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.

Also includes

Chief Sustainability Officers

About the Job

Indiana Average Salary $149,660.00
Average Time to Fill 35 days
Typical Education Bachelor's degree
Typical Experience Over 10 years
10 Year Projected Openings (2016-2026) 2,291
10 Year Expected Percentage Change (2016-2026) -4.81 %

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Skills Profile

Essential (Soft) Skills

Essential Skills to Employers

Critical Thinking
Oral Communication
Attention to Detail
Information Gathering
Written Communication
Resource Allocation
Conflict Management

Top Job Duties and Responsibilities

Guiding, Directing, and Motivating Subordinates

Direct implementation of new procedures, policies, or programs
Manage financial activities of the organization
Manage individual and organizational contracts
Manage broad organizational programs or initiatives
Manage organizational facilities
Manage industrial projects
Direct sales, marketing, or customer service activities
Set goals for workers or staff
Direct financial operations
Oversee execution of organizational or program policies
Prepare employee work schedules or assignments
Assign work to staff or employees
Supervise personnel involved in business operations or analytics
Implement human resource programs

Analyzing Data or Information

Analyze business or organizational operating practices or procedures
Analyze financial data or information
Analyze business, operational, or management reports
Evaluate impact of governmental or other types of regulations or laws
Analyze impact of legal or regulatory changes
Interpret laws or legislation
Analyze social or economic data
Identify environmental concerns
Evaluate project status, progress, outputs, or results
Analyze data to assess operational or project effectiveness
Analyze data to inform operational decisions or activities
Conduct financial investigations
Analyze administrative, financial, and operational budgets

Making Decisions and Solving Problems

Execute employee bargaining agreements
Implement organizational process or policy changes
Authorize contractual actions or expenditures
Terminate relationship with clients or vendors
Terminate employment of employees or contractors
Implement employee compensation and benefit plans
Implement employee bargaining agreements
Implement company or staff policies
Determine administrative policies or standards
Solve administrative problems in the workplace
Discipline staff for infractions of rules or regulations

Thinking Creatively

Develop purchasing policies or procedures
Develop staff policies
Develop management control systems
Develop advertising or marketing policies, procedures, or standards
Develop business, financial, or operational policies, procedures, or standards
Develop business or organizational policies, programs, or standards
Establish recruiting procedures
Establish business operations or analysis related performance metrics
Develop sales presentations

Resolving Conflicts and Negotiating with Others

Negotiate labor agreements
Negotiate with federal, state, or public agencies
Negotiate business contracts
Negotiate with political or community organizations
Negotiate contracts for transportation, distribution, or logistics services
Negotiate sales contracts
Resolve worker or organizational conflicts or grievances

Communicating with Supervisors, Peers, or Subordinates

Collaborate with organizational members on business or operational matters
Collaborate with organizational or team members to accomplish work
Provide liaison services between departments, agencies, or federal and local entities
Collaborate with employees to improve organizational systems
Collaborate with employees to reduce costs
Conduct meetings with clients and customers
Discuss advertising strategies
Respond to employee concerns

Getting Information

Practice commentary or dialogue to be shared in speeches, debates, or public venues
Develop message to be shared in speeches, debates, or press conferences
Conduct organizational studies
Review laws for understanding and application
Review insurance policies to determine appropriate coverage
Conduct business, market, or managerial research
Conduct interviews to gather information about business operations

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Booster Skills & Certifications

Job Seekers possessing booster skills & certifications, such as those listed below, added to core skills are more marketable, harder to find and expensive to hire.

Hard to Fill: Employers find positions requiring these skills to be hard to fill. These skills and certifications make a job seeker more in demand because the skills are not widely available.

Expensive to Fill: Employers find positions requiring these skills to be expensive to fill. Job seekers with these skills and certifications are likely to earn more money.

Skill or Certification Certi - fication Hard to Fill Expensive to Fill
Business Development
Financial Management
Quality Assurance and Control
Business Planning
Program Development
Negotiation Skills
Business Acumen

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