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Working As A Plans And Operations Manager

  • Making Decisions and Solving Problems
  • Communicating with Supervisors, Peers, or Subordinates
  • Getting Information
  • Coordinating the Work and Activities of Others
  • Guiding, Directing, and Motivating Subordinates
  • Deal with People

  • Make Decisions

  • Stressful

  • $110,000

    Average Salary

What Does A Plans And Operations Manager Do

Top executives devise strategies and policies to ensure that an organization meets its goals. They plan, direct, and coordinate operational activities of companies and organizations.

Duties

Top executives typically do the following:

  • Establish and carry out departmental or organizational goals, policies, and procedures
  • Direct and oversee an organization’s financial and budgetary activities
  • Manage general activities related to making products and providing services
  • Consult with other executives, staff, and board members about general operations
  • Negotiate or approve contracts and agreements
  • Appoint department heads and managers
  • Analyze financial statements, sales reports, and other performance indicators
  • Identify places to cut costs and to improve performance, policies, and programs

The responsibilities of top executives largely depend on an organization’s size. For example, an owner or manager of a small organization, such as an independent retail store, often is responsible for purchasing, hiring, training, quality control, and day-to-day supervisory duties. In large organizations, however, top executives typically focus more on formulating policies and strategic planning, while general and operations managers direct day-to-day operations.

The following are examples of types of top executives working in the private sector:

Chief executive officers (CEOs), who are also known by titles such as executive director, managing director, or president, provide overall direction for companies and organizations. CEOs manage company operations, formulate and implement policies, and ensure goals are met. They collaborate with and direct the work of other top executives and typically report to a board of directors.

Chief operating officers (COOs) oversee other executives who direct the activities of various departments, such as human resources and sales. They also carry out the organization’s guidelines on a day-to-day basis.

General and operations managers oversee operations that are too diverse and general to be classified into one area of management or administration. Responsibilities may include formulating policies, managing daily operations, and planning the use of materials and human resources. They make staff schedules, assign work, and ensure that projects are completed. In some organizations, the tasks of chief executive officers may overlap with those of general and operations managers.

The following are examples of types of top executives working in the public sector:

Mayors, along with governors, city managers, and county administrators, are chief executive officers of governments. They typically oversee budgets, programs, and the use of resources. Mayors and governors must be elected to office, whereas managers and administrators are typically appointed. 

Most educational systems, regardless of whether they are public or private school systems, also employ executive officers. The following are examples of top executives working in the elementary, secondary, and postsecondary educational school systems:

School superintendents and college or university presidents are chief executive officers of school districts and postsecondary schools. They manage issues such as student achievement, budgets and resources, general operations, and relations with government agencies and other stakeholders.

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How To Become A Plans And Operations Manager

Although education and training requirements vary widely by position and industry, many top executives have at least a bachelor’s degree and a considerable amount of work experience. 

Education

Many top executives have a bachelor’s or master’s degree in business administration or in an area related to their field of work. Top executives in the public sector often have a degree in business administration, public administration, law, or the liberal arts. Top executives of large corporations often have a master’s degree in business administration (MBA).

College presidents and school superintendents are typically required to have a master’s degree, although a doctorate is often preferred.

Although many mayors, governors, or other public sector executives have at least a bachelor’s degree, these positions typically do not have any specific education requirements.

Work Experience in a Related Occupation

Many top executives advance within their own firm, moving up from lower level managerial or supervisory positions. However, other companies may prefer to hire qualified candidates from outside their organization. Top executives who are promoted from lower level positions may be able to substitute experience for education to move up in the company. For example, in industries such as retail trade or transportation, workers without a college degree may work their way up to higher levels within the company to become executives or general managers.

Chief executives typically need extensive managerial experience. Executives are also expected to have experience in the organization’s area of specialty. Most general and operations managers hired from outside an organization need lower level supervisory or management experience in a related field.

Some general managers advance to higher level managerial or executive positions. Company training programs, executive development programs, and certification can often benefit managers or executives hoping to advance.

Important Qualities

Communication skills. Top executives must be able to communicate clearly and persuasively. They must effectively discuss issues and negotiate with others, direct subordinates, and explain their policies and decisions to those within and outside the organization.

Decisionmaking skills. Top executives need decisionmaking skills when setting policies and managing an organization. They must assess different options and choose the best course of action, often daily.

Leadership skills. Top executives must be able to lead an organization successfully by coordinating policies, people, and resources.

Management skills. Top executives must shape and direct the operations of an organization. For example, they must manage business plans, employees, and budgets.

Problem-solving skills. Top executives need to identify and resolve issues within an organization. They must be able to recognize shortcomings and effectively carry out solutions.

Time-management skills. Top executives do many tasks at the same time, typically under their own direction, to ensure that their work gets done and that they meet their goals.

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Average Length of Employment
Operations Manager 4.1 years
Planning Manager 3.5 years
Top Careers Before Plans And Operations Manager
Manager 10.4%
Consultant 4.7%
Supervisor 4.5%
Top Careers After Plans And Operations Manager
Manager 5.8%
Director 4.6%
Consultant 4.6%

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Plans And Operations Manager Demographics

Gender

Male

63.1%

Female

27.7%

Unknown

9.2%
Ethnicity

White

61.4%

Hispanic or Latino

15.2%

Black or African American

11.5%

Asian

7.7%

Unknown

4.1%
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Foreign Languages Spoken

Spanish

42.1%

Portuguese

13.2%

Chinese

7.9%

Mandarin

7.9%

Turkish

5.3%

French

5.3%

Russian

5.3%

Indonesian

2.6%

German

2.6%

Carrier

2.6%

Arabic

2.6%

Italian

2.6%
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Plans And Operations Manager Education

