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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About the Job

Indiana Average Salary $149,660.00
Average Time to Fill 35 days
Typical Education Master's Degree
Typical Experience Over 10 years
10 Year Projected Openings (2016-2026) 3,968
10 Year Expected Percentage Change (2016-2026) -4.69 %

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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

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

Analyzing Data or Information

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

Making Decisions and Solving Problems

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

Thinking Creatively

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

Resolving Conflicts and Negotiating with Others

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

Communicating with Supervisors, Peers, or Subordinates

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

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 interviews to gather information about business operations
Conduct business, market, or managerial research
Review insurance policies to determine appropriate coverage
Review laws for understanding and application
Conduct organizational studies

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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 Planning
Contract Management
Product Development
Customer Contact
Negotiation Skills
Program Development

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