An area operations manager is responsible for the oversight of the various processes and operations of a busineness. It is their primary goal to make sure that all is working as smoothly and efficiently as possible.
Their full responsibilities may vary from one position to the next, but they are generally supposed to support sales efforts and garnering of consumers and users, identify issues and other opportunities for improvement of efficiency and quality, develop strategies to reach goals, make sure that all work done complies with OSHA regulations, monitor and train employees, help with the creation, alteration, and enforcement of their departments's policies, processes, and goals, and generally manage budgets, schedules, and employees.
There is no generally agreed upon set of qualifications for an area operations manager, the job can vary quite a bit. Certain roles might need college-level education in subjects such as engineering or operations, while others may only require a high school degree or a GED. Area operations managers should have good management and interpersonal skills and computer literacy. On average, an area operations manager earns $59,709 a year.