As an Operations Manager you will play a leading role in managing the production of goods and/or the provision of services.
Pathways to becoming an Operations Manager typically involve a combination of education and on-the-job experience. Most Operations Managers have completed an undergraduate degree and have at least 3-5 years of experience.
- Complete an undergraduate degree in business administration or a related field.
- Consider completing a Masters of Business Administration (MBA) focusing on supply chain management or a similar field.
Gain as much experience in business as you can. First-hand knowledge of how different parts of businesses work will help you oversee them later as an Operations Manager. Gain experience in managing people and processes.
- Developing operations strategies
- Day-to-day operations
- Products and distribution
- Quality assurance
- Recruitment and training
- Health and safety
Having such a broad business background, there are several career paths and advancement opportunities that you can take as a Business Operations Managers.
Direct promotions for Senior Business Operations Manager include;
- General Manager
- Director of Business Operations
- Strategic Planning Manager
- Director of Supply Chain and Logistics
- Chief Operating Officer
- Vice President of Operations