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.
Located in the north-east of England, Tyne and Wear is a county named after the two local rivers that flow into the North Sea. It is bordered by County Durham and Northumberland.
Tyne and Wear comprises a number of metropolitan boroughs: North and South Tyneside, Gateshead, Sunderland and Newcastle upon Tyne - all of which offer a range of options for those seeking Head of Business Improvement positions.
During the Industrial Revolution, the region rose to prominence, with coal mining, shipbuilding and heavy industry all bringing wealth to the area. Flint glass was also produced here and a number of products were developed in the area, including safety lamps, self-raising flour, Joseph Swan's electric lightbulbs and the steam turbine.
These days, Tyne and Wear supports a number of business sectors, ranging from manufacturing and engineering through to services, retail and finance.
Just some of the many companies located in Tyne and Wear include Be-Ro Flour, the Go-Ahead Group, Greggs the baker, BAE Systems, Orange, T-Mobile, Nissan Motor Manufacturing UK, Npower, EDF Energy and Ubisoft.
For anyone seeking Head of Business Improvement vacancies in Tyne and Wear, the recruitment consultants at Cast UK can help.
With our expert knowledge of the procurement, logistics and supply chain sectors, we are able to provide the advice you need to secure a new role that suits your skills and long-term career objectives. What's more, we work closely with clients to ensure we have a good understanding of what they're looking for - so we can match the best candidate to each position.
And if you have any queries about the local area - such as possible employers and the types of jobs available, be sure to get in touch with one of our regional specialists.
To find out more about how Cast UK can help you find and recruit candidates within Tyne and Wear or source a new job in Tyne and Wear then contact one of our consultant team on 0333 121 3345.
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