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Change & Continuous Improvement Manager

Posted 17 days ago by Pertemps
Location Epsom Job Type Contract
Salary €45000 - €60000 per annum Sector Executive and Management
About the role:

We are looking to recruit an experienced influencer who is looking to drive, lead and develop change and continuous improvement projects across the Thames Valley region for the UK’s largest water company. You will be responsible for supporting and leading on a variety of business efficiency projects with the aim of generating savings through lean activities. Acting as the middle agent for the central transformation and change team as well as the field teams, you will deliver measurable and sustainable efficiency improvements across the end to end process.

Duties will include:
  • Manage and lead operational team to drive change and customer improvements within the South London region.
  • Take ownership for and gain insight and analysis into the roll out of large / complex improvement projects, reporting back to the business on insight.
  • Analyse and review productivity efficiency whilst maintaining engagement from the field based teams.
  • Attend performance meetings to provide insight and understand regional operational performance and devise continuous improvement programmes.
  • Use sources of data to identify areas of focus to increase productivity, reduce cost and improve customer satisfaction.
  • Actively promote a continuous improvement culture that has sustainable strategic impact on operational performance.
  • Ensure that best practise is developed, shared and in line with the other Thames Water regions.
To be successful you will have the following skills and experience:

To be considered for this role, it is essential that you have a wealth of experience in a change and continuous improvement role. Proven experience of change management or project management is crucial. You will have gained experience in leading a team to roll out change initiatives and will be confident communicating with colleagues across all levels of an organisation.

You will be comfortable challenging the status quo in order to further develop and roll out improvement plans for your area.  If you have previous experience in the Water Industry, that would be preferable however by no means essential.

 A proactive and self-driven approach is key, as is the ability to translate vision into strategic and tactical objectives that motivates delivery excellence. Previous experience in a multi-functional, customer centric, geographical dispersed area would be highly advantageous.

Due to the nature of the role, travel will be required across your region so you must possess a full and clean UK Driving Licence.

 What’s in it for you:

This is an exciting and integral role within the business, and one whereby you will be given the autonomy to develop and lead a team of improvement leads to roll out change initiatives across a large geographical area.

The nature of the role means you will gain exposure to a wider variety of projects and improvements, for which you will be accountable for, providing insight back to the business. Working in this collaborative and friendly team, the role requires you to take a holistic approach to the change programmes whilst also being hands on in the day to day as required.

Please note this is a 12 month fixed term contract covering maternity leave.

Our competitive salary package includes an excellent contributory pension, 26 days holiday per year increasing to 30 with length of service and a wider benefits scheme. You will receive a competitive car allowance. This includes an annual pay review, season ticket loans, voucher scheme giving you money off in major retail outlets, loyalty awards for continuous service plus much more, including our refer-a-friend bonus, where you can receive up to £1,000 for helping someone get a permanent position within the company. 

We’re also proud to be here for our local community, offering all of our teams two days paid volunteer leave a year, as well as proudly supporting a lot of local events and charities.

About us:

Thames Water is the UK’s largest water and wastewater company. We make a daily difference to millions of customers by suppling 2.7 billion litres of world-class water to around 10 million homes. 

As our world changes, the need to take care of our most precious resource is greater than ever, both locally and globally. That’s why, at Thames Water, every one of our actions, big and small, matters every day. Water is essential to daily life, and that means our business is always open. We’re passionate about providing world-class tap water, now and for the future.

We’re also turning poo into power, self-generating 20% of the energy we use and, in turn, doing our bit for the planet. We’re reducing plastic waste by celebrating our tap water and rolling out an ambitious water fountain project. We’re using our voice to lobby for change and partnering with WaterAid to provide clean water to the world’s poorest communities.

Together, we’re building a better future for our customers, our region and our planet.

Thames Water is a unique, rewarding and diverse place to work. If you join our team, you’ll enjoy fast-tracked career opportunities, flexible working arrangements and unparalleled benefits. We’re also proud to be an equal opportunity employer, Stonewall Diversity Champion and Disability Confident Leader, welcoming individuals from all walks of life and leading the way with an award-winning mental health and wellbeing strategy.