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Defining job levels

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TalentUp’s job leveling system provides a structured framework for career progression, defining roles, responsibilities, and organizational hierarchy. Each job level is categorized into four main groups: Support, Professional, Management, and Executive, represented by letters (S, P, M, E) and further subdivided by numbers. Higher numbers indicate more senior roles, ensuring clarity in career paths and expectations.

Support levels focus on foundational tasks, Professional levels involve specialized skills and leadership, Management levels oversee teams and strategic planning, and Executive levels handle overall company strategy and decision-making. This system supports fair compensation, transparent career development, and aligns individual contributions with our company’s strategic goals.

Level codeLevelScopeAutonomyResponsibility
SupportS1Junior SupportEntry-level support roles, often involving direct customer or internal user interactions.Limited; works under close supervision and follows established procedures.Handles basic support tasks, resolves straightforward issues, and escalates more complex problems to higher levels.
S2Mid SupportIntermediate support roles with a broader range of tasks compared to S1.Moderate; works under general supervision but can make decisions within defined guidelines.Manages more complex support issues, may train or assist S1 employees, and contributes to improving support processes.
ProfessionalP1Junior ProfessionalEntry-level professional roles in various fields such as engineering, marketing, or finance.Limited; works under close supervision and guidance from more experienced professionals.Completes assigned tasks, supports project work, and begins to develop professional skills and knowledge.
P2Mid ProfessionalIntermediate professional roles with increased complexity and scope of work.Moderate; works under general supervision and has some independence in their tasks.Manages individual projects or parts of larger projects, collaborates with team members, and contributes to department goals.
P3Senior ProfessionalAdvanced professional roles with significant expertise and responsibility.High; works independently with minimal supervision, often leading small projects or initiatives.Provides expert advice, mentors junior staff, and contributes to strategic planning within their area of expertise.
P4Lead ProfessionalLeadership roles within the professional category, often involving oversight of significant projects or functions.Very high; operates with considerable independence and decision-making authority.Leads major projects, provides direction to other professionals, and plays a key role in strategic decisions.
P5Principal ProfessionalTop-tier professional roles with extensive expertise and influence.Extensive; operates with near-complete independence, often reporting directly to senior management.Drives major initiatives, provides strategic insights, and acts as a leading authority in their field.
ManagerM1Mid ManagerManagement roles overseeing teams or departments.Moderate to high; makes decisions within the scope of their department.Manages team performance, allocates resources, and ensures alignment with organizational goals.
M2Senior ManagerSenior management roles with broader oversight and higher stakes.High; makes significant decisions impacting their area of responsibility.Oversees large teams or multiple departments, develops strategic plans, and ensures operational efficiency.
M3Mid DirectorDirectorial roles overseeing multiple departments or large functions.Very high; sets direction and makes high-level decisions.Develops long-term strategies, manages senior managers, and influences company-wide policies.
M4Senior DirectorSenior directorial roles with extensive organizational impact.Extensive; plays a critical role in shaping the company’s strategic direction.Leads major organizational functions, drives company-wide initiatives, and reports to top executives.
M5General Manager & Head of DepartmentTop-tier management roles overseeing entire departments or divisions.Comprehensive; has full decision-making authority within their domain.Leads entire divisions, shapes company strategy, and ensures departmental alignment with organizational goals.
ExecutiveE1Vice PresidentExecutive roles responsible for significant company functions or regions.Extensive; operates with high-level executive authority.Shapes company policies, drives strategic initiatives, and reports directly to the C-suite.
E2Country ManagerExecutive roles overseeing company operations within a specific country.Very high; makes decisions impacting country-level operations and strategy.Manages country performance, ensures alignment with global strategies, and represents the company at the national level.
E3C-suiteChief-level executive roles overseeing major company functions (e.g., CFO, COO).Near-total; makes decisions with company-wide impact.Develops and implements corporate strategies, oversees major functions, and ensures overall company performance.
E4CEOThe highest executive role with comprehensive oversight of the entire company.Total; has ultimate decision-making authority.Sets overall company vision and strategy, leads the executive team, and represents the company to stakeholders.