The Executive Job Descriptions Every Hiring Manager Needs (+ Free Template!)

Claire Brenner
Claire Brenner  |  October 11, 2018

Is your company looking to hire a new executive? Well, you’ve come to the right place.

That’s right – we’re talking about the oh-so-coveted C-Suite.

A number of professionals devote their entire career to eventually securing a C-Suite title. And who can blame them? Those three letters may as well translate to the boss.

Writing a job description for an executive is almost always a group effort. How can you identify the responsibilities of somebody who is responsible for, well, everything? It requires insight from your human resources department, other executives and higher-ups, and likely, your company’s board members.

Accompany this with the fact that there are a lot of c-suite roles and, let’s just say, you have your work cut out for you. And while you likely already have your CEO in place (if not, Godspeed), there are still plenty of other executives you may be hiring – especially if you work at a newer company.

To make your life just a little bit easier, we’ve supplied the following job descriptions as starting points. Additionally, each job description includes three industry examples so you can see exactly how some of your favorite companies are seeking out their executives.

Keep in mind that when it comes to C-suite roles (and most roles within a business), there’s no one-size-fits-all solution. The following job descriptions should be taken with a grain of salt. While they offer some typical responsibilities of each role, your organization likely has its own unique needs and nuances. The job descriptions should be adjusted to reflect that.  

Executive Job Description Template

If you’re looking to learn more about job descriptions in general, or find examples of job descriptions for other departments within your organization, check out our ultimate guide to job descriptions. Or, use the button below to download our free general job description template.

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Executive Job Descriptions

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Claire Brenner

Claire Brenner

Claire is the content marketing team lead, coming to G2 Crowd after graduating from the University of Dayton. Born and raised in the Chicago area, her brief stint in Ohio gave her a new appreciation for deep-dish pizza, but left her well-versed in Cincinnati-style chili and "cities" with a population fewer than 400,000. While not writing, Claire can be found practicing calligraphy, seeking out the best dive bars in Chicago, and planning her next trip.