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 Chargehand

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

This is a permanent role with 40 hours per week, flexible working hours /shifts are necessary for this role.


  • To instil and maintain a strong health and safety culture amongst the Production team with a good understanding of risk assessments.
  • To instil and maintain a strong food safety culture amongst the Production team with a good understanding of critical control points and pre-requisites.
  • To ensure that equipment is maintained and sanitised to the required standard after use/prior to production commencing.
  • You must ensure standard operating procedures are followed and that Production/Quality documentation is fully completed when required.
  • 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 assess competency of operators and work with skills charts to ensure you have adequate trained operatives for roles.
  • To communicate any changes in the production plan to all relevant operations.
  • To operate 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 Operations Management.
  • 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
  • Perform well under pressure
  • Be able to motivate self, team or staff
  • Be able to use computer or IT equipment proficiently

SALARY: £22,712 plus shift allowance if applicable, attractive benefits package including Pension, Profit Related Pay and Private Healthcare


To apply, please submit your CV with a covering letter to: . Please clearly indicate in the subject header the position that you are applying for.

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:

We currently have a requirement for a Multi-skilled Engineer to be based at our Glenbervie site.

If you are seeking a new challenge in your career and would like to join us in making a difference; we would like you to apply for the position.


Reporting directly to the Asset Care Team Leader you will be responsible for: –

  • Carrying out electrical testing or repair work as given to you
  • You will have previous experience of PLC/HMI/PC programming
  • Working knowledge of CMMS Systems would be beneficial
  • You will be responsible for completing all preventative maintenance work on time, ensuring all records are completed and up to date
  • You must be proactive in detecting and diagnosing electrical and mechanical problems whether existing or potential on all equipment
  • Ability to interpret engineering drawings and specifications when required to diagnose and resolve problems or when installing new equipment
  • Ensure compliance with all relevant legislation during all work activities
  • Have a flexible approach to shift working to meet factory requirements
  • Ability to work on your own initiative to ensure that all breakdowns and repairs that are assigned are left in a safe condition
  • Communicate with team members any breakdown information and timescales to the best of your knowledge


Key requirements include:

  • Multi-skilled maintenance engineer, with an HNC or equivalent in Electrical Engineering
  • Minimum 5 years’ experience in a similar role
  • Ability to demonstrate proven track record of providing engineering solutions across a variety of machinery and equipment
  • Good communication skills

Salary £40,000 OTE includes basic salary £29,929, shift premium and profit related pay. Work hours 40 hours per week (Continental shift pattern).

Attractive benefit package includes pension, private medical benefits and profit related pay.

Please send a full CV accompanied by a covering letter stating your salary expectations and reasons for applying for this position to


We currently have a vacancy for a part time Cleaner at our Glenbervie site based in Stonehaven.


The successful candidate will be part of a cleaning team on site, reporting to the Cleaning Supervisor and will be responsible for a high standard of cleanliness and hygiene are maintained throughout all areas of the business. Hours of work will be 15 per week from 4:30pm-7.30pm Main duties will include:

  • Cleaning all furniture, fixtures and fittings to the specified standard
  • Cleaning all sanitary fittings to the specified standard
  • Carry out floor maintenance procedures including dust control, damp mopping, scrubbing and buffing
  • Remove rubbish and take to allocated point
  • Carry out safe systems of work including due regard for Health & Safety issues
  • Comply with the Company’s Work Instructions and Cleaning Schedule

Salary is negotiable and comes with a wide range of benefits.


The Individual

Our ideal candidate will be motivated and resourceful individual possessing a positive, can-do attitude, high level of initiative and drive, and excellent time management and organisational skills and the ability to work on their own as well as part of the wider cleaning team. Previous experience of cleaning or working in a food production environment would be an advantage but is not essential as full training will be provided.


Interested? Then please send a CV and a covering letter to Recruitment at Macphie of Glenbervie Ltd, HR Department, Glenbervie, Stonehaven, AB39 3YG. Alternatively email Please clearly state in the subject header the position that you are applying for.


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