Average resume stats for your industry
Words
410
Pages length
2 p
Job titles per resume
3.9
Bullet points per job title
11.4
Experience
11.7 years
Top Skills for Senior Director resume
HARD SKILLS
  • Public Speaking
  • Digital Solutions
  • Technical Skills
  • Spreadsheets
  • Point of Sales Systems
SOFT SKILLS
  • Transparency
  • Communication
  • Delegation
  • Decisiveness
  • Empowering
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INDUSTRY STATS

According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, Top Executives positions are at a 8% growth rate, which is as fast as average. With that said, there are currently 2,704,400 jobs in the market right now. The total number of jobs is expected to increase by 209,500 to 2,913,900 in the period of 2020-30.

What’s more, the median annual wage for the Top Executives jobs was $107,680 in May 2020. The lowest 10% earned less than $45,850, and the highest 10% more than $208,000.

Our conclusion? The Top Executives job market is wide open for candidates.

Top Senior Director sections that make the best resume

  • Header
  • Professional summary
  • Experience (with numbers and results)
  • Relevant skills
  • Education
  • Certifications

How to write a Senior Director resume experience section

Senior Director Resume’s Job Experience Checklist:

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  • Use 4-6 bullet points per job title;
  • Don’t go further than a decade behind when describing your job history, unless you’re applying for an executive position;
  • Combine job responsibilities as well as achievements with numbers in results when you describe your past work;
  • Start each sentence with a power verb and avoid overused buzzwords;
  • Use either C-A-R or S-T-A-R methodology, when describing your experience.

The work experience samples below come from real Senior Director resumes that got people hired at top companies. You can use them as an inspiration to build your own resume:

