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
Work/Life Balance
3.8 ★
Total Pay--
Career Opportunity
4.0 ★
Avg. Experience2-4 years

How much does a Business Operations Manager make?

Confident
$81,560 /yr
Total Pay
$66,162
 /yr

Base Pay

+
$15,398
 /yr

Additional Pay

$81,560

 / yr
$44K$210K
Most Likely Range
Possible Range
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Business Operations Manager Career Path

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L2
Business Operations Manager
$81,560/yr
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Average Years of Experience

0 - 1
8%
2 - 4
41%
5 - 7
36%
8+
15%
Not including years spent in education and/or training
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Jun 19, 2020

“The company has an amazing culture and values of pushing you up and scale up your career.”

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Regional Alliances Manager
Dec 1, 2020

“The leadership team and support ecosystem is the best I've ever been a part of in my career.”

Owl Cyber DefenseOwl Cyber Defense
Business Operations Manager
Apr 15, 2022

“I look forward to groundbreaking work opportunities and creating positive relationships along the way in my career at Owl Cyber Defense! #greatplacetowork #joinus”

N26N26
Business Operations Manager
Feb 28, 2020

“It's impossible to drive any initiatives or suggest changes that are outside of management "selected projects".”

Disney Streaming ServicesDisney Streaming Services
Business Operations Manager
Jan 9, 2022

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

ComoComo
Director of Business Operations
Apr 26, 2020

“Amazing and talented people to work with.”

Public Consulting GroupPublic Consulting Group
Business Operations Analyst II
Jun 23, 2020

“I had a good team at one time and my supervisor cares a lot about me and my career.”

Four Winds InteractiveFour Winds Interactive
Global Strategic Alliances Manager
Jan 28, 2021

“Challenging Work in a good way and the people are truly some of the best I've worked with.”

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Frequently asked questions about the roles and responsibilities of a Business Operations Manager

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:
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  • 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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