Title - Job Description Overview

General and Operations Manager

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.

  • Title - Related Careers

    • Human Resources Manager
    • International Business Manager
    • Retail Manager
    • Marketing Manager
    • Small Business Manager


  • Title - Typical Job Duties

    • Identify areas needing cost reduction or program improvement.
    • Prepare staff work schedules and assign specific duties.
    • Establish or implement departmental policies, goals, objectives, or procedures.
    • Perform personnel functions such as selection, training, or evaluation.
    • Plan or direct activities such as sales promotions.
    • Coordinate and work with other department managers.
    • Set prices or credit terms for goods or services based on forecasts of customer demand.
    • Direct and coordinate activities of businesses or departments concerned with the production, pricing, sales, or distribution of products.
    • Monitor suppliers to ensure they efficiently and effectively provide needed goods or services within budget.
    • Direct or coordinate financial or budget activities to fund operations, maximize investments, or increase efficiency.
    • Review financial statements, activity reports, or other performance data to measure productivity. 
    • Direct administrative activities directly related to making products or providing services.

According to a Career One Stop, the median wage for General and Operations Managers in California is $104,100. The average hourly rate is $50.05. They project 8,940 new jobs annually through the years of 2012-2022.