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Chief Executive Officer Job Description Sample Template


This free Chief Executive Officer job description sample template can help you attract an innovative and experienced Chief Executive Officer to your company. We make the hiring process one step easier by giving you a template to simply post to our site. Make sure to add requirements, benefits, and perks specific to the role and your company.

Chief Executive Officer Job Summary

We are seeking a highly-skilled and experienced Chief Executive Officer (CEO) to direct and oversee all operations of our company. You will be responsible for developing initiatives and business objectives to direct the company to become more efficient and profitable while creating a supportive workplace for our employees. Collaborating with our other executives and managers is vital to instilling a cohesive vision. You will report to the Board of Directors and must uphold our company's values while leading it to financial success.

Chief Executive Officer Duties and Responsibilities

  • Provide strategic direction for overall mission of company
  • Work with the CFO to make wise investment decisions
  • Keep watch on related markets and adjust accordingly
  • Identify risks within the company and find solutions
  • Set the tone for company image and culture
  • Represent the company in public; attend board and shareholder meetings
  • Uphold company business laws and ethics

Chief Executive Officer Requirements and Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s degree in business administrations, economics, or related field; MBA preferred
  • 10+ years experience in a managerial business position
  • Results-driven personality with a skill for leading and motivating employees
  • Ability to prioritize, delegate, and oversee a multitude of departments
  • Strong oral and written communication skills; comfortable with public speaking

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