What's it like to be an Operations Manager?
As an Operations Manager you will play a leading role in managing the production of goods and/or the provision of services.
Tasks and duties
- Developing operations strategies.
- Running the day-to-day operations such as the production or distribution of products.
- Planning and overseeing organisational change, such as the implementation of a new computer system.
- Managing quality assurance programmes.
- Setting and reviewing budgets and managing costs.
- Managing the recruitment and training of staff.
- Analysing and improving processes.
- Enforcing health and safety procedures.
Operations Managers are an important part of almost every industry, including retail, insurance, finance, healthcare, education, government institutions and manufacturing organisations.
Whilst your role may vary according to the industry and organisation you work in, you will typically be tasked with financial, staff, and resource management, as well as communications, safety measures, risk management and quality control.
What can I earn as an Operations Manager?
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How to become an Operations Manager
- Complete an undergraduate degree in business administration or a related field.
- Consider completing a Masters of Business Administration (MBA) focusing on supply chain management or a similar field.
- Gain as much experience in business as you can. First-hand knowledge of how different parts of businesses work will help you oversee them later as an Operations Manager.
- Gain experience in managing people and processes.
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