Work Experience
Chief Technology Officer / Senior Director New Concept Development
Nixue Root
2016-2017
  • Developed New Concept and opened Three new stores
  • Standardized technology platforms across brands
  • Developed Company's first Mobile Application
Work Experience
Marketing Senior Director Mexico & Colombia
Smash Tech
2015-2017
  • Resposible of leading marketing strategy and flaw less execution of 360 high impact campaigns and events of ViacomCBS brands portfolio including the launches of our new streaming services in Mexico and Colombia
  • Directing and managing all brands performance and growth initiatives to reach performance and acquisition goals and drive revenue
  • Managed business relations and partnerships with key media and entertainment partners
  • Managing P&L and budget Forecast
  • Develop and create relevant content for our different audiences and advertising solutions for our B2B customers to drive revenue growth
  • Track, measure, collect insights and analyze marketing programs to optimize overall results and investment
  • Lead Local Emerging Business Project Launches and Innitiatives (Mexico has been the top pilot launch country internationally for streaming services launch
  • Part of the core team responsible for MTV & CC Rebrands.
Work Experience
Senior Director
Monk
2019-2021
  • Lead division that provides technologies and services to commercial (e.g. utilities) and government clients in the energy and chemical sectors.
  • Report to CEO of 500 person organization with P&L ownership of $12M business and responsibility for 50 employees at six centers.
  • Developed, negotiated, and closed first technology licensing deal in 51-year history of the organization; $100K licensing fee plus two royalty streams.
  • Currently negotiating term sheet for venture-backed spinout of proprietary technology; deal expected to close in Sept 2019.
  • Combination of sales growth, right-sizing, and rationalization resulted in $1.6M YOY improvement in operating income in first year in this role.
Work Experience
SENIOR DIRECTOR
Monk
2012-2014
  • DIGITAL PRODUCT MANAGEMENT Lead and develop team of 25 Senior Product Managers, Product Owners, Data Analysts, and Business Analysts across a $35M budget. Identify consumer needs and point points and empower teams to innovate and create exceptional customer experiences through product development. Selected Achievements:
  • Planned and launched three (3) new secure partner experiences
  • an externally facing site for consultants
  • for internal wealth advisors to assist in managing their book of business
  • Institutional Book of Business
  • for the institutional business to help them better manage their book
  • Elevated TIAA to the #1 spot (from #15) as a result of a $30M redesign of the PlanFocus site (held position
Work Experience
SENIOR DIRECTOR OF PRODUCTION, NICKELODEON LIVE ACTION CREATIVE PROMOTION
Movie Intense
2011-2018
  • Manage team of 12+ Writer/Producers and lead team meetings and brainstorms
  • Pitch creative ideas and scripts to senior leaders
  • Work closely with Marketing, Design, EIC, Production Management, and Talent teams on a daily basis
  • Oversee multiple projects at one time making sure each element is delivered on time, on brand, and within budget
Work Experience
Senior Director, Professional Services
Vortex Solar
2016-2017
  • Accountable for ensuring successful engagements, maintaining high level of customer satisfaction, and driving operational and financial growth of the Professional Services Organization.
  • Developed Nutanix's Global Professional Services practice from $1.9M to $20M in annual revenue.
  • Delivered over $50M in revenue and contributed to $80M in bookings.
  • Hired 62 architects and consultants.
  • Manage current team of 34 resources.
Work Experience
Senior Director
Hintz, Emmerich and Swaniawski
2016-2020
  • Responsible for managing the global software license compliance programs for two large software vendors, generating
    millions in revenue recovery each year, and identifying and leading proposal efforts to help grow the business.
  • Assist clients across Banking, Media, Oil and Gas, Insurance and Technology sectors to help them understand their compliance position for major publishers such as IBM, Microsoft, EMC, SAP, Oracle etc. Extensive experience in helping clients reduce their license cost by reviewing and optimizing their deployment patterns,
    license models and contracts
  • Work with organizations in a consultative capacity to improve the efficiency and effectiveness of their compliance monitoring
    processes, implement and improve end-to-end asset management solutions, and streamline related control activities.
Work Experience
Senior Director
Champlin LLC
2017-2020
  • Responsible for managing the global software license compliance programs for two large software publishers, generating
    millions in revenue recovery each year, and identifying and leading proposal efforts to help grow the business.
  • Liaise with customers for pre-audit collaborations around tool acceptance, tool testing, sample data checks, etc. Also
    responsible for research and development of tools and scripts to help in efficient data collection, analysis and reporting.
  • Advise senior leadership on the risks associated with Software license non-compliance and its implication on critical business infrastructure. Work with organizations in a consultative capacity to improve the efficiency and effectiveness of their compliance monitoring processes, implement and improve end-to-end asset management solutions, and streamline related control activities.
Work Experience
Senior Director, Media & Entertainment
Lambent
2011-2018
  • Collaborate with Sales Team to establish and grow a portfolio of Multimedia Services clients through pre-sales, account management and upselling activities;
  • Provide internal training and support to Sales and Production teams;
  • Grow TransPerfect's service offering in addition to current services;
  • Increase and diversify the number of Sales, as internal clients, working with the Multimedia Services team and promote those services internally;
  • Partner with Production Managers to improve multimedia production processes and setup;
  • Establish a team of Multimedia Subject Matter Experts (SMEs), to provide direct global support and coverage to TransPerfect's clients worldwide;
  • Collaborate with various members of the Production Teams to assess the scope of work and produce cost estimates for video and audio services, as well as traditional language service projects;
  • Assess the competitive landscape, create proposals, develop project plans, negotiate budgets, and schedules with the clients;
  • Support the new business efforts by attending sales events & meetings, participating in sales calls, preparing RFPs and cost estimates and entertaining clients;
  • Lead the global team of SMEs to take a proactive role in learning about clients' industry, business needs and company culture, educating the project team, identifying new business opportunities and providing a high level of service;
  • Supervise the global team's communications with clients regarding project progress, ensuring strict adherence to deadlines and budgets, and ultimately the production of high quality deliverables;
  • Serve as the central point of escalation and liaison between both internal and external clients, as well as internal production staff.
Work Experience
Senior Director EMEIA, Sales Consulting and Partner Management
Bravura Combo
2021-2022
  • Developed a Partner management Go-To-Market planning tool and processes that were used across EMEIA.
  • Restructured EMEIA team, including creation of SME team to ensure continued sales support.
