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 approximately 270 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, HR 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!


We have an opportunity for a Distribution Chargehand to join our growing chilled and frozen operation based at Tannochside.

The company is currently focused on delivering a programme of change and we are looking for a someone who is looking for the next opportunity and challenge in their career.

Key Responsibilities include:

  • Supporting the Team Leader and the Team to deliver a successful operation in a safe and efficient way
  • To manage the Despatch Team to ensure that they receive guidance and support to deliver the daily stock movement
  • Liaise with our planning office and external hauliers on outstanding orders to ensure the scheduling of packing and despatch to meet customer demands.
  • Control the admin function within the department to ensure stock records and delivery documents fully comply.



Our ideal candidate will be a motivated individual possessing a positive, can-do attitude, excellent organisational skills and the ability to work on their own and as part of the wider team. Previous experience of a similar role in the food industry is essential.


Required skills

  • Self-motivated and determined.
  • Good communication skills, to help deliver the changes to the operation through team building.
  • Understanding of stock control systems.
  • Experience in stock control with external providers.
  • Attention to detail is essential as is a willingness to be hands on.
  • PC literate and an ability to use new software systems
  • Flexible to the needs of the business
  • Forklift licence preferred.


Salary: £20,694


Close date: 3rd February 2017

This is an exciting opportunity for a full-time Administrator to join our Research and Development department based at our Tannochside site in Uddingston on a permanent basis. It’s a fast-moving and varied role which involves administrative and secretarial support for the Research and Development department.

Key Responsibilities include:

  • Responsible for all aspects of Product Development administration
  • Dealing with customer enquiries and processing their requests
  • Providing the secretarial and admin support for the R&D department.
  • Being proactive in improving the administration and efficiency of the department
  • Maintaining all project logs and work trackers
  • Arranging the despatch of samples and manage the courier service
  • Collating information and producing the department monthly report
  • Liaising with commercial managers and processing their requests
  • Managing department visits
  • Taking minutes as required
  • Scheduling technologists work requests
  • Reciprocal cover for the Glenbervie R+D Administration function



Our ideal candidate will be a motivated and resourceful individual possessing a positive, can-do attitude, high level of initiative and drive, excellent time management, organisational skills and the ability to work on their own and as part of the wider team. Previous experience of a similar role is essential.

The individual should possess the following skills and experience:

  • A proven track record of efficient administration is essential
  • Experience of IT systems and MS Office is required including databases, project management software, MS Excel and Word
  • Good time management and problem solving skills, prioritising own workload
  • Communication skills, both written and verbal should be of a high standard; We are extremely passionate about providing an excellent service to our customers and the Administrator will play a huge part in that delivery
  • A full UK driving licence – driving is likely to be local and infrequent
  • Flexible to the needs of the business


Please note this position is Fixed Term for 9 months and will be reviewed at this time

Salary: £17 – 20k plus an attractive benefits package including Profit Related Pay and Healthcare

To apply please submit your CV with a covering letter to:


Close date: 3rd March 2017


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
  • Performs well under pressure
  • Be able to motivate self, team or staff
  • Be able to use computer or IT equipment proficiently


SALARY: £22,267 plus shift allowance if applicable, attractive benefits package including 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.

Our Company

Macphie is the UK’s leading, independent, added-value food ingredients manufacturer, and we have been producing premium quality food ingredients and solutions for over 85 years. The Macphie product range is used by bakers, chefs and food manufacturers across almost every industry worldwide.


The Role

This is an exciting full time Apprenticeship role, for someone looking to start their career in Baking Industry. Over a three year period the successful candidate will be trained to SVQ Level 3 standard in Bakery. During this time they will learn practical baking skills and theory. Initial training will be provided on-site in three key areas – Quality Control, Product Development and Product Applications. When sufficiently trained in the basics of baking and able to work in a safe and hygienic manner the trainees will be placed in various departments in order to gain experience and further their skills.


The Person

The ideal candidate will be keen to learn and enthusiastic about their development. There are no particular qualifications required for this job but if you have a passion for cooking and baking this role would be ideal for you. Experience working in the food sector or bakery trade would be an advantage but not essential. A positive, enthusiastic attitude, commitment and a willingness to learn are the key attributes that we are looking for.


Full training will be given to the candidate and the on-going support of a close knit and highly professional Food Applications Team will be a key part of their development as their career progresses.


Location – Applicants should be aware of our location in Glenbervie which is quite remote and not serviced by regular public transport therefore travelling to and from work should be considered


Salary – Will start at £12,000 with a view to increasing as you develop through your Apprenticeship


Recruitment day

We will be running a recruitment information day for any applicants which will involve a site visit to Macphie when you will find out about Macphie as a company, meet Tom our Bakery Manager, learn about the Apprenticeship positions from Scottish Bakers representative, and have an opportunity to be shown around our Bakery. The day will be scheduled in the week commencing 3rd April 2017, and will be confirmed to candidates who express interest. For anyone interested in the position please email your details and why you would like to apply for the position to

We now have a vacancy within the Company for a full time Hygiene Operative at Glenbervie.

This role will report to the Team Leader via a Chargehand.


The Role

You will be required to clean the plant and equipment following daily production schedules to a very high sanitation standard. This role is key to providing hygiene support to the Production Department to ensure that the plant and equipment are clean to allow a smooth start up. The hours of work are 14.00-22.30 Monday- Friday (40 hours per week).


Hygiene Operator is accountable for:

  • Adhering to the company’s health and safety policy.
  • Having a good understanding of the standards of hygiene / sanitation required to carry out the task and the role also requires the use of chemicals to deep clean equipment to the satisfactory standard.
  • Ensuring the RTE / other production facility is sanitised to the correct standard on a daily basis.
  • Using cleaning equipment and tools correctly as trained to carry out the task.
  • Signing off area that have been cleaned.
  • Cleaning other areas of the business when required e.g. Powder / Paste and UHT plants as required.
  • Any other reasonable request that is required.



The Person

The successful candidates 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 high care food hygiene standards would be preferred but not essential as full training will be given.


To apply, please submit your CV and covering letter to:  Please clearly indicate 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 Sales team will allow you to achieve this.

The Marketing department is split into two key teams; The Category team is responsible for the management of the Macphie product portfolio, from monitoring new market trends and identifying opportunities for new product development, through to the launch and ongoing promotion of the product range to achieve sales targets. They work closely with Sales and Research & Development colleagues and spend time with customers in the field providing market insight to demonstrate how our products can support their business growth objectives.

The Communications team has responsibility for delivering the Marketing Activity Plan, covering all areas of outbound marketing activity such as public relations, advertising, exhibitions, events and the management of our digital marketing programme.

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