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
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Avg. Experience5-7 years

President Salaries

Average Base Pay

€102,885 /yr
Same as national average
Not including cash compensation
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Median: €103K
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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.”

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.”

PCR StaffingPCR Staffing
16 Mar 2021

“We take great pride in the fact that so many of the consultants we place in our clients’ organizations are regarded as real “keepers.””

14 Oct 2021

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

Tracer LabsTracer Labs
Decline to State
2 Dec 2019

“I love coming to work and view the people I work with as both teammates and friends.”

19 Nov 2020

“I love seeing people succeed and I have the benefit of this in my position.”

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Frequently asked questions about the role and responsibilities of a president

When working as a president, the most common skills you will need to perform your job and for career success are Leadership, Programmatic, UCAAS, Written Communication and Sensitive.

The most similar professions to president are:
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  • Ceo
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The most common qualifications to become a president is a minimum of a Bachelor's Degree and an average of 0 - 1 of experience not including years spent in education and/or training.