Companies can no longer make progress today without the leadership skills and experience of executives and senior management.
Working at the very heart of a company, senior executives plan, organize, direct, monitor and assess all of the company’s operations, often with the help of middle managers. They hold the top positions in the corporate hierarchy and their role consists first and foremost in making decisions that will ensure the company’s profitability.
These top-level professionals have a great deal of autonomy when accomplishing their tasks, but also have heavy responsibilities in terms of the company’s performance. Because of their status, they have flexible working hours and a great deal of leeway in their work. They must possess strong analytical, assessment and communication skills, show great ability to adapt to change and keep abreast of all new trends in their sector of activity.
A degree combined with professional experience is key to securing one of these positions, which are generally filled through internal promotions. As a general rule, candidates must have a university or college degree in a relevant field. The skills considered to be essential vary according to the sector of activity and specific position. Extensive experience in middle management in the relevant sector or a related sector is also mandatory.