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

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 recruitment@macphie.com

Shift leaders

We currently recruiting shift leaders to join our busy manufacturing team at our Glenbervie site.

The role:

We are looking for motivated and resourceful individuals, committed to delivering performance excellence and continuous improvement.

You should possess strong leadership skills, be an experienced people manager and have the ability to engage with the team through clear and precise communication.

You should also have great organisational skills, be able to work and remain calm under pressure whilst managing multiple demands on your time.

The successful candidate will be responsible for leading a team in a factory area, ensuring the most effective use of resources in order to complete the daily/weekly production plan to maximum efficiency targets.

You will be responsible for achieving departmental key performance indicators (KPIs) and objectives and contributing to the overall business strategy.

You are expected to lead by example and demonstrate the ability to inspire, motivate, coach and encourage your team to consistently achieve operational excellence.

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:

In addition to having experience managing teams and delivering excellence in a FMCG environment, preferably manufacturing, the ideal candidates should also have:

  • sound knowledge of planning, processes and packaging techniques
  • experience in 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
  • an open-minded and proactive approach to managing and developing a 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 not essential but desirable.  Flexibility for shift working will be required.

Salary banding is £26,000 to £35,000 per annum, dependent on experience. In addition to this Macphie offers an excellent benefits package.

To apply for this opportunity please send a copy of your up-to-date CV and covering letter explaining why you feel you are suitable for the role to recruitment@macphie.com

Deadline for applications is Monday 30 September, 2019.

Senior team leaders

We currently have opportunities for a permanent Senior Team Leader to join our operations team at our Glenbervie site.

We are looking for motivated and resourceful individuals, committed to delivering performance excellence and continuous improvement.

You should possess excellent leadership skills, be a highly experienced people manager and have the ability to engage with all levels of the business through clear and precise communication.

You should also have great prioritisation and organisational skills as well as be able to work and remain calm under pressure whilst managing multiple demands on your time.

The successful candidate will be responsible for shift leaders, leading a team of their own, within a factory area.

Part of the role will be to work with shift leaders to enable the most effective use of resources in order to complete the daily and weekly production plans which feed into the overall business targets.

You will assist your Shift Leaders in taking responsibility for achieving departmental KPI’s and objectives and contributing to the overall business strategy.  You are expected to lead by example and demonstrate the ability to inspire, motivate, coach and encourage your team to consistently achieve operational excellence as well as compliance with health and safety procedures and maintaining rigorous food safety, hygiene and quality standards at all times.

The role:

  • To deploy departmental labour effectively across your department to ensure completion of the weekly production plan for your area, that hygiene standards are maintained, and associated records are kept up to date
  • Work across your department to deliver improvements against budget in food safety, downtime (planned/unplanned), OEE, efficiency, yield, quality, GDPR, health & safety, manufacturing and absence
  • To carry out investigations and disciplinary procedures as per management handbook
  • To coach, mentor and train up the team and to make sure the team complies with HR policies and that each individual’s performance is managed while a balance of skills is maintained across your area
  • To expedite performance reviews and ensure succession planning is in place
  • To champion Macphie internal messaging across the teams and represent the views of the workforce back into the management process
  • Provide out-of-hours support as necessary for the team on an ad hoc basis
  • To lead and drive continual improvement and instil an improvement culture with every member of your team and champion LEAN manufacturing processes at every opportunity.
  • Work with engineering to make sure all faults are repaired in an appropriate and timely/cost effective manner in your designated area of responsibility

The individual:
In addition to having experience managing teams and delivering excellence in a fast paced FMCG, preferably manufacturing, environment, ideals candidates should also have:

  • 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;

Skills:

  • Team player
  • Excellent leadership and managerial skills
  • Able make solid business decisions
  • Professional, and positive
  • Demonstrate integrity, initiative and focus
  • Able to think, communicate and present information effectively
  • Ability to manage a changing and fast paced environment
  • Able to motivate self and team
  • IT Literate

Experience:

  • HACCP related qualification
  • Experience in production and manufacturing processes and techniques
  • Previous experience in a supervisory role
  • IOSH H&S qualification desirable, but not essential
  • ERP manufacturing system experience
  • LEAN manufacturing experience

Salary banding of £35,000 to £42,000 per annum, working 40 hours a week between the hours of 8am and 5pm.

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

Closing date for applications is Monday 23 September, 2019

Multi-skilled engineer

We are currently looking to recruit a full-time Multi-Skilled Engineer to be based at our Tannochside site.

The role

This is a varied role with responsibility for both planned and reactive maintenance on a wide range of manufacturing equipment and plant.

In this role you will be required to identify and rectify both mechanical and electrical issues along with making sure planned maintenance work is completed to strict time schedules.

You will be responsible for installing new plant when required and making sure that factory management is instructed in the correct use of plant.

The individual

The ideal candidate for this role will have completed a formal engineering qualification and will have completed an apprenticeship or have time served in their chosen discipline (electrical or mechanical).

You will have experience in a manufacturing environment and will have ideally worked in a food production environment.  Experience of electrical installations would also be advantageous.

Macphie 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 recruitment@macphie.com

Closing date for applications is Friday 27 September.

Macphie is an equal opportunities employer and positively encourages applications from suitably qualified and eligible candidates regardless of sex, race, disability, age, sexual orientation, gender reassignment, religion or belief, marital status, or pregnancy and maternity.

Types of role at Macphie

Commercial

Our latest trading results reported turnover of over £55million 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.

Technical

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.

Operations

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.

Support

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.