Executive Roles – Master List

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In order to help me understand how executive teams are configured, I’ve chosen to classify the nature of the different jobs into a number of categories. I imagine that as my analysis proceeds these will change somewhat, To keep things simple I will leave this page as the master set of definitions so that I/ you can refer back to it and keep tabs on changes. At the bottom of the post you can find a working list of roles by category.

Types of executive team role:
  • Strategic Roles, the purpose of which is to define the direction of the organisation beyond the current trading year (and ideally 10 years out – more on that another time) and to construct new structures and capabilities that will enable that direction to be achieved
  • Revenue Creation Roles, the purpose of which is to deliver revenue in the current year
  • Platform Operation Roles, the purpose of which is to enable value to be created from revenue by operating the processes that fulfil demand or enable it to be generated or govern in-year performance
  • Protection and Mitigation Roles, the purpose of which is to prevent deliberate or accidental malpractice and to limit its impact if it occurs
  • Purely Advisory Roles, which exist to provide advice to those executing the above roles

Blunt list of roles by category:

Strategic Roles
  • Executive Chairman
  • Executive Vice-Chairman
  • CEO
  • Chief Strategy Officer
  • Head of Innovation
  • Head of Transformation
  • Chief Digital Officer

Revenue Creation Roles

  • CMO
  • Head of Sales
  • Geography Leader
  • Brand Leader
  • Category Leader
  • Segment Leader

Platform Operation Roles
  • President
  • COO
  • Head of Integration
  • CFO
  • CHRO
  • CTO
  • CIO
  • Chief Customer Officer
  • Chief Product Officer
  • Head of Analytics
  • Head of Supply Chain
  • Chief Procurement Officer
  • Chief Sustainability Officer
  • Chief Stores Officer
  • Head of Merchandising
  • Head of Store Operations
  • Head of Inventory Management
  • Head of Real Estate
  • Chief Medical Officer

Protection and Mitigation Roles
  • Head of Corporate Services
  • General Counsel
  • Chief Legal Officer
  • Chief Compliance Officer
  • Head of Corporate Governance
  • Chief Communications Officer/ Head of PR/ Corporate Affairs
  • Head of Investor Relations
  • Chief Accounting Officer
  • Controller

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