I have about two years people and strategic management experience in my specific functional area (bizdev/account management for IT services) plus other years of junior management roles in previous fields I worked in (CRM coordinator, non-profit fundraising leader) before university studies. Also, after university I did a graduate program at a company within IT.
Within my current field it is common for titles to contain the word "manager" even if the person is not a line manager - i.e. manager often means managing relationships with clients or customers. However, at my company the leaders are called "team leaders" or "managers" and the individual contributors "executives".
I believe due to some confusion in the titles on my resume, many recruiting agencies are matching me for individual contributor roles and not considering me for real management roles. They also appear to not entirely understand when I try to clarify the situation; my impression is that they prefer trusting the industry conventions and also that they just skim through the resume.
Do you have any suggestions on how to clarify and emphasize on my CV the fact that my roles and experience are of people and strategic management level?