How to Hire a Operations Manager

Does your growing business need an operations manager? An operations manager is responsible for managing all company resources effectively.

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

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Salary Information

  • Common wage in US: $17.53 hourly
  • Typical wages range from $7.00$76.00 hourly
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*Indeed data (US) – Jan 2019

Why hire an Operations Manager?

An efficient Operations Manager works in coordination with various departments to make sure that the company operations go on smoothly.

• Modify and improve the existing processes for resources and monitor inventory for the warehousing team
• Create and adhere to the operations budget
• Collaborate with the safety department and legal counsel to make sure they comply with OSHA and other governmental regulations

Skills to look for in a great Operations Manager

Operations Managers are an essential part of a company. It is important to note which qualifications and skills are vital for hiring a suitable Operations Manager.

• Bachelor’s Degree in Accounting, Business Administration or related field
• Above 2+ years of operations experience with more than 3 years of financial reporting experience Proficiency in MS Office suite
• Proficiency in MS Office suite
• Excellent ability to delegate responsibilities and lead and train teams
• Exceptional verbal and written communication skills
• Strong conflict management, negotiation and organization skills

Writing an Operations Manager job description

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

• Operations Manager (with NetSuite proficiency)
• Operations Administrator (Part-Time)
• Operations Supervisor

Interviewing Operations Manager candidates

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

• Proficiency in managing and leading an operations team including hiring and training of new team members
• Previous experience in implementing modifications in business operations
• How they’ve contributed to enhanced revenue and profits for the company by proactively implementing revised processes and adopting new ones

See our list of interview questions for more examples.

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