In order to work in operations, MBA graduates normally take one of three pathways. They could be hired directly, but they could also be recruited through leadership rotating programmes or consulting/strategic roles. When it comes to direct hires into operations management positions, MBA graduates are frequently found in global strategy and operations, procurement, and supply chain management roles. Operations, global sourcing, strategic supply chain, operational improvement project, global commodity, and business operations analyst are examples of specific operations job titles.
Manufacturing, financial services, retail, healthcare, technology, and consumer packaged goods are just a few industries looking for operations MBA graduates.
- Johnson & Johnson
- Deloitte Consulting
- Procter & Gamble
- FedEx Corporation
- Philips Healthcare
- The Walt Disney Company
- Genentech (Read an MBA employer interview with Genentech)
- EY (Read an MBA employer interview with EY)
- Bank of America
General responsibilities in these companies are:
- Supporting supply chain strategic initiatives, such as process and inventory improvement projects, spend analytics, and supply network design and optimization.
- Creating project management plans that clearly identify the scope, assumptions, and hazards associated with a project.
- Analyzing data, developing analytical models, and creating reports to help executives make better decisions.
- Managing the tools, data, and reports required to track the progress of a project.
- Coordinating with appropriate employees to ensure that anticipated dates, budgets, and resources are accurate, as well as reporting on any changes.