Functional Manager

Building high-performing teams through effective functional management.


A functional manager is a type of manager who oversees a specific area or function within an organisation. They are responsible for managing a team of employees who are focused on a specific area of the organisation's operations such as finance, marketing, human resources, operations or IT. The role of a functional manager includes hiring, training as well as managing employees to ensure they are effectively contributing to the organisation's goals.

Furthermore, the functional managers are also responsible for developing as well as for implementing strategies to achieve their area's goals and objectives. This can involve analysing data, identifying trends along with making data-driven decisions. They play a critical role in ensuring that their area of the organisation is effectively contributing to the organisation's goals and objectives. 


For Bachelor’s

  • The candidates must clear the 10+2 board level final examinations by obtaining a minimum 50% marks from an authorised education board. 
  • The seekers can enrol in a Bachelor’s degree in the field of business administration, accountancy, economics, finance and in such a manner. 

 For Masters

  • Applicants must pursue advanced studies in the field of MBA from a recognised university or college including subjects related to functional management.

Job Roles

Depending on the particular organisation and industry a functional manager's duties may vary, but generally speaking they consist of the following:

  • Customer Service Manager
  • Functional Consultant
  • Computer/IT Manager
  • Sales Manager
  • Project Safety Manager
  • Development Team Manager

Top Recruiters

Functional managers are in demand across many different industries and some of the top recruiters for functional managers include:

  • Deloitte
  • KPMG
  • McKinsey & Company
  • Bain & Company
  • Boston Consulting Group (BCG)
  • Accenture
  • Capgemini
  • Google
  • Microsoft
  • Amazon
  • IBM
  • Mayo Clinic
  • UnitedHealth Group
  • Walmart
  • Amazon

Employment Sector

  • Corporate
  • Consulting 
  • Healthcare 
  • Manufacturing 
  • Retail 
  • Government 
  • Education


The salary of a functional manager can vary depending on several factors such as experience, education, skills, location and industry.


Level of Salary

Salary Package per Year

Starting Salary

Approx ₹3,00,000

Mid Level Salary

Approx ₹5,00,000 

Senior Level Salary

Approx ₹10,00,000 


  • Analytical skills
  • Problem-solving skills
  • Technical skills
  • Communication skills
  • Project management skills


Functional Managers have a bright future as companies in a variety of industries recognise the value of functional managers in their operations. Here are some of the job opportunities for them:

  • Functional Analyst
  • Functional Manager
  • Logistics Manager
  • Procurement Manager
  • Operations Manager

Overall, the career scope of functional managers is quite broad and offers opportunities for growth as well as development within various industries. The candidates are required to attain good management skills to build a better future. 


  • Leadership Opportunities
  • Competitive Salary
  • Career Advancement
  • Job Security
  • Transferable Skills
  • Professional Development


  • Long Hours
  • High Stress
  • Limited Technical Focus
  • High Expectations
  • Limited Career Flexibility