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

Quality systems administrator – fixed term 9-12 months

We currently have an excellent opportunity within the Glenbervie quality systems team for a full-time quality systems administrator to provide maternity cover for a period of 9-12 months.

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

The role

The main focus of the role is to support the quality systems function, making sure that customer enquiries are responded to and supplier requests are conducted in a timely and professional manner.

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

The role needs you to work with other areas of the business to deliver development projects and advise on finished product declarations.

The quality systems administrator is also be expected to help 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 a motivated and assertive individual who displays a positive attitude
  • work effectively as part of a team but have a strong ability to work proactively and independently
  • possess excellent verbal and written communication skills and customer service experience
  • have excellent literacy, numeracy and IT skills
  • be methodical in their approach to work with a high level of attention to detail essential
  • have previous experience in document control & specification writing

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

Closing date for applications is 9 December.

Types of role at Macphie


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.


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.


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.