There is no such thing as the perfect business. Every hour, inefficiencies and bad practice are going on without the owners’ knowledge, or the owners know they exist but are powerless to act. This is where the head of continuous improvement comes in. It is an analytical role that constantly audits every business process and looks for inefficiencies that can be ironed out. Depending on the size of the company, this can be a one-person job, heading up a small team or employing dozens of auditors to make the business better.
But it’s not just about the money – not directly, anyway. Often, an improvement is simply one that helps staff with their work and removes those irritations and bureaucracy that reduces job satisfaction. Sometimes it’s an environmental improvement that doesn’t have obvious financial implications but can have longer-term benefits. Improvement takes many forms, and once the head of continuous improvement has got under the skin of the company and found out exactly how it operates, it’s inevitable that the financial benefits will follow.
The job of head of continuous improvement has two main strands – analyzing the financial matters and seeking out other procedural activities that can be improved. You will need to be prepared to get your hands dirty (sometime literally) by delving into the business, talking to employees, observing and measuring the way people work and researching alternative methodologies that can create efficiencies.
The head of continuous improvement may sometimes need to make unpopular decisions, for example choosing to outsource elements of the business or making it less top-heavy if inefficiencies are identified. While the final decision will be made by the board, you must have the confidence in your convictions to make such recommendations. Of course, the opposite is also true, and your recommendations could lead to the growth of the company. As long as you have performed detailed analyses, you will be able to present accurate projections to the board.
Most businesses realise that they are sitting on inefficiencies and bad practice, but the best businesses do something proactive about it, and it’s these forward-looking businesses who come to Cast UK to help them find a head of continuous improvement. Because it falls under one of our specialisms, change and transformation, we can usually supply them with a shortlist of candidates in double quick time.
We only deal with recruitment of managerial and executive level candidates, so if you have the qualifications and the experience to become a head of continuous improvement for one of the UK’s top companies, call Cast UK today on 0333 121 3345.
Home of the Beatles and Cilla Black, Rick Astley and Elvis Costello, Liverpool has definitely delivered when it comes to musical treasures. But the city generates far more than pop hits, so jobseekers looking for Head of Continuous Improvement roles in Liverpool are sure to find an array of possibilities.
The Merseyside city has long been an important port town. During the 18th century, its prominence in shipping led the region to become a global hub and an estimated 40 per cent of the world's trade came through Liverpool during the early 1800s, with products including tea, sugar, salt, tobacco and cotton.
Fast forward to today and this North West metropolis has one of the UK's largest economies. Its success is mainly thanks to the vast number of companies based in the service sector. What's more, Liverpool has become a fabulous place to live and work, with its exciting nightlife, loads of shopping, amazing dining spots and two top football teams.
These days, Liverpool remains an important part of the shipping industry, seeing millions of tonnes of cargo from lines like NYK and Maersk. Car manufacturing is another big part of the city's economy, while Lambrini, John West, Littlewoods and Sayers are also based here.
The industry experts at Cast UK are perfectly placed to help you find the right job for your needs, whether you're looking to take your first steps on the career ladder with a supply chain management, procurement or logistics opportunity or are an industry expert with many years of experience.
In addition, our consultants have regional expertise, meaning that wherever you're looking for your next Head of Continuous Improvement job, we can provide the advice you need to find the ideal vacancy in a company and location that suits your requirements.
To find out more about how Cast UK can help you find and recruit candidates within Liverpool or source a new job in Liverpool then contact one of our consultant team on 0333 121 3345.
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