These Are The 10 Most Exciting Jobs For Former Operations Managers

Chris Kolmar
by Chris Kolmar
Former Jobs, Rankings - 8 months ago
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It’s tough to be a operations manager nowadays, and more and more of them are losing confidence in their own profession.

While the amount of people majoring in courses preparing people for a job as a operations manager isn’t necessarily dropping, fewer and fewer people are applying to become operations managers in the first place and the workforce itself is looking grim.

With so many operations managers no longer sticking around, this begs the question:

What are they all doing now?

We were curious, so we looked through the resumes of former operations managers to see what kind of jobs they were moving into after leaving the field. There were thousands of answers, so we made the cutoff at the top 100 jobs.

The full list of those jobs can be found below.

Here’s a quick look at the top ten most common jobs for former operations managers:

  1. General Manager
  2. Project Manager
  3. Operations Director
  4. Store Manager
  5. Manager
  6. Owner
  7. Office Manager
  8. Plant Manager
  9. Program Manager
  10. Consultant

These are all good jobs, all of them either utilizing some skill that a operations manager would have or being a stepping stone to a different career.

Here’s the thing about these jobs though — as a list, they’re kind of boring as hell. They’re pretty much exactly what you’d expect a lot of former operations managers to do.

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But given that there are some very surprising and interesting items on this list, we’ve decided to highlight a few of those instead.

Here are some of the most interesting jobs of former operations managers:

  1. Operation Supervisor
  2. Production Supervisor
  3. Business Developer
  4. Chief Operating Officer
  5. Managing Director
  6. Executive Director
  7. Chief Executive Officer
  8. Controller
  9. President/Owner
  10. Assistant Vice President

Some of these items are admittedly more attractive than one another as far as actually working the job goes, but one way or another, you’ve got to admit they’re eye-catching.

How We Determined the Most Common Jobs of Former Operations Managers

Using resume information from our database of over 7 million resumes, we looked at all resumes that listed operations manager under their work history. Then we looked at which jobs showed up on their work histories following their stints as a operations manager, sorting them by their most frequent.

That’s how we made the initial ranked list.

To make our list of most interesting jobs, we looked through the ranked list to see if any positions:

  • Showed up in fewer than 1% of all new jobs
  • And, were not part of the 100 most common jobs in our database

That’s all for how we did it — below you’ll find the full ranked list of the most common jobs of former operations managers.

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Detailed Ranking of the Most Common Jobs of Former Operations Managers

Job Title Rank %
General Manager 1 2.34%
Project Manager 2 1.61%
Operations Director 3 1.34%
Store Manager 4 1.34%
Manager 5 1.17%
Owner 6 0.83%
Office Manager 7 0.8%
Plant Manager 8 0.78%
Program Manager 9 0.77%
Consultant 10 0.73%
Account Manager 11 0.7%
Vice President 12 0.61%
Customer Service Representative 13 0.61%
Assistant Manager 14 0.59%
Operation Supervisor 15 0.55%
Sales Manager 16 0.51%
Senior Project Manager 17 0.49%
Production Manager 18 0.49%
Senior Manager 19 0.49%
Sales Representative 20 0.48%
Administrative Assistant 21 0.48%
Warehouse Manager 22 0.45%
Owner/Operator 23 0.45%
Service Manager 24 0.44%
Supervisor 25 0.42%
Sales Associate 26 0.42%
Human Resources Manager 27 0.42%
Director 28 0.42%
Senior Operations Manager 29 0.39%
President Of Operations 30 0.38%
Account Executive 31 0.37%
Team Leader 32 0.36%
Assistant Store Manager 33 0.35%
Logistics Manager 34 0.33%
Branch Manager 35 0.31%
Purchasing Manager 36 0.31%
Production Supervisor 37 0.31%
Business Analyst 38 0.3%
Human Resources Coordinator 39 0.29%
Area Manager 40 0.29%
President 41 0.28%
Supply Chain Manager 42 0.27%
District Manager 43 0.26%
Product Manager 44 0.25%
Business Development Manager 45 0.25%
Business Developer 46 0.24%
Regional Manager 47 0.24%
Assistant General Manager 48 0.23%
Site Manager 49 0.23%
Customer Service Manager 50 0.23%
Chief Operating Officer 51 0.23%
Managing Director 52 0.23%
Facilities Manager 53 0.22%
Internship 54 0.21%
Sales Consultant 55 0.21%
Substitute Teacher 56 0.2%
Driver 57 0.2%
Project Coordinator 58 0.19%
Specialist 59 0.19%
Executive Director 60 0.19%
Chief Executive Officer 61 0.18%
Business Manager 62 0.18%
Property Manager 63 0.18%
Maintenance Manager 64 0.18%
Controller 65 0.18%
President/Owner 66 0.18%
Material Manager 67 0.17%
Technician 68 0.17%
Department Manager 69 0.17%
Regional Operation Manager 70 0.17%
Owner/Manager 71 0.17%
Executive Assistant 72 0.17%
Security Officer 73 0.17%
Quality Assurance Manager 74 0.17%
Associate 75 0.17%
Distribution Manager 76 0.17%
Manufacturing Manager 77 0.16%
Transportation Manager 78 0.16%
Assistant Vice President 79 0.16%
Marketing Manager 80 0.16%
Principal 81 0.16%
Analyst 82 0.16%
Terminal Manager 83 0.16%
Construction Manager 84 0.16%
Information Technology Project Manager 85 0.16%
Quality Manager 86 0.15%
Administrator 87 0.15%
Buyer 88 0.15%
Engineering Manager 89 0.15%
Recruiter 90 0.15%
Senior Consultant 91 0.15%
Warehouse Supervisor 92 0.15%
Accounting Manager 93 0.14%
Volunteer 94 0.14%
Superintendent 95 0.14%
Server 96 0.14%
Information Technology Manager 97 0.14%
Systems Administrator 98 0.14%
Management Consultant 99 0.13%
Safety Manager 100 0.13%

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