  • Year on Year increase of Partner revenue attainment.
  • Structured a team to provide proactive and reactive support to strengthen incremental direct sales growth and new customer opportunities.
  • Development of system (SAT) that automates pre-sales processes, tacks activity and ensures delivery and full utilization of the automated demo tool (consensus).
  • Coached sales and pre-sales teams from both inside and outside our business unit.
  • Focused on the customer outcome (value selling) through sales programs which were augmented and evolved on a monthly and yearly basis.
  • Developed cost efficiencies while achieving sales growth which was evident through the Consensus Automated Demo Tool and trained and developed teams to apply across sales pitch and customer business requirements.
  • Strengthened capabilities in SAT for Partner Go-To-Market planning and tracking solutions.
Work Experience
Senior Director Global Accounts
Bravura Inc
2009-2014
  • Leading the combination of the Dell and EMC go to market strategy
  • Responsible for the Global P&L for the entire Dell EMC Portfolio within the Global Accounts headquartered in Germany and Switzerland
  • Serving clients within the Automotive, Manufacturing, Financial Services and Pharmaceutical industries
  • Driving a Revenue Goal p.a. >$400 M worldwide with contribution margin targets
  • Leading an extended Sales team comprised of both direct and matrix resources globally
  • Serving as a Executive Member of the Management Board of Dell EMC Germany
Work Experience
Senior Director - information security
Monk
2015-2017
  • Built new service offer for SMBs
  • Established new partnerships to deliver "on demand" services
  • Generated more than $2M in revenue
Work Experience
Senior Director - Operations and Shared Services
Quads
2015-2017
  • Manage day to day operations & Shared services teams for Walmart Ecommerce and Walmart Acquired companies ( Jet.com, Hayneedle, and Shoes.com)
  • Partner with stakeholders across the organization in a collaborative manner to ensure consistency within operations
  • Develop and direct the management of the customer call center
  • Oversee customer support processes and organize them to enhance customer satisfaction
  • Manage relationships/agreements with external partners/vendors
Work Experience
Senior Director of Ticket Product & Operations
Quads
2012-2014
  • Launched products including Ticketmaster, Resale, Fortress Access Control with RFID, Iomedia, Venue Next, Fishbowl, Revel Digital, Smartsheet, Box, Slack, Salesforce, Asana, custom SQL & PCI compliance reporting.
  • Installed over 75 Fortress turnstiles and 100 secondary scanning locations with power, data, & programming to ensure a scan rate of 1,000 customers per minute to support the 169,000+ fans attending the Kentucky Derby.
  • Redesigned the ticket purchase buy flow, fulfillment process, race day program distribution, and work order/support request model.
Work Experience
Senior Director of Ticket Operations
Altenwerth Group
2012-2018
  • Launched software & hardware products including Ticketmaster, Resale, Fortress Access Control with RFID, Iomedia, Venue Next, Fishbowl, Revel Digital, Smartsheet, Box, Slack, custom SQL & PCI compliance reporting.
  • Installed over 75 Fortress turnstiles and 100 secondary scanning locations with power, data, & programming to ensure a scan rate of 1,000 customers per minute to support the 169,000+ fans attending the Kentucky Derby.
  • Redesigned the ticket purchase buy flow, fulfillment process, race day program distribution, and work order/support request model.
Work Experience
Senior Director Business Development
Strat Security
2012-2014
  • Expanded and Lead Data Sourcing in Europe
  • Built 2 offices from scratch - Mexico City and London
  • Built new universal id team (to replace third party cookies) from scratch in 6 months
  • Signed most important partners and clients in opening new markets
Work Experience
Senior Director Collaboration Application and Regional Senior Director North America
Hintz, Emmerich and Swaniawski
2020-2022
  • Successful cloud migration of the DSM Intranet, reaching 24,500+ users within and outside DSM – achieving an annual saving of 3.0+ million Euro. Additionally changed the sentiment from highly negative to positive with a highly engaged business reference group
  • Broadened the regional internal client perspective from purely one internal DSM client focused to an overall DSM focus in North America, successfully completed multiple integration (DSM Acquired for 3 billion+ USD in North America) and divestment projects delivering cost savings and improved business steering
  • Fully restructured the collaboration team, from releasing a group of technical oriented consultants to recruiting more business oriented consultants. Additionally strengthened the team globally by expanding in Singapore, China, Brazil and the US
  • Successfully changed the employee engagement from disengaged to a highly engaged team in North-America
  • Successfully managing all aspects of staff management for multiple global teams including 40~65 FTEs as part of the global team in the collaboration area (located across the Americas, Europe, India and Singapore).
  • Globalized the change management process and release management within Global Applications
  • Successfully supported the re-deployment of the EMC D2 Platform, replacing DSM Store – reaching 7000+ users within DSM
  • Maximized the Microsoft Office 365 license, delivering innovations and lowering total costs (introduction of Yammer, replacement of NetPresenter, the “DSM compliance” house and enterprise search, annual savings of more than 600+ K Euro annually)
Work Experience
Senior Director Corporate Development
Candor Corp
2012-2018
  • M&A Project Management on targets in Eastern Europe (1 closed deal)
  • Sub-project Management in large acquisition projects on Global level (2 closed deals)
  • Coordinating and Mobilizing STADA Departments (including project oversight) in active search for investment opportunities resulting in 3 completed acquisitions in Switzerland, Italy and Spain
  • Post Merger Integrations of acquired targets
  • Establishing and maintaining business relations in Western Balkans leading to opportunities to increase product portfolio through acquisitions or licensing opportunities
  • Project Management in several Finance related optimization projects on Group level (implementation of integrated planning tools, optimization of management reporting tools and processes)
Work Experience
Senior Director HRD
Obelus Concepts
2021-2022
  • Leading the Learning & OD initiatives for the group.
  • Managing the Talent requirements for 5 of the India offices.
  • Custodian of the company HR policies, responsible for managing and updating the policies as & when required.
  • India Lead for Engagement initiatives and employee benefit programs
Work Experience
Senior Director LATAM Resorts
Smash Tech
2016-2017
  • Reorganization of the SMT under one umbrella
  • Kept positive growth (+9% RMD YoY) under very difficult circumstances in the Caribbean (Storms) and Mexico (Violence)
  • 2018 the year we surpassed 300M USD (it was 315M in fact) for the 1st time
  • Revamped our communications strategies (Travel & Tech Forums, active CHTA participation, CSR involvement, gained a lobbyist for Mexico, etc)
  • Evolved account management from a Geo basis to a product type basis (Chain AMTs, Regional Accounts)
  • Proved that a small hotel account management program can work (+35% YoY)
PRO TIP
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The person reading your Senior Director resume will be busy, make sure you never waste their time with fluff.

