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Operations Manager Overview

Job Description

Operations Managers oversee the daily operations of a business. They manage workflow, improve efficiency, coordinate various departments, and strive to maintain quality and meet goals.

Most Common Skills

Data Science, Brainstorming, and Leadership - For more data, check Operations Manager skills.

Average Hourly Rate

$79 - This number comes from our open-source Operations Manager hourly rates database.

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Fun Facts

  • Operations Management has roots in the military. The techniques used to coordinate complex military operations were adapted for industrial and organizational applications.
  • Henry Ford, the founder of Ford Motor Company, revolutionized operations management with the introduction of the assembly line in 1913. This innovation greatly improved manufacturing efficiency.
  • Operations Managers often use mathematical models and statistical analysis to optimize processes. Linear programming, a method for achieving the best outcome in a mathematical model, is a common tool used in this field.


  • Operations keep the lights on, strategy provides a light at the end of the tunnel, but project management is the train engine that moves the organization forward. - Joy Gumz
  • The best way to predict your future is to create it. - Peter Drucker
  • Excellence in operations opens the door to growth and competitiveness. - Ram Charan

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