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.
Situated in the North West of England, Merseyside is a metropolitan county that includes Liverpool as well as St Helens, Sefton, Wirral and Knowsley.
The region is best known for its prominence in the shipping and shipbuilding industry during the 18th and 19th centuries. Indeed, Liverpool was one of the most important ports in the country - and the world - and a huge range of products were imported and exported from the city.
Merseyside played a pivotal role during the Industrial Revolution, as the area was known for its textiles, metalwork and glass and it was also an important part of the UK's coal mining industry. In addition, a network of canals and railways expanded across the region in order to simplify transport.
Today, Merseyside is a thriving area, known not only for its manufacturing and industrial trade, but also its importance in finance, retail, energy, technology and the service sector - and there are many opportunities available for those seeking Head of Continuous Improvement vacancies in the region.
A number of well-known companies call the area home, including Littlewoods, Lambrini, Sayers and Pilkington, while local car manufacturing facilities assemble Jaguar X-Type and Land Rover Freelander vehicles.
In addition, Merseyside is an important transport hub, with various airports, shipping ports, ferry terminals train lines covering the vicinity.
If you're ready to take your career to the next level with a Head of Continuous Improvement job, or are seeking other positions in logistics, supply chain and procurement fields, contact Cast UK today.
We have significant experience in the industry and our team of recruitment specialists have a unique understanding of the various roles on offer, ensuring the best match for every vacancy.
What's more, regional experts are on-hand to provide advice and assistance to those seeking roles in specific parts of the country.
To find out more about how Cast UK can help you find and recruit candidates within Merseyside or source a new job in Merseyside then contact one of our consultant team on 0333 121 3345.
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