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Operations Manager

Censeo Consulting Group is a top management consulting firm with an award-winning culture.  We strengthen the management practices of mission-driven organizations, primarily within the federal government. We have a unique, data-driven approach that delivers real change and sustainable results to our clients. 

Censeo is seeking an experienced Operations Manager to oversee the following internal operations functional areas: Facilities, HR / Talent Management, Marketing, IT.

Position Description:

The Operations Manager will be responsible for ensuring the smooth day-to-day operations of the business, working closely with the President, the leadership team and the entire Operations Team. Operations Manager is a key internal role, with high visibility to all staff, and will report to the President of the Company. Some key responsibilities include:   

  • Developing in-depth knowledge of all internal operations as well as strong understanding of the consulting projects and staff
  • Actively managing a number of talent related tasks and initiatives, including but not limited to:
    • Staffing consultants on projects
    • Managing performance management process throughout the year; working with leadership and other members of the Operations team on performance management tasks, tracking and reporting
    • Being the internal point person on recruiting, including conducting resume screens and phone screens with potential candidates and coordinating fall recruiting teams (made up of consulting staff members)
    • Conducting strategic analyses around leverage model, hiring forecast, etc.
    • Proactively identifying issues and suggesting solutions / improvements
  • Overseeing HR function, including managing and working with outside HR support vendor
  • Overseeing day-to-day IT, including coordinating with outside IT support vendor and internal “CIO”
  • Overseeing coordination of marketing activities, which will primarily be conducted by external support. The role also includes performing some marketing maintenance tasks such as minor updates to the company website.
  • Overseeing facilities, including managing the Office Coordinator / Executive Assistant
  • Conducting analysis and making recommendations in support of process and operational improvement efforts
  • Other tasks as assigned

Qualifications and Experience:

  • BA/BS required, MBA or other relevant master’s degree preferred
  • A minimum of 5 years work experience; 2+ years of which should be in a business operations role
  • Management consulting experience a plus
  • Superior creative problem-solving, analytical, and quantitative skills
  • Knowledge and appreciation of business concepts
  • Strong knowledge of spreadsheet and presentation software
  • Ability to demonstrate initiative and effectively manage own time and schedule
  • Effective communication skills with an ability to share and synthesize knowledge

Position Particulars:

This is an exempt, full-time position

Located in Washington, DC

 

Work Requirements:

Essential Mental Functions

Comprehension

Ability to understand opposing points of view on highly complex issues and to negotiate and integrate different viewpoints

Organization

Ability to organize thoughts and ideas into understandable terminology
Ability to organize and prioritize own work schedule

Reasoning and Decision Making

Ability to make decisions which have significant impact on the department’s credibility, operations, and services

Communication

Ability to compose letters, outlines, memoranda, and basic reports and/or to orally communicate technical information
Ability to communicate with individuals utilizing a telephone; requires ability to hear and speak effectively on phone
Ability to express or exchange ideas by means of the spoken word, communicating orally with others accurately, loudly, and quickly
Ability to make informal presentations, inside and/or outside the organization. Speaking before groups
Ability to compose materials such as detailed reports, work-related manuals, publications of limited scope or impact, etc., and/or to make presentations outside the immediate work area
Ability to formulate complex and comprehensive materials such as legal documents, authoritative reports, official publications of major scope and impact, etc., and/or to make formal presentations

Mathematics

Ability to compute, analyze, and interpret numerical data for reporting purposes
Ability to compute, analyze, and interpret complex statistical data and/or to develop forecasts and computer models

Essential Physical Functions

Sitting: Particularly for sustained periods of time
Light Carrying: Physically transporting items weighing less than 15 pounds from one location to another

Censeo is an equal opportunity employer. We are committed to providing equal opportunity to all applicants and employees in full compliance with all applicable state and federal laws prohibiting discrimination on the basis of race, color, age, gender, religion, national origin, disability, protected veteran status, or any other class protected by applicable state or federal law.

If you require a reasonable accommodation to apply for a position with Censeo through its online applicant system, please contact Censeo’s recruiting team at career@censeoconsulting.com. 

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