What does a Director, Operations Management do?

Operations managers ensure a company or organization’s operations run smoothly and on time. They work with people, core operations, budgets, project delivery, and in company strategy. They are responsible for engaging and developing the members of the teams that they manage. Operations managers are involved in financial procedures, including invoicing. They must manage margins, costs, budgeting, and forecasting at the company.

Operations managers must match individuals to clients’ needs and balance objectives and goals equally from both sides, and they must strive to drive growth strategy and balance global needs. Sometimes they are called upon to support the production planning process or ensure key performance indicators are in place, and production targets are met. Operations managers need a minimum of a bachelor’s degree in business or management or related fields.

EducationBachelor's Degree
Work/Life Balance
3.5 ★
Salary Range--
Career Opportunity
3.7 ★
Avg. Experience2-4 years

Director, Operations Management Salaries

Average Base Pay

$119,792 /yr
Same as national average
Not including cash compensation
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Median: $120K
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Director, Operations Management Career Path

Learn how to become a Director, Operations Management, what skills and education you need to succeed, and what level of pay to expect at each step on your career path.

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Director, Operations Management Insights

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Nov. 11, 2020

“Truly feel really lucky and excited to keep working hard alongside some of the best people I know!”

Operations Manager
Nov. 18, 2020

“life balance is achieved and work is not only a duty but a truly exciting journey.”

Emapta Versatile ServicesEmapta Versatile Services
Operations Manager
Jul. 27, 2020

“I would say that this company truly values its employees.They provide professional and personal development.”

Jan. 21, 2020

“Met some really good and hardworking people that cared about making the best product possible for patients.”

Oppo BrothersOppo Brothers
Head of Product & Operations
Jun. 11, 2020

“It is challenging and demanding but there is a great sense of support and team work.”

Operations Manager
Aug. 2, 2021

“If you are not careful it is easy to lose a good work and life balance.”

Favor TechConsultingFavor TechConsulting
Collection Operations Manager
Jun. 2, 2021

“Pay and good mission (tho first contract in this field from what I was told)”

RedNight Consulting
Vice President Operations
Sep. 30, 2019

“It's a great work place for people who are good at keeping several plates spinning at the same time.”

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Frequently asked questions about the role and responsibilities of a director operations management

When working as a director operations management, the most common skills you will need to perform your job and for career success are Leadership, Excellent Communication, Microsoft Office Suite, Excellent Organizational and Cross Dock.

The most similar professions to director operations management are:
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The most common qualifications to become a director operations management is a minimum of a Bachelor's Degree and an average of 0 - 1 of experience not including years spent in education and/or training.