What does a Business Operations Manager do?

Business Operations Managers are responsible for interpreting data from various departments, making strategic decisions, and rolling out a plan of action. Business Operations Managers can obtain their data from multiple department reports such as budgetary information, interpreting financial data, monitoring expense reports, and performing a cost-benefit analysis of internal programs. Business Operations Manager report directly to the CEO or Board of Directors.

Most employers require Business Operations Managers to hold a bachelor's degree in business administration, management or accounting. Advanced degrees such as a Masters or a Doctorate are necessary for senior or high-profile positions. This type of job comes with a fair amount of responsibility and pressure. Having a firm grasp on the fundamentals, being well organized and working well under pressure will be ideal attributes for aspiring candidates.

What responsibilities are common for Business Operations Manager jobs?
  • Request reports from company departments for review on a regular basis
  • Compile information from various sources to formulate a current picture of the company and the market
  • Interpret data to generate company and market strategies for implementation
  • Create a monthly presentation for the Board of Directors meeting
  • Utilize board information to schedule company wide change to best influence positive impact
  • Hold monthly interdepartmental meeting to roll out new agendas
  • Follow up with department heads to ensure proper execution
  • Request progress reports for all departments on a regular basis
What are the typical qualifications for Business Operations Manager jobs?
  • Advance degree (preferred)
  • Accounting or similar certification a plus
  • 7+ years experience successfully managing a complex corporations
  • Proficient in reading multiple department reports
  • 3+ years in a management role
  • Robust interpersonal skills
  • Ability to write and communicate clearly
  • Capable of grasping and utilizing complex ideas and strategies
  • Strong ethical leadership abilities
EducationBachelor's Degree
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Avg. Experience2-4 years

How much does a Business Operations Manager make near United States?

$101,613 /yr
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Business Operations Manager Career Path

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“There are lots of opportunities to learn / for development if you continue to say yes to projects that come your way.”

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Apr 13, 2023

“We also have opportunities for professional development and career growth and we have competitive salaries.”

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Business Operations Manager
Jun 26, 2022

“If you have the skills and will to succeed there is a definite future career path.”

Alto PharmacyAlto Pharmacy
Business Operations Manager
Sep 26, 2022

“I was discriminated and harassed on the basis of my queer identity – it was traumatizing.”

Manager, Business Operations
Dec 22, 2022

“They helped me grow my professional career and supported me in every way possible way.”

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When working as a Business Operations Manager, the most common skills you will need to perform your job and for career success are CSS, Cloud Computing, Controls Systems, Segments, and Effective Communication.

The most similar professions to Business Operations Manager are:
  • Business Operations Specialist
  • Operations Manager
  • Manager
  • General Manager

The most common qualifications to become a Business Operations Manager 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.

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