Chief Executives ·  Determine and formulate policies and provide overall direction of companies or private and public sector organizations within guidelines set up by a board of directors or similar governing body. Plan, direct, or coordinate operational activities at the highest level of management with the help of subordinate executives and staff managers.



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Occupational Tasks ·  Direct and coordinate an organization's financial and budget activities in order to fund operations, maximize investments, and increase efficiency.
· Confer with board members, organization officials, and staff members to discuss issues, coordinate activities, and resolve problems.
· Analyze operations to evaluate performance of a company and its staff in meeting objectives, and to determine areas of potential cost reduction, program improvement, or policy change.
· Direct, plan, and implement policies, objectives, and activities of organizations or businesses in order to ensure continuing operations, to maximize returns on investments, and to increase productivity.
· Prepare budgets for approval, including those for funding and implementation of programs.
· Direct and coordinate activities of businesses or departments concerned with production, pricing, sales, and/or distribution of products.
· Negotiate or approve contracts and agreements with suppliers, distributors, federal and state agencies, and other organizational entities.
· Review reports submitted by staff members in order to recommend approval or to suggest changes.
· Appoint department heads or managers, and assign or delegate responsibilities to them.
· Direct human resources activities, including the approval of human resource plans and activities, the selection of directors and other high-level staff, and establishment and organization of major departments.
· Preside over or serve on boards of directors, management committees, or other governing boards.
· Prepare and present reports concerning activities, expenses, budgets, government statutes and rulings, and other items affecting businesses or program services.
· Establish departmental responsibilities, and coordinate functions among departments and sites.
· Implement corrective action plans to solve organizational or departmental problems.
· Coordinate the development and implementation of budgetary control systems, recordkeeping systems, and other administrative control processes.
· Direct non-merchandising departments such as advertising, purchasing, credit, and accounting.
· Deliver speeches, write articles, and present information at meetings or conventions in order to promote services, exchange ideas, and accomplish objectives.


Educational Requirements: ·  Bachelor's or higher plus work experience


Occupational Skill Set
Skill Relevance
·  Judgment and Decision Making 99%
·  Management of Financial Resources 96%
·  Negotiation 92%
·  Coordination 92%
·  Critical Thinking 92%
·  Active Listening 90%
·  Monitoring 89%
·  Complex Problem Solving 87%
·  Speaking 85%
·  Reading Comprehension 85%