What does an Operations Coordinator do?

An operations coordinator is responsible for the management of departments required to run the operations of a business. This may include planning purchases, negotiating contracts and coordinating the business budget. Interaction with relevant corporate personnel is a must in order to fulfill general office duties to meet high performance. A bachelor's degree will most likely be required for an operations coordinator to advance into a managerial or executive role.

While a bachelor's degree is preferred, an operations coordinator must at least have an associate's degree in business, accounting or a relevant field in most industries. A valid driver's license is often required as the operations coordinator may need to travel to meet with suppliers and contractors. Exceptional communication skills are a must along with a strong knowledge of computer technology and general office equipment.

What responsibilities are common for Operations Coordinator jobs?
  • Oversee different departments working together to achieve high performance
  • Plan purchases and sales orders
  • Negotiate procurement with contractors and suppliers
  • Coordinate budget, services, equipment and commodities within company policy and procedure
  • Create reports for business expense, financial records and audits
  • Conduct general and clerical office tasks
  • Analyze and coordinate the supply chain of the business
  • Liaise with relevant corporate personnel at all levels
What are the typical qualifications for Operations Coordinator jobs?
  • Adequate experience as a coordinator in a business environment required
  • Good knowledge of Microsoft Office applications
  • Proficient in technology and general office equipment
  • Certification of a project management professional credential may be required
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills
  • Strong organizational and time management skills
  • Ability to work efficiently with minimal supervision
  • Valid driver's license required
  • Ability to sit or stand for long periods of time
EducationBachelor's Degree
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Avg. Experience2-4 years

How much does an Operations Coordinator make near United States?

$56,528 /yr
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Operations Coordinator Career Path

Learn how to become an Operations Coordinator, what skills and education you need to succeed, and what level of pay to expect at each step on your career path.

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5 - 7
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Operations Coordinator Insights

Read what Operations Coordinator professionals have to say about their job experiences and view top companies for this career.
Ms. ReadMs. Read
Operations Associate
May 16, 2023

“The company's focus on personal development and professional growth was commendable and greatly appreciated.”

Rawr BeautyRawr Beauty
Operations Associate
May 24, 2022

“I have an excellent and supportive manager who encourages me to advance my skills and career.”

Matrish SolutionsMatrish Solutions
Operations Lead
Nov 1, 2021

“Good payment for your work and recognizes you if you and your work is worth of”

Operations Consultant
Oct 25, 2021

“But it’s a good fair generous wage for what we do and we’re offered so much support.”

Operations Lead
Aug 4, 2023

“I highly recommend SquadStack to anyone seeking a fulfilling and impactful career in operations management.”

HCA Healthcare UKHCA Healthcare UK
Operations Lead
Aug 24, 2022

“I started as a junior person and I have had great career opportunities and progression.”

Aston CarterAston Carter
Operations Associate
Feb 2, 2022

“From Day 1 to she connected with me and advices me the best carrier opportunities.”

First West Credit UnionFirst West Credit Union
Operations Coordinator
Jan 6, 2022

“Salary was average and supported a typical cost of living back then but it wasn't competitive.”

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Frequently asked questions about the roles and responsibilities of an Operations Coordinator

When working as an Operations Coordinator, the most common skills you will need to perform your job and for career success are Microsoft Office Suite, Excellent Customer Service, Written Communication, Excellent Communication, and Attention To Detail.

The most similar professions to Operations Coordinator are:
  • Operations Manager
  • Manager
  • General Manager
  • Store Manager

The most common qualifications to become an Operations Coordinator 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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