Head of Continuous Improvement - Stourbridge
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.
£23000 - £28000 per annum
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Purchasing & Supply Chain Manager (FMCG)
Excellent Benefits, Hybrid Working
Purchasing and Supply Chain Manager - FMCG Blackpool, with hybrid working £ Competitive salary Excellent Benefits Are you a Purchasing and Supply Chain Manager with experience managing Far ...
Customer Service Specialist
Horsham, West Sussex
Up to £25400.00 per annum
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Technical Account Manager
Up to £50000 per annum
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West Yorkshire, Castleford
£22000.00 - £25000.00 per annum Benefits & Bonus (OTE £35,000)
Account Manager, Castleford, £22,000 - £25,000 DOE Bonus & Benefits (OTE £35,000) Are you looking for a new opportunity working in a sales environment? Somewhere you can work alongside and learn fr...
£35000.00 - £45000.00 per annum Benefits
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Transport Supervisor - Enfield
£30000.00 - £32000.00 per annum
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£55000.00 - £65000.00 per annum
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Head of Continuous Improvement Jobs in Stourbridge
If you love the Birmingham conurbation and you’re travelling west, you’d better stop when you see signs for Stourbridge, because after the town you’ll be hit quite abruptly by the spread of green Shropshire countryside as far as the eye can see. The Bull ring, Wolverhampton Wanderers and Jasper Carrott will be distant memories.
If you stick around, though, you’ll be treated to a pleasant enough town, part of Birmingham’s commuter belt, with Wolverhampton to the north, Dudley to the north east and the centre of Birmingham 10 miles (16 km) to the east. Kidderminster is the next distinct town, 7 miles (12 km) south west. Stourbridge has a distinct suburban feel about it that somewhat hides the fact that it does have quite a strong industrial past, with a particular emphasis on glassmaking, which has all but shattered to nothing, albeit recently. The town still has a Festival of Glass every two years. Stourbridge does have its own shopping area, but it’s largely for everyday essentials, with a few bars and restaurants dotted around. Serious shoppers are still more likely to head into Birmingham.
Although not particularly industrialised, there are a few trading estates around the outskirts, and the town is well enough connected to the South West (via the M5 and rail links) and the rest of Birmingham for it not to matter. If you’re looking for Head of Continuous Improvement work and you live in Stourbridge, there are occasional related jobs in the town, but looking north and east will probably produce better results.
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