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

We currently have vacancies for full-time Production Operatives within our Production site at Tannochside.

As a Production Operative, working on a rotational shift basis, you will assist in the manufacture and dispatch of food products to the established standards of safety, output, quality and hygiene.

You will be expected to be flexible across the full operation of the factory including cooking sauces, boxing and dispatching.

Other responsibilities will include:

  • Carrying out cleaning schedules in the production and packaging area ensuring a high standard of hygiene/sanitation
  • Storing, feeding, mixing, blending, freezing and packaging food products
  • Packing/metal detecting and inspecting products against the established standards of weight control
  • Palletising, wrapping and labelling finished goods
  • Operating technical machinery
  • Weighing up of products in the decant
  • Extensive manual handling
  • Exposure to a cold environment
  • Helping in other departments as required
  • Working safely at all times in accordance with policies, procedures and legislation

The individual

The successful candidates must be reliable with a good work ethic, able to work effectively as part of a team, have excellent communication skills, display initiative, have demonstrable problem solving skills and excellent attention to detail.

The role requires compliance to agreed process controls with accurate recording of checks, therefore basic IT, English and numeracy skills are essential.

Previous experience within a production/manufacturing environment would be advantageous but not essential as full training will be provided.

Salary

£16,286.40 per annum and an attractive benefits package.

Hours of work

You’ll be working 40 hours per week (Mon-Fri). Flexibility is required to meet the needs of the business. In addition overtime may be required at managements discretion.

To apply for this opportunity please send a copy of your up-to-date CV and covering letter advising your suitability to the role to recruitment@macphie.com 

Production Operatives

We currently have vacancies for full time Production Operatives within our Production site at Glenbervie.

The role

As a Production Operative, you will assist in the manufacture of food products to the established standards of food safety, output, quality, hygiene and health & safety. Your responsibilities will include:

  • Working safely at all times in accordance with policies, procedures and legislation.
  • Storage, weighing, feeding, mixing /blending, filling/ packing food products.
  • Packing / weighing / metal detecting and inspecting products to ensure legal compliance.
  • Carrying out cleaning duties in the production and packaging area ensuring a high standard of hygiene/sanitation.
  • Palletising, wrapping and labelling finished goods.
  • Extensive manual handling, potential exposure to a cold environment.
  • Operating in multiple production areas throughout the site.

Requirements

Previous experience within a Production/Manufacturing environment would be advantageous but not essential as full training will be provided. Shift working is requisite for this role.

Salary

£18,030 per annum plus generous benefits such as performance related pay, private medical insurance and pension

Hours of Work: 40 hours per week

To apply for this opportunity please send a copy of your up-to-date CV and covering letter advising of your suitability for the role to: recruitment@macphie.com

We currently have an excellent opportunity within the quality systems team for a full-time Quality Systems Co-ordinator.

The quality systems team is responsible for ensuring technical compliance with current regulatory affairs in the food industry across both customer and supply bases.

The role

The primary objective of the role is to support the quality systems function, ensuring customer enquiries are responded to and supplier requests are conducted in a timely and professional manner.

The individual is required to generate specifications for customers and work closely with suppliers ensuring compliance.

The Quality Systems Co-ordinator is required to work cross-functionally with other areas of the business to delivery development projects and advice on finished product declarations.

The Quality Systems Co-ordinator will also be expected to aid and provide cover support for other members of the quality team along with general administrative duties across the wider department.

The individual

The successful candidate will:

  • be educated to degree or HND level in a food science-related subject and/or hold substantial relevant experience in a similar role
  • be motivated and an assertive individual who displays a positive attitude
  • work effectively as part of a team but have strong ability to work pro-actively and independently
  • possess excellent verbal and written communication skills and customer service experience
  • have excellent level of literacy, numeracy, and IT skills
  • be methodical in their approach to work. A high-level attention to detail is essential
  • have previous experience in document control & specification writing

Other information 

To apply, please submit your CV with a covering letter to recruitment@macphie.com

Closing date for applications is 14 December.

We currently have an opportunity for a permanent Production Team Leader at our Glenbervie site.

