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Chief Executive Officer (CEO) Job Description

This is a generic FREE CEO job description template.

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Chief Executive Officer (CEO) Purpose

As Chief Executive Officer (CEO), you will be responsible for the management of the operations of a company as well as setting its overall vision. The role involves a high level of responsibility, with pivotal decision making affecting the future of a company and its employees.

The Chief Executive Officer is the main driver of an organisation and is ultimately accountable to the main stakeholders / shareholders or the business.

Within this role, the CEO will be expected to oversee all operations including product development, logistics and marketing. The CEO will also be expected to develop and approve strategies for the company as well as communicating these strategies to an internal and external audience.

CEO Duties:

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