What does an Operations Associate do?

An operations coordinator is responsible for the management of departments required to run the operations of a business. This may include planning purchases, negotiating contracts and coordinating the business budget. Interaction with relevant corporate personnel is a must in order to fulfill general office duties to meet high performance. A bachelor's degree will most likely be required for an operations coordinator to advance into a managerial or executive role.

While a bachelor's degree is preferred, an operations coordinator must at least have an associate's degree in business, accounting or a relevant field in most industries. A valid driver's license is often required as the operations coordinator may need to travel to meet with suppliers and contractors. Exceptional communication skills are a must along with a strong knowledge of computer technology and general office equipment.

  • Oversee different departments working together to achieve high performance
  • Plan purchases and sales orders
  • Negotiate procurement with contractors and suppliers
  • Coordinate budget, services, equipment and commodities within company policy and procedure
  • Create reports for business expense, financial records and audits
  • Conduct general and clerical office tasks
  • Analyze and coordinate the supply chain of the business
  • Liaise with relevant corporate personnel at all levels
  • Adequate experience as a coordinator in a business environment required
  • Good knowledge of Microsoft Office applications
  • Proficient in technology and general office equipment
  • Certification of a project management professional credential may be required
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills
  • Strong organizational and time management skills
  • Ability to work efficiently with minimal supervision
  • Valid driver's license required
  • Ability to sit or stand for long periods of time
EducationBachelor's Degree
Work/Life Balance
3.6 ★
Salary Range--
Career Opportunity
3.5 ★
Avg. Experience2-4 years

Operations Associate Salaries

Average Base Pay

£33,557 /yr
Same as national average
Not including cash compensation
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Median: £34K
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Operations Associate Career Path

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Birdseye SolutionsBirdseye Solutions
Operations Associate
29 Oct 2019

“It was easy to find a Manager who will invest in you and help you grow your career.”

FedEx GroundFedEx Ground
Ops Coordinator
12 Jan 2021

“Well known brand that portrays itself to engage its own people and gives them growth and development opportunities.”

Hire StrategiesHire Strategies
Training Operations Coordinator
21 Sep 2020

“She goes out of her way to provide educational opportunities and trainings which will benefit you.”

Apex GroupApex Group
28 Jul 2021

“Good for waiting for retirement if you are not expecting any increment or career growth opportunities”

Ops Coordinator
18 Aug 2021

“it is full time employment; that's about the only good benefit to be quite honest.”

Operations Associate
10 Apr 2020

“I believe this is one of the many appeals for the company along with a great compensation package.”

Operations Lead
28 Nov 2020

“They tend to communicate schedule changes and overtime at the last minute and don't really explain why this change is needed.”

Operations Associate
8 Apr 2021

“Easy job if you’re not busy and your manager is nice.”

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