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What does an Operations Analyst do?

An Operations Analyst is responsible for identifying and solving issues relating to the performance of the business operations. To do so, vast amounts of data and information must be analyzed and reviewed with the cooperation of the sales management and engineering departments. Depending on the industry, an operations analyst may progress into overseeing different enterprise accounts in a regional or national position.

Operations analysts often require a bachelor's degree with a master's degree in business or a related field preferred by most employers. Due to the demands of the job, a minimum of 3 years working as an analyst in a professional business work environment is required. Candidates that do well in this position possess strong attention to detail along with business acumen fueled by sharp analytical skills.

  • Review company policies and business process
  • Analyze data and information to identify business opportunities
  • Work closely with executive management to achieve outcomes based on company goals
  • Recommend and update policies and procedures to improve performance
  • Enhance workflow and cross-departmental engagements
  • Collaborate with the sales and engineering team to improve cost-effectiveness across all platforms
  • Create monthly reports to management on key findings and assessments
  • Keep updated on industry and market trends
  • Minimum 3 years as an analyst in a professional setting
  • Exceptional verbal and written communication skills
  • Strong attention to detail
  • Excellent analytical skills
  • High proficiency in Microsoft Office applications
  • Must be able to work with minimal supervision
  • Good interpersonal skills to work with different management levels
  • Strong business acumen
  • Ability to sit in front of a computer for many hours a day

Average Years of Experience

0 - 1
23%
2 - 4
53%
5 - 7
13%
8+
11%

Common Skill Sets

Operational Excellence
EXCEL Spreadsheets
Written Communication
Powerpoint
Continuous Improvement
Dashboarding
Microsoft Office Suite
EXCEL Access

Operations Analyst Salaries

Average Base Pay

$54,250 /yr
Same as national average
Not including cash compensation
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$39K
Median: $54K
$75K
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Glassdoor Estimated Salary

Operations Analyst Jobs