What's it like to be a Vice President?
A Vice President is a key player in a leadership team. They manage the operations of the organisation. They can also act as a representative of a company, serve as signatories in contracts and make decisions on behalf of the president or CEO. They may also monitor a company’s financial status, in collaboration with the Chief Finance Officer.
Tasks and duties
- Developing plans and guiding senior managers and department heads.
- Analysing the company and its strengths and weaknesses while exploring growth opportunities.
- Ensuring that teams are productive and they are meeting the company’s goals.
- Setting objectives and strategies to help the company achieve its targets.
- Strengthening relationships with stakeholders and key clients.
- Providing mentorship to other team members.
How to become a Vice President
Vice Presidents typically have a relevant qualification and extensive managerial experience.
Graduate with a degree in your chosen field from a university. A degree related to business or management may be suitable.
Gain practical experience in your chosen field.
Consider further studies such as a Master of Business Administration or a postgraduate degree in management.
Continue to pursue roles and training opportunities that improve your leadership skills in preparation for this role.