General and Operations Managers
Plan, direct, or coordinate the operations of public or private sector organizations. Duties and responsibilities include formulating policies, managing daily operations, and planning the use of materials and human resources, but are too diverse and general in nature to be classified in any one functional area of management or administration, such as personnel, purchasing, or administrative services.Number of Jobs in 2010: 10,805
Number of Jobs in 2020: 10,238
Yearly Job Growth Rate: -5.3
Annual Openings: 201
Entry Wage: $20.67
Median Wage: $35.94
Education Requirement: Associate's degree
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- Oversee activities directly related to making products or providing services.
- Direct and coordinate activities of businesses or departments concerned with the production, pricing, sales, or distribution of products.
- Review financial statements, sales and activity reports, and other performance data to measure productivity and goal achievement and to determine areas needing cost reduction and program improvement.
- Manage staff, preparing work schedules and assigning specific duties.
- Direct and coordinate organization's financial and budget activities to fund operations, maximize investments, and increase efficiency.
- Establish and implement departmental policies, goals, objectives, and procedures, conferring with board members, organization officials, and staff members as necessary.
- Determine staffing requirements, and interview, hire and train new employees, or oversee those personnel processes.
- Plan and direct activities such as sales promotions, coordinating with other department heads as required.
- Determine goods and services to be sold, and set prices and credit terms, based on forecasts of customer demand.
- Locate, select, and procure merchandise for resale, representing management in purchase negotiations.
- Monitor businesses and agencies to ensure that they efficiently and effectively provide needed services while staying within budgetary limits.
- Perform sales floor work, such as greeting or assisting customers, stocking shelves, or taking inventory.
- Manage the movement of goods into and out of production facilities.
- Develop or implement product-marketing strategies, including advertising campaigns or sales promotions.
- Recommend locations for new facilities or oversee the remodeling or renovating of current facilities.
- Direct non-merchandising departments of businesses, such as advertising or purchasing.
- Plan store layouts or design displays.
- Implement or oversee environmental management or sustainability programs addressing issues such as recycling, conservation, or waste management.
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Indivduals currently working as General and Operations Managers can easily transition into any of the occupations lisated below.
- First-Line Supervisors of Transportation and Material-Moving Machine and Vehicle Operators
- First-Line Supervisors of Office and Administrative Support Workers*
- Administrative Services Managers*
- Lodging Managers
- Logistics Managers*
- Gaming Managers
- Purchasing Managers
- Food Service Managers*
- Wholesale and Retail Buyers, Except Farm Products
- Storage and Distribution Managers*
* The occupation mentioned is in demand in the state of Maine, and is projected to employ new workers each year.
Occupational data obtained from the Maine Department of Labor and O*NET
Related Maine Educational Programs are determined from CIP codes entered for the programs, which are then correlated to O*NET SOC Codes for each occupation via the 2010 CIP to SOC Crosswalk.
Last updated on January 29, 2013