The role

We are looking for a motivated and resourceful individual who has a positive “can do” attitude with a willingness to enhance their own and their team’s development and drive high standards and continuous improvement.

You should possess strong leadership skills and have the ability to communicate clearly, and effectively engage with your team.

You should also have the ability and drive to take control of any situation as well as being confident to challenge the status quo.

The successful candidate will be responsible for leading a team to ensure the most effective use of resources to complete the daily/weekly production plan ensuring targets are met.

You will be responsible for achieving department KPIs and objectives and contributing to the overall business strategy.

You will lead by example with the ability to inspire, motivate, mentor and encourage your team to facilitate maximum performance.

You will also be responsible for compliance with health and safety procedures and maintaining rigorous food safety, hygiene and quality standards at all times.

The individual

Previous experience of managing teams and working in a manufacturing environment is desirable, as well as the following:

  • sound knowledge of planning, processes and packaging techniques
  • implementing lean manufacturing tools and techniques to deliver sustained improvement
  • excellent time management and organisational skills
  • the ability to work in a fast-paced demanding environment
  • open-minded proactive approach to managing and developing your team as well as a positive approach to driving standards and change
  • the ability to aim for hygiene standards to be equivalent to a high care food manufacturing facility
  • high standards of written and verbal communication skills
  • PC literate
  • previous experience in manufacturing is desirable but not essential

Shift working may be required.  Macphie offers a competitive salary package with excellent benefits.

To apply for this opportunity please send a copy of your CV with a covering letter advising why you feel you are suitable for the role to recruitment@macphie.com

The closing date for applications is December 14, 2018.

We are looking for a full-time Warehouse & Distribution Administrator to join the distribution team in Glenbervie.

The Role

Key responsibilities include

  • accurate completion of stores and dispatch paperwork
  • regular and timely reporting
  • general administration support to the team

The individual

The ideal candidate should have a positive, friendly manner, excellent time management and organisational skills and be confident dealing with employees across all levels of the business.

They should also be IT competent with Microsoft Office applications and have a good level of numeracy and spelling.

The role involves working in a busy environment, at pace and often juggling multiple work streams so the ability to keep focused under pressure whilst maintaining consistently high standards is critical.

Hours: 40 hours per week; Monday to Friday 8.30am to 5pm

Salary:  £20,000 to £23,000, dependent on experience including a competitive benefits package

To apply, please send your CV and a covering letter to recruitment@macphie.com.

Closing date for applications is 4 January 2019.

We have a vacancy within the distribution department in Glenbervie for a full time Storeperson.

The role

You will be required to assist in the dispatch of our products to established high standards of output, quality and hygiene.

This role will include, but is not limited to:

  • order picking
  • stock movement
  • office administration
  • barcode scanning
  • goods intake
  • loading vehicles

The post includes include extensive heavy manual handling.

The individual

The successful candidate must be able to work effectively as part of a team, be reliable, have excellent communication skills, display initiative, have demonstrable problem solving skills and excellent attention to detail.

Experience in driving articulated forklifts, counter balance / reach truck would be preferable though not essential, as full training will be provided.

Flexibility in the hours/shifts worked is required for this role to meet the needs of the business.

We offer a competitive salary plus an attractive benefits package.

To apply, please submit your CV and covering letter to recruitment@macphie.com.  Please clearly indicate in the subject header the position that you are applying for.

Closing date for applications is 4 January 2019.

 

TYPES OF ROLE

Our latest trading results reported a 13.2% increase in turnover to £53.9million and we’re geared up for growth.

We have three consumer-facing business units – Out of Home, On the Go and In Home – as well as our International team.

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

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.

Around 15% of the workforce is employed in product design and development, and technical also looks after legality for the company in terms of regulations and compliance.

The technical team is made up of product and process design, quality, and safety, health & environment.

As well as roles in new product development, there are responsibilities for HSE, compliance and hygiene, as well as nutrition, quality control and positions in our pilot plant.

We are proud to be members of SEDEX and we are BRC AA certificated.

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, as well as in planning, supply chain, distribution, purchasing and customer service.

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

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.

Corporate relations works to make the company look good and sound good. Its mission is to tell the Macphie story both internally and externally, explaining what the company does, how it does it and why.

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.

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.