Careers

People: the vital ingredient in the business mix at Macphie.

We nurture a family-oriented culture: we actively promote engagement, and encourage everyone at Macphie to contribute ideas, views and suggestions using a range of communication channels.

We believe in the principles of transparency and accountability, so everyone feels part of the business.

We sustain a diverse and rewarding work environment in which everyone has the opportunity to realise their full potential.

Just some of the reasons why people enjoy being with us: on average, employees stay with Macphie for seven years.

You can see a copy of our gender pay gap report here.

Check out our latest vacancies to see how you can achieve more at Macphie.

Current Vacancies

Production operatives

We’re looking for production operatives to join our busy manufacturing teams in Glenbervie.

Helping to make our top-quality products to the highest standards of food safety, successful candidates will play a key role here at Macphie.

The role:

  • Assist in the manufacture of food products to the established standards of safety, output, quality and hygiene
  • Carry out cleaning schedules in the production and packaging area ensuring a very high standard of hygiene, adhering to the factory’s clean-as-you-go policy
  • Pack, check, inspect products and established standards of weight control
  • Palletise, wrap and label finished goods as required
  • Complete tasks to the established standard all relevant process/food safety documentation

The individual:

  • Experience in a similar role within food production/distribution environment is desirable but not essential
  • Previous experience of manual handling practices
  • Team player
  • Professional, positive and enthusiastic
  • Has integrity, initiative and focus

Salary starts at £18,942 per year plus shift allowance where applicable. Macphie also offers an attractive benefits package including private medical and profit-related pay

If you are interested in applying for this role, please submit a copy of your CV and covering letter to recruitment@macphie.com

We’re inviting applicants to recruitment day at our site in Glenbervie on Friday 7 February. Here’s what to expect.

Marketing executive (maternity cover)

Do you love food, flavour and trends and know how to get the right message to the right audience?

Macphie currently has a temporary opportunity for a marketing executive (maternity cover) to join its communications and marketing team.

You will be a confident and articulate communicator, with an excellent writing skills and command of the English language as well as a strong visual design aesthetic.

You will have working experience in design and delivery of PR and communications, ideally in a B2B and/or B2C environment.

The role

Main purpose of the job:

  • to support the Head of Communications in the creation and delivery of the external marketing and communication strategies to achieve annual revenue and profit targets, with the purpose of promoting the Macphie corporate brand via multiple mediums
  • to develop a relevant and engaging communications plan for all designated categories and customer market channels and share across the business
  • to develop a robust go-to-market marketing plan with the wider commercial team, driven by insight, innovation, brand & customers that is focused on growth opportunities
  • to prepare detailed launch support plans & targets for all new product development (NPD) projects to drive sales to achieve revenue and profit targets. In addition , to report on new product launches against target for initial six months of sales and then conduct a full post-launch review reporting finding to all stakeholders
  • to develop and successfully place editorial content to promote company and product in appropriate media formats whilst assisting in the marketing activity
  • the effective use of advertising and creative agencies to deliver the PR and marketing needs of the business through analytical review
  • the creation of editorial content in house style for use in appropriate media
  • building and maintaining relationships with relevant trade journals and industry bodies, both print and online to enable maximum positive exposure for Macphie products and corporate activity.

Macphie offers an attractive benefits package including private medical and profit-related pay.

To apply for this exciting opportunity please send a copy of your up-to-date CV and covering letter to the recruitment team, Macphie, Glenbervie, Stonehaven, AB39 3YG or email recruitment@macphie.com (please clearly indicate in the subject header the position for which you are applying).

Closing date for applications is 19 February.

Manufacturing manager

Salary £45,000 to £50,000 per annum

Competitive benefits package

We are currently looking for two experienced manufacturing managers to join our fast-paced food ingredients manufacturing plant at Glenbervie, south Aberdeenshire.

Responsible for operational excellence across the units, candidates should have proven multi-discipline, preferably food or FMCG, manufacturing experience at management level; and be able to demonstrate confident, motivational stakeholder management and leadership with their teams.

Able to work at pace to consistently high standards whilst effectively taking the unexpected in their stride, the ideal candidate will have a keen eye for continuous improvement in labour, materials and waste; driving delivery of customer service in line with all key production data and unit targets.

They will lead on development and delivery of site operational strategy, implementing and maintaining proactive and engaging communications across the teams through regular briefings.

Experience of staff development via skills matrix gap analysis; training to and maintenance of operational standards including exceptional health and safety and food safety standards, is essential.

Working knowledge and experience of a SAP/IFS integrated business system is advantageous.

Qualification in health and safety qualification, with IOSHH as a minimum, is essential; working towards or attainment of NEBOSH desirable.

Applications should be made by submitting your CV and covering letter to recruitment@macphie.com.

Closing date for applications is 25 February.

 

Macphie is committed to the principles of fairness, consistency and equality.

We believe that everyone has a right to equal access to employment as well as being free of any direct or indirect discrimination and harassment or bullying.

