What does a President do?

The president of an organization acts as the top executive personnel responsible for business strategic planning and company vision. Providing leadership to the organization, the president holds all business operations accountable to the stakeholders and the company policies. Further duties include direct reporting to the board of directors, assuming a supervisory role for top-level management, taking on the responsibility for budget and financial health and management of the organization.

Almost all presidents have a bachelor's degree in business with many holding a master's of business administration. Senior level experience in management is commonplace with successful candidates possessing an extensive working knowledge of the business environment and market conditions of the industry. Excellent communication skills and strong public presence is a must followed by the need for critical thinking and financial acumen to develop working strategies. Flexibility is also essential for this job role as long hours may be required to attend meetings or in times of crises.

  • Represent the organization as the top executive personnel
  • Provide strategic planning and vision for the organization
  • Hold business operations accountable to stakeholders and company policies
  • Provide a professional public presence on behalf of the company
  • Draw out short-term and long-term goals for the company
  • Direct reporting to the board of directors where applicable
  • Supervise top-level management personnel
  • Take charge of the budget and financial health of the company
  • Master's of business administration preferred
  • Senior level management experience in the industry is required
  • Extensive knowledge of the industry and market conditions
  • Strong presentation and interpersonal skills
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills
  • Strong public presence and professional image
  • Exceptional critical thinking and analytical skills
  • Strong business and financial acumen
  • Flexible to work long hours as required
EducationBachelor's Degree
Work/Life Balance
4.3 ★
Salary Range--
Career Opportunity
4.2 ★
Avg. Experience5-7 years

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Average Base Pay

£75,413 /yr
Same as national average
Not including cash compensation
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Median: £75K
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Praetorian AgencyPraetorian Agency
10 Feb 2021

“We provide free basic and advanced training for our staff that allows them to advance in their chosen career field.”

Tracer LabsTracer Labs
Decline to State
4 Jun 2020

“But these are good problems to have and I am confident Tracer will find its footing.”

Sandler TrainingSandler Training
16 May 2020

“Provides great opportunities to create whatever opportunities you want for yourself while helping people and experiencing your own growth.”

30 Jul 2021

“Education is really pushed and paid for however they don't have much of training program and its really up to each employee to be self”

Dang Foods
Decline to State
2 Feb 2021

“Core values are based on something they once heard would be good for people but not for them.”

14 Oct 2021

“Growing company means that not enough people to handle the responsibilities and you get jobs outside your responsibility.”

NEXT Door & Window CompanyNEXT Door & Window Company
President and Owner
29 Jun 2021

“Learning and growing is our passion and we have many resources to help you achieve this.”

Ohio State Highway PatrolOhio State Highway Patrol
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16 Jan 2021

“Decent pay but not great compared to other departments”

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