Why join Macphie?

Careers-pageDelivering great service to our customers and meeting our responsibilities relies on our people.

You can’t beat being part of this family-owned company where people support and encourage you to learn, grow and succeed. 

The passion of our people is our greatest strength.

Macphie has been investing in people since we opened the Glenbervie factory in 1973 with only a handful of staff.

Today, Macphie employs over 300 talented people between two sites. We put real effort into attracting the most talented and determined people to work with us.

We’re committed to cultivating a diverse, rewarding culture that encourages our people to develop to their fullest potential.

With different backgrounds, cultures and perspectives, everyone brings something valuable to our team and are recognised for their expertise in the areas of food technology, research & development, operations, quality, IT, finance, business development, category management and marketing, customer service, human resources and supply chain management.

Our core employee-led values of Vision, Integrity, Togetherness, Achievement and Lifestyle form the foundation of our culture and are embedded in our training and development, and employee performance reviews.

We use an annual employee survey to gather employee opinion on key aspects of our values and commit to improving the working environment through a visible business-wide action plan.

We’re proud to host an 18 representative-strong Employee Forum which meets once a quarter to discuss the latest issues from an employee perspective and holds management accountable for the key decisions within the business.

We support ongoing communication through monthly briefing sessions and an evolving intranet platform accessible to all.

If you’re looking for a challenging career with one of the UK’s leading food manufacturers then you’ve come to the right place!


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.


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.


£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:

Macphie is the UK’s leading family-owned food ingredients manufacturer with over 80 years’ experience and success, underpinned by a real passion for food and innovation. We currently have vacancies for full time permanent Production Operatives within our Production site at Tannochside, Uddingston.


The role

As a Production Operative working 40 hours per week, you will assist in the manufacture and despatch 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, dispatching. Your 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 and the established standards of weight control.
  • Palletising, wrapping and labelling finished goods.
  • Operating technical machinery
  • 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 Person

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. You’ll be working 40 hours per week (Mon-Fri) – flexibility is required to meet the needs of the business.



£15,581 – £18,574 per annum and an attractive benefits package


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


Job closes – 20th October 2017

We are currently looking for a Chargehand to join our Team based in Glenbervie.

This is a permanent role with 40 hours per week, 2 shift rotation (6am – 2pm; or 10pm – 6am) rotating every 2 weeks (2 weeks of nights, 2 weeks of days).




  • To instil and maintain a strong health and safety culture amongst the Production team with a good understanding of risk assessments;
  • To ensure that equipment is maintained and hygiene to the required standard prior to production commencing;
  • You must also ensure standard operating procedures are followed and that Production/Quality documentation is fully completed in a timely manner;
  • To deploy departmental labour effectively on a day-to-day basis to ensure completion of the weekly production plan, hygiene schedules and other tasks arising;
  • You will be provided with the appropriate training to be able to operate all production equipment and in turn you will be required to train and coach other members of the team;
  • To communicate any changes in the production plan to all relevant operations;
  • To operate paste batch manufacturing plant according to established methods;
  • To complete to the established standard all appropriate documentation including works orders, process control sheets, cleaning schedules, attendance records and material requisitions;
  • To carry out cleaning schedules in those areas under your personal responsibility, placing proper emphasis on the Factory’s “clean as you go” policy;
  • To relieve on plants where necessary;
  • To look for means by which current manufacturing methods might be improved;
  • To carry out any reasonable duty as requested by Factory Manager; and
  • At all times ensure that Health & Safety requirements are met in your area of responsibility in accordance with company Health and Safety policy, procedures, practices and legislation.


Skills, Experience and Qualifications:

  • Experience in production and manufacturing processes and techniques;
  • Previous experience in a supervisory role is desirable;
  • Trained to operate a forklift truck is desirable;
  • Be a team player;
  • Have leadership skills;
  • Be professional, and positive;
  • Have integrity, initiative and focus;
  • Be able to think, communicate and present information effectively;
  • Performs well under pressure;
  • Be able to motivate self, team or staff; and
  • Be able to use computer or IT equipment proficiently.


SALARY: £22,712.97 plus shift allowance, attractive benefits package including Profit Related Pay and Private Healthcare

As a matter of professional courtesy you should advise your Line Manager of your intention to apply before submitting your CV with a covering letter to: . Please clearly indicate in the subject header the position that you are applying for.

We currently have an opportunity within the Technical Department for a full time Product Design Team Leader based at our Glenbervie site.

The role

The role of Product Design Team Leader will allow you to use your creative flair and enthusiasm across a range of product and packaging projects.

You will be leading a team of Product Designers on Development programmes and projects from concept to launch to agreed timings and specifications.

Blue sky thinking will enable you to carry out varied project work which supports our innovative reputation.  You will also be required to use your own ideas to produce products where a gap has been identified in the market.

