What does a Business Operations Specialist do?

Business operations specialists evaluate, improve, and maintain an organization’s core operational processes to ensure an efficient and productive workflow. They assess existing processes and systems, identify opportunities for improvement, and devise more efficient or cost-effective alternatives. They analyze the overall “big picture” workflow map to align individual processes and teams to allow for smoother collaboration and improved productivity. They often conduct efficiency audits or oversee the formal documentation of workflow processes. They may focus on specific aspects of the operation, such as financial procedures or technology systems.

Business operations specialists typically have a bachelor’s degree in a business field, although an advanced degree such as an MBA is an asset. They have extensive experience implementing and overseeing critical business systems and workflow processes. Proficiency with common office software systems such as Excel is expected.

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Work/Life Balance
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Career Opportunity
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Avg. Experience2-4 years

Business Operations Specialist Salaries

Average Base Pay

$61,044 /yr
Same as national average
Not including cash compensation
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Median: $61K
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