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Is it correct and natural to say work in a managerial role? For example:

The job description says that to be considered for the position you need to have at least one year working in a managerial role.

If it sounds off, could you tell me how you would phrase it?

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  • The more likely usage is: .....you need to have at least one year of experience in a managerial role.**(Or possibly...**at least one year of managerial experience. Jun 27, 2020 at 14:42

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Is it correct and natural to say “work in a managerial role”?

Not quite. "Managerial role" is fine, and so are "managerial position" and "managerial level". But the phrasing of the example sentence is incorrect.

The job description says that to be considered for the position you need to have at least one year working in a managerial role.

Note how you have "have at least" in the example sentence, which here implies "a full year spent in a managerial role" — a completed year. And so, you can't use the continuous "working" here in that fashion.

Perhaps the simplest way to rephrase this is how Ronald Sole suggests in the comments:

... to be considered for the position, you need to have at least one year of [work] experience in a managerial role/position.

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... to be considered for the position, you need to have worked in a managerial position for at least one year.

If you want to use "working", you would say something like

... you need to have spent at least one year working at a managerial level

Minimum of 5 years of experience with a proven track record working at a managerial level ... (from google)

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