Business Transformation Director - Rochdale

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 Rochdale

Depending on your age and where you live, you might well associate Rochdale with Gracie Fields, Cyril Smith or Lisa Stansfield, all of whom have drawn attention to the town of the last century. Staff at Cast UK might well associate it with managing director Wayne Brophy - hopefully for all the right reasons! But for anyone in or around this town, it’s a fairly typical north-western market town that boomed during the milling and textile-making revolution of the 19th century. However, this industry did decline in the 20th century.

The town remains a large and thriving place, close enough to Manchester to be a commuter residence and trading partner, but far enough away to maintain its identity. It has excellent road and rail links with Manchester, with the M62 passing by Rochdale as is courses from the city to Leeds. The Metrolink tram line is due for completion in 2014. The town of Rochdale is home to about 100,000 people, but taking in all the settlements in the borough, the figure is over 200,000.

As with any large town, the population itself requires a large logistical effort to keep it fed, watered, clothed and stocked with life’s creature comforts. There’s a busy shopping area and a few trading estates dotted around the town. Many of the mill buildings are now used by small businesses or have been converted to living accommodation. Rochdale and Manchester do create Business Transformation Director positions, and both have important logistics, procurement and supply chain industries.

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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.

If you are a business transformation director looking to take the next step in your career, or if you are a manager bursting with talent llooking for a board-level position, call us today on 0333 121 3345 so we can start looking for the perfect position for you.

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