Business Operations Specialists, All Other:

All business operations specialists not listed separately.

Also includes

Business Continuity Planners , Sustainability Specialists , Online Merchants , Security Management Specialists

About the Job

Indiana Average Salary $60,300.00
Average Time to Fill 35 days
Typical Education Associate's degree
Typical Experience
10 Year Projected Openings (2016-2026) 5,796
10 Year Expected Percentage Change (2016-2026) 3.68 %

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Skills Profile

Essential (Soft) Skills

Essential Skills to Employers

Attention to Detail
Critical Thinking
Information Gathering
Resource Allocation
Written Communication
Oral Communication
Numerical and Arithmetic Application
Conflict Management
Technology and Tool Usage
Following Directions

Top Job Duties and Responsibilities

Analyzing Data or Information

Analyze business or organizational operating practices or procedures
Perform SWOT analysis
Analyze business or financial data
Analyze budgetary or accounting data
Employ basic business mathematical formulas
Analyze current and historical utility costs
Analyze business, operational, or management reports
Perform market segmentation analysis
Analyze risks related to investments in green technology
Assess risks to business operations
Assess the cost effectiveness of products, projects, or services
Conduct industry or market analysis
Conduct financial or regulatory audits
Analyze administrative, financial, and operational budgets
Evaluate impact of governmental or other types of regulations or laws
Interpret laws or legislation
Analyze engineering data

Provide Consultation and Advice to Others

Advise others on human resources topics
Recommend measures to ensure maximum employee protection
Recommend alterations in construction or specifications
Consult stakeholders about innovation and market opportunities
Advise others on business or operational analysis techniques
Advise others on transportation, shipping, or logistical matters
Provide advice regarding program quality or effectiveness
Advise others on topics related to business operations
Identify opportunities to improve operational efficiency
Recommend improvements to work methods, procedures, or products
Develop employee dismissal guidelines
Recommend action to ensure legal or regulatory compliance
Advise others regarding environmental practices, standards, or concerns
Prepare financing options and recommendations
Advise individuals regarding financial matters
Confer with potential and existing customers about energy efficiency improvements

Judging the Qualities of Things, Services, or People

Evaluate company recruiting needs
Evaluate applicant qualifications for employment
Identify employee learning needs
Evaluate technology and communication infrastructure
Forecast consumer behavior
Evaluate equity and debt financing options
Evaluate capital projects
Evaluate employee performance
Evaluate material specifications
Evaluate condition of properties
Evaluate personnel policies, practices, or benefits
Evaluate new construction industry practices
Evaluate potential or existing project sites

Thinking Creatively

Design talent readiness or succession plans
Integrate job classification structure into human resource management systems
Develop employee handbook
Establish organizational guidelines or policies
Maintain quality assurance procedures
Design human resource management performance metrics
Develop business or financial information systems
Establish business operations or analysis related performance metrics
Develop advertising, marketing, or promotional materials
Research issues related to the environment or sustainable business practices
Develop sustainable business strategies or practices
Apply mathematical models of financial or business conditions
Write business project or bid proposals

Making Decisions and Solving Problems

Align employee career motives to job performance objectives
Design compensation models
Recommend personnel actions such as promotions, transfers, and dismissals
Implement supply chain management processes
Develop personnel performance objectives
Establish project teams
Execute employee bargaining agreements
Implement employee compensation and benefit plans
Implement employee bargaining agreements
Follow office related safety procedures and regulations
Determine the value of goods or services
Discipline staff for infractions of rules or regulations

Documenting/Recording Information

Draft employment agreements
Document information related to legal proceedings
Prepare regulatory or compliance documentation or reports
Draft legally binding agreements
Prepare financial reports
Prepare financial documents
Prepare procurement or purchase order documents
Prepare data rights policy
Maintain records, reports, or files associated with business operations or analytics
Maintain accounting journals
Prepare post project assessment report
Record test or inspection results, procedures, or data

Guiding, Directing, and Motivating Subordinates

Manage quality control activities
Market products, services, or events
Manage individual and organizational contracts
Manage industrial projects
Oversee business processes
Coordinate logistics or other business operations
Coordinate regulatory documentation activities
Oversee execution of organizational or program policies
Manage project teams
Supervise personnel involved in business operations or analytics

Monitoring and Controlling Resources

Identify internal or external resources to support project
Manage program or project budgets
Develop operational budgets
Determine supplier with best bid
Execute procurement contracts
Purchase products or services
Pay charges, fees, or taxes
Allocate physical resources within organizations
Monitor inventories of products or materials

Training and Teaching Others

Identify individual or group learning strategies
Maintain knowledge of formal and informal learning activities
Develop integrated learning environments
Develop training materials
Develop employee orientation materials
Prepare reports or presentations concerning business operations and analysis
Monitor employee learning or development progress
Provide legal, regulatory, or organizational compliance training
Train others in the use of equipment related to business operations analysis

Monitor Processes, Materials, or Surroundings

Monitor effects of talent attrition
Monitor project performance metrics
Monitor business indicators
Monitor contract performance
Identify causes of talent attrition
Ensure compliance with polices or regulations
Monitor organizational compliance with regulations
Monitor merchandise purchases
Track competitor financial gains and losses

Getting Information

Investigate legal issues
Conduct business, market, or managerial research
Obtain documentation to authorize activities
Obtain approval for project plans
Conduct interviews to gather information about business operations
Interview witnesses, suspects, or claimants
Calculate data to inform organizational operations
Gather organizational performance information
Obtain information about goods or services

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Booster Skills & Certifications

Job Seekers possessing booster skills & certifications, such as those listed below, added to core skills are more marketable, harder to find and expensive to hire.

Hard to Fill: Employers find positions requiring these skills to be hard to fill. These skills and certifications make a job seeker more in demand because the skills are not widely available.

Expensive to Fill: Employers find positions requiring these skills to be expensive to fill. Job seekers with these skills and certifications are likely to earn more money.

Skill or Certification Certi - fication Hard to Fill Expensive to Fill
Disaster Recovery Planning
Risk Management
Six Sigma
Project Management Certification (e.g., PMP)
Crisis Management

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