
  • Supply Chain Management
  • Change Management
  • Stakeholder Management
  • Contract Management
  • Logistics Management
  • Procurement
  • Business Process Improvement
  • Fast-Moving Consumer Goods (FMCG)
  • Project Control
  • Process Management
  • Process Optimization
  • Business Process
  • BPMN
  • Kaizen
  • Lean Management
  • Lean Six Sigma
  • Business Process Management
  • Process Analysis
  • Investments
  • Investment Management
  • Equities
  • Asset Management
  • Real Estate
  • Investment Properties
  • Portfolio Management
  • Property Management
  • Real Estate Development
  • Valuation
  • Financial Modeling
  • Working with Investors
  • Due Diligence
  • Real Estate Transactions
  • Lease Administration
  • Risk Management
  • Investment Banking
  • Retail
  • Store Management
  • Merchandising
  • Visual Merchandising
  • Fashion
  • Apparel
  • Retail Sales
  • Inventory Management
  • Business Planning
  • Recruiting
  • Trend Analysis
  • ISO 22000
  • Insurance
  • Health Insurance
  • ISO 9001
  • U.S. Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA)
  • Healthcare
  • Medicare
  • Data Entry
  • Medicaid
  • Quality Auditing
  • Time Management
  • Managed Care
  • Medical Coding
  • Customer Satisfaction
  • Business Transformation
  • Management Consulting
  • Organizational Development
  • Consulting
  • Training & Development
  • Performance Management
  • Program Management
  • Strategic Communications
  • Leadership Development
  • Cross-functional Team Leadership
  • Vendor Management
  • Integration
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  • HubSpot
  • Google Analytics
  • Marketo
  • SEMRush
  • Screaming Frog SEO
  • Microsoft Office Suite
  • CRM software
  • ERP software
  • Google Adwords
  • Salesforce
  • MS Project
  • JIRA
  • AutoCAD
  • Oracle
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Resume Skills: Other

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Resume Skills: Personal

Resume Skills: Languages

Resume Skills: Sales Tools

Resume Skills: Sales Management

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Resume Skills: Software and Processes

Resume Skills: Methodologies

Resume Skills: Functional

Resume Skills: Technical Tools

Resume Skills: Operations Management

Resume Skills: Project Management

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Sample Management Resume: How To Include These Skills

Add keywords directly into your resume's work experiences, education or Skills section, like we've shown in the examples below. Use the examples below as inspiration.

