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What are the Primary Responsibilities of a CEO?

The job description covers the basic duties and responsibilities for a Chief Executive Officer (CEO) job in a mid-cap high-technology business. The CEO holds ultimate responsibility for the day to day running of the company.

Duties include, but are not limited to of the CEO:

  • P&L responsibility for the business
  • Developing business strategies, plans and goals for the organisation ensuring their alignment with short-term and long-term objectives
  • Working alongside the Board of Directors to create a strategy
  • Leading and motivating subordinates to advance employee engagement, develop a high performing managerial team
  • Identifying the challenges which the company faces
  • Overseeing all operations and business activities to ensure they produce the desired results and are consistent with the overall strategy and mission
  • Work with Directors to determine new opportunities in the marketplace and devise ways to take advantage
  • Set budgets for the relevant departments for the trading year
  • Enforce adherence to legal guidelines and in-house policies to maintain the company’s legality and business ethics
  • Communicate regularly with Directors
  • Get to know any key stakeholder relationships such as auditing and banking partners
  • Monitor staff engagement, turnover and culture
  • Undertake thorough analysis of performance criteria
  • Conduct analysis of all costs to ensure that the company is lean
  • Undertake a holistic review of the organisation to identify key business units and excess
  • Take the lead across all aspects of the company by reviewing how departments work together to reach company goals
  • Determine the direction of a business by working with upper management and leading team members to create and implement strategies and goals
  • Builds a positive and productive culture in the workplace by listening to employee opinions, making adjustments, and recognising the team's accomplishments
  • Communicates a vision for the company and take steps to make it a reality
  • Maintain a deep knowledge of the markets and industry of the company

Additional the individual may:

  • Drive the company’s acquisitions program and be responsible for identification of potential acquisitions, due-diligence and M&A activity
  • Monthly reporting to shareholders and institutional investors


  • Proven experience as CEO or in another director / managerial position
  • Experience in developing profitable strategies and implementing vision
  • Strong understanding of corporate finance and performance management principles
  • Familiarity with diverse business functions such as marketing, PR, finance etc.
  • In-depth knowledge of corporate governance and general management best practices
  • An entrepreneurial mind-set with outstanding organisational and leadership skills
  • Analytical abilities and problem-solving skills
  • Excellent communication and public speaking skills
  • MBA/MSc/MA in Business Administration or relevant technical field

What are the salary expectations of a CEO?

Average salaries for CEOs would be between £100K-£250K however for many the salary range will be even higher depending on the company turnover.


Brief tips for writing a CEO CV?

  • Include a profile in your CV which identifies your style of leadership and management to potential employers and highlights a particular area of success relevant to the new post e.g. A Visionary leader with a track record of increasing gross profit margins in engineering solutions
  • Use Situation, Action and Result (SAR) to demonstrate achievements which had an impact on productivity and profitability in your last role.
  • Familiarise and integrate all the keywords for the role and sector which the business operates in.
  • Remember to include any associations you may have with professional bodies to improve the integrity of your application.

Click here for more information on constructing an Executive Résumé.

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