Action Verbs for your Senior Director Resume

At Enhancv, we went through countless Senior Director resumes and uncovered which are the unique words people use to spice up their resumes. Forget about buzzwords - use these power words instead to make your experience section shine.

Senior Director Resume Skills’ Tips & Tricks to Impress Recruiters

Resume Skills Section Checklist:

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  • Ensure your hard skills section (including technologies) are exactly matching the job description.
  • Don’t simply list your soft skills. Apply the “show, don’t tell” principle - let your job achievements speak for themselves.
  • Find a way to showcase your skills beyond the skills section.
  • Your resume’s skill section is important to ATS systems - so don’t skip it.
Top Skills for your Senior Director resume
HARD SKILLS
  • Public Speaking
  • Digital Solutions
  • Technical Skills
  • Spreadsheets
  • Point of Sales Systems
  • Data Analysis
  • Marketing Solutions
  • Writing
SOFT SKILLS
  • Transparency
  • Communication
  • Delegation
  • Decisiveness
  • Empowering
  • Consistency and Reliability
  • Empathy and sensitivity
  • Mentoring and coaching
PRO TIP
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Avoid getting sidetracked by Applicant tracking software by including a tech skills' section matching the job description and your own qualifications.

what to write in your resume header

CHECKLIST For Your Senior Director Resume Header

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  • Your name and surname in a legible and larger resume font
  • The job title you’re applying for or your current job title as a subheading to your name
  • Link to your portfolio or online profile, such as LinkedIn
  • Address (City and State for the US; just your city for rest of the world)
  • Email address
  • Headshot (required or welcomed in the EU; not required and sometimes frowned upon in the US)

Stick to popular email providers such as Gmail or Outlook. And use these professional formats to create your username:

  • first.last@gmail.com
  • last.first@gmail.com
  • firstlast@gmail.com
  • f.last@gmail.com
  • first.l@gmail.com
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Some companies, states, and countries have policies about identifying information like photos on your Senior Director resume. Be sure to check all the relevant rules before submitting yours. If you’re in doubt, you can always try contacting the company’s HR department to ask for their policy.

