Funeral Home Managers:

Plan, direct, or coordinate the services or resources of funeral homes. Includes activities such as determining prices for services or merchandise and managing the facilities of funeral homes.

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About the Job

Indiana Average Salary $70,560.00
Average Time to Fill 0 days
Typical Education Associate's degree
Typical Experience Over 1 year, up to and including 2 years
10 Year Projected Openings (2021-2031) 289
10 Year Expected Percentage Change (2021-2031) -1.69 %

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Skills Profile

Essential (Soft) Skills

Essential Skills to Employers

Critical Thinking
Information Gathering
Attention to Detail
Resource Management
Oral Communication
Written Communication
Customer Service
Computer Fundamentals

Top Job Duties and Responsibilities

Monitoring and Controlling Resources

Manage operational budgets
Develop operational budgets
Manage allocation or utilization of material resources
Manage inventories or supplies
Purchase materials, equipment, or other resources
Manage organizational or operational finances
Manage inventories of organizational resources
Manage program or project budgets
Maintain inventory of office equipment or furniture
Inventory stock to ensure adequate supplies
Purchase stocks of merchandise or supplies
Maintain inventory of office supplies
Monitor inventories of products or materials
Identify internal or external resources to support project
Examine expenditures to ensure activities are within budget
Purchase office equipment or furniture
Assign resources or facilities to patrons or employees
Determine supplier with best bid
Purchase furnishings, artworks, or accessories
Maintain product inventory
Requisition stock, materials, supplies, or equipment
Execute procurement contracts
Purchase products or services
Purchase house keeping or cleaning supplies or equipment
Maintain inventory records
Maintain travel expense accounts
Maintain parts or equipment inventory
Order supplies, materials, or equipment
Purchase food or beverages

Making Decisions and Solving Problems

Terminate personnel or staff employment
Terminate contractor employment
Implement company or staff policies
Implement organizational process or policy changes
Discharge workers using employee dismissal guidelines
Terminate vendor relationships
Recommend personnel actions such as promotions, transfers, and dismissals
Approve changes to business processes
Determine program eligibility
Implement employee bargaining agreements
Terminate client relationships
Execute employee bargaining agreements
Modify administrative work procedures, processes, or plans
Establish project teams
Solve workplace administrative problems
Authorize contractual actions or expenditures
Implement freight shipping or storage procedures
Determine administrative policies or standards
Implement employee compensation and benefit plans
Expedite orders from vendors
Approve expenditures
Implement health or sanitation standards
Align employee skills and interests with job performance objectives
Develop personnel performance objectives
Appraise personal property or equipment
Implement transportation changes to reduce environmental impact
Implement supply chain management processes
Resolve operational shipping or transportation issues
Select media advertising services
Resolve personnel problems
Evaluate merit of a case based on precedents, policies, laws, or regulations

Guiding, Directing, and Motivating Subordinates

Manage financial activities of the organization
Manage interdepartmental programs or initiatives
Manage organizational or program policies
Assign work to staff or employees
Set goals for workers or staff
Manage building maintenance projects
Coordinate operational activities
Manage use and upkeep of organizational facilities
Manage individual and organizational contracts
Supervise funeral or mortuary personnel
Manage promotional, sales, or marketing plans
Oversee sales campaigns or programs
Direct financial operations of organization
Prepare employee work schedules or assignments
Delegate administrative support activities
Supervise clerical or administrative personnel
Direct implementation of new procedures, policies, or programs
Direct treatment programs
Direct marketing activities
Manage quality control activities
Manage waste removal and recycling programs
Direct sales related activities
Manage industrial production activities or processes
Oversee activities related to dispatching, routing, or tracking transportation vehicles
Supervise public, community, or governmental services personnel
Supervise sales or sales support personnel
Supervise business operations or analytics personnel
Coordinate production maintenance activities
Manage project life cycle
Supervise service workers
Supervise psychological, social services, or mental health personnel
Supervise workers providing client or patient services
Manage project teams

