Continuous Improvement Manager

Up to £46,000 DOE

At The Compleat Food Group we’re on a mission to create tasting food that’s better for people and the planet, we call it ‘Food to Feel Good’. We pride ourselves on being a business that gives equal emphasis to HOW we operate as well as the financial results we achieve. 

Our 3,500 (and growing) fantastic people are what make this possible. They are passionate about creating delicious products for UK consumers, leading retailers and our exciting, market leading brands, which include Wall’s Pastry, Squeaky Bean and Unearthed. 

Continuous Improvement and Data Manager

Based at our Riverside Bakery site in Nottingham  the main purposes of this role are:

  • To be a leading change agent within the business to identify and close gaps in operational efficiency, utility usage, quality and safety from approved targets.
  • Embed a continuous improvement culture throughout site, ensuring that processes are implemented and managed to improve and support optimisation of efficiencies within all areas.
  • Manage projects from concept through to handover, responsible for the implementation of projects to the required time, cost and specification standards in a safe and quality compliant manner.
  • Drive consistency through the process

Duties and responsibilities:

  • Implement the existing Continuous Improvement Methodology.
  • Analyse, interpret and understand data/reports and be able to identify opportunities for improvement action.
  • Collaboratively support and lead multi skilled/cross functional teams.
  • Use industry knowledge, product and equipment knowledge, project management experience and relationships across the organisation to enable successful delivery of complex/challenging projects.
  • Collate data and present in an understandable format to be able to deliver required change.
  • Coaching and developing to less experienced team members and peers.
  • Ensure sharing of knowledge during each project/task to enable individuals and teams to retain CI skills ongoing.
  • Must be able to not only identify reports but can also practically deliver improvements.
  • Must be able to work independently and as part of a team.
  • Educate low based lean principles – 5 WHYS, PDCA, Value Stream Mapping, 5S



  • Subsidised Canteen
  • Subsidised Parking
  • Company Pension
  • Travel to work scheme
  • 2 Volunteering days a year

Skills and Experience:

  • Resilience and perseverance to establish a CI culture
  • Experience of seeking and identifying cost opportunities, improving efficiencies, improving safety and quality capability, generating innovative/creative solutions
  • Proven leaderships skills and business acumen and the ability to work with different functions within the organisation. Integrity to handle sensitive topics and resepct/value the contributions of others.
  • Strong analytical, logical and numerical competence.
  • Excellent IT skills