What does a Senior Director of Operations do?

Operations managers ensure a company or organization’s operations run smoothly and on time. They work with people, core operations, budgets, project delivery, and in company strategy. They are responsible for engaging and developing the members of the teams that they manage. Operations managers are involved in financial procedures, including invoicing. They must manage margins, costs, budgeting, and forecasting at the company.

Operations managers must match individuals to clients’ needs and balance objectives and goals equally from both sides, and they must strive to drive growth strategy and balance global needs. Sometimes they are called upon to support the production planning process or ensure key performance indicators are in place, and production targets are met. Operations managers need a minimum of a bachelor’s degree in business or management or related fields.

EducationBachelor's Degree
Work/Life Balance
3.5 ★
Salary Range--
Career Opportunity
3.7 ★
Avg. Experience2-4 years

Senior Director of Operations Salaries

Average Base Pay

$150,171 /yr
Same as national average
Not including cash compensation
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$91K
Median: $150K
$248K
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Senior Director of Operations Career Path

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Read what Senior Director of Operations professionals have to say about their job experiences and view top companies for this career.
NuvalenceNuvalence
Operations
Nov 11, 2020

“Truly feel really lucky and excited to keep working hard alongside some of the best people I know!”

AppAgentAppAgent
Operations Manager
Nov 18, 2020

“life balance is achieved and work is not only a duty but a truly exciting journey.”

Emapta Versatile ServicesEmapta Versatile Services
Operations Manager
Jul 27, 2020

“I would say that this company truly values its employees.They provide professional and personal development.”

TeligentTeligent
Operations
Jan 21, 2020

“Met some really good and hardworking people that cared about making the best product possible for patients.”

Oppo BrothersOppo Brothers
Head of Product & Operations
Jun 11, 2020

“It is challenging and demanding but there is a great sense of support and team work.”

AmazonAmazon
Operations Manager
Aug 2, 2021

“If you are not careful it is easy to lose a good work and life balance.”

Favor TechConsultingFavor TechConsulting
Collection Operations Manager
Jun 2, 2021

“Pay and good mission (tho first contract in this field from what I was told)”

RedNight Consulting
Vice President Operations
Sep 30, 2019

“It's a great work place for people who are good at keeping several plates spinning at the same time.”

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Frequently asked questions about the roles and responsibilities of a Senior Director of Operations

When working as a Senior Director of Operations, the most common skills you will need to perform your job and for career success are Leadership, AWS Certified, Cloud, Excellent Communication, and Microsoft Office Suite.

The most similar professions to Senior Director of Operations are:
  • Regional Manager
  • General Manager
  • District Manager
  • Store Manager

The most common qualifications to become a Senior Director of Operations include a minimum of a Bachelor's Degree and an average of 0 - 1 years of experience not including years spent in education and/or training.