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My manager recently informed me that the organization is going to create a new tier of first-line regional managers of which they would like me to be the first. I'm currently a field-based senior engagement manager who handles large scale engagements with project teams composed of my peers. I've been asked to draft a position description and req for the job as well as a justification for the position to be field-based rather than in the home office.

I would greatly appreciate any input if anyone has written a similar justification in the past.  While my organization understands the need to have field-based engagement managers like myself, our upper management has traditionally been resistant to the idea of any tier of management which is not based in the home office.  This is the specific challenge I have to overcome.

Outside of that, any input into the process for someone who has been in a similar situation would be much-appreciated.

Thanks in advance,

-Steve