What are the best leader titles when recruiting for management-level roles? Using our Job Titles: The Definitive Guide, I pulled together a list (by C-level/VP/Director/Manager) to help you pick the best for your biz…and I included brands that use them from different industries.

These are the most-searched-for leader titles by candidates on Google (source: ahrefs). Use the table of contents below to easily navigate the list:

Note: Some of the “manager” leadership titles might not actually manage people, but I listed them anyway because they do “lead” something—for example, Customer Success Manager and Manager of Social Media.

IT Leader Titles

Here’s a list of leader titles for IT, engineering, and software development:

IT executive leadership titles

  • (CIO) Chief Information Officer (Verizon)
  • (CTO) Chief Technology Officer (Instacart)
  • Chief Engineer (Lockheed Martin)
  • Engineering Executive (Yahoo!)
  • Chief Engineering Officer (Salesforce)

IT VP titles

  • VP of Information Technology (PG&E)
  • Vice President of Information Systems (Prudential)
  • VP of Engineering (Samsara)
  • VP of Software Engineering (Target)
  • Vice President of Engineering (Salesforce)

IT director level job titles

  • Director of Engineering (Cisco)
  • Director of Software Development (Ancestry)
  • Director of IT (HP)
  • Director of Systems Engineering (Cisco)
  • Director of Information Systems (Apple)

IT manager job titles

  • IT Manager (Lever)
  • Manager of Quality Assurance (Williams-Sonoma)
  • Help Desk Manager (Sandisk)
  • Data Center Manager (AT&T)
  • Engineering Program Manager (Apple)
  • Manager of Information Systems (Bosch)
  • Engineering Manager (Robinhood)
  • Software Development Manager (Amazon)
  • Software Engineering Manager (Workday)
  • Data Manager (UPS)

Cybersecurity Leader Titles

These are titles of leadership for cybersecurity:

Cybersecurity c-suite job titles

  • Chief Information Security Officer (Girl Scouts of America)
  • Chief Security Officer (Unilever)
  • Head of Cyber Security (Microsoft)
  • President Cybersecurity (JPMorgan Chase)

Cybersecurity VP job titles

  • VP Cybersecurity (Fidelity Investments)
  • Security Executive (Stanford Health)
  • Cyber Security Executive (IBM)

Cybersecurity director level job titles

  • Information Security Director (Walmart)
  • Cyber Security Lead Director (Huawei Technologies)
  • Director of Information Security (CSL Behring)
  • Cybersecurity Director (AT&T)

Cybersecurity manager job titles

  • Information Security Manager (Apple)
  • Cybersecurity Manager (EY)

Marketing & Social Media Leader Titles

Here’s a list of leadership titles in business for marketing and social media:

Marketing executive leadership titles

  • Chief Marketing Officer (Nest)
  • Head of Marketing (Facebook)

Marketing VP titles

  • Vice President of Marketing (Amazon)
  • VP of Online Marketing (Microsoft)
  • Vice President of Branding (SWAROVSKI)
  • VP of Product Marketing (Minted)

Marketing director level job titles

  • Director of Marketing (Dolby Laboratories)
  • Director of Advertising (Disney)
  • Digital Marketing Director (Rentokil)
  • Social Media Director (Facebook)
  • Director of Product Marketing (LinkedIn)

Marketing manager job titles

  • Marketing Manager (Slack)
  • Manager of Social Media (Adobe)
  • Digital Marketing Manager (Google)
  • Content Marketing Manager (Logitech)

Communications Leader Titles

These are the most-searched types of leader titles for communications and public relations:

Communications executive leadership titles

  • Chief Communications Officer (Bacardi)
  • Corporate Communications Officer (Isuzu)
  • Head of PR (Adidas)
  • Head of Communications and Public Relations (Canva)
  • Head of Communications & Public Policy (Santander Bank)
  • (PRO) Public Relations Officer (Google)

