Head of Business Improvement - Berwickshire
Head of Business Improvement Jobs
For a business to thrive, grow and attract the best talent, it must be on a constant mission for improvement. Improvement can manifest itself in many ways, from the small things that affect a few employees to a revolution in the way it does business that can propel it from an also-ran to a company at the top of its game. The most effective way to achieve improvement is to appoint a team or an individual whose job is solely to seek out business improvement opportunities and make them happen – in charge of this activity is the head of business improvement.
The job requires an ongoing analysis of the business and all its processes, or at least the processes within the remit of the head of business improvement. Armed with the financial figures for a given business activity, he or she observes and analyses the way it is carried out, talks with the people doing the work and try to come up with ways of improving it. This is not always a directly cost-saving or profit-enhancing measure. Sometimes an improvement might simply take the stress off certain employees, and the benefits will be long term – and the head of business improvement has the figures to prove it.
The skills required
An advanced ability to monitor and completely understand a business process and how it interacts with the rest of the business is a key attribute of a successful head of business improvement. You are able to come to a balanced appraisal of how a process works and what are the effects of making a change not only to it but also to the wider company. Where you consider that the benefits outweigh the costs, you will then have to make proposals to the board so that they can decide whether to implement them.
You are able to work on multiple processes at a time, and often change will have to be implemented gradually so that early effects can be assessed with a view to making more dramatic changes if necessary. This requires excellent analytical skills as well as a great interpersonal manner. It will be your job to convince all stakeholders that your proposals will have a benefit, which is not always easy, particularly where this might mean downsizing or relocation.
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Head of Business Improvement Jobs in Berwickshire
If you’ve ever been within 100 metres of a pub quiz, you’ll know that Berwick Rangers is the only English football club to play in the Scottish league, and thus that Berwickshire is right on the England-Scotland border. The county, however, was definitely Scottish, and although it still exists in locals’ hearts, it is technically the eastern part of the Scottish Borders county.
Like much of the Scottish Borders, the Berwickshire area is sparsely populated; indeed its historic county town, Duns, is home to fewer than 3000 people. The area still retains close links with its former county town Berwick-on-Tweed, and even through even that town only has a population of just over 10,000, it represents the best place to look for Head of Business Improvement jobs or similar positions. The nearest large concentrations of populations are Edinburgh and Newcastle-upon-Tyne, both of which are more than an hour away by road.
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