Site Planning Manager – FTC


Join our Supply Chain Team at The Compleat Food Group!

 We are thrilled to offer a fantastic opportunity for a dynamic and detail-oriented Site Planning Manager to join our vibrant team at our site in Crewe, on a 9-month fixed term contract. If you have a passion for planning and thrive in a fast-paced environment, we want to hear from you!

 Reporting into our Head of Supply Chain, you will manage the overall production for both the savoury/ready meals and sweet bakery factories across all frozen and chilled product sector.

 Who We Are:

At The Compleat Food Group, we're on a mission to create delectable food that not only brings joy to your taste buds but also extends love to our planet. We fondly refer to it as 'Food to Feel Good' because we believe in savouring every bite whilst making a positive impact.

 Our team of over 5,000 remarkable individuals forms the core of all that we undertake. Their genuine passion drives the creation of delectable products for UK consumers, prominent retailers, and our thrilling market-leading brands such as Wall's Pastry, Squeaky Bean, and Unearthed.

Working Hours:

Monday to Thursday 08:00 – 16:30 and Fridays 08:00-15:00 – who doesn’t love an early finish on a Friday!

Your Duties Will Include:

  • Ensure a safe working environment for all employees, visitors, and contractors, within the savoury, ready meals, and sweet bakery production facilities
  • Ensure that our overall planning approach optimises production run lengths/SKU stock levels
  • Produce a weekly production plan for both factories that respects both the available capacities of each respective production line and the required technical, food safety and hygiene policies
  • Ensure that required amounts of raw materials and packaging are available for every weekly production plan
  • Regularly liaise with the logistics & transport manager to ensure that the appropriate distribution arrangements are in place to deliver all required customer orders
  • Continually monitor overall finished stock levels
  • Attend daily senior operations meeting and report on performance to plan together with associated actions to adjust for any under/over performance.
  • Work with the new product development (NPD) team to ensure that all agreed EPD/NPD projects are delivered on time, to agreed customer brief/expectations and in the with anticipated product cost standards
  • Work with the site director to deliver any business capital projects ensuring that all projects are delivered in accordance with the approved capex
  • Ensure that all planning staff have up to date and well-defined job descriptions and are totally briefed and aligned with all company policies, especially with the latest employee handbook


Skills, Experience and Qualifications:

  • Manufacturing experience within an FMCG environment
  • Proven experience of managing a complex production planning facility
  • Working knowledge of TROPOS and associated systems
  • Proven ability to plan, organise and communicate
  • Good market knowledge of operational equipment suppliers
  • Knowledge of baking process and the functionality of key raw materials
  • High level of UT skills (eg word/excel/PowerPoint/outlook)


  • 2 Employee Volunteering Days per year
  • Online and High-street retailer discount scheme
  • Employee well-being and community support groups
  • Informal and Formal training opportunities with personalised online LMS platform
  • Charity Initiatives and Team events
  • 24/7 Access to Grocery Aid (Free Financial, Emotional and Practical Support)
  • Physical Wellbeing Benefits – Free on demand exercise hub and various gym discounts.
  • Online Wellbeing benefits
  • Free Financial wellbeing – mortgage calculators, budget tools, financial aid tools
  • Holiday Discounts via Online Retail Discount


The Compleat Food Group are proud to have built an inclusive and respectful culture where our colleagues feel safe, supported and valued. A place where they can bring their whole selves to work to achieve exceptional results and thrive.

We continue to attract diverse talent into our teams, because we know greater diversity leads to exceptional results and provides a better working life. That’s why we’re committed to ensuring Fairness, Equity, Inclusivity, and Respect in all that we do.

Recruitment Agencies:

We have an active and trusted Preferred Supplier List to assist us if required. We do not acknowledge any speculative CVs or unsolicited candidate introductions from agencies.