Operations Analyst

Operations analysts use mathematics and statistics to define and administer procedures for management of the complex operations of organisations in sectors such as manufacturing, industry, finance, banking and government. This may mean developing mathematical models for manufacturing schedules, transport logistics and stock management, generating financial models for banks or government funded schemes or analysing the factors involved in a major construction. The educational background of operations analysts is usually a mathematics, statistics, logistics or specialist operational management degree with additional post-graduate qualifications. Depending on the industry needs, employers may also look for graduates who have combined their studies with business, economics and engineering related courses.