Heya all, first time poster, long time reader.
I am the senior manager in my local office. I run my staff and there are two other managers in the local office. One is more junior and one equal to me in the org chart.
Our VP (my boss) runs our department out of NYC, so as the senior person in our office he looks to me many times to get communication around to the other groups. Recently the junior manger (mentioned above) has given her resignation to move to another company. That is fine, however, in the conversation with my boss about this resignation, he stated he wants to promote a person from her staff and then hire someone to oversee all three groups in the office. That is fine, he has been talking about that for some time.
My question is, how do I put my hat in the ring for that position? Honestly, I think I could oversee both other groups and my own just fine. How would you guys approach your boss in a situation like this?