Head of Business Improvement - Scotland
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.
£40000.00 - £45000.00 per annum
Digital Analyst - Luton, Bedfordshire £40,000 - £45,000 BenefitsCompany ProfileWith millions of visitors to our digital sales channels every day, easyJet is one of the UK's leading digital businesse...
Lead Digital Analyst
£50000.00 - £55000.00 per annum Excellent benefits
Lead Digital Analyst - Luton, Bedfordshire £50,000 - £55,000 Benefits Company ProfileWith millions of visitors to our digital sales channels every day, easyJet is one of the UK's leading digital bus...
£35000.00 - £40000.00 per annum Benefits
Technical AnalystLuton (flexible working)£35,000 - £40,000Role ProfileWant to work with a fast paced, high value organisation? As part of our clients continued success, they are seeking an enthusiasti...
£35000.00 - £45000 per annum plus excellent bonus and benefits
Role TitlePPC SpecialistLocation LutonSalary£35,000 - £45,000 plus benefitsRole ProfileMy client is named as Britain's Most Admired Company of 2020 in the transport sector, retaining the leading posit...
Castleford, West Yorkshire
£24000.00 - £26000.00 per annum Benefits & Bonus (OTE £37,000 )
Account Manager, Castleford, £22,000 - £26,000 DOE Bonus & Benefits (OTE £37,000 )Are you looking for a new opportunity working in a sales environment? Somewhere you can work alongside and learn fro...
Buyer / Supply Planner
Birmingham, West Midlands
£30000 - £40000 per annum Benefits WFH
Buyer / Supply Planner Birmingham c £35,000 - £40,000 Bonus Benefits WFH Role Profile Our client, who is a Blue Chip FMCG manufacturing business, is looking to appoint a talented and experience...
£36000.00 - £40000.00 per annum Benefits
Driver Trainer, Preston, £36,000 - £40,000 BenefitsAre you looking for a new opportunity working for an expanding Logistics business?Are you looking to join a business that could help you learn new ...
Expansion Manager - Germany
€50000.00 - €55000.00 per annum
Expansion ManagerGermanyRole ProfileThis is an opportunity for someone who is willing to roll up their sleeves, take responsibility and make a difference, and who will gain unique insight into the bre...
Interim HR Transformation Director
£500 - £700 per day
Role Title Interim HR Transformation Director £Competitive Day rate 6-12 Month Initial term Outside IR35 Bristol - Nottingham - Remote Role Profile Exceptional opportunity to lead the integration of...
Transport Shift Manager
Up to £35000.00 per annum Benefits
Transport Shift Manager, Greater Manchester, £35,000 BenefitsAre you looking for a new opportunity working for a well-established Logistics business? Are you looking to join a business that could he...
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Head of Business Improvement Jobs in Scotland
From Glasgow to Edinburgh, Gretna Green to Inverness, Scotland is a beautiful country that offers plenty of opportunity for those seeking Head of Business Improvement vacancies.
Scotland has had a long and tumultuous history, particularly during the 16th and 17th centuries when relations with England were fraught with difficulty.
In 1707, the Acts of Union were passed and the Kingdom of Great Britain was created. This resulted in the abolishment of trade tariffs and the Scottish economy quickly grew. Clippers carried tobacco to Glasgow from the New World during the 18th century. Then, during the Industrial Revolution, everything from ships and locomotives through to coal, textiles and steel were produced on a massive scale.
Fast forward to today and Scotland's economy is more focused on the service sector - although manufacturing and oil production are still important.
Edinburgh is one of Europe's largest financial centres, home to companies like Lloyds, Standard Life, the Bank of Scotland and the Royal Bank of Scotland. It's also the seat of Scottish government and an important tourist destination, hosting one of the largest culture festivals in the world.
Whisky is one of Scotland's best-known exports, with numerous distilleries and bottlers located around the country, including Glenfiddich, Glenmorangie and Teacher's Highland Cream, as well as liqueurs like Drambuie and Glayva.
Other companies with headquarters or regional facilities in Scotland include IBM and Hewlett-Packard, Sun Microsystems, Amazon, BAE and Rolls-Royce.
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