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Your Name
Management Professional
City, Country  •  (123) 456-789  •  [email protected]  •
Resume Worded January 2020 - Present
Senior Management Professional
Formulated key business strategies resulting in a 35% growth in overall revenue.
Led a team of 10 management professionals excelling in strategic planning and project management, resulting in 3 successful business expansion projects.
Devised marketing strategy leading to a 20% increase in customer retention within a year.
Managed account portfolios worth over $5M, contributing 40% to the company's financial year profit.
Executed a customer service improvement plan, enhancing the CRM which increased customer satisfaction by 25%. January 2017 - December 2019
Management Consultant
Implemented a comprehensive business development plan that resulted in a 30% increase in sales.
Directed a customer service team of 15 members which achieved a customer satisfaction rate of 98%.
Managed 50+ key accounts, leading to a 20% growth in financial assets.
IBM June 2014 - December 2016
Business Analyst
Enhanced product management by incorporating AI functionality, boosting efficiency by 40%.
Liaised with the product development team, resulting in 10% cost savings.
Resume Worded University May 2016
Master of Business Administration (MBA)
Specialization in Strategic Leadership and Management
Resume Worded Academic Center June 2014
Bachelor's in Business Administration (BBA)
Majors in Project Management and Business Operations
Awarded: Dean's List 2012 & 2013 (Top 10%)
Project Management Tools: Asana, Basecamp, JIRA, Trello, Microsoft Project, Zoho Projects
Communication Tools: Slack, Teams, Zoom, Webex, Zoho Cliq, Yammer
Analytical Tools: SPSS, MS Excel, PowerBI, Google Analytics, Tableau, SQL
Software and Processes: MS Office Suite, CRM systems (Salesforce), ERP systems, Process Mapping, Six Sigma, Lean Operations
Certifications: Certified Management Consultant (CMC) - Institute of Management Consulting, Project Management Professional (PMP) - Project Management Institute
Awards: Best Performance Award - IBM (2016), Leadership Excellence Award - (2019)
Volunteering: Business Advisor - Big Brothers Big Sisters (BBBS)
Your Name
Operations Management Professional
City, Country  •  (123) 456-789  •  [email protected]  •
Microsoft March 2019 - Present
Senior Operations Manager
Guided a team of 20 in executing a restructuring plan, resulting in operational cost reduction by 30%.
Spearheaded a project using machine learning models to increase team productivity by 25%.
Pioneered changes in supply chain management that reduced the lead time by 15%.
Implemented a streamlined feedback system, improving overall customer service by 20%.
Managed business strategies resulting in 25% hike in overall company sales.
Resume Worded January 2016 - February 2019
Operations Supervisor
Oversaw a team of 12 to successfully increase product line efficiency by 20%
Created sustainable business strategies leading to a growth of 18% in market share.
Managed business development strategies, contributing to the expansion of customer base by 25%. June 2011 - December 2015
Operations Analyst
Collaboratively worked with the leadership team to increase operations efficiency by 15%
Implemented cost cutting measures which reduced budget overhead by 10%.
Resume Worded University December 2018
Master of Business Administration (MBA) - Operations Management
Focus: Supply Chain and Quality Management
Resume Worded Institute May 2011
Bachelor of Engineering - Industrial & Systems Engineering
Emphasis on Production and Operations Control, Minor in Computer Science
Award: Dean's List 2008-2011 (Top 5%)
Operations Management: Supply Chain Optimization, Process Improvement, Quality Control, Six Sigma, Lean methodologies, Risk Management
Project Management: Agile and Scrum methodologies, Stakeholder Communication, KPI Monitoring, Resource Allocation, Proactive Problem Solving
Software Proficiency: Microsoft Office Suite (Expert), MS Project, JIRA, AutoCAD, MATLAB, SAP ERP, Oracle, Salesforce (Intermediate)
Languages: English (Native), Spanish (Conversational), German (Basic)
Certifications: Certified Six Sigma Green Belt, Project Management Professional (PMP) Certification
Leadership & Volunteering: Community Outreach Chair for Resume Worded Institute Alumni Association, Mentor for Industrial Engineering Students at Resume Worded Academic Center
Awards: Earned Microsoft Operations Excellence Award in 2020
Conferences & Seminars: Speaker at 2021 Global Operations Management Symposium, Attended 2019 APICS Supply Chain Conference
Your Name
Business Development Manager
City, Country  •  (123) 456-789  •  [email protected]  •
Google February 2018 - Present
Senior Business Development Manager
Orchestrated the company's sales force, achieving unprecedented growth of 35% in annual sales.
Implemented a new CRM system, leading to increased customer satisfaction rate by 25%.
Strategized product launch of 3 new products, contributing to 40% of company's annual profit.
Designed a go-to-market strategic planning which lead to a 30% increase in market share.
Managed business negotiation strategies, winning contracts over $10M.
Resume Worded June 2014 - January 2018
Business Development Executive
Developed key partnerships that resulted in a 20% increase in revenue.
Increased team efficiency by implementing a performance tracking system, leading to a 15% boost in productivity.
Managed sales team of 12 to achieve and exceed quarterly targets by 10%. January 2011 - May 2014
Sales Executive
Achieved top sales performer status for four consecutive quarters.
Increased customer base by 20% via implementing effective marketing strategies.
Resume Worded Academic Center June 2013
Master of Business Administration (MBA) - Business Strategy
Graduated with Distinction
Resume Worded University May 2010
Bachelor of Entrepreneurial Business
Minors in Marketing and Sales
Awards: Resume Worded Business Scholar - Graduated Top 1%
Software: Microsoft Office Suite, CRM software, ERP software, Google Analytics, Google Adwords, Salesforce
Strategic Skills: Market Analysis, Product Development, Team Management, Risk Management, Financial Budgeting, Contract Negotiation
Personal Skills: Problem-Solving, Negotiation, Strategic Planning, Networking, Motivation
Languages: English (Native), Spanish (Fluent), French (Basic)
Certifications: Google Marketing Platform Certified
Courses: Advanced Sales Negotiation - Coursera, Career Development and Mentoring - Udemy
Awards & Recognition: Sales Guru Award 2015 - Recognized by for exceptional sales performance
Volunteer Experience: Mentor at Startup Weekend - Guided new entrepreneurs in learning key business strategies
Your Name
Sales Management Professional
