line (noun, line, \ laɪn \) position (noun, po-si-tion, \ pəˈzɪʃən \)
Definition: is a job post integrated into a company’s chain of command with the individual holding it being responsible for the decisions he or she makes that affect the distribution and usage of the organization’s resources, as all of them need to help the company generate revenue or achieve other business objectives. Additionally, individuals holding line positions can directly influence the organization’s customers with their activities related to the development, manufacturing, and delivery of the company’s products or services.
In a Sentence:
Yesterday, Richard was assigned to the line position of a warehouse supervisor, and he is now responsible for product maintenance.
Even though I was assigned a line position at Fujinera, I never had the power to make any real decisions in my department.
After holding a regular staff position in the customer service department for four years, I was finally promoted to the line position of manager.
Synonyms and related words: line manager, staff manager, line management, staff management, staff position