Top Operations Executive plans and directs all aspects of an organization's manufacturing or non-manufacturing operational policies, objectives, and initiatives. Develops policies and procedures for operational processes in order to ensure optimization and compliance with established standards and regulations. Being a Top Operations Executive requires a bachelor's degree. Typically reports to an Executive. The Top Operations Executive manages a business unit, division, or corporate function with major organizational impact. Establishes overall direction and strategic initiatives for the given major function or line of business. Has acquired the business acumen and leadership experience to become a top function or division head.