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.
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.
Transformation and change are the key to continual improvement in business, but it must be approached in a skilful and sensitive manner, hence the need for good, experienced heads of business improvement. Up and down the UK, companies are looking to bring that expertise into their teams and many of them are turning to Cast UK to apply our own expertise to finding the ideal candidates.
If you are looking to take an important step in your career and become head of business improvement for a company that’s going through some exciting changes, leave your details with us by calling today on 0333 121 3345.
Sharing borders with Warwickshire, Buckinghamshire, Berkshire, Northamptonshire, Wiltshire and Gloucestershire, Oxfordshire is a county in the south-east.
Home to major settlements like Oxford, Witney, Didcot, Chipping Norton and Bicester, the county is a fabulous choice for those seeking Head of Business Improvement opportunities.
The region has long been an important centre for education, and it is the location of the oldest university in the English-speaking world - and one of the best renowned - the University of Oxford. Established in 1167, these days the institution is responsible for much of the economic growth in the county.
Besides the students and tourism that the university brings to the region, it has also attracted a number of biotechnology businesses. Other large companies in Oxford include publishing houses Oxford University Press and Wiley-Blackwell, while the automotive industry is also thriving, with the headquarters of Morris Motors based in the city, along with a production site for Mini.
Beyond the dreaming spires of Oxford, the rest of the county is also thriving.
Didcot Power Station, for example, supplies energy to the National Grid, while other well-known companies include Kraft Foods, Wychwood Brewery and the Chipping Norton Recording Studios It's also the location of the Diamond Light Source synchrotron - a particle accelerator.
To find out more about the job opportunities available in Oxfordshire, why not get in touch with the recruitment consultants at Cast UK today?
Whether you're seeking Head of Business Improvement positions as a step-up or a way to expand your skills and qualifications, we will work with you to find a role in the procurement, logistics or supply chain sector suits your objectives.
And if you're not sure about the job market, employers or potential salaries in a certain part of the country, our team of regional experts can help with that too.
To find out more about how Cast UK can help you find and recruit candidates within Oxfordshire or source a new job in Oxfordshire then contact one of our consultant team on 0333 121 3345.
£500 - £600 per day
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