How to Hire a Operations Analyst

Does your growing business need an operations analyst? An operations analyst is responsible for reviewing all business processes and providing recommendations for improvement.

Here are some tips to help you find great operations analyst candidates and make the right hire for your company.

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Salary Information

  • Common wage in US: $25.63 hourly
  • Typical wages range from $7.50$70.50 hourly
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*Indeed data (US) – Jan 2019

Why hire an Operations Analyst?

An efficient Operations Analyst works in coordination with the management team to work out the possible profitable areas for growth and recommends plans of action to help the company achieve its current and future goals.

• Analyze all company policies and business processes to help the company grow and enhance its workflow
• Collaborate with executive management to modify the job responsibilities of employees to make it more efficient and in line with the company’s needs
• Coordinate with operations and sales teams to create cost-effective plans for the formulation of business processes to increase customer acquisition

Skills to look for in a great Operations Analyst

Operations Analysts are an essential part of a company. It is crucial to note which qualifications and skills are vital for hiring a suitable Operations Analyst.

• Bachelor’s in Business Administration or related field
• Ability to work proactively with minimal supervision and collaborate to work with management at all levels
• More than three years of experience in monitoring business operations
• Demonstrated experience of more than two years in an analyst role
• Strong communication and interpersonal skills
• Excellent in MS Office and Operations software’s

Writing an Operations Analyst job description

A thoughtful description is important to finding qualified Operations Analyst candidates. An Operations Analyst 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 Operations Analyst jobs, such as:

• Junior Operations Analyst
• Data Operations Analyst
• Business Operations Analyst

Interviewing Operations Analyst candidates

To hire a suitable Operations Analyst, take the time to vet candidates and asking detailed interview questions to understand their knowledge and skills.

• Expertise in reviewing business processes and company policies
• Experience in advising management on recommendations to improve the efficiency of business processes to improve the productivity of the company
• How they’ve contributed to increased enhanced revenue and profits for the company by proactively advising the management to improve and modify existing processes and adopt new ones.

See our list of interview questions for more examples.

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