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How to Hire a Director of Operations

Does your growing business need a Director Of Operations? A Director Of Operations can help your company organize your day to day financial matters.

Here are some tips to help you find great Director Of Operations candidates and make the right hire for your business.

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Salary Information

  • Common wage in US: $17.10 hourly
  • Typical wages range from $10.00$115.00 hourly
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*Indeed data (US) – Jan 2019

Why hire a Director of Operations?

Director of operations sitting at a desk, only visible from waist up. Separate screens hover around them, showing different tasks, such as meeting reminders, calls, and graphs.Text reads: "A day in the life of a director of operations:Define & implement operational policies,Develop new growth initiatives,Manage procurement & resource allocation,Track & review team goals weekly"

The need for new staff can affect both your existing team and your bottom line. A great Director Of Operations can:

• Enhance business productivity through in-depth analysis
• Collaborate between departments to forecast revenue and budget needs
• Be involved with the long-term planning of business goals

Skills to look for in a great Director of Operations

A great Director Of Operations candidate will have the following skills and attributes as well as work experience that reflects:

• Business Administration degree or an MBA
• Extensive experience in leadership roles
• Business plan development
• Strong leadership and decision-making skills
• Teamwork and collaborative work style
• Strong verbal and written communication skills

Writing a Director of Operations job description

A thoughtful description is important to finding qualified Director Of Operations candidates. A Director Of Operations job description includes a compelling summary of the role, detailed list of duties and responsibilities, and the required and preferred skills for the position.

Consider including keywords that job seekers are using to search for Director of Operations jobs, such as:

• Director of Operations
• Senior Operations Director
• Vice President of Operations

Interviewing Director of Operations candidates

Strong candidates for Director Of Operations positions will be confident answering questions regarding:

• Collaboration between departments to meet different needs
• Keeping department heads and personnel to budget and output expectations
• Data analysis and business forecasting

See our list of interview questions for more examples.

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