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 0161 825 0825 so we can start putting you in contact with some excellent companies.
Situated in the East Midlands on the banks of the River Nene, Northampton is a market town with a history dating back to the 6th century. By the end of the 11th century, the community had grown significantly and the Domesday Book records it as having a population of around 1,500 inhabitants.
During the 19th century, the city experienced further expansion thanks to the construction of the Grand Union Canal, which connected London and Birmingham with each other, as well as cities like Leicester, Slough and Northampton. Railways also arrived at the city around this time, further simplifying trade with the rest of the country.
Northampton was best known for producing shoes and other leather goods during the 1800s and a few companies that were established during this period still provide specialist, high-end items today - including Edward Green Shoes, Trickers, Church's and Crockett & Jones.
Over the years, most of the other footwear factories have been converted to offices or residential buildings and, although the shoe industry has declined, a number of other sectors have taken its place, including distribution, finance and manufacturing. So those seeking Business Change Manager roles in the area will have an array of employers to consider.
Just some of the well-known companies that have offices, factories or headquarters in Northampton include Coca Cola, Schweppes, Carlsberg, Texas Instruments, Avon Products, Blacks Leisure Group and Panasonic.
Meanwhile, Nationwide Building Society, Barclay Card, the University of Northampton and St Andrew's Healthcare are all major employers.
At Cast UK, our team of recruitment consultants have extensive experience in the fields of procurement, logistics and supply chain management.
We work with clients throughout the country to fill Business Change Manager positions with the best candidates possible, and we can provide you with the advice and assistance you need to secure your next role.
To find out more about how Cast UK can help you find and recruit candidates within Northampton or source a new job in Northampton then contact one of our consultant team on 0161 825 0825.
£40000.00 - £50000 per annum
nterim Indirect BuyerHoddesdon, Hertfordshire£40,000 - £50,000A highly successful FMCG business are looking to recruit an experienced interim Indirect Buyer to manage a broad range of non production spend.
£28000.00 - £32000.00 per annum + Benefits
Our client, who is market leading Logistics business are looking to recruit a Warehouse Admin Manager for their fast paced operation which is based in South Yorkshire.
£21000.00 - £24000 per annum + benefits including staff discount
Our client, a leading retailer, is looking to appoint a number of Assistant Merchandisers to join their lively and supportive head office team based in Greater Manchester.
£55000.00 - £60000 per annum + Excellent benefts & Flexible Working
Reporting to the Executive team, this role will manage key commercial activities between the business and its customers and support the resolution and negotiation of key procurement opportunities.
Up to £18000.00 per annum
Our client, a major retailer based in Liverpool, is looking for a Buying Assistant to join the team to cover a period of maternity leave starting end of January 2020.
£40000.00 - £45000.00 per annum
Our client is a leading business in the Cheshire region and are offering a fantastic opportunity for an experience Category Manager to lead a small team.
Up to £30000.00 per annum
Based in Dartford, Cast UK's client is looking to strengthen its team with the recruitment of an Assistant Customer Service Manager to join their business.
£45000.00 - £50000.00 per annum + Benefits
Cast UK are supporting our client, who is a leading logistics business, in their recruitment process of a Regional Operations Manager, based predominantly from the Surrey operation.
Cast UK are working in partnership with Tri-Star Packaging, the UK's leading food-to-go packaging supplier.
£55000.00 - £60000.00 per annum
Cast UK are supporting our client, who is a leading logistics business, in their recruitment process of a Warehouse Operations Manager, based in Northampton.