Communications VP titles

  • Vice President of Communications (Pandora)
  • VP Corporate Communications (Red Hat)
  • VP of PR (Weight Watchers)
  • VP Corporate Affairs (HP)
  • VP Marketing Communications (Dole Food Company)

Communications director level job titles

  • Director of Communications (Gap, Inc.)
  • Marketing Communications Director (ADP)
  • Director of Global PR (Benefit Cosmetics)
  • Director of Corporate Communications (LinkedIn)
  • Public Relations Director (Louis Vuitton)
  • Director of External Communications (Honeywell)
  • Director of Internal Communications (Airbnb)

Communications manager job titles

  • Communications Manager (Instacart)
  • Marketing Communications Manager (Evernote)
  • PR Manager (Oracle)
  • PR & Events Manager (Campari)
  • Senior PR Manager (SAP)
  • Media Relations Manager (United Airlines)

Design Leader Titles

This is a leadership job titles list for design:

Design c-suite job titles

  • Chief Creative Officer (Fidelity Investments)
  • Head of Creative (YouTube)
  • Head of Design (LendingClub)

Design VP titles

  • Vice President of Design (Disney)
  • Creative Executive (Warner Brothers)
  • VP Creative (Lyft)
  • Vice President of Creative (Ralph Lauren)

Design director level job titles

  • Art Director (Visa)
  • Creative Director (Upwork)
  • Design Director (Netflix)
  • Director of Creative Operations (Pandora)

Design manager job titles

  • Design Manager (Airbnb)
  • Art Production Manager (Michaels)
  • Creative Lead (Google)
  • Senior Design Manager (Capital One)
  • Visual Identity Manager (Miami HEAT)

Human Resources Leader Titles

Here are some leadership position titles for HR:

HR c-suite job titles

  • (CHRO) Chief Human Resources Officer (YMCA)
  • Chief People Officer (Atlassian)
  • Head of People (Coinbase)
  • Head of HR (Disney)

HR VP titles

  • Vice President of Human Resources (Levi Strauss & Co)
  • Vice President of Talent Acquisition (Audible)
  • Vice President of Talent Management (ASPCA)

HR director level job titles

  • Director of HR (Google)
  • Director of Talent Acquisition (SEPHORA)
  • Payroll Director (USAA)
  • Director of Compensation (Yahoo!)
  • Director of Employer Brand (Mastercard)

HR manager job titles

  • HR Manager (Google)
  • Training Manager (Johnson & Johnson)
  • Benefits Manager (Uber)
  • HRIS Manager (Zendesk)
  • Payroll Manager (SurveyMonkey)

Diversity Leader Titles

These are the most-searched leadership titles for diversity and inclusion:

Diversity executive leadership titles

  • Chief Diversity Officer (Yelp)
  • Chief D&I Officer (Shell)
  • Chief Culture Officer (Procore)
  • Chief Equality Officer (Salesforce)
  • Head of Diversity, Inclusion & Belonging (Amtrak)

Diversity VP titles

  • Vice President of Diversity (Morgan Stanley)
  • VP of D&I (panera Bread)
  • VP of Culture (Skanska)
  • VP of Diversity, Inclusion & Belonging (Capital One)

Diversity director level job titles

  • Diversity & Inclusion Director (Dell)
  • Director of D&I (BP)
  • Director of Supplier Diversity (Hilton)
  • Director of Culture (HubSpot)

Diversity manager job titles

  • Diversity Manager (Google)
  • Diversity Program Manager (Microsoft)
  • Equality Manager (UK Ministry of Justice)
  • Supplier Diversity Manager (VMware)
  • D&I Manager (JPMorgan Chase)

Customer Service Leader Titles

Here’s a list of leader titles for customer service, it includes call center titles:

Customer service c-suite job titles

  • (CCO) Chief Customer Officer (Wrike)
  • (CXO) Chief Experience Officer (Utah Jazz)
  • Chief Client Officer (Starcom)
  • Chief Customer Service Officer (Mutual of Omaha)
  • Head of Call Center Operations (Amazon)
  • Chief Support Officer (Yum! Brands)

