"Employers want operations managers with the leadership, managerial, and interpersonal skills to effectively manage daily operations, evaluate operational costs, and make personnel decisions. Be prepared to discuss your management style as well as your experience handling conflicts and motivating teams to meet deadlines. You should also be ready to answer operational questions such as how you would improve processes to cut costs. A bachelor's degree in management or a similar field of study is required, with a master's degree being ideal."
Discuss how you would prioritize your first activities and what seems the most urgent.
I was brought on board to build out the entire retail operations. I prioritized the top 10 items to include plans for merchandise assortment, staffing, store build out, product development, budgeting and financial plans, etc.