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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

Overview

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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Key skills

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

Quick facts

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

Outlook
  • Average Hours Worked
    43.4 full-time hours per week vs. all jobs average of 40 hours
    *Source
  • 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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