The individual

Our ideal candidate for this exciting role will:

  • Have a science degree, preferably in Food Processing/ Food Science/ Food Technology, Chemistry, Biochemistry, or other relevant science subjects and have significant relevant experience in an R&D or technical role in the food industry;
  • Be commercially aware and an excellent communicator as you will be working closely with customers, suppliers, and other departments within the company;
  • Be enthusiastic and able to develop and champion new ideas;
  • Be organised with good analytical data skills and aptitude to problem solving;
  • Track record in innovation, product/ project delivery with a focus on speed to response; and
  • A proven track record in managing and developing direct reports.

The individual must be highly organised, upbeat and efficient. The love of working as part of a small, busy team should sit alongside the ability to work independently on their own initiative.

The individual must also be a calm, level-headed individual who is approachable, knowledgeable and confident within their role.

Predominantly, this position will be based in Glenbervie but you may be required to support our Tannochside site, as well as external partners and customers.

Macphie offers an excellent range of benefits which includes a competitive salary, profit-related bonuses, private health care and the opportunity to progress in a company which is achieving significant growth.

To apply, please send a current CV including a covering letter and why you feel you are suitable for the role to

We are currently looking to recruit an experienced HR Advisor to join our HR team based at our headquarters in Glenbervie, south Aberdeenshire.

The role

Reporting into the HR Manager, this key role is expected to advise managers and function heads competently and confidently on all employee relation and HR management issues.

The successful candidate will be integral in delivering a progressive HR strategy; driving consistent processes and standards across all levels of the business and ensuring legal compliance.

The role works closely with managers, sharing support for a headcount of 300 employees across two manufacturing sites, advising and facilitating on a broad range of HR areas including recruitment, development, reward and performance management whilst building the function’s reputation for added value at all touch points.

The individual

Candidates should have a proven track record as an HR Advisor, and are expected to have several years’ experience in a similarly responsible or more senior advisory position.

They must be able to demonstrate excellent communication, organisational and time management skills along with the ability to prioritise multiple demands in a busy fast-paced environment.

Ideally, candidates should have an HR-related degree and have, or be working towards, CIPD qualification.

A sound working knowledge of current UK employment law is essential.

This position will require regular travel to our manufacturing site in Glasgow.

Macphie Limited offers employees a broad range of benefits including twice yearly profit-related pay, generous pension scheme and private health care.

To apply, please send a current CV including a covering letter and why you feel you are suitable for the role to

Closing date is 9 March, 2018.


A career in sales at Macphie is varied, ever-changing and exciting. You’ll work closely with many areas of the business, our customers and key contacts in the food industry to promote and sell the Macphie product range, while delivering real added-value. If you’re self-motivated, ambitious and eager to make a difference, then a career in the Macphie Commercial team will allow you to achieve this.

Innovation has been at the heart of our company since its beginning. Each day we strive to make our products the best we can and add value for our customers.

This wouldn’t be possible without our unmatched research and development (R&D) capability, functional / nutritional science and passion for quality.

More than 20 people in two R&D facilities are behind each of our products, including food scientists, product developers, business development chefs and pilot plant operators dedicated to developing products of the highest functionality and quality.

We develop ambient, chilled and frozen products to support the Bakery, Food Manufacturing and Foodservice sectors of our business. This fast-moving function accomplishes this through academic engagement, in-house product development and strategic partnerships.

Production is an essential and diverse area within the business and covers everything from the production line through to engineering and quality control.

Roles and responsibilities are varied and include operator, supervisor and management positions.

Production is a rewarding area of the business where pace and attention to detail are essential in delivering the quality of product that Macphie is renowned for.

Within the Supply Chain team we have a variety of roles across Customer Services, Planning, Warehousing and Distribution.

These range from customer-facing roles where communication and people skills are most important through more analytical, systems-focused roles and positions in our warehouse dealing with the physical movement of stock.

Two things they all have in common are dealing with fast paced, often-changing customer requirements and our focus on ‘Best in Class’ customer service.

The Food Applications team is made up of trained bakers who perform different tasks throughout the business.

  • Quality Control bakers test bake every batch of product made in the factory to make sure that it meets the required standard.
  • Product Development bakers work with food scientists to bring new products to market.
  • Product Application bakers work with our customers and the Marketing team to demonstrate the features and benefits of our products, solve problems with customers and act as the eyes and ears of the business regarding marketplace changes and competitor activity.

There are a variety of different roles which provide support to the business in the areas of Purchasing, IT, Finance and HR.

Purchasing is an exciting and dynamic function which balances the skills of negotiation with a keen understanding of the commodities market and forward planning. A Purchasing role offers the chance to play a vital role in ensuring continuity of supply, competitive pricing and identifying innovation across a variety of commodity and specialist categories.

The IT department consists of the Service Desk and Business Projects teams. The Service Desk team provides proactive support for desktops, applications, servers and mobile devices. The Business Projects team helps drive change, innovation and efficiencies across all of our communications and IT.

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.

Macphie is passionate about its people and the HR team works closely with managers to ensure excellent employee relations and a fair and consistent approach to people management. The team also promotes employee engagement through an active Employee Forum and the promotion of clear career pathways, development opportunities and talent management.

Roles in HR are fast paced, hands-on and require an enquiring mind and attention to detail, while Occupational Health supports a culture of employee wellbeing