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 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.

We currently have a vacancy for a fulltime Production Team Leader for our Paste Department based at Glenbervie.


We are looking for a motivated and resourceful individual who has a positive “can do” attitude with a willingness to enhance their own and their team’s development and drive high standards and continuous improvement. You should possess strong leadership skills and have the ability to communicate clearly, and effectively engage with your team.  You should also have the ability and drive to take control of any situation as well as being confident to challenge the status quo.

The successful candidate will be responsible for leading a team to ensure the most effective use of resources to complete the daily/weekly production plan ensuring targets are met. You will be responsible for achieving department KPI’s and objectives and contributing to the overall business strategy.  You will lead by example with the ability to inspire, motivate, mentor and encourage your team to facilitate maximum performance.

You will also be responsible for compliance with health and safety procedures and maintaining rigorous food safety, hygiene and quality standards at all times.


Previous experience of managing teams and working in a manufacturing environment is essential, as well as the following:-

  • 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
  • Experience in high care food hygiene standards
  • High standards of written and verbal communication skills
  • PC literate
  • Previous experience in Manufacturing is not essential but desirable

Shift working may be required.

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

Macphie offers Competitive salary package with excellent benefits

Closing date: 17th May 2017

We are currently looking for Production Operatives to join our dynamic manufacturing facility based in Glenbervie, Stonehaven.


The Role

As a Process Operative you will assist in the manufacture of food products to the established standards of safety, output, quality and hygiene. Your other responsibilities will include:

  • Working safely at all times in accordance with policies, procedures and legislation.
  • 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.
  • Extensive manual handling.
  • Exposure to a cold environment.
  • Helping in other departments as 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. 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) and may be required to work on shift. Competitive pay and generous benefits.


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



We are currently looking for a full time Business Support Administrator to join the small but busy admin team at our Head Office at Glenbervie. The role’s key responsibilities include offering admin support to the Directors as required, business travel booking management including site accommodation, facilities management and general admin support in addition to the traditional reception, call handling and visitor duties.


The ideal candidate will have a friendly manner, excellent time management and organisational skills and be confident dealing with employees and external visitors across all levels of the business. They should also be IT competent with Microsoft Office applications and have a good level of numeracy and spelling. A good attention to detail is essential. The role involves working in a busy environment, at pace and often juggling multiple work streams so the ability to keep focused under pressure whilst maintaining consistently high standards is critical.

Hours are 37.5 per week; Monday to Friday 09:00 to 17:00 but will be required to be flexible on occasion to cover holidays.

Salary £20k- 22k per annum plus attractive benefits package which includes Profit Related Pay and Private Healthcare.

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


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