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DIRECTOR OF OPERATIONS: Oversees All Aspects Of Granola Products

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Rina is a Director of Operations for a company that makes all-natural granola and granola bars; she oversees all aspects of planning, production, storage and transportation. She majored in International Relations but discovered she had a talent for this kind of business so went for it and never looked back. Her advice: start with any opportunity, even at the lowest-entry level -- that way you'll learn all the parts of the product and industry.

Degree: International Relations
Job Title: Director of Operations

Job Summary: Industrial Production Managers

Job Description

Industrial production managers oversee the daily operations of manufacturing and related plants. They coordinate, plan, and direct the activities used to create a wide range of goods, such as cars, computer equipment, or paper products.

On-the-Job Training


Certification Requirement
Recommended by the Association for Operations Management.

Quick Facts

Average salary
Average salary
National Statistic Change Location
$50,000 - $150,000
Projected job growth
Projected Job Growth
0 to 10 percent
Typical schedule
Typical schedule
Full-time, Irregular, Long hours
Typical workplace
Typical workplace
Indoor, Office, Outdoor
Personal qualities
Personal Qualities
Leadership ability, People skills, Problem solving skills, Organizational skills, Verbal communication skills

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