Business Transformation Director - Darlington

Business Transformation Director Jobs

Business transformation keeps companies fresh and relevant in their marketplaces, but it is not something that happens by accident. In large companies business transformation can be a huge task as new infrastructures, employees, supply chains and cultures are put in place, but even in SMEs the task can be arduous. Companies that are committed to transformation appoint specialists on their board to oversee it, hence the role of business transformation director.

The transformation director has two key roles. Firstly, deciding with the board on a strategic direction that the business is to take over the medium and long term. Secondly, they oversee the implementation of changes on the shop floor. The director usually has a team of managers under him or her, and assigns certain projects to them. It is then the director’s responsibility to ensure they are carried out.

The skills required

The business transformation director is usually an expert in the sector in which the company operates, and is fully abreast of the opportunities and threats it faces. A good director is able to identify transformation opportunities long before the rest of the sector, and getting the wheels in motion earlier means that your company has a distinct competitive advantage. You need to be able to think strategically and to argue your case with the board, backed up with convincing projections about the future of the sector, or even in a new sector that transformation takes the company into.

Many companies are looking for candidates with experience at board level of directing transformation. However, others, particularly smaller companies, often consider experienced business transformation managers who have overseen complex and successful transformation projects, ideally within the same sector.

Business Transformation Director Jobs in Darlington

Anyone familiar with the history of railways will already be familiar with the name Darlington. The 26-mile Stockton and Darlington railway was the first commercial railway in the world, opened in 1825 to great acclaim. Within 50 years, the railway system covered the whole country, and many of the mainlines remain in place today. Because of its early adoption, Darlington became a centre of engineering, with several of the large companies, including Robert Stephenson & Co., setting up there.

Bridge building and engineering are still strongly associated with the town. The Darlington name is embossed on bridges the world over, and many a lorry driver will be familiar with the name Cummins, the American engineering firm that makes diesel engines among many other things, which has a plant in Darlington employing around 700 people.

Darlington was originally a market town, part of the reason it required a rail link, and that remains today, with much of the surrounding area being served by its shopping area. Its largest single employer is Orange, which has a call centre there. The town is well served by rail, air and road, with great links to Newcastle-upon-Tyne, Middlesbrough and Hartlepool. With so much engineering and commerce going on, and a mobile population, Darlington is a great place to look for Business Transformation Director jobs, so please get in touch if you’re in the area looking for this kind of work.

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Cast UK is a recruitment consultancy focused on managerial and director-level positions in a focused range of areas, including business transformation. Companies come to us when they have such positions to fill because they know we will only send them high quality candidates based on the skill and judgement of our consultants, most of whom come from the industries they are recruiting in.

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