In order to achieve this, Macphie and those engaged in business with us, will treat all people it deals with as individuals, in ways that are fair, consistent and tailored to their needs yet aligned to business needs and objectives.

Macphie is committed to ensuring that barriers are removed that may disproportionately disadvantage those with a protected characteristic to ensure equality of choice, access and share.

We recognise that difference benefits the team and enables us to deliver the best possible solution and service to our clients.

All individuals within Macphie have a duty to act in accordance with this policy and treat all those whom they deal with on a daily basis with dignity at all times, and not to discriminate or harass other individuals, regardless of their status.

Assistant buyer

We have an exciting opportunity for an assistant buyer to join our busy purchasing department which has responsibility for management, sourcing all ingredients, packaging, factored goods and consumables.

We work with over 200 suppliers, maintaining close relationships to guarantee a high level of service and supply continuity.

The role

Working in a compact team, this role works across all departments and is key to optimising service levels and costs involved with our external supply chain.

With authority to negotiate and agree trading terms with suppliers, the role offers diversity in a wide variety of business sectors.

The purchasing team has a firm focus on profit improvement projects and this involves regular cross-functional team working between both our sites to ensure delivery.    

The individual

Experience and qualifications:

  • Degree / HND in a business or food science qualification
  • MCIPS or working to gain qualification
  • Purchasing experience gained within an FMCG environment preferably the food industry

Skills:

  • Flexible and open to change management.
  • Ability to work on own initiative or part of a team
  • Confident and be able to represent the purchasing function at cross functional meetings and be able to present to all levels of the business.
  • IT literate
  • Good effective negotiations and interpersonal skills
  • Willingness to learn and develop within the purchasing department

 Knowledge:

  • Commodity markets / trends and exchange rates
  • Purchasing practices and procedures

Macphie is committed to the principles of fairness, consistency and equality. We believe that everyone has a right to equal access to employment as well as being free of any direct or indirect discrimination and harassment or bullying. In order to achieve this, Macphie and those engaged in business with us, will treat all people it deals with as individuals, in ways that are fair, consistent and tailored to their needs yet aligned to business needs and objectives.

Macphie is committed to ensuring that barriers are removed that may disproportionately disadvantage those with a protected characteristic to ensure equality of choice, access and share. We recognise that difference benefits the team and enables us to deliver the best possible solution and service to our clients.

All individuals within Macphie have a duty to act in accordance with this policy and treat all those whom they deal with on a daily basis with dignity at all times, and not to discriminate or harass other individuals, regardless of their status.

To apply please send your CV accompanied by a covering letter stating your current salary to recruitment@macphie.com.

Closing date for applications is 28 February.

Types of role at Macphie

Commercial

Our latest trading results reported turnover of over £55million and we’re geared up for growth.

We target three consumer-facing markets – out of home, on the go and in home – as well as our growing international business.

Our customer base means our commercial team is based across the UK. The team includes national account managers and business development, marketeers and customer service.

There is also a dedicated team that looks after our product design and applications. It includes highly experienced bakers and chefs and they all care deeply about what we make, how we can improve and what you can make with our amazing products.

They work closely with every area of the business, our customers and key contacts in the food industry to promote and sell the Macphie product range.

Our international sales are expanding fast and we currently trade in 27 overseas markets.

Operations

We manufacture Macphie products across two sites – Glenbervie in Aberdeenshire and Tannochside in North Lanarkshire.

Our production plans make sure we look to demand from the marketplace, manufacture our product on time, and in full to satisfy the customer’s needs.

As well as our extensive range of branded products, we manufacture customised products for our customers.

Opportunities exist on the production lines, for operatives, engineers, chargehands and team leaders.

Operations also looks after legality for the company in terms of regulations and compliance, through our experienced quality team.

As well as looking after nutrition and quality control, there are responsibilities for improving our processes, HSE, compliance and hygiene, as well as positions in our pilot plant.

Our operations are a well-oiled machine with a capability to dispatch over 950 tonnes in a week from our Glenbervie site alone.

Support

Behind every great business, there is a great team working in the background.

Macphie is passionate about its people. The HR team works closely with managers to ensure excellent employee relations and a fair and consistent approach to people management.

The finance department includes cost accounting and employee related-roles in areas such as payroll and pensions. As a self-contained end-to-end accounting process, there is a great opportunity to develop accountancy and people skills in a unique, food manufacturing environment.

Supply chain looks after the logistics of our supply, with roles in planning & scheduling as well as distribution.

Our purchasing team procures our raw materials so we can manufacture our finished goods on time and, as importantly, on budget.

The IT team provides proactive support for desktops, applications, servers and mobile devices, as well as helping drive change, innovation and efficiencies across all of our communications and IT.

Business support is a vital cog in the machine. From front-of-house reception and facility management to travel arrangements and general administration, they keep the company running efficiently.

Our on-site canteen team in Glenbervie knows that an army marches on its stomach, and caters for their daily needs using fresh local produce as well as showcasing Macphie’s product range. We also have a dedicated cleaning team at the site.