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Operations Manager

Find out how to become an operations manager and work in the administration & business industry. Discover information on salary, growth, stability and occupational expectations.

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The current average salary of an Operations Manager is $82,300 - 134,000 annually


What does an operations manager do?

Operations managers are directly responsible for the production of goods or provision of services. They coordinate a variety of departments to achieve company goals. Employment for operations managers to 2019 is expected to remain stable. Employment in this very large occupation grew moderately over the last 5 years.

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What skills do you need to be an operations manager?

Operations managers undertake planning, control and coordination activities related to a variety of industries including manufacture, mining and forestry.

  • Liaise with senior managers to understand and work within sales and profit goals
  • Communicate effectively to ensure the smooth running of company operations
  • Effectively control and oversee budgets, managing resources accordingly
  • Plan production details with particular regard to resource requirements and costs
  • Ensure adherence to standard setting and quality control procedures
  • Ensure compliance with the relevant legal requirements including health and safety regulations
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Operations manager quick facts

Working as an operations manager will allow you to use your communication skills and production expertise whilst planning and monitoring work.

  • Average Hours Worked
    43.4 full-time hours per week vs. all jobs average of 40 hours
  • Main Industries
    Administration & business
  • Average qualification level
    18.5% Bachelor degree

* All information on this page has been complied using figures from payscale.com.au and the Australian Government's joboutlook.gov.au - all figures are indications only, and are accurate at time of publication. Please do your own research before selecting a course or career.

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