Meaning of “line manager” in the English Dictionary

"line manager" in British English

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line managernoun

uk /ˈlaɪn ˌmæn.ɪ.dʒər/ us /ˈlaɪn ˌmæn.ə.dʒɚ/
sb's line manager mainly UK

the person who is directly responsible for managing the work of someone else in a company or business, and who is one level above that person

one of the managers who are responsible for the most important activities of a large company, such as production

(Definition of “line manager” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"line manager" in Business English

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line managernoun [ C ]

uk us

HR, MANAGEMENT someone directly in charge of workers:

Often those people on sick leave would just be left alone with little or no contact from their line manager.

PRODUCTION someone in charge of a production line:

A greenhouse operates three transplanting lines with four seasonal employees per line supervised by a new line manager.

(Definition of “line manager” from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)