Operations Management

Are you a natural problem-solver, a big thinker, and love to find the most efficient solution to a problem? If so, Operations Management is the career for you!

Because they are responsible for the overall well-being of the company's operations, these types of managers tend to have a big-picture perspective. They can determine needs within the company and connect groups to work together to solve problems as they arise. They need to be critical thinkers who can analyze situations and make decisions geared toward the company's best interests, rather than those of a single department. This may mean that they also need to resolve conflicts as they arise between employees and set policies and guidelines for how to complete tasks.

When it comes to skills and abilities, operations managers need a healthy mix of hard and soft skills to be well rounded in their positions.

Potential jobs in this field

  • Operations Supervisor

Potential Degrees Needed

  • Bachelor's degree in business administration, business management or accounting.

Types of things you'll do

  • Make important policy, planning, and strategy decisions
  • Identify and address problems and opportunities for the company
  • Develop, implement and review operational policies and procedures
  • Assist HR with recruiting when necessary
  • Help promote a company culture that encourages top performance and high morale
  • Oversee budgeting, reporting, planning, and auditing
  • Ensure all legal and regulatory documents are filed and monitor compliance with laws and regulations
  • Work with the senior leadership to determine values and mission, and plan for short and long-term goals


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