Is your attention to detail impeccable? Do you pride yourself on keeping an organization moving forward? If so, a career as an administrative services manager might be right for you. This position is responsible for business efficiency. From an operations standpoint, it focuses on planning, directing and coordinating all of a company’s supportive services. From ordering supplies to ensuring the lights stay on, administrative services managers are involved in all office operations – no matter how large or small.
The administrative services manager role includes a combination of record keeping, general office maintenance, receptionist duties and more. Any task that affects how the office is run can fall under the administrative services manager, so it is important to be detail-oriented and focused since there can be many tasks to manage simultaneously.
Skills and knowledge related to administrative services positions are covered in Arizona State University’s W. P. Carey School of Business. A bachelor’s degree in management can help ensure you have these ideal traits to be a manager, and higher education is often strongly preferred by hiring managers.