City, Country  •  (123) 456-789  •  [email protected]  •
Apple April 2019 - Present
Sales Director
Increased company's annual sales by 35% through implementing effective sales strategies.
Key player in negotiating high-value deals totaling over $5M, contributing greatly to company profits.
Managed a sales team of 20, increasing their productivity by 20%.
Designed an Account Management system, achieving over 90% customer retention rate.
Formulated and executed a business analysis method, leading to crucial market insight and a 25% increase in market expansion.
Resume Worded September 2015 - March 2019
Regional Sales Manager
Successfully reached sales targets ahead of schedule for 3 years in a row.
Drove the customer service improvement plan, increasing customer satisfaction by 25%.
Implemented a customer relationship management (CRM) program that boosted customer retention by 20%. February 2011 - August 2015
Sales Executive
Achieved the 'Salesperson of the Year' award for three consecutive years.
Expanded business partnerships, contributing to an increase of 20% in company revenue.
Resume Worded Academic Center June 2015
Master of Business Administration (MBA)
Specialization in Sales Strategy and Leadership
Resume Worded University May 2011
Bachelor of Business Administration (BBA) - Sales
Concentration in Entrepreneurship
Recipient of the RWU President's Leadership Award
Sales Tools: Salesforce, HubSpot CRM, LinkedIn Sales Navigator, Marketo, Tableau
Sales Management: Sales Coaching, Forecasting, Territory Growth Planning, Pipeline Management, Key Account Management, B2B Sales Strategy and Planning
Industry Knowledge: Market Analysis, Competitive Analysis, Consumer Behavior, Business Development, Data-Driven Marketing
Languages: English (Native), Spanish (Fluent), German (Basic)
Certifications: Certified Sales Leadership Professional (CSLP), Certified in Sales Management Strategy (CSMS)
Awards: Sales Director of the Year (2020), Best Regional Sales Team (2018), Greatest Sales Growth Achievement Award (2016)
Professional Initiatives: Lead facilitator for 'Sales Masterclass' professional development series
Voluntary Involvement: Mentor at Young Sales Professionals Network (YSPN), Volunteer Sales Trainer at Local Nonprofits
Your Name
Project Management Professional
City, Country  •  (123) 456-789  •  [email protected]  •
Amazon May 2019 - Present
Senior Project Manager
Spearheaded a team of 15 that delivered 3 significant projects on time and within budget.
Orchestrated an operational cost-cutting program saving 25% annually.
Implemented innovative project management methods, reducing project delivery time by 20%
Promoted to senior management within 2 years due to exceptional team leadership skills.
Managed key accounts over $10M, contributing to a 40% increase in the company's overall profit.
Resume Worded January 2015 - April 2019
Project Manager
Ensured projects are delivered on-time and within budget, resulting in 100% customer satisfaction.
Implemented new business strategies that led to a 20% increase in revenue.
Successfully led a team of 10 to deliver projects in a cost-effective and timely manner. April 2011 - December 2014
Project Coordinator
Assisted in managing 50+ key accounts, achieving a customer retention rate of 95%
Coordinated with project team to ensure compliance with project scope and timelines.
Resume Worded Institute February 2019
PMP Certification
Project Management Professional (PMP) certification secured prior to ascending to Senior Project Manager role at Amazon
Resume Worded University May 2011
Master of Business Administration (MBA) - Project Management
Focused elective courses on team leadership and agile methodologies
Project Management Software: MS Project, JIRA, Trello, Asana, Basecamp, Slack
Methodologies: Agile, waterfall, Scrum, Lean
Functional Skills: Budgeting, Risk Assessment, Resource Allocation, Strategic Planning, Quality control
Technical Tools: Microsoft Suite (Excel, Word, PowerPoint), Google Suite (Docs, Sheets, Slides), Salesforce, SQL
Certifications: Certified Scrum Master, Lean Six Sigma Certification
Leadership & Volunteering: Project Management Institute (Board Member), Local Community Outreach (Volunteer)
Awards: Amazon Leadership Excellence Award (2020), Resume Worded Project Management Efficiency Award (2017)
Professional Development: Attended annual Project Management Institute conference, Consistent learner through MOOCs (edx, Coursera, Lynda)
Your Name
Marketing Management Professional
City, Country  •  (123) 456-789  •  [email protected]  •
Facebook March 2019 - Present
Senior Marketing Manager
Incorporated big data analysis into marketing strategy, boosting campaign effectiveness by 30%
Played instrumental role in product launch of 5 new products, resulting in 40% hike in product line profit.
Led a team to target new customer segments, increasing market share by 25%.
Developed marketing plans syncing with sales strategies contributing to 35% increase in sales.
Executed successful customer service strategies, achieving an increase in overall customer satisfaction by 20%.
Resume Worded August 2014 - February 2019
Marketing Specialist
Spearheaded a social media campaign, resulting in a 20% increase in brand awareness.
Generated sales leads resulting in over $1M in revenue.
Conducted market research leading to key insights and a 15% increase in target market penetration. January 2011 - July 2014
Marketing Executive
Achieved marketing campaign success rates of 90% for all executed campaigns.
Drove online marketing campaigns effectively increasing web traffic by 25%.
Resume Worded Institute January 2010 - December 2011
Master of Business Administration - Marketing
Concentration in Digital Marketing Strategies
Resume Worded University September 2006 - May 2010
Bachelor of Arts - Business Administration
Minor in Consumer Psychology
Awards: Dean's List 2010 (Top 10% of class)
Marketing Software: HubSpot, Google Analytics, Marketo, SEMRush, Screaming Frog SEO
Social Media: Facebook Ads Manager, LinkedIn Campaign Manager, Twitter Ads, Instagram Ads, Snapchat Ads Manager
SEO Techniques: Backlinking, Keyword Research, Meta Descriptions, SEO auditing, Web Analytics, On-page SEO
Other Skills: Content Creation, Media Buying, A/B Testing, Email Marketing, Inbound Marketing, ROI Analysis
Certifications: Google Analytics Certified (2018), Facebook Blueprint Certified (2019)
Leadership & Volunteering: Volunteer at Meals on Wheels (2014-Current), Rotary Club Member (2012-Current)
Projects: Developed a comprehensive social media strategy for a local non-profit organization, increasing online engagement by 40% in 6 months
Awards: Recipient of the 'Excellence in Marketing' Award at in 2013, 'Top Performer' Award at Resume Worded, 2017, 'Innovator Award’ at Facebook, 2020