Customer service VP titles

  • Vice President of Customer Service (Sunbasket)
  • VP Customer Experience (Verizon)
  • VP Client Services (Epsilon)
  • SVP Global Customer Service (PayPal)
  • Call Center VP (PNC)
  • Contact Center Vice President (Wells Fargo)
  • Vice President Call Center Operations (Comcast)

Customer service director level job titles

  • Director of Customer Service (Monster)
  • Customer Experience Director (Hertz)
  • Director of Client Services (Citigroup)
  • Call Center Director (AT&T)
  • Call Center Lead (Frontier Communications)
  • Contact Centre Team Leader (MSC Cruises)
  • Director of Call Center Operations (Planet Hollywood)

Customer service manager job titles

  • (CSM) Customer Service Manager (Hyatt)
  • Customer Success Manager (Cloudflare)
  • Call Center Supervisor (Conduent)
  • Client Services Manager (Yelp)
  • Contact Center Manager (Wells Fargo)
  • Call Center Operations Manager (Boeing)

Operations Leader Titles

Here’s a list of leader titles for operations that includes administrative and warehouse titles too:

Operations c-suite job titles

  • (COO) Chief Operating Officer (Galileo Learning)
  • Chief Operations Officer (Netgear)
  • President & COO (Apollo)
  • Chief Administrative Officer (RingCentral)
  • Chief Business Officer (Tile)
  • Chief Supply Chain Officer (GNC)
  • Chief Logistics Officer (VA Medical Center)
  • Head of Warehouse Operations (Truepill)

Operations VP titles

  • Vice President of Operations (wikiHow.com)
  • SVP Operations (Lendio)
  • Vice President of Administration (Yale)
  • Chief of Staff (VMware)
  • Vice President of Warehouse Operations (Shoes.com)

Operations director level job titles

  • Director of Operations (Eventbrite)
  • Business Operations Director (Banana Republic)
  • Operations Director (Charles Schwab)
  • Director of Administration (Stanford)
  • Administrative Services Director (Kaiser Permanente)
  • Director of Warehouse Operations (Coca-Cola)
  • Warehouse Director (Ace Hardware)

Operations manager job titles

  • Operations Manager (Best Buy)
  • Operations Supervisor (DHL)
  • Business Operations Manager (Square)
  • Administrative Manager (AMC Theatres)
  • Business Support Manager (Bank Of America)
  • Administrative Services Manager (Facebook)
  • Warehouse Manager (Lime)
  • Warehouse Supervisor (Valspar)

Product Management Leader Titles

These are the most-searched leadership titles for product management:

Product management executive leadership titles

  • Chief Product Officer (thredUP)
  • Head of Product Management (Sentry)
  • Head of Product (Walmart)

Product management VP titles

  • Vice President of Product Management (Google)
  • VP of Product Design (SurveyMonkey)
  • VP Product (KeepTruckin)
  • Vice President of Product Development (Oracle)

Product management director level job titles

  • Director of Product Management (Netflix)
  • Product Design Director (Twitter)
  • Director of Product Development (West Elm)
  • Product Design and Development Director (Fossil)

Product management manager job titles

  • Product Manager (Google)
  • Lead Product Manager (Stitch Fix)
  • Product Design Manager (Workday)
  • Senior Product Development Manager (Walmart)

Accounting & Finance Leader Titles

Here’s a list of leader titles for accounting and finance:

Accounting & finance c-suite job titles

  • Chief Accounting Officer (Square)
  • Chief Financial Officer (HPE)

Accounting & finance VP titles

  • Vice President of Accounting and Finance (DraftKings)
  • VP of Finance (Houzz)
  • VP of Accounting (Estee Lauder)
  • VP of Procurement (Bank of America)

Accounting & finance director level job titles

  • Accounting Director (General Motors)
  • Finance Director (Oracle)
  • Controller (Evernote)
  • Financial Controller (Google)
  • Comptroller (Toyota)
  • Procurement Director (AT&T)

