An operations analyst typically performs duties related to the development and implementation of business practices that ensure optimal performance. The specific duties of an operations analyst can be as varied as the business world itself, but generally an operations analyst is tasked with evaluating and updating procedures, practices, and operations. Operations analysts are often involved with the design, implementation, and improvement of new and existing product lines.
Operations analysts can work independently but also as part of teams. An operations analyst may report to senior or mid-level management, sales teams, production teams, or other individuals or departments as required. Sometimes operations analyst, especially those with extensive experience, may have subordinates that report to them.
At the core of the operations analyst's duties is the ability to identify structural, technical, and procedural shortcomings and suggest and implement improvements. To do this, an operations analyst must be aware of dynamic market needs, have a background in commerce or production, and posses a set of business skills from which to make decisions and provide useful recommendations.
Operations Analyst Tasks
- Drive systems development and process improvements.
- Participate in efforts to improve capabilities, process improvement and technology projects.
- Analyze data for anomalies, trends and opportunities for improvement.
- Complete impact analyses for all operations improvements.