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

Food Applications Executive (chef) London/South East

We are looking to recruit an experienced development chef to work as part of our highly regarded baker and chef activation team.

Reporting into the Food Applications Manager, this is a customer-focused role within a business-to-business context, supporting the commercial business units in developing profitable customer relationships through creative use of our core and bespoke product range to deliver maximum value.

The role demands a good grasp of our product range, both food and bakery, coupled with excellent live demonstration and presentation skills.

The successful candidate must have proven experience as a development chef in the food service industry, preferably with bakery experience, and be used to working with the commercial team to meet customer briefs.

Key to this will be supporting the development of product awareness and applications with the sales teams, and being able to work closely with the other food application executives to deliver optimum service.

Macphie offers a competitive salary along with a range of generous benefits including profit-related pay, company car and healthcare.

If you are interested in applying for this role, please submit your CV and covering letter to recruitment@macphie.com.

Closing date for applications is Friday 26 July, 2019.

Production operative (Glenbervie)

We’re looking for production operatives to join our busy manufacturing teams in Glenbervie, Aberdeenshire.

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

Applying for this role

If you are interested in applying for this role, please submit a copy of your CV and covering letter to recruitment@macphie.com

Subject to basic requirements, you’ll be invited to a recruitment day on Friday 16 August, 2019 at 9am until 1pm. You’ll meet some of the team and find out more about Macphie before carrying out some group exercises, a one-to-one interview.

Closing date for applications: Friday 9 August, 2019

Storeperson (Glenbervie)

Are you a team player? Have you got a can-do attitude and an eye for detail?

We’re looking to recruit storepeople to join our busy distribution department in Glenbervie, Aberdeenshire. This is a permanent position working 40 hours a week. Shift work applies.

As part of the wider team, you’ll help get our amazing products from A to B.

The role:

  • Assist in the distribution of food products to the established standards of safety, output, quality and hygiene
  • Assemble orders as directed and load on vehicle in a safe and efficient manner
  • Ensure that all distribution areas are maintained in a tidy and hygienic condition
  • Assist in regular stock checking activities, keeping in mind these might be carried out over a weekend
  • Operate various mechanical handling equipment in a safe manner and carry out daily checks as necessary
  • Locate incoming products as directed and ensure correct stock rotation is applied
  • Accurately record the receipt of any incoming goods from wither the factory, suppliers or returns from customers

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
  • Has high levels of accuracy and good numeracy, literacy and organisational skills
  • Able to perform well under pressure
  • Able to use a computer and IT equipment proficiently

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.

Applying for this role:

If you are interested in applying for this role, please submit a copy of your CV and covering letter to recruitment@macphie.com

Subject to basic requirements, you’ll be invited to a recruitment day on Friday 16 August, 2019 at 9am until 1pm. You’ll meet some of the team and find out more about Macphie before carrying out some group exercises, a one-to-one interview.

Closing date for applications: Friday 9 August, 2019

IT support specialist

If you are seeking a new challenge in your career, we have two exciting new vacancies within our IT Department.

We are looking for a full time IT support specialist at both our Glenbervie site in Aberdeenshire as well as at our Tannochside site in Lanarkshire.

The role

This position reports into the IT team leader and is responsible for providing telephone and on-site support to all IT users.

This includes working on application and server-related incidents as well as service requests, and liaising with internal and external resources to provide timely solutions.

The IT support specialist will proactively suggest cost-effective technical and process improvements, seeing them through to implementation where appropriate.

The role also provides out-of-hours support as part of the team’s on-call rota.

The individual

Ideally, the successful candidate has experience in a similar, customer-focused role.

They have well developed communication skills with the ability to solve problems in a calm and professional manner.

It is essential to have a broad knowledge of all technologies including applications, telecoms and servers or equivalent knowledge in a similar environment.

In particular, experience in Microsoft Windows Server Administrator 2008/12/16 (2019 is a nice-to-have) and/or ERP/ IFS/Oracle experience

Macphie offers a competitive salary along with a range of generous benefits including profit-related pay, company car and healthcare.

If you are interested in applying for this role, please submit your CV and covering letter to recruitment@macphie.com.

Closing date for applications is Monday 22 July, 2019.

Regional manager for Europe

If you are seeking a new challenge in your career, we have an exciting new vacancy for a full time Regional Manager for Europe.

The role is field-based within our international team, which forms part of the commercial function at Macphie.

The role

Regional Manager – Europe is a key new role that will report directly to the Head of International in our commercial function.

It supports the Head of International in delivering the channel business plan and performance.

You will be responsible for developing and delivering profitable business opportunities and maximising sales for Macphie in international markets (excluding UK & Ireland).

A key part of the role is identifying and targeting prospect accounts in their channel where we can secure new business.

You will work effectively with other internal departments such as technical, category and sales support. This is to develop and deliver clear and effective promotional and customer support plans in support of channel business plans and to raise and maximise Macphie’s profile in international markets.

You will positively represent Macphie within the international markets and to related industry organisations and trade bodies.

The individual

Our ideal candidate:

  • has experience of international business development and key account management in the food industry, FMCG and food service.
  • has strong commercial acumen and are able to demonstrate a proven track record in areas such as key account management, new business development and sales achievement in an international environment.
  • excels at commercial negotiation, budget management and delivery, and profit and loss accounts.
  • is an effective communicator with strong interpersonal, verbal, written and presentation skills and a creative and lateral approach to providing business solutions

Both European bakery knowledge and linguistic skills would be advantageous but are not essential.

 

Macphie offers a competitive salary along with a range of generous benefits including profit-related pay, company car and healthcare.

If you are interested in applying for this role, please submit your CV and covering letter to recruitment@macphie.com.

Closing date for applications is Monday 22 July, 2019.

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.