Senior Director Resume Summary Best Practices

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Checklist: What to include in your Senior Director resume summary:

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  • Years of experience;
  • Highlight top 3 skills and proficiencies;
  • One big professional accomplishment you’re most proud of, that you can tie with the aforementioned skills;
  • Use short, direct sentences - but no more than three - to keep the HRs interested.
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Resume Summary Formula:

Resume Summary Formula: [Adjective] [job title] with [number] years of experience in [industry], a proven ability to [relevant, measurable skills], and a strong background in [relevant context of your work experience] seeks a position as [the job title you’re applying for].
PRO TIP
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Include a link to your portfolio in your resume header. Most companies will require that you include one in your resume, and even if they don’t, it’s an excellent opportunity to directly show them your proudest projects.

Listing Your Education, Certifications and Courses

Resume Education Section Checklist:

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  • Ensure your hard skills section (including technologies) are exactly matching the job description.
  • Don’t simply list your soft skills. Apply the “show, don’t tell” principle - let your job achievements speak for themselves.
  • Find a way to showcase your skills beyond the skills section.
  • Your resume’s skill section is important to ATS systems - so don’t skip it.

Top Certifications for your Senior Director resume

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Ace Director/ Senior Manager/ VP Job Interview & Career
How to Get Hired/ Grow as Manager of Managers: Train Team Lead Coach Trust Delegate Feedback Fire Reorg Politics Skill
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The Complete Junior to Senior Web Developer Roadmap (2022)
Go from Junior Developer to Senior Developer. Learn all the technical skills Senior Web Developers know!
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A/B Testing Crash Course for Product Managers
Learn a step by step process to figure out what to A/B test from a Senior Director of Product Management.
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VPs and Directors of Product Management: Finding Excellence
Succeeding in an intense, stressful, invigorating job
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Chair Yoga for Seniors & Beginners
Learn to practice Chair Yoga for seniors or people with reduced mobility with full yoga classes and pose tutorials.
PRO TIP
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There are dozens of certifications that you can claim as a Senior Director. But, some are more effective than others. That’s why you mustn’t include every certificate other applicants might have. Try instead to earn and list a few of the difficult ones.

Senior Director Resume: Additional Writing & Formatting Tips

There are three basic resume formats you can choose from:

The most optimal format for your particular case will depend on your years of experience, as well as whether you’re switching industries or not.

Reverse chronological resumes are best suited for experienced individuals who are sticking to their industry. The experience section takes a central place, and its bullets contain your responsibilities and achievements, coupled with numbers and results.

Functional resumes are used by less experienced jobseekers or career changers. Note that it’s not a format that recruiters prefer, as most are used to the classic chronological alignment. Instead of a list of job titles, functional resumes focus on your skills, and through what experiences you gained them.

Hybrid resumes are great for both experienced and entry-level candidates, as well as career changers. They combine the best of both worlds - most often in a double column format, where one side of the content is focused on your experience, whereas the other - on your skills, strengths, and proudest moments.

Senior Director Resume Summary best practices

Here are more resume tips regarding your layout and style:

To take it a step further, check out how your resume can stand out without leaning too much on the creative side.

PRO TIP
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Sometimes you’ll want to go after a job which requires more experience than you have. Instead of using a typical Senior Director resume layout, you can use a creative layout. Getting noticed is the most important challenge and a creative resume layout might help you get invited for an interview as most of other accountants have boring resume designs.

Other sections to include in your resume

Depending on the type of company (corporation or start-up; innovative or traditional), job seniority level and your location, you may want to include more sections to your Senior Director resume:

Senior Director Resume: How to Make Yours More Creative & Stand Out

When you send your resume to a potential employer, chances are it's the fiftieth one they've seen that day. That's why you need to make your Senior Director resume stand out for the right reasons. That means showing your personality, not just your professional experience. Employers are far more likely to remember a candidate who seems like a genuine person and not a robot. Do this by including your passions (which is also a great place to demonstrate skills on a resume), share your favorite books, or even what your usual day looks like.

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What Makes a Great Senior Director Resume: Key Takeaways

  • Choose a resume layout that sends the right message across and fits your current career situation;
  • Create a resume header that shows your desired job title, and easy to find contact numbers;
  • Be specific about your experience, accomplishments and future goals in your summary;
  • Feature detailed metrics and specific examples that show the impact you made in your previous roles when describing your experience;
  • List soft skills backed by examples;
  • Add all of your technical skills and certifications that you have and match the job description;
  • Show off a dash of personality in your resume that will demonstrate your culture fit and the right mix of hard and soft skills.
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Updated on 2022-03-25

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