Operations Manager Can Pursue a Wide Range of Employment Opportunities
In many production operations, the senior management team is customarily responsible for formulating the business strategy then measuring its effectiveness and, as necessary, refining that strategy over time. And, as the company prospers, the president or general manager and their senior management team are often heralded for driving such growth.
Certainly the senior staff should accept their share of the credit; but someone must also be doing an exceptional job in implementing that strategy effectively, as in ensuring that the appropriate tactical decisions are made and that all processes are executed in timely, efficient, and cost-effective fashions.
Depending on the scale of the business, responsibility for overseeing the operations may fall to a project manager or, in many instances, to an aptly-named position of operations manager. In general terms, operations manager jobs consist of the design, control, and redesign of processes in the production of goods/services to meet and satisfy customer requirements; success in the role is usually predicated on a number of metrics related to effectiveness and productivity, including:
With respect to the specific functional responsibilities of an operations manager, their job descriptions may focus on some or all of the following within the manufacturing process:
- Establishing policies and best practices
- Adherence to health and safety standards
- Logistics management
- Efficiency reviews/improvements
- Staff supervision
- Budget management
Employment opportunities for operations managers are often quite extensive, the result of a need for their skills in a majority of industries within the manufacturing sector and beyond. Some of the industries that may be of particular interest to potential candidates would include:
- Food Services
- Medical Technology
- Mechanical Engineering
- Electronics/Electronic Equipment
- Industrial Equipment Manufacturing
Those looking to pursue a career as an operations manager will require a post-secondary diploma/degree in business administration, supply chain management, or logistics. They should also exhibit up-to-date knowledge/proficiency in industry software programs such as Six Sigma.
A Staffing Agency Can Offer Support Your Pursuit of an Operations Manager Job
he knowledge and expertise of a staffing agency that specializes in recruiting within the manufacturing sector can be beneficial to those who are interested in employment as an operations manager. One such agency is Winters Technical Staffing in Toronto, a leader in helping prospective candidates secure job placements in this particular sector for more than 40 years.
Collaborating with a staffing specialist from Winters Technical Staffing will aid candidates in assessing whether a career in operations management/supply chain management may be a viable option based on their skills, experience, education, and career goals. Moving forward, candidates can benefit from the strong networking established and maintained by Winters Technical Staffing personnel throughout the manufacturing sector in Toronto, resulting in the ability to streamline job searches and expedite a favourable outcome.
In addition to their extensive network of contacts, Winters Technical Staffing consultants can offer support to job seekers through their knowledge of the following:
- The overall skills needed to succeed as an operations manager
- The subset of skills deemed vital by specific industries/employers
- Immediately-available job opportunities (published and non-published)
- Employers requiring varied staffing needs – full-time, part-time, contract
- Compensation ranges based on employers, industries, and experience levels
Contact Winters Today
Looking to start or advance a career as an operations manager? Call Winters Technical Staffing today at 1-877-495-7422 to arrange a consultation with one of our placement specialists.