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.
Often simply referred to as Stoke, Stoke-on-Trent is a city in Staffordshire. It is also affectionately known as The Potteries, a name that date backs to the 1800s when the region became a leader in the production of ceramics, particularly decorative tiles, figurines and dishes.
The area around Stoke had long been recognised as an excellent source of clay, salt, lead and coal and many of the companies that started manufacturing ceramic goods on an industrial scale during the 17th century are still around today - such as Royal Doulton, Spode, Wedgwood and Dudson, which was founded in 1800 and is the oldest tableware manufacturer in the UK.
In addition, the 1842 Pottery Riots that which were sparked by unannounced pay reductions have been said to be some of the first examples of trade unionism in the country.
Of course, other industries have also helped shape the region. Coal mining was a large part of the local economy until the last pit closed in the mid 1990s. Meanwhile, the steel industry was a booming business throughout the 19th and 20th centuries.
These days, Stoke-on-Trent is a thriving community and a great location for anyone seeking Business Change Manager vacancies.
As well as the ceramics companies that call the city home, a number of other businesses have offices in the region, including bet365, Phones4U and the Michelin tyre company. Other companies, like Sainsbury's and the Co-operative Pharmacy, maintain large warehousing facilities in Stoke, while Premier Foods manufactures some well-known sweet treats.
If you're looking to take your career to the next level with a new Business Change Manager job in Stoke-on-Trent, Cast UK can help.
Our team of recruitment consultants have excellent knowledge of the procurement, logistics and supply chain vacancies in their specialist regions and we are committed to finding the best talent for each vacancy.
To find out more about how Cast UK can help you find and recruit candidates within Stoke-on-Trent or source a new job in Stoke-on-Trent then contact one of our consultant team on 0161 825 0825.
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