Continuous Improvement Manager

Continuous Improvement Manager jobs

Left to their own devices, most businesses’ operations will tend not to improve, but will at best stagnate and at worst deteriorate. Many factors are at play, such as the ongoing training of staff in the latest technologies; systems of operation becoming obsolete or problematic issues being worked around rather than dealt with; or departments not working together on issues that affect them both.

The continuous improvement manager will be tasked with ensuring that every aspect of a complex business is growing in profitability by seeking out financial leaks and inefficiencies and dealing with their root causes. When deployed properly it’s a troubleshooter job with real teeth, overseeing multiple departments and not only ensuring best practices are being observed individually but also making sure changes that affect one department do not have a deleterious on others, unless in the big picture it makes good business sense.

A good sense of priority will be required of the CI manager, too. Changes that make the biggest impact will always be top of the agenda; there’s no point getting bogged down with the small things. What’s more, as the name of the position suggests, what is the top priority this week might not necessarily be top priority next week. It’s a job where planning and reacting take equal precedence.

The skills required

Excellent time, project and people management skills are a must, and an ability to juggle several different departments’ needs to reach an optimum conclusion will essential. An ability to communicate complex and perhaps even unpopular concepts to other departments who may or may not be technically subordinate to you will also be vital. You will also need to be completely familiar with the needs and goals of the company, both short-term and strategically.

Excellent data analysis skills will help with this communication, as it will be required to explain major changes to all levels of the company.

Latest vacancies


Transport Manager

Tamworth, Staffordshire


Transport Manager£Competitive Bonus BenefitsTamworthWorking Shift pattern - Monday - Friday Role Profile Bunzl Catering Supplies, part of the Bunzl Catering & Hospitality Division, is the leading dist...

1 day ago

Distribution Manager

Stevenage, Hertfordshire

£48000.00 - £51000.00 per annum Benefits

Senior Logistics ManagerStevenage£48,00 - £51,000 Benefits Role ProfileBased in Stevenage Area, Cast UK's client is looking to strengthen its Logistics team with the recruitment of a Senior Logistic...

3 days ago

Reverse Logistics Coordinator

Feltham, London

£25000.00 - £28000.00 per annum

Reverse Logistics Co-ordinator Feltham Area £25,000 - £28,000 Role ProfileBased in Feltham Area, Cast UK's client is looking to strengthen its Logistics team with the recruitment of a Reverse Logist...

3 days ago

Procurement Manager

Coventry, West Midlands

£40000 - £48000 per annum per annum

With a great culture, opportunities to get involved across divisions, direct/indirect procurement and manage projects within a large-scale organization, this Procurement Manager job opportunity is sup...

3 days ago

Supply Chain Analyst

Hawarden, Flintshire

£30000.00 - £35000.00 per annum

Supply Chain AnalystChester£30,000 - £35,000 Benefits Role ProfileOur client is an exciting e-commerce business looking to recruit a Supply Chain Analyst to take responsibility for inbound forecasti...

4 days ago

Procurement Director, FMCG

West Yorkshire

£75000 - £85000 per annum Excellent Benefits, Hybrid Working

Procurement Director (FMCG) West Yorkshire £80,000, depending on experience Do you have the energy, drive and passion to lead a developing Procurement function within a forward-thinking and moder...

4 days ago

Buyer - FMCG / Manufacturing experience

Wakefield, West Yorkshire

£25000 - £30000 per annum

Buyer (FMCG / Manufacturing) Wakefield £25,000 - £30,000 Are you eager to further develop your procurement career by taking on a more strategic procurement role?! Working for a thriving manufac...

1 week ago

Procurement Manager

Burnley, Lancashire

£40000.00 - £50000 per annum

Role Title Procurement Manager Engineering & Manufacturing c . £40,000 - £50,000 BenefitsBurnley, Lancashire Role Profile Fantastic opportunity to develop & manage a world class Procurement functi...

1 week ago

Buying Assistant

Epsom, Surrey


Buying AssistantEpsom - Hybrid working£Competitive Excellent Benefits Role ProfileBunzl Catering Supplies, part of the Bunzl Catering & Hospitality Division, is the leading distributor of disposable...

1 week ago

Project Buyer - New Product Introduction

Skelmersdale, Lancashire

£25000 - £35000 per annum Excellent Benefits and Career Progression

Project Buyer - New Product IntroductionSkelmersdale£25,000 - £35,000, depending on experience Role ProfileAre you looking for an exciting opportunity to develop your Procurement and Project Managemen...

2 weeks ago

We’re here to help

Whether you are a client or a candidate, getting to know you helps us to understand and anticipate your needs. Why not get in touch and see just what we can do for you today?

Contact Us