Operations Management Jobs in Alberta
Operations manager is a key part of the management team. This role is often referred to as a Director of Operations, Head of Operation, or Chief Operating Officer (COO). They are responsible for overseeing the high-level HR duties, such as recruitment or training standards.
In terms of analysis, operations managers work to improve organizational processes as well as improve quality, productivity and efficiency.
Operations managers have many skills in common. People in this role possess accounting or budgeting skills, the ability to effectively manage people, or to write reports. That being said, many of the skills required for a particular operations manager job depends on the industry and company.
As the role requires management of daily operations, a level of experience or familiarity with the industry is generally required.
Operations Manager Qualifications
Generally, applicants will have a degree in business administration or business management. That being said, many Albertan employers are looking for operations managers with relevant experience in the industry. Some employers may insist upon experience in a similar position that would prepare them for the role.
Operations Manager Job Description
Generally, operations managers will work 9-5 in an office environment. In this role, you could be providing leadership to your team in the morning, updating third-parties about project progress in the afternoon, and forecasting budgets in the evening.
From a soft skill perspective, operations managers are exceptional leaders, have strong communication skills, and are strategic problem solvers.
The Future of Operations Management in Alberta
Depending on your area of expertise, your career opportunities for operations management in Calgary AB or Edmonton AB could be plentiful. In Alberta, we frequently place operations managers in the following industries: retail, manufacturing, construction, health care, and information technology.
A career in operations management could cover:
- Business Analyst
- Financial Analyst
- Human Resources Professional
- International Trade Specialist
- Logistics Manager
- Marketing Manager
- Materials Controller
- Operations Manager
- Product Forecaster
- Production Specialist
- Project Manager
- Purchasing Agent
- Strategic Planner
- Systems Administrator
Current as of: February 1, 2019
Opportunity: 64757 City: AB - Calgary