How do I add skills to a Management resume?

Review the job posting closely.

Go through the Management posting you're applying to, and identify hard skills the company is looking for. For example, skills like Sales Management, Business Management and Account Management are possible skills. These are skills you should try to include on your resume.

Add industry skills like Sales and Management.

Add other common skills from your industry - such as Business Development, Business Strategy and Marketing Strategy - into your resume if they're relevant.

Add skills into your work experience.

Incorporate skills - like Production Management, Customer Service and Production Planning - into your work experience too. This shows hiring managers that you have practical experience with these tools, techniques and skills.

Show examples of where you trained people.

On Management resumes, you should give specific accomplishments that involve you training others, whether that's in your team or other stakeholders.

Highlight leadership and management skills.

Hiring managers often want to see evidence of leadership and management on a Management resume, so try to include any examples of where you led a project or managed other people.

Use the exact job title.

Try to add the exact job title, Management, somewhere into your resume to get past resume screeners. See the infographic for how to do this.

Management Resume Templates

Here are examples of proven resumes in related jobs and industries, approved by experienced hiring managers. Use them as inspiration when you're writing your own resume. You can even download and edit the resume template in Google Docs.

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Word Cloud for Management Skills & Keywords

The following word cloud highlights the most popular keywords that appear on Management job descriptions. The bigger the word, the more frequently it shows up on employer's job postings. If you have experience with these keywords, include them on your resume.

Top Management Skills and Keywords to Include On Your Resume

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Frequently Asked Questions

What are the top skills you should add to your Management resume?

The most common skills and keywords we found on Management resumes and job postings were Business Development, Business Strategy, Management, Sales Management, Sales, Account Management, Marketing Strategy and Business Management.

Skills like Production Planning, Performance Management, Production Management, Internal Controls and Customer Service also appeared on related job postings.

How do resume skills compare between a Retail Manager and a Management Representative?

Popular skills we often see on resumes for Retail Manager positions include:

  • Retail
  • Store Management
  • Merchandising
  • Visual Merchandising
  • Sales
  • Sales Management
  • Fashion
  • Apparel

In comparison, skills we see on Management Representative resumes include:

  • ISO 22000
  • Insurance
  • Health Insurance
  • ISO 9001
  • U.S. Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA)
  • Quality Management
  • Healthcare
  • Medicare

What are good resume skills to include for different Management roles and job titles?

Depending on the specific role you apply to, you may need to emphasize different skill sets. Here are a few examples:

  • Management Representative: ISO 22000, Insurance, Health Insurance, ISO 9001 and U.S. Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA)
  • Retail Manager: Retail, Store Management, Merchandising, Visual Merchandising and Sales
  • Director Change Management: Change Management, Business Transformation, Strategy, Management Consulting and Business Process

Target your Resume to a Job Description

While the keywords above are a good indication of what skills you need on your resume, you should try to find additional keywords that are specific to the job. To do this, use the free Targeted Resume tool. It analyzes the job you are applying to and finds the most important keywords you need on your resume.

It is personalized to your resume, and is the best way to ensure your resume will pass the automated resume filters.

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