Head of Continuous Improvement - Northamptonshire

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

Digital Analyst

Luton, Bedfordshire

£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...

5 hours ago

Lead Digital Analyst

Luton, Bedfordshire

£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...

5 hours ago

Technical Analyst

Luton, Bedfordshire

£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...

6 hours ago

PPC Specialist

Luton, Bedfordshire

£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...

8 hours ago

Account Manager

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...

3 days ago

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...

3 days ago

Driver Trainer

Preston, Lancashire

£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 ...

3 days ago

Expansion Manager - Germany

Berlin

€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...

3 days ago

Interim HR Transformation Director

Bristol

£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...

4 days ago

Transport Shift Manager

Greater Manchester

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...

4 days ago

Head of Continuous Improvement Jobs in Northamptonshire

Situated in the East Midlands, Northamptonshire is a ceremonial county that shares a border with eight others, including Warwickshire, Leicestershire, Buckinghamshire, Cambridgeshire and Oxfordshire.

A number of large communities are located within Northamptonshire, making the county a good place for those seeking Head of Continuous Improvement opportunities. These include Kettering, Corby and Wellingborough. There's also the county seat, Northampton, which is less than 70 miles from London and about 50 miles from Birmingham.

The region has long been known for shoemaking and the manufacture of leather goods. A number of factories in Northampton were established in the 19th century and still exist today, making fine specialty footwear. These include Edward Green shoes, Trickers, Church's and Crockett & Jones.

Many of the old shoe factories in the region that are no longer used for manufacturing have now been converted to residential accommodation or office space. Indeed, much of Northamptonshire has gone through significant redevelopment since the 1970s and the local economy is now based in the service sector and retail.

Other companies located in the region, or with large facilities, include Avon, Weetabix, Barclaycard, Panasonic, Travis Perkins, Coca-Cola, Schweppes, Timsons, Cummins UK, Carlsberg, Nationwide Building Society and Texas Instruments.

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