Accounting & finance manager job titles

  • Accounting Manager (Intercom)
  • Accounting Supervisor (Jackson Family Wines)
  • AP Manager (First Republic Bank)
  • Purchasing Manager (CarMax)
  • AR Manager (Logitech)

Legal Leader Titles

These are the most-searched leadership job titles for legal:

Legal executive leadership titles

  • (CLO) Chief Legal Officer (Wells Fargo)
  • Chief Compliance Officer (Bill.com)
  • Chief IP Counsel (American Express)
  • Head of Legal (DoorDash)

Legal VP titles

  • Vice President of Legal Affairs (T-Mobile)
  • General Counsel (Facebook)
  • Compliance Counsel (Google)
  • Legal Executive (Macy’s)

Legal director level job titles

  • Legal Director (LinkedIn)
  • Director of Legal Affairs (CNBC)
  • Legal Services Director (Freddie Mac)
  • Regulatory Affairs Director (AstraZeneca)

Legal manager job titles

  • Legal Manager (Chevron)
  • Compliance Manager (Goldman Sachs)
  • Senior Manager Legal Operations (Indeed)

Facilities Leader Titles

Facilities c-suite job titles

  • Chief Facilities Officer (NBA)
  • Chief of Facilities (National Park Service)
  • Global Head of Workplace (Uber)
  • Chief Facilities Management Officer (The Salvation Army)

Facilities VP titles

  • Vice President of Facilities (Atlantis)
  • Facilities Management Executive (Veterans Affairs)
  • VP of Global Facilities (Uber)
  • VP of Global Workplace (Veeva Systems)

Facilities director level job titles

  • Facilities Director (Aramark)
  • Director of Safety and Security (Hyatt Hotels)
  • Director of Maintenance (Amerijet)
  • Workplace Director (Accenture)

Facilities manager job titles

  • Facilities Manager (Walmart)
  • Building Manager (John Deere)
  • Manager of Workplace Health & Safety (Amazon)
  • Global Workplace Manager (Jazz Pharmaceuticals)

Funny leader titles

Here 25 funny and cool leader titles we found that might give you a laugh:

  • Champion of Office Happiness (HR Director)
  • Chief Cheerleader (CEO)
  • Chief Geek (CTO)
  • Chief Happiness Officer (Head of HR)
  • Chief Happiness Slayer (Any executive)
  • Chief Heart Officer (HR Manager)
  • Chief Inspiration Officer (Head of Operations)
  • Chief People Pleaser (Head of HR)
  • Chief Rockstar (COO)
  • Chief Troublemaker (CEO)
  • COO: “Chief of Other” Stuff No One Wants to Take Care Of) (COO)
  • COO: Chief Obedience Officer (COO)
  • Creator of Opportunities (Senior VP of Business Development)
  • Culture Operations Manager (HR Officer)
  • Digital Dynamo (Digital Marketing Executive)
  • Director of Fun (Director of Marketing)
  • Director of Storytelling (Copywriter/Marketing Director-type position)
  • Dr. No (CFO)
  • Head Cheese (CEO)
  • Head of Customer Wow (Head of Customer Service)
  • Head of Growth (Head of Customer Acquisition)
  • Head of Schmoozing (VP of Business Development)
  • Paranoid-in-Chief (Chief Information Security Officer)
  • VP of ABC (“Always Be Closing”) (VP of Sales Team)
  • Wizard of Light Bulb Moments (Marketing Director)

For more cool leader titles or funny job titles for other positions, check out our blog 100+ Creative & Funny Job Titles [by Department & Position].

Why I wrote this post abut leadership job titles

Ongig’s mission is to transform job descriptions. A vital piece of that is job titles, and that includes different types of leader titles. All of our logic about job titles and beyond is built into Ongig’s job description software. And if you’d like to see the most effective job titles to use to attract talent, check out our free blog, Ongig’s Job Titles: The Definitive Guide.

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