When a company needs to change from within, be it a massive cultural shift or a paced, iterative series of improvements over time, the change needs to be project managed to perfection to minimize disruption, maintain workflow, maximize profitability and as far as possible, ensure that the employees are on board with the changes. This is the job of the change manager.
The change manager is typically in charge of a number of workstreams that are appropriate to the magnitude of the tasks. So that could mean anything from one to multiple workstreams depending on the complexity of the tasks and the manager’s experience. In larger companies the business change manager will report to a business change director, but often the manager is personally responsible for the change in his or her own area and reports directly to the board. In the latter, the manager will often be tasked with deciding on initiatives alongside analysts, the board and the production team itself, and will be judged on the success of his or her projects.
In many cases, the details of the change required will be given to you as business change manager, and you will have to project manage them to completion. At other times, however, the role starts much earlier, briefed with the information that change needs to happen and that you are to identify the low-hanging fruit as well as the finer details to come up with a long-term strategy of change.
Whatever your responsibilities, you are going to need a strategic, analytical mindset if you are to see your projects through to completion. Change is often a gradual process that needs a light hand on the tiller once it has been initiated, in which case you could have several overlapping workstreams to take care of. You’ll need to be able to juggle them effectively and know when to delegate management and when to take control yourself. Communication and understanding reports and instructions from people at all levels within the company is a key skill.
Cast UK was founded in Manchester and thanks to our success, outgrew our first office within a couple of years and we now have offices in London and Birmingham, too. This success is built on the fact that we have relationships with companies that mean they come to us first when they are seeking management and executive level employees in the sectors we serve. Our consultants work hard to ensure only the most appropriate candidates are sent, giving companies the pleasant problem of having to decide from several excellent choices.
Could you be the change manager candidate that a company would choose? Call us today on 0333 121 3345 so we can start putting you in contact with some excellent companies.
Bedford is a town of about 80,000 people situated in the heart of England, about halfway between London and Leicester. With its surrounding towns the population of the urban area tops 100,000, but it remains a relatively small town as county towns go. (In case you were wondering, it’s the county town of Bedfordshire.) The town has a largely rural past, but the growth in population has seen the usual diversity of small industries, retail and local government spring to life, and this is where the majority of the town’s employment comes from.
The world of TV, especially in the 1970s, would not have been the same without the Bedford influence. Sitcom stars Ronnie Barker and John le Mesurier were both born in the town, and much of Some Mothers do ’Ave ’Em was filmed in the town. Bedford also produced sometime Countdown maths genius and all-round numerically astute adder-upper Carol Vorderman.
As the largest town surrounded by several hundred square miles of countryside and within commuting distance from Milton Keynes, Northampton and Luton, Bedford has become something of a hub in the region. This does mean that sometimes Business Change Manager positions come up to fill the town’s natural need for procurement, logistics and supply chain managers and executives.
If you’d like more information on the Business Change Manager positions in Bedford or anywhere else in the country, do get in touch so we can talk about what’s on offer. Cast UK’s regional specialists can provide detailed information about the potential employers, the available job types and the average salary that you can expect to earn.
With a wealth of experience in the procurement, logistics and supply chain fields, Cast UK’s team of recruitment consultants understands what it takes to be a successful candidate for every vacancy. We work with clients and applicants from across the country, and try our best to fill each position with the best talent available.
To find out more about how Cast UK can help you find and recruit candidates within Bedford or source a new job in Bedford then contact one of our consultant team on 0333 121 3345.
£40000.00 - £42500 per annum + Benefits
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