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.
Renfrewshire town Paisley is located in the lowlands of Scotland and is the county town. But for a few fields it is joined to the west side of Glasgow, and is linked to the city by the A761, M8 and two railway lines (accessible at Paisley Canal and Paisley Gilmour Street). The centres of Glasgow and Paisley are about 6.5 miles (10 km) apart. Glasgow International Airport is just to the north of Paisley, rounding off a picture of connectedness that has been with Paisley since the canals came to town.
Nineteenth-century Paisley was well known for its weaving industry, and spawned two world-famous fashions that still bear its name: the droplet pattern called Paisley (which actually has Persian origins) and the Paisley shawl. The massive Anchor Mill still stands as testament to this industrious era. After major refurbishment in the 1990s the mill is now a mixed-use building, with office space and residential units within the dramatic edifice and the original iron bridge still crossing the canal.
Paisley is right in the heart of the action, with Glasgow as a neighbour, great links to the nation and the world, and some of the UK’s most breathtaking scenery on the doorstep. If you’re looking for Head of Continuous Improvement work and you’re already in the Paisley area, you could well be in luck. Keep watching this space or get in touch with us now so we can alert you of any new vacancies.
With a wealth of experience in the procurement, logistics and supply chain fields, Cast UK’s team of recruitment consultants understands what it takes to be a successful candidate for every vacancy. Our regional specialists can provide detailed information about the potential employers, the available job types and the average salary that you can expect to earn. To find out about the Head of Continuous Improvement positions available in Paisley, or anywhere else in the country, get in touch with us today. We work with clients and applicants from across the country, and are committed to filling each position with the best talent possible.
To find out more about how Cast UK can help you find and recruit candidates within Paisley or source a new job in Paisley then contact one of our consultant team on 0333 121 3345.
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