Documenting/Recording Information

Maintain operational records, files, or reports
Maintain personnel records
Maintain public records
Maintain customer and account records
Maintain training records
Maintain educational records
Maintain record of expenses
Write administrative procedures services manual
Maintain processes and procedures manual
Maintain transportation records
Maintain scientific or technical records
Maintain equipment service or repair records
Maintain social service program records
Maintain purchasing records
Maintain insurance records
Prepare financial reports
Record personnel information
Record client's personal data
Prepare procurement or purchase order documents
Maintain sales records
Prepare compliance reports
Prepare forms or applications
Complete documentation required by programs or regulations
Write social services reports or evaluations
Prepare rental or lease agreements
Prepare partnership contracts or disclosures
Manage clinical or social case records
Prepare sales or other contracts

Analyzing Data or Information

Analyze operational or management reports to inform business decisions
Analyze business or organizational practices or procedures
Analyze business or financial data and information
Analyze financial records to improve efficiency
Analyze sales activities or trends
Analyze administrative, financial, and operational budgets
Audit financial records or processes
Analyze current and historical utility costs
Analyze data to inform operational decisions or activities
Model operational processes
Forecast revenue or sales
Analyze organizational workflows
Analyze market conditions or trends
Perform financial analysis of organizational resources and health
Interpret charts or tables for social or economic research
Determine sources or targets for upcoming procurements
Review customer records
Interpret laws or legislation
Evaluate impact of regulations or laws
Analyze impact of legal or regulatory changes
Analyze social sciences data
Analyze market research data

Thinking Creatively

Develop operational policies and standards
Develop business or organizational policies, programs, or standards
Develop records management systems
Develop purchasing policies or procedures
Establish operational policies
Develop staff policies
Develop advertising or marketing policies, procedures, or standards
Establish performance metrics for business operations
Create floral arrangements
Establish recruiting procedures
Establish employee performance standards
Develop financial policies, procedures, or standards
Arrange items for use or display
Generate work template for repetitive tasks
Develop public policies, procedures, or standards
Design merchandise or product displays
Write business project or bid proposals
Plan facility layouts or designs
Develop advertising, marketing, or promotional materials

Monitor Processes, Materials, or Surroundings

Monitor financial performance
Track financial transactions such as deposits, payments, funding, or fees
Monitor performance of others
Monitor contract performance
Monitor project performance metrics
Track production costs
Ensure compliance with polices or regulations
Monitor regulatory compliance
Track sales activity or trends
Maintain consistent production quality
Track facility costs
Monitor merchandise purchases
Oversee land acquisition activity
Ensure conformance to building regulations
Monitor client progress
Examine financial records to ensure compliance with policies or regulations
Monitor project risk mitigation plan
Monitor project scope guidelines
Maintain confidentiality of data
Monitor clients to evaluate treatment progress
Monitor transportation operations to ensure compliance with regulations or standards
Monitor consumer or market trends

Provide Consultation and Advice to Others

Advise others on mortuary or funeral services
Counsel clients regarding personal issues or problems
Recommend improvements to work methods, procedures, or products
Recommend organizational process or policy changes
Provide counsel, comfort, or encouragement to individuals or families
Advise others on human resources situations and issues
Match clients to public or community services
Advise others on community or social services issues
Help clients get needed services or resources
Advise clients or community groups on health issues
Refer patients or clients to community services or resources
Refer candidates to government services or resources
Provide advice on various aspects of business operations
Provide advice regarding program quality or effectiveness
Advise individuals regarding financial matters
Advise customers on the use of products or services
Counsel people regarding grief situations
Refer individuals to educational or work programs
Arrange physical or mental health services for clients
Provide marital advice or counseling
Advise retail dealers on sales promotion techniques
Provide furnishing recommendations
Provide computer hardware or software acquisition recommendations
Counsel family members of clients or patients
Counsel clients or patients regarding substance abuse issues
Intervene in crisis situations to assist clients

Judging the Qualities of Things, Services, or People

Judge quality of services
Evaluate employee performance
Evaluate office operations
Evaluate contract personnel performance
Conduct production reviews
Evaluate information from employment interviews
Determine social service program status
Evaluate the effectiveness of counseling or educational programs
Evaluate personnel policies, practices, or benefits
Evaluate training programs, materials, or instructors
Evaluate advertising promotions
Inspect account books or systems for efficiency, effectiveness, or acceptability
Evaluate applicant eligibility for employment
Evaluate applicant qualifications for employment
Evaluate applicant skill and ability levels
Evaluate program effectiveness
Conduct program evaluations
Evaluate potential or existing project sites

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