What does an Operations Coordinator 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.

What responsibilities are common for Operations Coordinator jobs?
  • 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
What are the typical qualifications for Operations Coordinator jobs?
  • 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
3.6 ★
Avg. Experience2-4 years

Operations Coordinator Salaries

Average Base Pay

$63,000 /yr
Same as national average
Not including cash compensation
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$44K
Median: $63K
$82K
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Operations Coordinator Career Path

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$63,000/yr
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Average Years of Experience

0 - 1
34%
2 - 4
53%
5 - 7
5%
8+
8%
Not including years spent in education and/or training
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Operations Coordinator Insights

Read what Operations Coordinator professionals have to say about their job experiences and view top companies for this career.
Rawr BeautyRawr Beauty
Operations Associate
24 May 2022

“I have an excellent and supportive manager who encourages me to advance my skills and career.”

Matrish SolutionsMatrish Solutions
Operations Lead
1 Nov 2021

“Good payment for your work and recognizes you if you and your work is worth of”

ComputershareComputershare
Operations Consultant
25 Oct 2021

“But it’s a good fair generous wage for what we do and we’re offered so much support.”

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 Sept 2020

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

Aston CarterAston Carter
Operations Associate
2 Feb 2022

“From Day 1 to she connected with me and advices me the best carrier opportunities.”

First West Credit UnionFirst West Credit Union
Operations Coordinator
6 Jan 2022

“Salary was average and supported a typical cost of living back then but it wasn't competitive.”

OysterOyster
People Operations Coordinator
23 Feb 2022

“There is always opportunities to learn and grow and develop in your career and also personally.”

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Frequently asked questions about the role and responsibilities of an Operations Coordinator

When working as an Operations Coordinator, the most common skills you will need to perform your job and for career success are Microsoft Office Suite, Excellent Customer Service, Written Communication, Excellent Communication and Attention To Detail.

The most similar professions to Operations Coordinator are:
  • Operations Manager
  • Manager
  • General Manager
  • Store Manager

The most common qualifications to become an Operations Coordinator is a minimum of a Bachelor's Degree and an average of 0 - 1 of experience not including years spent in education and/or training.

Related Careers

Operations Manager
$94,000
13% skills overlap
Manager
$100,000
38% skills overlap
General Manager
$150,000
25% skills overlap
Store Manager
$55,000
25% skills overlap

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