What does an Operations Coordinator do?
An operations coordinator is responsible for the management of departments required to run the operations of a business. This may include planning purchases, negotiating contracts and coordinating the business budget. Interaction with relevant corporate personnel is a must in order to fulfill general office duties to meet high performance. A bachelor's degree will most likely be required for an operations coordinator to advance into a managerial or executive role.
While a bachelor's degree is preferred, an operations coordinator must at least have an associate's degree in business, accounting or a relevant field in most industries. A valid driver's license is often required as the operations coordinator may need to travel to meet with suppliers and contractors. Exceptional communication skills are a must along with a strong knowledge of computer technology and general office equipment.
- Oversee different departments working together to achieve high performance
- Plan purchases and sales orders
- Negotiate procurement with contractors and suppliers
- Coordinate budget, services, equipment and commodities within company policy and procedure
- Create reports for business expense, financial records and audits
- Conduct general and clerical office tasks
- Analyze and coordinate the supply chain of the business
- Liaise with relevant corporate personnel at all levels
- Adequate experience as a coordinator in a business environment required
- Good knowledge of Microsoft Office applications
- Proficient in technology and general office equipment
- Certification of a project management professional credential may be required
- Excellent verbal and written communication skills
- Strong organizational and time management skills
- Ability to work efficiently with minimal supervision
- Valid driver's license required
- Ability to sit or stand for long periods of time