Schools

University of Phoenix

15.6%

Columbia Southern University

7.1%

Michigan State University

6.5%

Troy University

6.5%

Central Texas College

6.5%

Webster University

5.8%

Pennsylvania State University

5.2%

University of Maryland - University College

4.5%

George Washington University

3.9%

University of Maryland - College Park

3.9%

University of Washington

3.9%

Purdue University

3.9%

Northeastern University

3.9%

Baker University

3.2%

University of California - Berkeley

3.2%

Georgia State University

3.2%

Southern New Hampshire University

3.2%

Pepperdine University

3.2%

Liberty University

3.2%

American University

3.2%
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Majors

Business

43.0%

Finance

7.8%

Management

7.6%

Accounting

5.2%

Marketing

4.2%

Project Management

4.0%

Economics

2.7%

Human Resources Management

2.7%

Supply Chain Management

2.7%

Computer Science

2.5%

Criminal Justice

2.4%

Operations Management

2.2%

Education

1.9%

Industrial Engineering

1.9%

Psychology

1.8%

General Studies

1.6%

Computer Information Systems

1.6%

Political Science

1.5%

Communication

1.2%

Information Technology

1.2%
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Degrees

Masters

39.1%

Bachelors

38.8%

Other

10.2%

Associate

5.5%

Certificate

4.3%

Doctorate

1.6%

Diploma

0.4%

License

0.1%
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Average Yearly Salary
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$72,000
Min 10%
$110,000
Median 50%
$110,000
Median 50%
$110,000
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$110,000
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$110,000
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$110,000
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Median 50%
$168,000
Max 90%
Best Paying Company
VITAS Healthcare
Highest Paying City
Seattle, WA
Highest Paying State
North Dakota
Avg Experience Level
3.3 years
How much does a Plans And Operations Manager make at top companies?
The national average salary for a Plans And Operations Manager in the United States is $110,863 per year or $53 per hour. Those in the bottom 10 percent make under $73,000 a year, and the top 10 percent make over $168,000.

Real Plans And Operations Manager Salaries

Job Title Company Location Start Date Salary
Business Planning & OPS Manager II Avaya Inc. Ridgefield, NJ Dec 05, 2011 $147,200 -
$172,800
Operations Planning Manager Cheniere Energy, Inc. Houston, TX Sep 01, 2014 $140,000
Financial Planning & Operations Manager Zignal Labs, Inc. San Francisco, CA Jan 26, 2015 $130,811
Operational Planning Manager Autoliv Asp, Inc. Ogden, UT Jan 05, 2016 $128,718
Manager Operational Planning Autoliv Asp, Inc. Ogden, UT Feb 26, 2016 $124,848
Manager-Operational Planning Highmount Exploration & Production Services LLC Oklahoma City, OK Mar 02, 2013 $121,000 -
$181,500
Manager Operational Planning Autoliv Asp, Inc. Ogden, UT May 01, 2013 $120,000
SR. Business Planning and Operations MGR Yahoo! Inc. Sunnyvale, CA Sep 12, 2015 $119,517 -
$202,500
Manager, Consumer Services Planning & Operations Samsung Telecommunications America, LLC Richardson, TX Oct 01, 2011 $118,315
Business Planning and Operations Manager Yahoo! Inc. Sunnyvale, CA Jun 14, 2010 $113,000
SR Business Planning and Operations Manager Yahoo! Inc. Sunnyvale, CA Jun 13, 2013 $111,363 -
$182,400
Planning Manager, US Cement Operations Cemex Inc. Houston, TX Nov 12, 2014 $108,100 -
$113,000
Strategic Planning and Operations Manager Amgen Inc. Thousand Oaks, CA Dec 12, 2016 $106,000
Manager, Sales & Operations Planning: Automated TE Quest Diagnostics Incorporated Madison, NJ Feb 17, 2014 $101,712 -
$111,712
Manager, Sales Operations and Planning Akamai Technologies, Inc. Cambridge, MA Jun 11, 2010 $101,000 -
$115,000
Manager, Operational Planning Highmount Exploration & Production Services LLC Oklahoma City, OK Jan 05, 2015 $100,000
SR. Business Planning and Operations Manager Yahoo! Inc. Burbank, CA Jan 07, 2016 $98,488 -
$202,500
Operations Planning Manager EV3 Inc. Irvine, CA Dec 05, 2009 $98,144
Manager-Sales & Operations Planning United States Steel Corporation Pittsburgh, PA Nov 10, 2015 $96,817
Business Planning and Operations Manager II Avaya Inc. Ridgefield, NJ Aug 01, 2013 $96,000 -
$172,800
Business Planning and Operations Manager Yahoo! Inc. Sunnyvale, CA Oct 07, 2011 $93,330 -
$145,100
Business Planning and Operations Manager II Avaya Inc. Ridgefield, NJ Aug 01, 2010 $93,300 -
$167,800
Operations Plan Manager JSW Steel (USA) Inc. Baytown, TX Aug 27, 2014 $92,700
Strategic Planning and Operations Manager Amgen Inc. Thousand Oaks, CA Oct 01, 2013 $84,124

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Top Skills for A Plans And Operations Manager

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  2. Customer Service
  3. Procedures
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  • Lead department activities, identified training and development opportunities and personnel issue resolution that ensured the highest level of customer service.
  • Implemented comprehensive policies and procedures changes that turned around organizational performance, streamlined operations, and improved customer service.
  • Prepared and presented division financial statements, proactively identifying potential opportunities and risks.
  • Resulted in overall increase in customer satisfaction and on-time delivery of projects.
  • Supervised the management and inspection of the 11 medical treatment facilities to ensure compliance with JCAHO standards.

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