Director of Operations job summary
A great job description starts with a compelling summary of the position and its role within your company. Your summary should provide an overview of your company and expectations for the position. Outline the types of activities and responsibilities required for the job so job seekers can determine if they are qualified, or if the job is a good fit.
Example of a Director of Operations job summary
Our growing manufacturing firm is seeking an experienced Director of Operations who can collaborate with departmental managers to create budgets and develop business plans. The Director of Operations will also be responsible for helping to update and develop corporate policy. The ideal candidate for this position possesses proven leadership skills, as well as a strong ability to problem solve and make sound decisions that encourage corporate growth.
Director of Operations responsibilities and duties
The responsibilities and duties section is the most important part of the job description. Here you should outline the functions this position will perform on a regular basis, how the job functions within the organization and who the job reports to.
- Improve the business processes for each department through analysis and collaboration
- Get involved in long-term business planning at the managerial and executive level
- Collaborate with department management to develop financial plans
- Analyze the performance of support functions for departments such as human resources and make recommendations for improvement
- Work with project managers to develop budgets for special programs
- Act as responsible individual for the approval of significant corporate expense checks
Director of Operations qualifications and skills
Next, outline the required and preferred skills for your position. This may include education, previous job experience, certifications and technical skills. You may also include soft skills and personality traits that you envision for a successful hire. While it may be tempting to include a long list of skills and requirements, including too many could dissuade qualified candidates from applying. Keep your list of qualifications concise, but provide enough detail with relevant keywords and terms.
- Bachelor’s Degree in Business Administration or related field (MBA preferred)
- 10+ years’ experience in a leadership role
- 5+ years’ experience in the manufacturing sector
- Strong verbal and written communication abilities
- Effective decision making skills
- Experience with developing budgets and writing business plans