Operations Manager Advice

Q: What do you wish you knew about your job when you first started out?

Operations Manager in Jacksonville:
"Think Big Picture."
The daily challenges an operations manager faces have a high propensity to mislead you to focus on relatively unimportant things. Consider the big picture from the perspective of your customers and this will effectively guide you to be a better leader and a better decision maker in prioritizing your team's activities.

Operations Manager in West Palm Beach:
"Language, lumber knowledge, managment experience, sales exp."
Work hard, be precise, be consistent, if things look like they're getting out of your control, ask for help before things go bad. Own up to your mistakes, don't make them again. Listen, follow, and be followed.

Operations Manager in 14467:
It takes years of handling customer service issues to realize...I just needed to relax. I can make everyone a winner here if I just relax. The guest will follow our lead...so go ahead, cool down and relax...then engage, leaning into the guest as to say come here I have something to tell you. Show them how easy going you are...it rubs off very quickly! Before you know it they are relaxed as well...everyone is having a good time and away we go!

Operations Manager in Woodbury:
"Engage in leadership training opportunities when possible."

Operations Manager in Elkhart:
"Be a Leader."
Be very open to change and be willing to volunteer to lead change. You set the bar in so many areas, you have to lead by example. Learn to delegate without micro-managing.

Operations Manager in Purchase:
"Very high stress levels, Position skill set required."
As Ops Manager, Aircraft Maintenance Control candidate must possess strong diplomatic skills, prepare for extremely high stress levels, fully research position responsibilities, excellent written and communication skills and have command of all subject matter.

Operations Manager in Florence:
"Leadership 101."
Learn the basics and build a platform for idea sharing to enhance business performance. Develop a strategy, share/distribute ownership among the team, and create timely updates while communicating progress.