What does a Senior 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.
- 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
- 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
How much does a Senior Business Operations Manager make?
Senior Business Operations Manager Career Path
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Frequently asked questions about the roles and responsibilities of a Senior Business Operations Manager
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The most common qualifications to become a Senior 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.