Head of Continuous Improvement - Newport

Head of Continuous Improvement Jobs

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 skills required

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.

Latest vacancies

LATEST

Operations Manager

Waltham Cross, Hertfordshire

Negotiable

Operations Manager Waltham CrossRole ProfileReporting into the Warehouse Manager, the role is responsible for leading and managing the performance of the Warehouse functions and respective teams. Owne...

13 hours ago

R&D Manager - Medical Devices

North West England

£40000 - £50000 per annum Benefits

R&D Manager - Medical Devices North West £40,000 - £50,000 Do you have a scientific or R&D background with experience in the medical device sector? We are recruiting an exciting R&D Manager r...

3 days ago

Head of Transport

Boston, Lincolnshire

£65000.00 - £75000.00 per annum plus benefits

Head of Transport Spalding £65,000 - £75,000 per annum Do you want to work for a market leading business?Do you want to work for a business that continually invests in its people and facilities?What...

3 days ago

Interim - Maintenance Engineer

Cannock, Staffordshire

Negotiable

Role Title Interim - Maintenance Engineer 6 Months initial term Competitive Hourly rate Cannock, Staffordshire Role Profile The Maintenance Engineer will work under guidance to ensure that all plan...

4 days ago

Forecasting & Planning Administrator

Waltham Cross, Hertfordshire

£25000.00 - £30000.00 per annum

Forecasting & Planning AdministratorLocation: Waltham Cross, HertsBetween £25,000 - £30,000 Role Profile An exciting opportunity for a Forecasting & Planning Administrator with data analytics experien...

4 days ago

Senior Buyer/Head of Buying

Altrincham, Greater Manchester

£40000.00 - £50000.00 per annum Benefits

Senior Buyer/Head of BuyingAltrincham£40,000 - £50,000 DOE Benefits Role ProfileCast UK are currently partnering with a rapidly expanding FMCG business to assist with the recruitment process of a Se...

4 days ago

Buyer

Birmingham, West Midlands

£30000.00 - £38000 per annum

Role Title Buyer £30,000 - £38,000 Bonus BenefitsBirminghamWest Midlands Role ProfileExciting new opportunity to join this multinational engineering / manufacturing organisation at their UK headqu...

5 days ago

Equipment Support Manager

Birmingham, West Midlands

Negotiable

Equipment Support ManagerRedditch£Competitive Car Excellent Benefits Role ProfileAs the exclusive recruitment partner for Bunzl Catering group, Cast UK have been instructed to recruit an Equipment...

6 days ago

Sales Support - Contracts

Redditch, Worcestershire

Negotiable

Contract Sales SupportRedditch£Competitive Excellent Benefits Role ProfileAs the exclusive recruitment partner for Bunzl Catering group, Cast UK have been instructed to recruit a Contract Sales Supp...

6 days ago

e-commerce Business Analyst

London

£45000.00 - £50000.00 per annum Benefits

e-commerce Business AnalystLondon (Hybrid Working)£45,000 - £50,000 Benefits Role ProfileCast UK have been instructed by an exciting e-commerce customer to recruit a Business Analyst - who ideally h...

6 days ago

Head of Continuous Improvement Jobs in Newport

Although Newport can trace its history back to at least medieval times, when its castle was built, it was the Industrial Revolution that turned the town into what it is now, a city of over 140,000 people. Its location on the south of Wales, adjacent to the Severn Estuary opposite Bristol, made it an ideal place for a port to transport the vast amounts of coal, as well as iron, that were being mined from South Wales. For a time, the town had a larger population than Cardiff.

Although the docks are not as busy as they used to be, the town has remained active, with a diverse range of manufacturing, service industry and governmental offices being based there. It is home to Sims Metal Management’s huge scrap recycling plant, which boasts the world’s largest car crusher and links by road, water and rail. The UK’s HQ of the Office for National Statistics and the IPO (patents office) are based there, as well as the Welsh HQs of the Charity Commission and the British Red Cross.

Panasonic and International Rectifier have large factories in Newport, and EADS’s security division, Cassadian, is also located there. With such a diverse range of industries and great communications, Head of Continuous Improvement vacancies are quite common in Newport.

contact

We’re here to help

Whether you are a client or a candidate, getting to know you helps us to understand and anticipate your needs. Why not get in touch and see just what we can do for you today?

Contact Us