Operations Manager Jobs
The next step for an operations assistant is usually towards an operations manager role. This builds on the skills developed in your first job but, as the name suggests, involves a managerial aspect.
Operations manager duties vary widely from job to job, but can include anything from overseeing relationships with suppliers and contractors to financial administration and HR, tracking holidays and sick days.
In a small to medium business, the operations manager position may be the most senior role in the operations function and therefore, will need to manage budgets, oversee reports, present findings to stakeholders and manage administrative staff. Many will also oversee the HR function and play a crucial role in staff planning.
In a larger business, an operations manager may report into a head of operations or director of operations, meaning the role has just as much responsibility but the accountability is shared.